Leven CE (VC) Primary School

Enriching Life through Learning

We have 5 Co-opted Governors.

We currently have no vacancies.


Mrs Carol Stoney (English, SEND)



I have been involved in primary education for many years, as a teacher, a head, a parent  and a governor. I started my teaching career in the West Midlands before moving to this area where I taught in a number of local village schools before becoming Headteacher at Skidby. This was very shortlived  (2 terms!) when I left to have my first daughter. I resumed teaching part time at Preston school  the day my younger daughter started school at Leven. I eventually became Headteacher at Preston until my retirement some years ago.

Throughout my teaching career and subsequently I have been a member of the PTFA and on a number of governing bodies. I am one of the longest serving governors at Leven and I am also on the governing body at another local school.

Since retiring, my husband and I travel a lot. I enjoy gardening and reading and belong to a couple of reading groups. Some of my week is taken up with looking after my two year old granddaughter

Mrs Anne Tennison (Governor Training)

Mrs Carole Shiels (Attendance)


I am currently an Executive Head teacher of two small Primary Schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

I have lived in East Yorkshire all of my life and after leaving Sixth Form, I attended Hull University where I did a degree in Chemistry. I then did a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and started my teaching career in a school in Hull. I have also an Early Years Certificate in Education.

During my teaching career, I have taught in three Hull schools and during the last few years of teaching in Hull,  I was also a Leading Maths Teacher. I became a Deputy Head in a small East Riding School in 2001. In 2007 I started my first Headship and in 2011 I was asked to become Head of a second school. These schools federated in 2015.

I am an Appraiser for the Local Authority for their Leadership and Development Programme and I have also been a mentor for new Head teachers.

I am very much a family person and spend as much time as I can either supporting my daughter when she is performing at various music gigs or spending quality time with my Parents and other family members.

I am proud to be on the Governing Body of Leven Primary School and enjoy working with all stakeholders to secure the best outcomes for all of the pupils and their families.