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.




  • Image of Gillian Beckett

    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

  • Image of Catherine Mills

    Catherine Mills


    • Finance, Personnel & General Purpose
    • Full Governing Body

    Having taught at Kelvin Hall School for nine years, I feel a strong affinity with the staff and students within our outstanding school.  I have spent my entire teaching career at Kelvin, working as the Second in Department for six years, before becoming the Progress Leader for English and Literacy in 2014.

    I am proud to be part of Kelvin Hall School and I am proud of the strides that education in Hull has made over the past few years. In my role as Staff Governor, I am eager to make a contribution to the continued progress of our school. 

    Term of Office ends 16/7/2019. Resigned.

    No business interests.


  • Image of Sue Yardley

    Sue Yardley

    Role: Co-Opted Governor

    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020.  Resigned

    No business interests.

  • Image of Pat Cavanagh

    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

    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020.

    No business interests.

  • Image of Joanne Boyd White

    Joanne Boyd White

    Role: Parent Governor

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

    No business interests.

  • Image of Sam England

    Sam England

    Term of Office ends 01/11/2020. Resigned

    No business interests.

  • Image of Mr Daniel Shenton

    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

  • Image of Mr Guy Martinson

    Mr Guy Martinson

    Role: Coopted Governor

    Term of office ends 11/12/2021. 

    No business interests

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