Our Governors

The Governing Body is constituted under the requirements of the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012. A key consideration in the appointment and election of all governors should be that the governing body has the qualities needed to be effective.

At Kelvin Hall School our Governing Body includes governors with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience so that we can work effectively with the school to achieve our main aim, which is to provide an outstanding education for all our young people. Currently, the Governing Body is comprised of: four Co-opted Governors, two Co-opted Parent Governors, two Staff Governors and the Headteacher who serves as an ex officio staff governor.

The Kelvin Hall Governing Body follows the National Governors Association Code of Conduct, which is available to view through this link: NGA Code of Conduct 2018.pdf

Meetings Dates for 2020-21

The meeting dates for the Local Governing Body meetings for the 2018-19 school year are:

Monday 12th October 2020

Monday 30th November 2020

Monday 25th January 2021

Monday 15th March 2021

Monday 26th April 2021

Monday 28th June 2021

Vacancies

There are currently 2 vacancies for governors.

 

To find out about the role of the school’s governors, or to apply, please call Mrs Harrison, PA to the headteacher, on (01482) 342229.

Acting Chair of Governors

Mr Bill Maxwell

Term of office ends: 
No business interests

I am 61 years of age, married with two grown up children and born in Hull, although 12 years of my working life was spent in Derbyshire. I am retired, after working for Reckitt Benckiser for 35 years in Hull and Derby in senior manufacturing roles.

My interests are Rugby Union, which I played for 26 years and gardening. I was also part of the Scouting movement for 25 years. I was a governor at Ings Primary school and Chair for over 6 years. I have recently been designated a National Leader of Governance.

I volunteered to be a Trust Board Member as I believe the MAT is a key enabler to driving school improvement and improving pupil outcomes.  I feel that my commitment, Governance experience and work experience can support the aims of the Trust and the Trust Board.

My industry experience encompasses multi million pound budget responsibility, improving  performance through KPI management, interpersonal skills gained from managing teams of up to 150 people during my career and mentoring skills to improve team performance.  All of these, I believe, will be useful to me in carrying out the role of a Trustee.

Vice Chair of Governors

Mr Daniel Shenton

Term of office ends: 05/02/2022
No business interests

The past 7 years of my career have been devoted to education, particularly at Kelvin Hall School, which has included working across many departments, starting as a volunteer thereupon working full-time in the SEN department, moving on to working as a cover supervisor, until eventually gaining a PGCE qualification. I now teach across the curriculum covering a range of subjects including PE, Drama, Music and English.

Throughout my time at Kelvin Hall I have been involved in collaboration with many external sources, providing students with a range of extra-curricular activities. Training partners include:
• City of Hull Boxing Club
• Tommy Coyle’s Boxing Academy
• Tigers Trust

Alongside these activities I have played an integral part with all of the school’s music concerts, nurturing young guitarist and singers. I am extremely proud to be a member of Kelvin Hall School’s governing body, I believe that my experience and dedication will be a real asset to the role.

Staff Governor

Mr Pat Cavanagh

Term of office ends: 05/02/2022
No business interests: Executive Headteacher

Co-Opted Governor

Johanna Clemas

Term of office ends: 01/11/2020
No business interests

After completing my degree in Computer Science I began working as a Learning Advisor in Computing at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. It was whilst working here that I completed my MSc and PGCE, which allowed me to gain my first experiences of teaching. I then moved to Wyke Sixth Form College and it is here that I have been a teacher of computing since 2004.​

I have four children, two of whom are at a local primary school and the other two are pupils at Kelvin Hall. It is for this reason, alongside my teaching at Wyke College, that I have a keen focus on the development of children’s education, in all key stages. I have previously been involved in setting up and running a Code Club and have also been a member of the governing body at Croxby Primary School since October 2015, which has been an invaluable experience and one I wish to continue, alongside my governing role at Kelvin Hall.

Governor

Amanda Liversedge

Governing Body Link: Year 8

Term of office ends: 01/11/2020

No business interests

I am genuinely interested in education and welcome the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the school my son attends.
I have worked as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary School and I am currently an Administrator at the University of Hull in the Teacher Education Office, within the Faculty of Education.
I enjoy being part of a team and I am used to interpreting and reviewing documents, as well as working within regulatory guidelines.
I can offer commitment, enthusiasm and a sense of fair play. I am keen to support the school to help every pupil achieve their potential.

Governor

Lee Falcus

Term of office ends: 20/05/2023

No business interests

 

Living locally, I studied Law at Hull University followed by completion of the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in York. I then moved in to the world of Commercial Banking and have since taken up numerous roles which have included business management, leadership and more recently, risk management. I have always had a genuine interest in the education system and having delivered a number of presentations and workshops to secondary schools, I have been actively seeking an opportunity to work with a school to help enhance the experience of both pupils and staff. I enjoy working as part of a team and hope to be able to add value to the governing body, helping the school to achieve its goals.​

Governor

Julie Lynch

Term of office ends: 20/05/2023

No business interests

 

My career began in the Financial Services Industry, where I worked for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society as a Personal Finance Manager, before relocating to the United States due the progression of my husband’s career. After three years, our family returned to the U.K., settling in Hull where some of the experience I had gained as a volunteer overseas, led to a change in career. I have since held numerous positions in the Education Sector across the city, working for both the local authority and various secondary schools. This has afforded me valuable experience in many of the essential areas of school life, where I have worked to improve outcomes and create better life chances for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged student groups. A graduate of the University of Hull, I am currently on the staff team at Wyke Sixth Form College where I hold the post of Head of Additional Learning Support. Having been employed at Kelvin Hall previously, and as a passionate supporter and advocate of education, I am very much looking forward to drawing on my skills and experience to make a positive contribution to the governing body and wider community of Kelvin Hall School.​​

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Kelvin Hall School, Bricknell Avenue, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU5 4QH

 

Telephone: (01482) 342229  Fax: (01482) 346817
Email: info@kelvinhall.net  Twitter: @kelvinhall_hull

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