Montrose School

Achieving, Caring, Aspiring

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Wigston Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire

0116 2832328

office@montrose.leicester.sch.uk

 

Governors' Secure Area

 A Warm Welcome from the Governing Body

Mrs Squance

Thank you for taking an interest in Montrose.  Our aim is to create a caring, lively, well structured school where we can all work alongside each other to provide the very best for your children.  Education is a two way process which can only be successful with our joint efforts. In our school you will find a range of teaching methods all used to ensure that each child is given the best opportunity to achieve academically whilst also maturing into a thoughtful and considerate individual.

Mrs J. Squance, Chair of Governors

Why do Schools Need Governors?

Every school has a Governing Body to represent the public in the running of schools. School Governors bring perspectives from ordinary life and work with the staff and the Local Authority (LA) to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. They have important responsibilities like managing the school budget, overseeing the curriculum and appointing staff.

Role of the Governors

The role of a school's governing body is to:

  • promote high standards of educational attainment

  • set targets for pupil achievement

  • take general responsibility for the conduct of the school

  • manage the school's budget, including deciding how many staff will work there and their pay

  • make sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught, and report on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results.

  • participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the head teacher) and regulate staff conduct and discipline; and

  • draw up an action plan after an inspection by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)

 Governors and their Responsibilities

Key: L&M – Leadership and Management, A&T – Achievement and Teaching, B&S – Behaviour and Safety

Governor

Category

Appointing body

Start date

Finish date

Committees

Responsibilities

Julia Smith

clerk.juliasmith@gmail.com

Clerk (non voting)

 

 

01 September 2019

 n/a

 

 Clerk

Jenny Squance

Co-opted

Montrose Governors

 05 February 2019

 04 February 2023

Leadership and Management

Achievement and Teaching

Behaviour and Safety

Chair of Governors and L&M and A&T, Heads Performance Review, Looked after children, Child Protection/Safeguarding, Joint Anti-bullying Lead

David Kelly

Local authority

Leicester City Council

 02 February 2018

 03 February 2022

Leadership and Management

Behaviour and Safety

Vice Chair, Training and Development Governor, Year Group Link Governor

Andy Owens

Head teacher

Montrose Governors

 01 January 2011

 n/a

Leadership and Management

Achievement and Teaching

Behaviour and Safety

Head teacher

Suzanne Jackson

Co-opted

Montrose Governors

 05 February 2019 

 04 February 2023

Leadership and Management

Behaviour and Safety

Deputy head, Year Group Link Governor

Barry Hall

Co-opted

Montrose Governors

 05 February 2015 

 04 February 2023

Behaviour and Safety

Chair of B&S

Karen Lawson

Parent governor

Montrose Parents

 26 May 2016 

 25 May 2020

 

 

David Rhodes

Staff governor

Montrose Governors

 01 September 2018

 26 March 2022

Leadership and Management

Achievement and Teaching

Behaviour and Safety

 

Steph Holyoak

Parent governor

Montrose Parents

 01 September 2018

 26 March 2022

 

 

Chantelle Gisborne

Parent governor

Montrose Parents

 01 September 2018

 26 March 2022

 

 

 Rev. Rowena Bass

Local Authority Governor

Montrose Governors

 01 September 2018

 23 May 2022

 

 

 Iain Langman

 Staff governor

 Montrose Governors

 01 September 2018

 10 October 2022

 Behaviour and Safety

 

 

Register of Governors' Interests

Name of Governor

Relevant Business Interests

Any other Educational Establishments Governed

Relationships with the School Staff including Spouses, Partners and Relatives

Jenny Squance

 

none

Grandchildren attend the school

David Kelly

 

none

Wife teaches at the school

Andy Owens

Employed by Leicester City Council

 

none

Suzanne Jackson

Employed by Leicester City Council

none

none

Barry Hall

 

none

Daughter is a teacher at the school

 David Rhodes

 

 

 none

 Steph Holyoak

 

 

 Children attend the school

 Chantelle Gisborne

 

 

 Children attend the school

 Rev. Rowena Bass

 

 Granby Primary School

 none

 

Governor Attendance 2018-19

 Full Governing Body

 

 Leadership and Management

 

 Achievement and Teaching

 

 Behaviour and Safety

 

 

Governor Attendance 2016-17

 

Name of Governor

Full Governing Body

Leadership and Management

Achievement and Teaching

Number of meetings attended

Out of a possible

Number of meetings attended

Out of a possible

Number of meetings attended

Out of a possible

Number of meetings attended

Out of a possible

Jenny Squance

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

David Kelly

2

2

2

3

2

3

2

3

Andy Owens

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

Suzanne Jackson

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

Barry Hall

2

2

3

3

1

3

3

3

James Webster

1

2

3

3

0

3

0

3

 Ben Kaba

1

2

2

3

0

3

0

3

 Anna Dent

2

2

0

3

0

3

3

3

 Karen Lawson

1

2

0

3

1

3

0

3

Governor Attendance 2015-16

 

Name of Governor

Full Governing Body

Leadership and Management

Achievement and Teaching

Behaviour and Safety

Number of meetings attended

Out of a possible

Number of meetings attended

Out of a possible

Number of meetings attended

Out of a possible

Number of meetings attended

Out of a possible

Jenny Squance

5

5

4

5

5

5

3

4

David Kelly

4

5

4

5

4

5

3

4

Andy Owens

5

5

5

5

5

5

4

4

Suzanne Jackson

5

5

4

5

4

5

2

4

Barry Hall

5

5

2

5

5

5

2

4

James Webster

4

5

5

5

0

5

0

4

Ben Kaba

Not appointed

Annette Johnson

1

5

0

5

0

5

0

4

Anna Dent

Not appointed

Karen Lawson

Not appointed

Jill Cowley

1

5

0

5

2

5

0

4

Jane Measures

 

 

4

5

5

5

4

4