Mrs Susan Teal

Trust Board Foundation Governor

Start date: 13.04.18
Term of office 4 years

Meetings 2017/18:
Appointed by Trust Board

Link Governor: Leadership and Management, Church School Distinctiveness and Sixth Form and Careers

CofE Safeguarding E-Learning
CofE Safeguarding Foundations
Safeguarding Level 1
Exclusions Training
Safer Recruitment
MAT Governor – Data Training
Effective Governance in CE School
Dealing with Allegations Against Staff – scheduled

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.