Mrs Susan Teal

Trust Board Foundation Governor

Start date: 13.04.18
Term of office 4 years

Meetings 2017/18:
Appointed by Trust Board


CofE Safeguarding E-Learning, CofE Safeguarding Foundations, Safeguarding Level 1, Exclusions Training, Safer Recruitment

Register of Interests

Hull Collegiate School
OCR Exam Board
Cambridge International Exam Board

Membership of organisations, public bodies
Wharram Le Street Parish Council – Member
St Mary’s Wharram Le Street – Church Warden
Archbishop Sentamu Academy – Governor
Spotless Dogs (Husband is Director)

In 1981, I gained an LLB from Leeds University followed by research and undergraduate teaching before spending five years in Germany teaching Law to army officers and English to German nationals. In 1990 I moved to Hurtwood House School in Surrey as a teacher of A level Law. I was there for 21 years and became a Head of Department, Housemistress, Head of Careers and a member of the Senior Management Team as Director of Curriculum.

In 2011 my husband, Paul, and I moved back to Yorkshire to support my mum after my Dad died in 2010. I came to teach A level Law part time at Archbishop Sentamu Academy and became a Director of Sixth Form. I currently teach one day a week at Hull Collegiate School, a role which will end in May.

I am Chief Examiner for OCR A level Law and a Principal Examiner for Cambridge International Assessment on their A level Law course. I am involved with an IGCSE Global Perspectives course and with a new Cambridge qualification which is similar to the EPQ

I am a parish councillor and churchwarden at St Mary’s Wharram le Street. I am a new member of the Southern Ryedale Deanery Leadership team with  a remit within a group focusing on children, young people and families. I have just started doing some voluntary office work at the Malton foodbank which is part of the Trussell Trust.

I have a keen interest in politics and history; the latter led me to complete a distance post graduate diploma in church history through the University of Wales Trinity St David.  I like to walk, am a keen gardener and am a very amateur bee keeper!

I have spent my career focused on 6th form education but have a strong belief that all children should have the chance to realise and exceed their potential. I loved my time at Archie and am keen to do anything I can to help the great work that I know goes on.