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
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.
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)