Chair of Governors
Local Authority Nominated Governor
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!
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.