Daphne Whiteoak

Chair of Governors
Local Authority Nominated Governor

Linda Hawbrook

Vice Chair and Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee
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.

Chris Webster

Parent 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.

Alice Cowles

Staff Governor

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.

Rebecca Gibbon

Co-opted Governor

I’m a GP Partner in Lincolnshire and work for LIVES as an Emergency Doctor. In my professional role, I have developed skills with running a business, financial management as well as understanding the needs of young people in Lincolnshire. I aim to use these transferable skills to help support the school. My eldest child has just left Saxilby School and I have a son who is currently in Year 2.

Anna Reynolds

Parent Governor

Jonathan Wainwright

Foundation Governor
Until recently, Jonathan was Head of Social Sciences at BGU and is now taking a career break. After teaching for a number of years, Jonathan has had a number of Organisational Development roles within the private sector. He later joined the academic world working at Lancaster and Sheffield Hallam universities, teaching and researching into Educational leadership.
He has been a governor in a number of Sheffield schools and until moving to Lincoln, was chair of trustees of a specialist school academy trust in Huddersfield . He is a currently a governor at Newton on Trent school and a director of the Children’s Links Charity in Horncastle.