Governing Body of Hornsea School & LanguageCollege

 id Name Graham McDonald
Position of responsibility Chair of Governors
Governor Category Co-Opted
Term of Office Ends 5.6.22
Committee's serving on Curriculum, Finance, Personnel, Scrutiny
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities Chair of Finance Committee, Head's Appraisal
Curriculum Links IT and Economics
Pecuniary Interests Trustee of Prison Me No Way
Relationships to HSLC staff None to Declare
     
 I have been a Governor for over ten years and Chair for over four years. I passionately believe that our students deserve and should receive the very best education we can give them and that Hornsea School continues to be a valued member of the wider community. I chair the Finance Committee and attend all other Committees of the Governing body. I am link governor for IT and Economics. By way of background, I am a retired Chartered Accountant and Justice of the Peace, and am a trustee director of the Prison Me No Way trust.

 id Name Ian Smith
Position of responsibility Vice Chair of Governors
Governor Category Co-Opted
Term of Office Ends 5.6.22
Committee's serving on Curriculum, Finance, Personnel, Scrutiny
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities Head's Appraisal, Child Protection/Safeguarding Governor, Pupil Premium
Curriculum Links SEN, Student Support
Pecuniary Interests None to Declare
Relationships to HSLC staff None to Declare
     
My name is Ian Smith, I have known Hornsea School for many years, firstly as a parent as my three children all attended the School. I was honoured to become a Governor a number of years ago, and have seen the School grow into the excellent place it now is. The Head and all the staff strive to continue to improve all aspects of the School year on year. I have particular interest in Learning Support and Student Support and am link governor to both these departments. I am also the Child Protection and Safeguarding governor. At present I also serve on the governing body of Hornsea Community Primary, and I am the chair of the East Riding Short Stay Schools management committee, and also as a Hornsea Town Councillor, and Chair of Hornsea Cottage Hospital League of Friends.

 id Name  Margaret Boyd
Position of responsibility  Chair of Curriculum Committee
Governor Category  Parent
Term of Office Ends  08.10.23
Committee's serving on  Curriculum, Personnel, Scrutiny
Voting rights  Yes
Special Responsibilities  Head's Appraisal
Curriculum Links  DT, Art
Pecuniary Interests  None to Declare
Relationships to HSLC staff  None to Declare
     
I am a co-opted governor and have been a parent governor for 7 years. We live in Skipsea Brough and have three children; two currently at the school and the eldest studying physiotherapy at university, I am a science teacher and currently work as an education guide for East Yorkshire Water at their nature reserve at Tophill Low. I am also a wildlife and birdwatching guide working for Yorkshire coast Native; delivering bespoke nature tours around Yorkshire.
I am committed to the education of my children and am delighted that, in Hornsea we have good schools that deliver high quality education. I am very proud of Hornsea School and its achievements and pleased that I can be part of it and be involved in my Children's education.

 id Name  Christine Bourget
Position of responsibility  Committee Governor
Governor Category  Co-Opted
Term of Office Ends  5.6.22
Committee's serving on  Curriculum, Finance, Personnel, Scrutiny
Voting rights  Yes
Special Responsibilities  Head's Appraisal
Curriculum Links  Community, Extended Schools, English
Pecuniary Interests  None to Declare
Relationships to HSLC staff  None to Declare
     
I have been a Community Governor at HSLC since October 2000. I have lived in Hornsea since1985 having moved here from Scotland.I am married with three grown up children, all of whom were educated at HSLC. For the last fifteen years I have worked at Eastgate Medical Group in the dispensary, and have recently retired. I enjoy reading, gardening, walking and singing in a local choir, spending time with my two grandchildren, and, when time allows, travelling. I very much enjoy all aspects of being a Governor and have served on various committees, and been linked to several faculties. At present I am the link Governor for Extended Schools and I am a member of the finance, personnel and curriculum sub committees. I feel extremely proud to be associated with HSLC and over the last twenty years, I have seen the school progress enormously, and I believe is well on its way to becoming an "outstanding" school.

 

 id Name Judy Dickinson
Position of responsibility  
Governor Category Local Authority
Term of Office Ends 25.4.22
Committee's serving on Curriculum, Finance, Personnel, Scrutiny
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities Pupil Premium 
Curriculum Links Social Science, Performing Arts
Pecuniary Interests None to Declare
Relationships to HSLC staff None to Declare
     
Having been a teacher until I retired, education has always been my greatest interest. Originally I became a Hornsea governor when my children were pupils here. I am secretary of two educational charities for young people, one in Leven and one in Beverley. As a governor at HSLC I am a member of the Personnel, Finance, Curriculum and Scrutiny sub-committees. I am particularly interested in curriculum issues - as government cuts bite it becomes more difficult to sustain some of the less popular subjects although these subjects are very important areas of study if the school is to be able to offer a wide and diverse curriculum. For many years I enjoyed being Link governor to the very successful Social Sciences faculty but have now moved to the equally successful Performing Arts Faculty. As the link governor I visit classes in Dance, Drama and Music with students from all year groups and have particularly enjoyed attending various performances including exciting rehearsals for the latest school production. At home I garden, I read, I look after my cats, ducks and chickens and I involve myself in politics.

 id Name Kirsty Maiden
Position of responsibility  
Governor Category Co-Opted 
Term of Office Ends 5.6.22
Committee's serving on Curriculum, Scrutiny
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities  
Curriculum Links PE
Pecuniary Interests None to Declare
Relationships to HSLC staff None to Declare
     
Hello, my name is Kirsty Maiden and I am in my tenth year of teaching at Hornsea School and Language College as a Drama and Media Studies teacher for all key stages. I also oversee the Nurture group and Personalised Pathway groups at HSLC. I attended Hornsea School and Language College as a pupil and after living in Hornsea all my life I am very passionate and committed to the school. I graduated from Scarborough University in 2008 and feel very lucky and privileged to be working in such a friendly school which is well on its way to becoming an 'Outstanding School'. I believe that every child can reach their potential within Hornsea School and Language College. I am very active within the Hornsea community especially within Local Theatre as I am Secretary of Hornsea Amateur Theatre Society (HATS) as well as part of the production team for both the annual pantomimes and large musicals we produce every year.

 id Name Steve Knapton
Position of responsibility  
Governor Category Co-Opted
Term of Office Ends 5.6.22
Committee's serving on Curriculum, Finance, Personnel, Scrutiny
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities  
Curriculum Links Careers, CEIAG
Pecuniary Interests None to Declare
Relationships to HSLC staff None to Declare
     
Hello my name is Steven Knapton, and I am a co-opted governor. I spent my work life, all 37 years of it as a history teacher at the school. Both of our sons attended the school and Margret my wife and myself both believe they had an excellent education which has enabled them to succeed in their chosen careers. I am a non - stipendiary minister in the united Reformed Church. In my life I have been a parent governor at Hornsea Community School, a staff governor at Hornsea Secondary School and a church appointed governor of a 3-18 Co-ed independent day school. Being a governor is one way of giving back to the school for all that it have given me. Having recently stepped down from being the convenor of our church's Yorkshire children and young people's committee I am aware of some of the challenges our students face today. I think this school does an excellent job of giving students the resilience to be able to cope with many of these challenges. Every child matters is at the heart of what this school tries to do, and I see it a privilege to be a member of the governing body of Hornsea School and Language College.

 id Name Vicky Parnaby
Position of responsibility  
Governor Category Co-Opted
Term of Office Ends 14.6.20
Committee's serving on Curriculum, Personnel, Scrutiny
Voting rights  Yes
Special Responsibilities  
Curriculum Links  
Pecuniary Interests  None to Declare
Relationships to HSLC staff  None to Declare
     
I joined HSLC as an employee at the start of the academic year 2005. Along with teaching Mathematics, my main roles in school include SENCO, including oversight of the school's Enhanced Education Resource, along with a responsibility for the Most Able cohort and the Disadvantaged (as defined by Ofsted) cohort. All aspects of the roles involve liaising with all staff (in both a teaching role and a support role) parents/carers and most importantly liaising with the students directly. I feel that this enables me to have a diverse knowledge of how the school operates and the opportunities which are available for the young people who attend HSLC. In addition, I work closely with the feeder primary schools supporting the transfer from Y6 to Y7. Almost all aspects of my role evolve around ensuring the students at HSLC achieve their potential. At HSLC we are committed to providing the highest possible standard of education for all students of all abilities. As a member of the governing body of the school, I hope that I can contribute to this in an active way.

 id Name David Roberts
Position of responsibility  
Governor Category Parent
Term of Office Ends 1.2.23
Committee's serving on Scrutiny
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities  
Curriculum Links  
Pecuniary Interests None to Declare
Relationships to HSLC staff None to Declare
     
I am now in my second year as a Governor at HSLC, having gained experience of being a Governor at Leven. I am married with two children my son is at Leven Primary and my daughter is at HSLC. I am a Solicitor, being a Director and shareholder in a Company in Hull. I have been the President of the Local Law Society and the Rotary Club of Hull Paragon where I remain a member. As to personal interests I enjoy playing bridge, computers (yes the PlayStation 4 too!), photography and geocaching.

 id Name Anne Tennison
Position of responsibility  
Governor Category Co-opted
Term of Office Ends 5.6.22
Committee's serving on Finance, Personnel, Scrutiny
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities  
Curriculum Links  
Pecuniary Interests None to Declare
Relationships to HSLC staff None to Declare
     
Having three children who all had successful and stimulating experiences at HSLC I believe an excellent education is important for the future economic and social success of students. For over 20 years I have been managing school finances and I am the Advanced Business Manager at Leven Primary School. In addition I provide one-to-one support to financial teams within schools across the East Riding. Outside of the school environment I am a member of the Wray Trust, an educational charity which provides grants, I am also the Treasurer for the Leven Festival, an annual event enjoyed by all of the village of Leven.

 id Name Betty Osborne
Position of responsibility  
Governor Category Parent
Term of Office Ends  
Committee's serving on  
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities  
Curriculum Links Humanities
Pecuniary Interests  
Relationships to HSLC staff  
     
I am Betty; I live in Hornsea with my husband and 2 children. My son is at HSLC and my daughter is at HCPS. We moved to Hornsea 5 years ago from West Sussex. I've worked in broadcast technology for the past 20 years. I am also a qualified Forest School Leader and have worked with children both here and in Surrey. I have an honours degree in Fine Art from Durban University of technology South Africa.
I volunteer at HSLC every Friday working with the students in the DT department. I love watching the children learn and grow, it is very rewarding. I've seen many positive changes at the school in the last couple of years and I am keen to help grow the school further.

 id Name Sarah Whitaker
Position of responsibility  
Governor Category Parent
Term of Office Ends 23/2/23
Committee's serving on  
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities  
Curriculum Links Science
Pecuniary Interests  
Relationships to HSLC staff  
     
My name is Sarah Whitaker, and I am the link Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection, in addition to Positive Discipline and chairing the Personnel Committee. As the parent of a Year 9 HSLC pupil I have been a Governor at the school since 2019. Prior to that I spent 5 years on the Governing body of a local primary school, with responsibilities for SEND and Early Years. Although currently the Property Manager for our family business, my career began as a nursery nurse and then college lecturer, working with young people ranging from 4 to 16 years in various educational settings at home and abroad.

I feel proud to have joined such a passionate and professional HSLC Safeguarding team, and will endeavour to support the school in ensuring that the wellbeing, safety, and happiness of our young people remains paramount.


 id Name Lucy Farrington
Position of responsibility  
Governor Category Parent
Term of Office Ends 23/2/23
Committee's serving on  
Voting rights Yes
Special Responsibilities  
Curriculum Links Teaching and Learning
Pecuniary Interests  
Relationships to HSLC staff  
     
 

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