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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: Thrive Code of Conduct for Governors 2022-23

Meetings Dates for 2023-24

The meeting dates for the Local Governing Body meetings for the 2023-24 school year are:

Monday 9th October 2023

Monday 4th December 2023

Monday 18th March 2024

Monday 1st July 2024

Vacancies

There is currently 1 vacancy for governors.

 

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

Governors 2022-23

Governors Attendance 2022-23

Julie Lynch

Role: Chair of Governors

Business Interests: None

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.​​

Catherine Badley

Role: Vice Chair of Governors
Business Interests: None

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Masters in Historical Research and subsequently pursued a career in the heritage sector, working in a variety of research and curatorial roles for the National Trust, Wolverhampton Arts and Museums and Hull Museums. My work in museums impressed upon me the importance of lifelong education in the broadest sense.   

 

I have been working in education since 2012, when I became an Exams Administrator at Hull College. I have been the Exams Assistant at Wyke College since 2015. As part of the Exams and Learning Support teams I am privileged to be able to support Wyke students at a crucial point in their academic careers, and I have gained a greater understanding of the challenges facing students with disabilities and learning difficulties. 

I live locally and have a daughter at a nearby primary school. Being a governor at Kelvin Hall is an opportunity to contribute to the community by helping to ensure that young people receive a high quality education. I would like to use the experience of education I have gained as a student, a parent and during my career for the benefit of Kelvin Hall’s students. I take my responsibility to make a positive contribution to the governing body seriously and enjoy the opportunity to work with Kelvin Hall, due to the school’s close links to Wyke College.

Christopher Leng

Role: Head of School
Business Interests: None

I have worked for the Thrive Cooperative Learning Trust for almost 10 years. Over that time, I have worked in many roles, including my current role as Head of School at Kelvin Hall. I am proud to be from Hull, and to have completed my degree and training as a Science Teacher at the University of Hull. I am committed to improving things for students at Kelvin Hall and to helping our school contribute to the community around it. My role on the Governing Body is to share the wonderful things that are going on at our school and to use the challenge and feedback I receive to make Kelvin Hall better for our community.

Harriet Jones

Role: Parent Governor
Business Interests: None

I am a qualified print journalist and have worked on local, regional and national newspapers at home and abroad. The forces changing the newspaper trade prompted me to diversify and I now combine two jobs. I am the communications officer for charity Hull and East Riding (HEY) Smile Foundation, which works to strengthen communities and improve happiness.

 

I also work for film production company Storyboard Media, in Hull,  and we make everything from corporate films to documentaries. A lot of the work we do at Storyboard focuses on problems faced by children and teenagers, including knife crime, child exploitation and county lines gangs.

 

I am a mum of three children, two of them are pupils at Kelvin Hall and my youngest child is a pupil at a primary school within the Trust. I am dyslexic and two of my children also have dyslexia, so SEND provision is something I am concerned with. I am also focused on the mental health needs of young people.

 

I am interested in politics, democracy, equal opportunities and children’s rights. I am here to listen, to offer scrutiny and to be an advocate when needed.

Jonathan Davies

Role: Co-opted Governor
Business Interests: None

By profession I am a qualified accountant and currently work as a Finance Manager at an agricultural company, having worked in various business sectors over my professional career such as manufacturing, law, media and public sector.

Education has played an extremely important part of my life from studying my A-Levels, going to Cardiff University to study accountancy and even in my professional career, where I studied for 2 years to gain my Chartered Accountants qualification. As a result, I feel it is very important that everyone gets the opportunity to receive the best education possible.

I hope my enthusiasm, drive and passion for education means that every pupil is given the tools they need to maximise their potential.

Rae Beet

Role: Parent Governor
Business Interests: None

During my working life I have worked in a range of areas including business administration and most recently in the past three years made the decision to re-train as an teaching assistant before taking up my TA role at Oldfleet Primary School within the Thrive Trust.

During the early years of education my eldest daughter who is now a Year 7 student at Kelvin Hall struggled with all aspects of school life and it was one school member of staff that made a huge difference to Olivia and in turn made me hope that one day in my career that I can be this person for another child.

I am hoping to use all my new knowledge of working in a school and channel this into my new Governor role and further develop myself and understanding of school policies were necessary.

Ailie McNicol

Role: Co-opted Governor
Business Interests: None

I was raised on a Scottish island and as such community is very important to me. Throughout my childhood I had a wonderful education and always hoped to become a teacher myself. In 2012 I gained a place on the Teach First programme as a secondary History teacher here in Hull. I fell in love with the city and worked as a History teacher both here and internationally until summer 2021. I am now working as a learning technologist at the University of Hull but I am keen to remain involved in Secondary education and to play a role within the local community. As a governor I hope to bring my passion and experiences to the role and to ensure all students receive a high quality education. I have a wealth of experience within education and look forward to using these skills to support all members of the Kelvin Hall community.

Kathy Lee

Role: Staff Governor
Business Interests: None

Since completing my degree in English Language and Literature and subsequent PGCE in the year 2000, I have seen many changes in the education system and the challenges we all face every day in the classroom. Having been at Kelvin Hall for over 18 Years, I have also experienced massive changes in the school, from the building itself, the staffing structures and the nature and size of our intake. I believe this historical overview makes me very well-placed to understand the school context, the changing needs of our pupils and the possible ways to address them.  

I have lived in the local area for many years and have two children. My son attends a local primary school, and my daughter is currently in Year 10 at Kelvin Hall. This places me in the position of being able to see the experience of being a student at the school from both sides.

During my time at the school, I have worked with a wide variety of teams and individuals, participating in the School Improvement Group, being a Coach, ITT and NQT mentor. I have also worked closely with the library team and enjoyed liaising with the SEN department to help support those pupils who need it most. What has remained the same throughout  is the school’s ethos of caring for all members of the school community. As we continue to evolve, I wish to help uphold these values to ensure that all staff and pupils feel safe, respected and cared for.

Alison Waugh

Role: Parent Governor
Business Interests: None

I completed my Masters degree in Chemistry in 2006 and completed my PGCE in 2007. I have worked at several schools in the city and am now both a teacher and parent of a year 8 child at Kelvin Hall.

I have a special interest in SEND as my son is a student in the ASC Hub at Kelvin Hall. As a teacher I am passionate about making sure that all students have a good experience at school and achieve their full potential. I am hoping to bring this same passion and experience to my role as a governor to ensure that all students, no matter their need, have the same opportunity to achieve what they need to in order to continue into further education.

Co-opted Governor

Johanna Clemas

Resigned 01/04/2023

Appointed by: Kelvin LGB

No business interests

Governor

Amanda Liversedge

Term of office: 12/10/24 - Resigned 03/10/2022

Appointed by: Kelvin LGB

No business interests

Governor

Dr Naomi Quin

Term of office: 09/12/2024 - Resigned 03/08/2022

Appointed by: Kelvin LGB

No business interests

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