Governors

If you have any concerns about any issues at school, you can always speak to Mr Smith or one of the members of staff. Alternatively, you can speak to one of the school Governors. They can be contacted by email:governors@mundella.sheffield.sch.uk or by leaving a letter or note at the school office. Please do not hesitate to do so.
 
Meet the Governors

Mrs Ellen Oldham-Hepper – Chair of Governing Body

Co-opted (originally appointed as Parent Governor) - Governor since 2008

Chair of Governors since 2011

Chair of Strategic Committee, Member of Pupil Progress Committee, Finance and Premises Committee and Pay & Personnel Committee.

Register of interests: Work for Sheffield City Council Legal Services.

Has voting rights: Yes

Governor attendance 2015-16: 3/3 full Governing Body meetings, 3/3 Strategic Committee, 1/3 Pupil Progress Committee, 2/3 Finance and Premises Committee and 1/3 Pay & Personnel Committee.

I was elected as a Parent Governor in the early 2008, since then I have been a Community Governor and I am currently a   Co-opted Governor.  Having lived and worked in the City of Sheffield all my life I have a passion for the local community   and have been involved in a number of community groups over the years, though my background is Business Management   I have worked in Education establishments and currently work within Sheffield City Councils Legal Services. In addition to a number of professional qualifications, I hold the Safer Recruitment Certificate.

I am married with two children, who both attended Mundella Primary School and I continue to live within the school catchment area. I believe that all young people should have the best possible start in life and school plays a big part in this, which is why I choose to be involved with life at Mundella Primary. 

Mrs Kathryn Winson – Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Vice-Chair of Governors since 2014

Chair of Finance and Premises Committee, Member of Strategic Committee, Pupil Progress Committee, and Pay & Personnel Committee.

Has voting rights: Yes

Governor attendance 2015-16: 3/3 full Governing Body meetings; 2/3 Strategic Committee, 1/3 Pupil Progress Committee, 2/3 Finance and Premises Committee and 2/3 Pay & Personnel Committee.

I was elected as a Parent Governor in early 2013. I am currently a Co-opted Governor and  I have lived in Sheffield all my life. As a primary school teacher myself I feel passionately about the education of children and the opportunities that are provided for all children in the city and the impact I can have by enhancing these experiences further.  I am married with two children. I believe all children should have an education that is challenging, stimulating, caring and fun whilst allowing them to realise and aspire to their full potential. Mundella Primary school is where this begins and why I feel so strongly about being a part of the life of the school.

Ms Claire Cowlishaw – Member of Governing Body

Co-opted (originally appointed as Parent Governor) - Governor since 2001 

Vice-Chair of Governors - 2010-2014

Member of Pupil Progress Committee, and Pay & Personnel Committee.

Register of interests: Work at Mount View Pre-School (local pre-school provider)

Has voting rights: Yes

Governor attendance 2015-16: 3/3 full Governing Body meetings; 1/3 Strategic Committee, 3/3 Pupil Progress Committee, 1/3 Finance and Premises Committee and 3/3 Pay & Personnel Committee.

I was elected as a Parent Governor in the early 2000's, since then I have been a community governor and I am currently a Co-opted Governor.  I work and live within the local community, being part of the prime local pre-school feeder to Mundella, Mount View Pre School, where I am Deputy Manager and SENCO.  I have been in early years for many years and value that children's education is every child's right.  This is why I choose to be involved in Mundella Primary School.

Both my children attended Mundella and I still live within the catchment area of school, where I regularly attend the Foundation Stage.

Miss Michelle Phelan - Member of Governing Body

Co-opted Governor 

Co-Chair of Pupil Progress Committee, Member of Pay & Personnel Committee, Finance and Premises Committee and Strategic Committee.

Register of interests: 2 sons in school

Has voting rights: Yes

Governor attendance 2015-16: 2/3 full Governing Body meetings; 2/3 Strategic Committee, 3/3 Pupil Progress Committee, 2/3 Finance and Premises Committee and 2/3 Pay and Personnel Committee

I was elected as a Parent Governor in June 2013 and have since become a co-opted governor. I currently have two children who attend Mundella Primary and another who has recently moved to secondary education. I strongly believe that a good education should be the right of every child, as it can define their future, at such an early stage. I have been the pupil premium link governor for two years and work closely with the coordinator.  I strive to work as part of the team at Mundella to provide the best possible provision for all of our children.

Mr David Houston - Member of Governing Body

Co-opted Governor since 2016

Member of Pupil Progress Committee, Finance and Premises Committee and Pay & Personnel Committee.

Register of interests: Work for Sheffield City Council CYPF, 1 child in school, married to a school business manager of a Sheffield academy.

Has voting rights: Yes

Governor attendance 2015-16 (Commenced part way through the year): 3/3 Full Governing Body meetings; 2/3 Strategic Committee, 3/3 Pupil Progress Committee, 2/3 Finance and Premises Committee, 2/3 Pay and Personnel Committee.

I have worked and lived in Sheffield for 25 years.  I have a technical background of ICT in primary, secondary and special schools.  My previous role as the Assistant Manager for Sheffield South City Learning Centre was to promote and support the continued transformation, through the application of ICT, of teaching and learning.  I am married with two children one who currently attends Mundella and the other will apply to start in 2018.

I have a good understanding of school settings, professional experience of ICT in education, and bring these skills to the governor's team of Mundella in provision of the education of Sheffield children.

Ms Tania Haimbe

Parent Governor : Elected Dec 2016

Committee Membership : Pending

Has voting rights : Yes

Governor attendance 2016/17 : Pending

I became a parent governor in December 2016. I moved to Sheffield in 2000 to take up employment as a children's social worker with the council, and maintained my employment with them until 2011 when I became self-employed. I hold professional qualifications in relation to my profession, and have completed training courses as part of my continuous professional development, such as Child Development Training and Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training. I'm currently studying at university part-time for a qualification in creative writing. I'm married with one child, who attends Mundella Primary. I have lived in the catchment area since first moving to the city, and feel that Sheffield 8 has a lot to offer. My family and I make use of and enjoy these amenities, least of all the parks which are a world of adventure for my daughter. I feel that it is positive that Mundella involves the children in their local community, and I sought to become a parent governor as my way of participating and making a contribution.

Lisa Arnott

Co-opted Governor since December 2016.

Member of:  TBC

Register of interests: 1 child in school

My background is in learning and development, and I have spent most of my career as a learning professional in the corporate sector.  I am currently a Change Consultant at Aviva and bring positive challenge; coaching and a passion for development to the governor role. I moved to Sheffield in 1997 to attend university and loved the city so much I've been here ever since!  I love the great sense of community,  especially here in Norton Lees where I live with my partner and our daughter who currently attends Mundella.

I understand the importance of our children getting the best possible opportunities from an early age.  Since my daughter started at Mundella, I have been impressed by the obvious care and commitment the school shows towards the children and their families.  To see and hear the enthusiasm the pupils have for school and leave is fantastic, and I feel privileged to be part of ensuring that continues.


Please note governor attendance data will be updated at the end of each academic year

Please see attached document for register of pecuniary interests
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Dave Houston,
10 Feb 2017, 01:43
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