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

Parent Governor – Helen Seed

Parent Governors – Jo Bucki

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

Co-Opted School Governor – Cllr Tony Morris

Associate Governor – Chris Pine 

Clerk to the Governing Body –

Resources Committee

Michael Howe
Marian Dye
Phil Curtis (Chair)
Sean Mills
Pam Skinner
Stephen Tiktin
Tony Morris

Teaching, Learning and Child Welfare

Marian Dye
Helen Seed (Chair)
Pam Skinner
Stephen Tiktin
Jo Bucki
Sean Mills

Safeguarding, Prevent & LAC: Pam Skinner & Marian Dye

Head’s Appraisal: Michael Howe & Stephen Tiktin

Health and Safety: Pam Skinner

NQT Responsibility: Helen Seed

The role of the Co-opted Governor


Standing Orders

Ground rules for meetings