Congratulations to all those who ran in the Redcar 2K, 5K,10K and Half Marathon on Sunday 30 September. Fantastic achievement for everyone. Pictures of the event can be seen under, News and Events, Gallery.
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Kirkleatham Hall School

"Unlocking Potential"

Dr Doug Thomson

My name is Doug Thomson and I am the Chair of the School Governing body. When I first visited the school in about 1995,I was so excited by the happy, enthusiastic   attitude of everyone here( staff and pupils) that I felt that I wanted to be part of it and I was lucky enough to be accepted and appointed as a governor. I am delighted to say that the positive atmosphere I experienced then is still as strong if not stronger now.


I was born in Edinburgh but my family moved to Stockton when I was very young and I lived there until I went to Kings College, Newcastle. I studied for a degree in Chemistry and then a Ph.D in Radiation Chemistry by which time I was married and Olwen and I then spent 3 great years in the U.S. living just outside Boston.


In 1966 we returned to Teesside where I joined I.C.I. The next 15 years were spent working as a Development chemist but I then changed direction and spent the next 15 years as a Personnel Officer working on virtually every area of the Wilton Site, unfortunately mostly when they were being sold or closed down.


I am married to Olwen and we have 2 sons and 5 granddaughters. My hobbies are mainly around sport, playing Golf and having a season ticket at MFC, with Olwen, since the 1970`s.We have also been lucky enough to travel a lot since I retired from full time work and have managed to get around the world twice. I have also just retired after 19 years as a volunteer adviser at Citizens Advice Bureau and Olwen and I are both Trustees of a group in Middlesbrough supporting adults with learning disabilities.