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The governing body has a range of duties and responsibilities. The role of a Governor is to offer challenge and support to the school, acting as a critical friend. Governors have the task of ensuring high quality provision for all pupils results from the joint endeavours of all staff, pupils, and all levels of governance. The Local Governing Bodies play a crucial role in assisting the Trustees in meeting the demands of their accountability, by providing focused governance at local school level, most accountability particularly in representing the views of the school’s stakeholders, including pupils, parents, staff and the local community.

Governors 2022-23

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Governors Attendance 2022-23

Mrs Catherine McWilliams

Role: Chair of Governors

Business Interests: None


Mr Rob Haworth

Role: Co-opted Governor

Business Interests: Governance in other schools: Hallgate Primary School, Cottingham

Headmaster of 3-18 co-ed schools in Hull and the East Riding for 24 years until retirement. I taught economics, geography and English.

I volunteer for the charity ReFresh.

Mr Gary Hughes

Role: Vice Chair of Governors

Business Interests: Founder of The Stephen Hughes Foundation

I have been involved in the Education Sector for over 38 years and oles have included Head of Lifelong Learning and Basic Skills Manager with the Learning and Skills Council, Humberside and latterly as Assistant Principal - Curriculum at Hull College.​

Having retired from a career in education, teaching and management in 2015, the experience as a volunteer, working with Years 3 and 4 at St George's was invaluable in providing and insight into how incredibly hard all the staff work. It is a real honour to support he school as Vice Chair of Governors.

Charity work: volunteering and ukulele playing now take up much of my time as well as holding the finishing flag at St George's Sports Day.

Mr Iain Thompson​

Role: Co-opted Governor

Business Interests: Freedom Road Creative Arts

Between 2002 and 2009 I ran a Theatre in Education company working around primary and secondary school across Yorkshire, delivering creative workshops. This led to me and a colleague setting up a charity; Freedom Road Creative Arts, which has been running for 12 years. We work with children and young people across the Hull region, delivering performing and creative arts sessions to those who are unable to access more mainstream alternatives. I also run Storyboard Media, a film production company working from Yorkshire, across the UK.

Ms Louise Oddy

Role: Headteacher

Business Interests: None

I have been teaching for 24 years and have been the headteacher at St George's since September 2010. My driving force is the right of every child to an education that not only sets them up with strong literacy and maths skills for life but also opens up minds and horizons.

Mrs Michelle Broom

Role: Staff Governor

Business Interests: None

I have been working in Hull primary schools for over 25 years. Initially I worked as a Nursery Nurse before taking up teacher training in 2010. I have also worked at Hull College tutoring early year’s students. My passion is the early years and the creative curriculum. I am currently working as the EYFS Lead at St George’s. I love singing, music, dancing, going to the theatre and playing the piano. I believe that all children should learn in a fun, exciting and engaging learning environment with practitioners that inspire, motivate and provide challenge for learning and development which ultimately enables the children to be the best that they can be.

Ms Jennifer Wilkinson

Role: Parent Governor

Business Interests: None

Before becoming a Parent Governor I worked at St Georges as a Lunchtime/Breakfast Club Supervisor and previous to that my career has been in events and hospitality.

I have one child in St Georges currently and one who previously attended. I am also involved with the Parents Group who help support the school through fundraising and planning of various activities and functions. I am driven by a desire for children to enjoy learning and believe that when parents and schools work together great things can be achieved.

Ms Nicola Pattison

Role: Parent Governor

Business Interests: None




Ms Charlotte Barley - Resigned 04/07/2022

Role: Co-opted Governor

Business Interests: None


Mrs Elaine Hartley - Resigned 16/06/2022

Role: Co-opted Governor

Business Interests: None

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