School 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: two elected and two co-opted parent governors, two staff governors, two Foundation Trust governors, one LA governor, six co-opted community 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 Governing Body Code of Conduct 2015

Meetings Dates for 2017-18

The meeting dates for the Local Governing Body meetings for the 2017-18 school year are:

Monday 11th December 2017
Monday 5th February 2018
Monday 19th March 2018
Monday 21st May 2018
Monday 2nd July 2018


There are no current vacancies for School 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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    Gillian Beckett

    Role: Co-opted Governor

    Governing Body Link: Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and ICT

    Almost all of my working life has involved education, first as a secondary school teacher and then as a nurse teacher after a period of clinical nursing as student, staff nurse and ward sister. The later stages of my career were in a University where I was a departmental head and so I have experience of management of people and budgets!  Being a Governor at Kelvin Hall enables me to maintain my interest in education and I have the time to devote to the role now that I am retired. I have a special interest in the teaching of the sciences but I am pleased to support the school in other ways as a member of the Governing Body.

    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020.

    No business interests.

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    Ross Ferguson

    Role: Chair of Governors

    Governing Body Link: Performing and Creative Arts, Sport and Extra-Curricular Activities, Careers and Guidance

    For the first 12 years of my career I worked with schools in various different capacities, including: working for the Schools’ Advisory Service and Building Schools for the Future (which included Kelvin Hall School).  I was also the Council’s Lead Officer for BSF Art and Culture.  For the past two years I have been working as the Council’s Project lead for Green Deal / ECO Housing Projects.  I have missed working with schools and relish the opportunity to work with Kelvin Hall School. I feel that I bring project management, business, finance and energy / sustainability skills to the school.

    Terms of Office ends 01/11/2020.

    Business Interests: Hull City Council Government Project Officer 29/1/2013.

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    Amanda Liversedge

    Role: Vice Chair of Governors

    Governing Body Link: Year 8

    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.

    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020.

    No business interests.

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    Chris Herring

    Born and educated in Hartlepool, completing GCSEs and A levels before moving away to study at university. I graduated in 2002 and completed an 11-19 PGCE  in 2004. I moved to Hull in 2005 and worked as a PE Teacher and Learning Leader at Kingswood College of Arts.

    I began working at Wyke 6th Form College in 2009 and my current role within the college role is as a Senior Tutor. I am responsible for the pastoral provision within the college, with a specific focus on student transition from year eleven to twelve, academic support and guidance and progression into University or employment. I am excited to become part of an effective governing body in an outstanding school and aim to further develop the working relationship between Kelvin Hall and Wyke 6th Form College.  Over the years I have worked with a number of former Kelvin Hall, students and have been impressed with their maturity and commitment to study.

    I am a keen sportsman and musician; I play in a local football team and perform in a local band.

    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020.

    No business interests.

    Resigned July 2017

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    Pat Cavanagh

    Role: Executive Headteacher

    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020.

    No business interests.

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    Ron Dickinson

    Role: Co-Opted Governor

    I have been a governor for over 22 years.  I used to own a large plumbing and heating company and I am a Trustee and Mentor for HEY Children’s University.

    I am also a member of an organisation called FEO, we work in senior schools and colleges trying inspire future entrepreneurs.  I hope you realise that I have a passion for all children and students to achieve.


    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020.

    No business interests.

  • Image of Jael Williams

    Jael Williams

    Role: Parent Governor

    I graduated from the University of Hull in 1996 with a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and a PGCE in Mathematics teaching. I have been a GCSE and A Level teacher of Mathematics in local schools and colleges for the past 20 years. My current role is that of a Foundation Teacher of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Hull. I have a keen interest in education, particularly Mathematics education. I am passionate that all students are given every opportunity to succeed in their chosen options and gain valuable qualifications as preparation for their future learning.

    Alongside academic success, it is important that children develop into confident adults. A priority for me would be to ensure that there is a continuation of the Kelvin Hall ethos that all children are valued and learn in an environment that promotes self-esteem and positive self-development.

    As a teacher and a parent I am very aware that it is extremely important that the views of parents and teachers are heard and positively acknowledged. As a teacher and parent, I have a fully comprehensive understanding of the incredible amount of work done by staff and parents in supporting the children achieve whilst at school. 

    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020.

    No business interests.

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    Joanne Boyd White

    Role: Parent Governor

    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020. Resigned.

    No business interests.

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    Mr Daniel Shenton

    Role: Staff Governor

    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.

    Term of Office ends 05/02/2022

    No business interests

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    Mr Ray Khan

    Role: Head of School

    Term of Office ends 1/9/2021

    No business interests

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    Mr Guy Martinson

    Role: Co-opted Governor

    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.

    Term of office ends 11/12/2021. 

    No business interests

  • Image of Dr K Holman

    Dr K Holman

    Role: Parent Governor

    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.

    No Business Interests

    Term of Office ends 19/3/2022

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