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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.

Meetings Dates for 2023-24

The meeting dates for the Local Governing Body meetings for the 2023-24 school year are:

Wednesday 11th October 2023

Wednesday 6th December 2023

Wednesday 20th March 2024

Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Governors 2022-23

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Governors Attendance 2022-23

Mrs Catherine McWilliams

Role: Chair of Governors

Business Interests: None

I have over 27 years’ experience working in a variety of primary schools. I have been a SENDCo, Inclusion Manager, Safeguarding lead, and a member of SMT. I am also a trained Reading Recovery teacher and worked with Looked After children. In addition to this I have several years’ experience at a senior level in local government.  In my free time I volunteer at Anlaby Park Community Library and enjoy gardening.

My main passion is reading and I believe that it is so important to our children that we enable them to access quality literature and give them the skills and the opportunity to escape into a good book. I believe that all our children are entitled to a quality education that enables them to thrive, develop life skills but above all else gives them the opportunity to fly and soar beyond their current horizons.


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 Nicola Pattison

Role: Parent Governor

Business Interests: None

Miss Jessica Gibson

Role: Co-opted Governor

Business Interests: None

I have worked in education for over ten years in a variety of different roles. At present I work for Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University and a large part of my role is to liaise and communicate with schools. I am passionate about raising the aspirations of children who are underprivileged and believe with the right opportunities, every child can succeed. I am excited to support St George’s as a Co-opted governor as I used to work there as a teaching assistant and love the school’s culture and community.




Ms Jennifer Wilkinson - Resigned 29/05/2023
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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