Governor - Brierley

Areas of Responsibility
Foundation Stage and Early Years
Pupil Premium
Looked After Children

Helen Brierley – Chair of Governors
I live in the village with my husband and two daughters and am an active member of the local community. I am also an identical twin! I am a Lecturer in Teacher Education (based at Hull College), working mainly with students preparing to teach in the post compulsory education and training sector. I have taught in further and secondary education and have been involved in a number of education and training projects. I have a Master’s degree in Education and take a keen interest in all aspects of teaching and learning.

I see my governor role as an important opportunity to give something back to the school which has played such an important role in both the personal and academic development of my children.


Areas of Responsibility

Vacant – Deputy Chair of Governors

Governor - Champion

Areas of Responsibility

Ian Champion – Foundation Governor Appointed by the Church
I have lived in the village for 16 years. I recently retired from primary school teaching after 26 years in two Church of England primary schools. My main interest is in music education and encouraging children to enjoy music in their primary school years. I am part of the congregation of the Church in Tickton and Beverley Minster where I sing in the choir. Both my teenage children attended Tickton Primary School and benefited from the care and teaching that they received. I hope to support the school community in my role as a governor.

Governor - Harrison

Areas of Responsibility

Lisa Harrison – Parent Governor
I live in Beverley, but spend a lot of my time in Tickton and have a great affinity for the village and particularly the School. I am employed by the Local Authority as a Senior Human Resources Officer and my role involves providing employee relations advice to schools within the East Riding of Yorkshire. I have a Business Studies Degree, a Masters in Human Resources Management and am a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I stood as a Parent Governor as I wanted to play a role in making a positive difference to the life chances of children which I have a great passion for.

Governor - Parker

Areas of Responsibility
Trips and Visits

Jon Parker – Foundation Governor Appointed by the Church
My family has lived in Tickton for 29 years. My two daughters and three of my grandchildren have attended / are attending Tickton School. I was a teacher in a mainstream secondary school in Wolverhampton for twelve years, but then, after moving to Tickton trained as a Teacher of the Deaf in 1990. I was Head of two Hearing Impaired Units in Hull from 1991 to 2004. After a period as Deputy Head of the Educational Service for Hearing and Vision in Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire, I became Head of Hearing Support Team, before retiring in 2013.
I play an active role in the Village as Chair of Youth Kaf and a member of the Joint Church Committee.

Governor - Pottage

Areas of Responsibility
Special Educational Needs
Higher Achievers

Lindsay Pottage – Parent Governor
I live in Tickton and have a daughter who attends the school and a son who soon will. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to support the school as a governor. I work part-time as a primary school teacher and have worked as a SENDCO; in Special Schools and as an Advisory teacher, assisting schools with the inclusion of children with a range of disabilities. I have a Master’s Degree in Education, for which I completed research projects on Dyslexia and Autism. I am also a trained bereavement counsellor for children. I really enjoy teaching French and currently have responsibility for the provision of More Able children. I really enjoy being a teacher and am passionate about finding the best ways to help children learn and be well equipped for the future. I see my role as governor a chance to share this passion in my local community.

Governor - Wilkinson

Areas of Responsibility
Child Protection

Simon Wilkinson – Parent Governor
I live in the lovely village of Tickton with my wife, my son, who attends Tickton School and our pet Dog Ernie, whom many local people know of from his escape episodes in his younger days. I have lived in East Yorkshire all my life, coming from a farming background originally. I currently work as a Team Manager, within Children’s Social Care in the City of York. I have previously worked as a Social Worker in various teams across Children’s services within a number of different Local Authorities including the East Riding Council. I have also worked as a Social Worker within Children’s residential care homes and I have worked as an outreach worker and youth club worker promoting positive outcomes for young people within their community. I studied at Lincoln University, Hull Campus and I have a BA Hons Degree in Social Work.
As a school governor within my local community, I feel privileged that I am able to offer my skills and experience to help promote and ensure the school progresses, develops and meets its Educational targets that are aimed at improving the outcomes of all the children the attend.

Governor - Brown

Chris Brown

Chris Brown – Headteacher
We are the staff representatives on the school governing body and are involved in all areas of governance. However, this does not mean we are only there for staff; we are happy to meet with parents and chat with them about any questions or issues that may arise. You can contact us at any time through the school office.

Rosie Brown

Rosie Brown – Teacher