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.


Pete Smithson

Vice Chair of Govenors
Parent Governor

As a former pupil and with a child at Saxilby, I am keen to support the school in fostering its core values, education and extracurricular activities, whilst developing our links with the local community and parents.

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.




Sarah AllenMrs S Allen

Staff Governor

I was elected as staff governor in September 2014. I love working at Saxilby School, the children and staff are brilliant.I enjoy seeing the children thrive in their learning through our creative curriculum and exciting topics we teach. I am the school SENCO and Year 5 / Year 6 Phase Leader.



david_warnerDavid Warner

Foundation Governor

I was born in London 1951 and studied in Hamburg, later working in Europe and travelling extensively. I am fluent in English and German, rusty in French but can read and write a little Hebrew. I was brought up in an orthodox Jewish family. I converted to Christianity 15 years ago after a serious illness. I come from a family of teachers (mother, aunts, cousins) and have always been interested in education.

I have nine grandchildren of various ages, including three currently at the school. My hobbies are travel, cooking and eating (from my Jewish Heritage), reading, art and classical music.

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





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

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