About Us

Governing Body

Gill Beckett: Gill is now retired but her working life encompassed the roles of secondary school science teacher, nurse, nurse teacher, education and training of nurse teachers, director of nurse education and senior manager in the university sector.  In many ways, all of these involved being an educator.  Since retiring, she has been a school governor for several years and has had special links with school science teams, curriculum development and student welfare teams.

Strengths are;

  • Teaching experience within secondary and adult education
  • Managing teams and budgets
  • Health and welfare of staff and pupils
  • Continuing professional development

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David Cutler: David has spent his entire career within education, covering subjects such as English, Geography, History, P.E., Politics, Citizenship and Special Educational Needs. He left the classroom in 2004 and has since had various roles within consultancy and support of senior leaders and teachers.

Strengths are:

  • Support senior leaders and teachers
  • SENCO
  • Secondary Education with Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire

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Lee Tether: Lee is currently the manager of the Connexions Service in Hull which provides careers guidance and other support for young people. He has had over 30 years’ experience as a careers adviser working in numerous schools in the Hull area. He has a keen interest in transition issues and how schools interact with business. He is a local authority commissioner at Hull City Council of post 16 education for young people with special educational needs.

Strengths are:

  • Careers education and guidance policy and practice; local, regional and national
  • Special educational needs policy
  • Employer engagement; links to the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Careers and Enterprise Company
  • Post 16 transition

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Ann Haddock: Ann worked in industry in Brussels before becoming a teacher.  She was a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages and a Head of Year for a number of years, and now works at the University of Hull, where she is involved in teacher training and the delivery of French language courses for trainee teachers.

Strengths are:

  • A background in secondary school training as well as in industry
  • Experience in a pastoral role in secondary school
  • Experience in organising school visits
  • Links with Higher Education

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Nikki Mercer:  Nikki has worked in secondary education for over 15 years. 14 of those have been with Newland School for Girls. She has had a variety of roles within the school that have enabled her to have deeper  understanding of how each member of staff is crucial to ensuring that all students have the ability to succeed.  Working within the school for this extended length of time has also enabled Nikki to develop firm relationships with the staff members so that she can best represent their interests as Staff Governor.

  • Alternative education provision
  • EAL provision
  • One to One teaching

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Paul Hamer: Paul has worked in secondary education for over 13 years and is a firm advocate for improving standards within Hull’s education system.  Throughout his roles as Head of Year, Joint Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Head of Key Stage Four, he has maintained his commitment to helping improve the lives of students across the city, supporting their holistic development as young people as well as their academic success

  • Teaching experience within secondary and adult education
  • Careers education and guidance
  • Continuing professional development

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If you need to contact the Chair of the Governors please email nsg_governors@yhclt.net

Governors Handbook

Governors Code of Conduct

LGB Attendance