School's Forum

The Schools' Forum



The Forum is the partnership body between the council and the local school community. It has both statuary decision making and consultative powers across all local school funding decisions, including the amount of money received by each school each year.


Maintained Schools (representative x1)

Primary Headteacher Representative –

  •  Graham Huckstep – St Andrews Primary School

Academies/Free Schools and University Technical Colleges (15 representatives)

  • Gail Brown - Ebor Academies Trust
  • Simon Bryan-Smith - Hope Sentamu Learning Trust
  • Stuart Carrington -  Thrive Cooperative Learning Trust
  • Alex Dick - The Education Alliance
  • Michael Dodd - Horizon Academy Trust
  • Jan Drinkall – North Carr Academy Trust (MAT)
  • Rebecca Everitt - Venn Academy
  • Robert Kennington – The Constellation Trust
  • Kimberley Lawton - David Ross Education Trust
  • Janice Mitchell - The Boulevard Academy
  • Graham Moffatt - Delta Academies Trust
  • Sue Nield - Kingswood and AET
  • Sophie Teasdale - St Cuthberts Academy Trust
  • Clare Thorley - The Consortium Academy Trust
  • Rachel Wilkes - Humber Education Trust

Other School Members

Special Schools Representative (2 representatives)

  • VACANCY - Oakfield
  • Bernie Moorcroft – Tweendykes

Pupil Referral Units (1 representative)

  • Nicola Witham - Venn Academy Trust

Non School Members (3 representatives)

14-19 Partnership –

  • Chris Herring - Wyke College

Private Voluntary and Independent (Early Years Settings) –

  • Sarah Russell - Westside Day Nurseries

Trade Unions –

  • VACANCY - National Education Union

Local Authority

Jon Ashbridge, Information Management Research Manager, Community Safety

David Bell, Director of Finanace and Transformation (Section 151 Officer)

Michael Burleston, Senior Finance Officer

Sue Cornwall, SIO EYFS Lead, Education

Karen Crabtree, Principal Finance Officer

Dorinda Guy, Democratic Services Officer

Katie Marsden, Head of SEND Services and Partnerships

Mary Meredith, Assistant Director, Learning and Skills

Councillor Tock, Portfollio Holder of Chidren's Services

Pauline Turner, Corporate Director Children & Family Services

Circulation of Papers Only

Cheryl Bowers

Joanne Groom

Susanne Kelly

Sarah Markham

Richard Skog

Nicola Wilson



Schools Finance Team (Corporate Finance)

Hull City Council

2nd Floor, City Treasury

Guildhall Road




Tel: 01482 333 300

Text Phone: 01482 300 349