Meet the Governors


penny_daviesPenny Davies

Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor

I have taught in many different Primary schools and in Lincolnshire for the last 30 years culminating in a Primary Headship. I also worked for the County as a maths adviser. I have five grandchildren and two of them attend Saxilby School. I have a particular interest in Special Educational Needs and ICT.


Mike BullMichael Bull

Vice Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor

Both of my children attended Saxilby School. I have two grandchildren. I was previously a governor in the 1990s but resigned due to work commitments. However, I maintained my interest in both education and the school and having taken early retirement I became a governor again in January 2013.


Rosemary Lee

Rosemary Lee

Co-opted Governor
I have two granddaughters at Saxilby school. Before retiring, I was an early years teacher and also ran my own Nursery school. I am the governor linked to the Foundation stage and enjoy working as a volunteer with this age group.



Chris Webster

Chris Webster newParent Governor

I have been in education in one way or another all my life. I left university in 2005 where I studied Primary Education. Since then, I have been teaching in Lincoln and I am now the Head Of Mathematics at a secondary school in the City. I have one child currently in school with another hopefully joining in a couple of years.


Catherine Stratton


I have been the Headteacher at Saxilby Church of England School since September 2014. This is my second headship and I first became a headteacher in 2007. I am a Local Leader in Education (LLE) and work on a range of working parties and committees across many local authority and teaching school projects, working alongside many other schools, leaders and governing bodies.


Linda Hawbrook

Co-opted Governor
I am a co-opted Governor with responsibilities on the Finance and Personnel Committee and additional responsibility for Safeguarding. I am a retired Divisional Finance Controller who travelled to and worked in Rotherham for 9 years and am enjoying putting my skills to good use for the school. I have 4 granddaughters, 2 of which attend Saxilby School and I am enjoying my involvement with their time at school.



Antony Daniels

Vice Chair of Governors
Local Authority Nominated Governor

After completing his studies in Electronic Engineering at Liverpool and then Sheffield Hallam Universities, Tony worked as a Design Engineer in industry for 10 years before taking a Business Development Manager’s role at the University of Lincoln.
4 years ago, Tony accepted a job within the School of Education at the University of Leicester where he currently holds the position of Director of Education CPD+. His team provides training and consultancy services to schools, colleges and universities around the world and has supported teachers and academics in: the UK, Panama, China, Iraq, Malaysia, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Ghana, Pakistan, and India.
Tony is an experienced school governor and also works with LSST in Lincoln.
He has 3 daughters, one of whom attends Saxilby School.

Nicola Penn-Allison

Foundation Governor (Ex Officio)




Mark Holmes

Parent Governor





Joanne Barlow

Staff Governor

I came to Saxilby Church of England Primary School in September 2017 but I have worked in primary schools for almost 20 years. I presently work as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant in Key Stage 1 but I have held many jobs over the years including administration, classroom TA and class teacher. I love the rewards of working with children and of being part of a fantastic team that inspires them to be the best that they can be.



John Pavey

Foundation Governor

After studying Chemistry and physics and having teacher training I taught science and maths for seven years in Stevenage and Hull. I then became a parish priest and have served in Lincolnshire for 35 years, being a school governor for twenty two of them. At the same time I gained a master’s degree in education. I am now, in theory, retired (!) and take church services in the Saxilby area. I’m afraid I’m a bit of a rebel (in a nice way!) but I shall be very well behaved as a governor and seriously I care deeply for the well-being of our community, especially its education. Incidentally I have two grandsons, sadly rather a long way off in London.