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 ends: 22/03/2023

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.​​

Vice Chair of Governors

Daniel Shenton

Term of office ends: 23/01/2022
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. 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

Pat Cavanagh

Term of office ends: 05/02/2022
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB
No business interests: Executive Headteacher

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Co-Opted Governor

Johanna Clemas

Term of office ends: 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.

Governor

Amanda Liversedge

Governing Body Link: Year 8

Term of office ends: 12/10/2024 (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.

Governor

Jonathan Davies

Term of office ends: 30/11/2024
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.

Governor

Dr Naomi Quin

Term of office ends: 09/12/2024
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.

Governor

Catherine Badley

Term of office ends: 28/06/2025
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.

Parent Governor

Rae Beet

Term of office ends: 22/09/2025
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.

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.​​

Governor

Guy Martinson

Term of office ends: 04/02/2020 - Resigned 04/02/2020
Appointed by: Kelvin LGB

No business interests

Born in the East Riding community of Holderness, the son of a local farmer and now residing in North Hull not far from the school itself. After completing my GCSE’s and A levels in Scarborough undertook a degree in Business marketing and management at Newcastle University. This course has stood me in good stead for my current role, but would not be the logical path for a PE teacher! After University I was lucky enough to travel on the back of a semi-professional Rugby contract in New Zealand, before a spell working with the Rugby Football Union.​

Finally being accepted on to the graduate teacher programme at Kelvin Hall. After receiving excellent training, I then accepted position of responsibility at Graham school in Scarborough, followed by Driffield school and then the role of Head of PE at South Hunsley School.​

Initially appointed as a Head of Faculty at Wyke Sixth Form College in 2014 with responsibility for the management and outcomes of four subject areas. My current role as a Curriculum Director oversees Seven different subjects as well as all of the colleges substantial Vocational courses and the Foundation year provision.​

I am very much looking forward to becoming part of an effective governing body in an outstanding school. During my training and over the years I have worked with a number of Kelvin students. I have always been impressed with their maturity and commitment to study and am keen to support the school to optimise the outcomes for students, as well as develop closer links between the school and Wyke where possible.

Governor

Bill Maxwell

Term of office ends: 12/10/2020 - Resigned 12/10/2020

Appointed by: Kelvin LGB

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.

Governor

Dr Kathy Holman

Term of office ends: 19/03/2022 - Resigned 14/09/2020

Appointed by: Kelvin LGB

No business interests

As a parent of three children, two of whom are currently pupils at Kelvin Hall School, I have a strong personal interest in being involved with Yorkshire and Humber Co-operative Learning Trust's work and in ensuring that the school provides a positive learning environment for all students.​

I also have considerable professional experience in the education sector, having worked in higher education for over 20 years. Most of this time has been working as an associate lecturer with the Open University, teaching and supporting a diverse range of students. This work has given me an insight into the importance of secondary schooling in shaping students' future lives and opportunities. I would really welcome the chance to contribute to this personally at my children's local school as a Parent Governor.​

I have also worked as a Senior Faculty Manager with the Open University, giving me additional experience in line management and working as part of a team, attending meetings, reviewing educational and management data, correspondence, and writing reports etc. My experience and skills should enable me to make a valuable contribution as a Parent Governor at Kelvin Hall School.