Governing Body Members' Profiles

Mrs C Shiels (Staff Voting Head)

I am currently the Executive Head teacher of Hornsea Burton and Skipsea Primary Schools.

I have lived in East Yorkshire all of my life and after leaving Sixth Form, I attended Hull University where I did a degree in Chemistry. I then did a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and started my teaching career in a school in Hull. I have also an Early Years Certificate in Education.

During my teaching career, I have taught in three Hull schools and during the last few years of teaching in Hull I was also a Leading Maths Teacher. I became a Deputy Head in a small East Riding School in 2001. In 2007 I started my first Headship at Hornsea Burton School and in 2011 I was asked to become Head of Skipsea School. These schools federated in 2013.

I am an Appraiser for the Local Authority for their Leadership and Development Programme and I have also been a mentor for new Head teachers.

I am very much a family person and spend as much time as I can either supporting my daughter when she is performing at various music gigs or spending quality time with my Parents and other family members.

I am proud to be Head teacher of the two schools and enjoy working with all stakeholders to secure the best outcomes for all of the pupils and their families.

Mr A Dolman (Co-opted)

I am currently a Head teacher of a large village PrimarySchool in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

I have lived in East Yorkshire since 2001, when I moved from Luton to take up the role of Deputy Headteacher at Molescroft Primary School in Beverley. I stayed there until 2007 and then moved on to Leven CE (VC) Primary School as a Headteacher.

 After leaving Sixth Form, I attended Nene College where I did a Bachelor of Education Honours degree. I started my teaching career in Hertfordshire an dthen moved to Bedfordshire before moving to East Yorkshire.

During my teaching career, I have taught in five different schools and whilst in Luton  I was  a Leading Maths Teacher. I have co-ordinated most areas of the curriculum over the past 25 years, as well as being an experienced Special Needs Co-ordinator and Child Protection lead.

I believe, very strongly, in working with other schools and have always encouraged cross school working within the Hornsea Cluster as well as working with a variety of schools within a curriculum innovation group.

I have worked closely with schools in Peshawar in Pakistan and Limbe in Cameroon.

I enjoy playing bass guitar in my group (No Parking for Caravans) and particularly enjoy the opportunities this has brought me to play on the radio in the past three years. I also enjoy birdwatching, photography and cycling.

I am proud to be on the Governing Body of Hornsea Burton and Skipsea Primary Schools and enjoy working with all members of the school community to secure the best outcomes for all of the pupils, their families and staff.


Mrs M Wardill (Co-Opted)

Hello, my name is Michelle Wardill and I have lived in Hornsea for around 37 years. I’ve worked at Hornsea Burton Primary School for 12 years. I first joined the Governing Body as a staff member for the school and then I became a Co-Opted Governor when Hornsea Burton and Skipsea Primary Schools federated.

I work as a Teaching Assistant at the school and also I do the role of Kitchen Assistant at lunchtime. I have also helped out as Caretaker and I believe at Hornsea Burton Primary School we work as a team and all the staff help when needed.

I have 2 children who were both educated at the Primary and Secondary Schools of Hornsea and then went onto College and The University of Leeds. I am also proud to be a grandparent of 2 beautiful grandchildren.

I take pride in knowing that as a part of the Federated Governing Body and a staff member of Hornsea Burton Primary School, I am actively supporting and working toward giving Hornsea’s younger generation the best possible start in their education.

Mrs H Himsworth (Co-Opted)

I have recently retired after  working for 42 years as a teacher in the primary sector. For 28 years I taught in main stream schools in 5 different local authorities. During this time I taught years 6- nursery, with special interest and responsibility for children with Special Needs and Early Years. For the last 14 years of my career I was an advisory teacher for Early Years children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in a neighbouring authority. We came to Hornsea six years ago and have made it our home by deciding to retire here. I am keen to continue to be involved in education to ensure that every child gets the best possible opportunities for learning, a role I feel I can fulfill by supporting schools through the governing body.

Qualifications: B. Ed (Hons.), B.A., M.Ed.

Ms Cheryl Morgan-Muir (Parent)

I moved back to the UK with my family in 2007, after spending nearly 30 years in Germany and the Netherlands.

I have five children, four of whom are already adults and my youngest is currently attending HSLC. Two of my children completed their primary school education at Hornsea Burton Primary School.

My professional background is in psychotherapy, counselling and homeopathy; I am also trilingual. One of my main hobbies is reading books.

I have been a governor at Hornsea Burton, and in last few years for the Hornsea Burton and Skipsea Federation, for 8 years. I enjoy supporting the schools, the students, the staff and the governing body whilst we work together to create the best possible learning environment for our students to learn and achieve in. At Hornsea Burton and Skipsea Federation every child matters.

Mrs K Hylton (Co-Opted)

Having worked at Hornsea School and Language College for 32 years, holding the post of Assistant Head before retirement, I am delighted to join the governing body.

I am keen to involve myself in the life of the school and currently serve on the Teaching and Learning sub-committee. My experience as a performing arts practitioner means I am also particularly keen to support the development of the arts at Hornsea Burton Primary School.

I hope to serve you well during my term of office.

Mrs T Warkup

Hello, my name is Tracy-Lynne Warkup. I have lived on a farm in Skipsea for about 20 years and am married with 3 children. All 3 of my children attended Skipsea Primary before moving on to Hornsea Secondary. My youngest is still a pupil there.

I worked for a firm of solicitors in Hull in the criminal and personal injury departments before leaving to have children. I began helping at Skipsea Primary as a parent helper listening to children read in 2006. I began working at Skipsea Primary 10 years ago as a parent volunteer in the nursery with my daughter and have worked my way up to becoming a Level 3 teaching assistant.

I have the role of Treasurer for Friends of Skipsea School, which is the school’s PTA.

I enjoy being a member of Beeford Tennis Club and play tennis for the mixed and women’s team when needed. My other hobbies include gardening, cake making and decorating.

Ms E Foster

Hi, my name is Emma and I have 2 daughters attending Skipsea Primary school, one just starting year 5 and the other starting year 3. The 3 of us live in Hornsea and I work at the East Riding Leisure facility in Hornsea.

I have lived in this area since my family moved to Hornsea when I was 4 years old and am really happy that I am bringing up my own children here too. I have worked in a number of places and also volunteered on the Parish Council for Ulrome and Lissett and the Lissett Village Association.

I love being a part of what is happening in my local area, especially when it comes to things that involve my children and their friends.

I’m looking forward to being an active part of the governing body and helping give this younger generation the help it needs for their future.

Mrs K Jones

I lived in New Ellerby when I was younger and attended HSLC I then moved to Hornsea and have been here for 13 years.  I have two children; one of them is currently at Hornsea Burton Primary School. I am a qualified Solicitor however I have taken time off to spend with my children although I do help out at a few law firms for a few weeks here and there.

I am passionate about education within the primary school sector and I like to support Hornsea Burton Primary School as much as possible.  I enjoy helping the school in any way I can and really enjoy my role as Parent Governor.

In my spare time I have set up a local netball team who play in the Humberside league, I also play the piano and flute but most of all enjoy spending time with my family.

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