Meet our Local Academy Councillors
Mr Chris Kelly - Chair
Hello to all our school pupils and our school family.
My husband and I have 3 children who are all grown up. We’ve recently been made grandparents by a beautiful little boy called Noah.
I don’t work in a school but I do work in a school environment so I get to see how schools operate from a different perspective.
I’ve been a Local Academy Councillor at Teesville Academy for over 3 years and I’ve seen the incredible talent within Teesville Academy flourish for both students and staff.
Going forward I would like to have a greater part in school activities, meet with the students, their parents and carers and our staff more so that I can have a greater depth of understanding to help build the school into an even greater place to learn and grow.
I am Operations Director for a charity based in Middlesbrough, called Community Ventures. I am responsible for shaping the organisation's structure, culture, and internal relationships alongside the board of trustees while working alongside the community and other key stakeholders to expand and improve local community services.
I have 8 years of experience working within mental health services and delivering therapeutic activities to the community. In addition to my role within Community Ventures, I am a Healthwatch South Tees champion, a member of Middlesbrough's Independent Advisory Group, and a trustee for Culture Bridge North East.
I wanted to become a Local Academy Councillor to gain a broader understanding of the education framework, particularly SEND, and to ensure that wellbeing and mental health awareness plays key parts in everyday school life.