Meet the Governors
Chair of Governors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I feel strongly that parents and communities should play an integral role in contributing to the life of the school and the pupils that attend it. I am currently employed as the Head of Projects for the University of Lincoln’s Estates department. As such, I take a senior leadership role within the University leading in project, change, finance and facilities management, all of the attributes currently required by the Governors for this role. I have overseen the development of the University through recent years and whilst higher education is very different to primary education I know the challenges that education as a sector faces and I also see firsthand the benefits of social mobility that education can bring.
I am a Chartered Surveyor, employed as Assistant Director of Estates for a national care provider with responsibility for all aspects of property/facilities/development and health and safety for over 70 locations across the UK. I have a proven track record in delivering high quality outcomes within a strict regulatory structure and constrained budgets – a challenge faced by all schools. I bring financial, strategic and technical expertise with operational and commercial knowledge. I am passionate about ensuring all children get the best possible education and can thrive in a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment. I have 3 children, one whom attends Saxilby school.
Foundation Governor (Ex Officio)I am the Priest in Charge of the Saxilby and Stow Groups of Parishes, which includes the Parish of Saxilby with Ingleby, Broxholme and Broadholme. I have been in post for two years and, prior to this, was serving my curacy in Redcar. My working life, prior to becoming a priest in the Church of England, was spent (mainly) in Public Health Nursing, though I did take five years out to teach in a college and achieved my PGCE in Post Compulsory Education. I also hold an MBA, a BA in Theology and Ministry and a BSc in Occupational Health Nursing – I would describe myself as a ‘Life Long Learner’ gaining great joy, challenge and satisfaction from learning experiences – both formal and informal. It is my privilege to serve as an ex-officio Governor of Saxilby School.
I am currently Key Stage 1 Phase Leader and year 2 teacher at our school. I have been teaching at our school for 5 years and I have taught in both lower key stage 2 and key stage 1. I completed my teacher training at Saxilby in year 5/6 through the Lincoln SCITT programme. I completed my teacher training after graduating from Hull University, studying Criminology and Forensic Science.