Governors Profiles

Stephen TiktinI have been a school governor since 2007 and I was invited to join the Governing Body of St. George’s in 2013.

I find the role of governor to be interesting and challenging but ultimately most rewarding as we support the school in its ambition to provide all its pupils with the very best possible start to their education.

I am an elected member of the Local Authority Schools’ Forum representing Lower Schools’ interest in its deliberations. I am also an Independent Custody Visitor for the Bedfordshire Police Authority – Chair of Governors – Stephen Tiktin

Marian DyeI have lived in Leighton Buzzard for eleven years and have been a school governor at St George’s for the past two years. I am both a mother and a grandmother and retired early from the civil service. Whilst being a governor is both challenging and rewarding, I very much enjoy working with such an enthusiastic and dedicated team; both staff and Governors. I am sure that by continuing to work together, it won’t be long before St George’s becomes an outstanding school.  – Vice Chair – Marian Dye

26I have been working at St George’s, in my role as Assistant Headteacher, since January 2015.  I was working in Oman for nine years prior to returning to England in the summer of 2014.  I have worked in schools for over 13 years and before that I was involved in Marketing jobs with British Gas and Telecomms organisations.  I have a degree in Business Studies, specialising in Marketing but spent time coaching children in cricket which persuaded me to opt for a career in teaching instead. I live in Hemel Hempstead with my wife and two young daughters, who were both born in Oman and are slowly coming to terms with our wintery weather.  My goals are to help the children of St George’s realise their goals and ensure that they continue to make fabulous progress during their time at our wonderful school – Co-Opted School Governor – Ted Edwards

Parent Governor – Helen Seed


Pam Skinner

I have lived in Leighton Buzzard since 1976 and have worked in the NHS with the Community Mental Health Team locally for 24 years. Earlier in my life I worked as a secondary school teacher (History), and for the Children’s Society in residential care with young people. My second degree is in Healthcare Management.  Since retiring, I have been a mentor for MIND, and a volunteer for the Leighton Buzzard Childrens Centre. I am a great believer in lifelong learning, and ensuring that children have the best possible start in life – Co-Opted School Governor – Pam Skinner


Michael HoweI have been living in Leighton Buzzard, with my wife and son, for 9 years and I am a Governor at several other schools in the area.  I have worked in the Children’s Centre and Early Years arena for a large proportion of my career and I currently run a Bedford based Charity which oversees a large children’s centre network and a Nursery provision for 2, 3 & 4 year olds.  I have always had a keen interest in Education and Governance and hope to bring my experience of this to support the Senior Leadership Team and staff of St. Georges Lower and Leighton Buzzard Children’s Centre – Co-Opted School Governor – Michael Howe

Sean Mills

I moved to Leighton Buzzard from Essex 6 years ago, I have been working for Thames Water for 10years as a Network Service Technician.

I have been a governor at the school since 2015, This is my first role as a Governor and I am looking forward to the challenges it brings with it along with helping the school reach the highest standards. Out of work I enjoy spending time with my family and also enjoy Flying as a hobby – Co-Opted School Governor – Sean Mills

Phil Curtis

I have been a local independent retailer in Leighton Buzzard since 1987. I have previously had a career in insurance and as a computer manager/programmer. I have lived in Leighton Buzzard for the past 18 years and I’m a member of the LB first and Treasurer to Leighton Buzzard Badminton Club. Becoming a governor is a new challenge and I look forward to helping St George’s fulfil it’s true potential.

Co-Opted School Governor – Phil Curtis

Sarah Miljevic

Having worked in schools for the last 15 , I am proud to work as Clerk to the Governor’s at St George’s, watching the school develop into an outstanding place for learning and caring for its students.

Previously, aside from working in schools, I have worked at the BBC and am also a qualified chef. I am currently training to be a counsellor and plan to open my cookery school in the near future. Clerk to the Governing Body – Sarah Miljevic

The role of the Co-opted Governor


Standing Orders

Ground rules for meetings