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Our Governors

LGB Attendance 2020/21
Title
Appointed
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2

Ms Gill Beckett - Chair of Governor

Term of office: 01/11/2020 - 01/11/2024

Appointed by: Newland LGB

No business interests

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

Ann Haddock - Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 01/07/2017 - 01/07/2021

Appointed by: Newland LGB

No business interests

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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Vicky Callaghan - Headteacher Governor

Term of office: 01/07/2017 - 01/07/2021

Appointed by: Newland LGB

No business interests

Vicky has been the Headteacher since 2014 and has a wealth of experience in coaching and staff development. Having worked in a number of schools throughout the Yorkshire and Humberside region, she has gained over 18 years senior leadership experience. She is a passionate education professional who thrives on improving the life chances of all young people.

 

Strengths are:

  • Coaching

  • Staff Development

  • Educational leadership

  • Raising standards

Lee Tether - Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 01/07/2017 - 01/07/2021

Appointed by: Newland LGB

No business interests

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

David Cutler - Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 01/07/2017 - 01/07/2021

Appointed by: Newland LGB

No business interests

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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Mr Paul Hamer - Co-opted Governor

Term of office: 18/11/2020 - 18/11/24

Appointed by: Newland LGB

No business interests

Paul has over thirteen years of secondary education experience and brings a wealth of knowledge of Hull’s education system and is particularly focussed on preparing students for the next stage of their academic life. As Head of Law at Wyke College he is keen to improve the lives of students across the city whilst supporting their holistic development as young people.

Strengths are:

  • Post 16 transition

  • Managing teams

  • Secondary Education with Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire

Mrs Nicola Mercer - Staff Governor

Term of office: 18/11/2020 - 18/11/24

Appointed by: Newland LGB

No business interests

Having worked in secondary education for over 15 years in various roles prior to teaching, Nikki has acquired invaluable experience. Her knowledge has equipped her with a greater understanding of the barriers some pupils face to learning and how staff can help students overcome these. She has particular proficiency within EAL and alternative education provision.

 

Strengths are:

  • EAL Provision

  • Mentoring

  • Alternative Education Provision

Mrs Maria Pearce - Parent Governor

Term of office: 12/01/2021 - 12/02/25

Appointed by: Newland LGB

No business interests

Maria was a professional singer and dancer prior to starting a family and is now mum to a son and a daughter who attends Newland. She is passionate about bringing out the best in people and is keen to develop her experience in order to promote healthy attitudes and well-being in young people.

 

Strengths are:

  • Performing Arts

  • Environmental issues

Mrs Zakithi McHunu - Parent Governor

Term of office: 12/01/2021 - 12/02/25

Appointed by: Newland LGB

No business interests

 

As a parent of two girls, one of whom is currently at Newland; Zakithi is passionate about their education and learning experiences. Originally from South Africa her background has mainly been in accountancy. She is passionate about training and is eager to help Newland School for Girls excel as a whole.

 

Strengths are;

  • Managing budgets

  • Continuing professional development

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