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 2021-22

Meetings Dates for 2021-22

The meeting dates for the Local Governing Body meetings for the 2021-22 school year are:

Monday 11th October 2021

Monday 5th December 2021

Monday 21st March 2022

Monday 4th July 2022

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.

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Chair of Governors

Julie Lynch

Term of office: 13/10/20 - 30/4/24

Appointed by: Kelvin LGB

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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Head of School

Christopher Leng

Term of office started: 07/2021
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
No business interests: Head of School

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Co-opted Governor

Johanna Clemas

Term of office: 01/04/19 - 01/04/2023
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
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.

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Governor

Amanda Liversedge

Governing Body Link: Year 8

Term of office: 01/11/16 - 12/10/24 (Re-elected)
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
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.

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Governor

Jonathan Davies

Term of office: 30/11/20 - 30/11/24
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
No business interests

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.

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Governor

Dr Naomi Quin

Term of office: 09/12/20 - 09/12/24
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
No business interests

In 2004 I moved to Hull to attend the university and became a doctor in 2012. Throughout my time in the area I’ve tried to make a positive contribution to the community; I worked as a warden at the university Halls of Residence, helped establish a group supporting those with dementia and their families and currently act as Welfare Officer for Hessle Theatre Company.

I believe my personal experience in education, my professional life working in both public and private sectors and my welfare experience provides me with a balanced and sympathetic outlook to the aspirations and challenges of supporting education.

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Governor

Catherine Badley

Term of office: 28/06/21 - 28/06/25
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
No business interests

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.

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Parent Governor

Rae Beet

Term of office: 29/09/21 - 29/09/25
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
No business interests

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.

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Co-opted Governor

Ailie McNicol

Term of office: 16/02/22 - 16/02/26
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
No business interests

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.

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Staff Governor

Kathy Lee

Term of office: 20/06/22 - 20/06/24
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
No business interests

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.

Vice Chair of Governors

Daniel Shenton

Term of office ends: 23/01/2022 - Resigned 24/01/2022

Appointed by: Kelvin LGB

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, which has enabled to teach English at Kelvin Hall School.​

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.

Governor

Lee Falcus

Term of office ends: 20/05/2023 - Resigned 26/04/2021

Appointed by: Kelvin LGB

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.​​