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Name:                   Jo Downie

Occupation:        Retired teacher, mother, grandmother, wife

Time on Local Governing Body:                  1 month

Skills & interests:
I have 40 years experience teaching. I have knowledge and experience in EYFS and SEN.
My passion is to give children the childhood they deserve. I want to create a school where all children and staff are valued, where they feel safe to grow, where learning and teaching is creative and fun and where everyone is able to celebrate their achievements and not be a target, a box to be ticked or a number.

Roles on LGB in 2019-20:
Parent Liaison – assemblies, etc.
SEND/AGT Link Governor
Pupil Premium Link Governor
PSHE Link Governor



Name:                   Hilary Mason

Occupation:        Learning Development Assessor, Tyro Training (Scarborough)

Time on Local Governing Body:                  8 months

Skills & interests:
I have been a teacher in Secondary Education for over 20 years and when my children were born I had a little break from teaching and set up my own childrenswear company ‘Kidsrock Clothing’ for kids with attitude! After a five-year break from teaching I decided to return and became a Sixth form teacher teaching A-level Economics & Business. We have lived all over the UK but were keen to return to our native Yorkshire and, in particular, the beautiful town of Whitby and we do not intend to move again! In my spare time I love to walk my dogs on the beach.

Roles on LGB in 2019-20:
KS2 Ling Governor