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 and Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee
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.
Vice Chair and Chair of the Provision and Performance Committee
Having recently retired, I am keen to utilise my extensive experience in education, school improvement skill and newly-discovered time to support my local school in providing the best possible education it can to the children of our community.
Following a successful career working in secondary school for over twenty years – as a science teacher, Head of Science and Deputy Headteacher- I became a school improvement officer in 2003. My most recent local authority post was as head of Standards and Effectiveness for North Lincolnshire Council.
I now live in Saxilby (I was born in Lincoln) and am enjoying spending my retirement walking around our beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, travelling both in the UK and abroad and learning to play bridge!
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 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 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, currently employed in a senior leadership role as Head of Maintenance and Facilities in the University of Lincoln’s Estates Department with responsibility for all aspects of Hard and Soft Facilities Management across the entire university estate. Having also worked in Local Government and as Assistant Director of Estates for a national care provider, 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.
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.
As a Foundation Governor, and parent to my daughter who studies here, I have a great interest in how the Christian values of Saxilby, as a church school, are applied throughout the curriculum and the wider experience of education. After studying Christian Theology locally at Bishop Grosseteste, I have worked in bookselling, Higher Education and Local Government; I now run my own business. Creativity is very important to me and I hope I can be a positive and progressive influence during my term of office.