Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Julie Flint (Chair)
I became a Parent Governor of our school in 2006 and was re-elected for a further four year term in 2010. My daughter and my son are both enjoying their time here; and I continue to value the caring, friendly and fulfilling environment within which they spend their days.
I decided to seek election as a Parent Governor because it seemed to be the best way for me to make a contribution to the fabulous work that our school does. I have 30 years experience of public finance, including seven years within the education service, and I apply the same principles to my role as a Governor i.e. to secure the best possible education for our children within the available budget.
Being a Governor has been rewarding, particularly as a member of the Resources and Infrastructure Committee since 2006, seeing the school environment develop and progress. Although finances are likely to be significantly tighter for the next few years, I continue to seek improvements for the benefit of our children.
Tom Cann (Vice Chair)
I am married with five sons and five grandsons, through my own children I have learnt a lot. This has made me passionate about continuing education. I work with computers with specialist software, I understand about racing motorbikes, I know about the Simpsons and Happylands. It is a fact that my only degree is with the University of life. I believe your child's Primary Education is so important because it is the first building block of a whole life time of learning. I consider it a privilege to work with the staff as we all strive to provide the best for your children.
Wendy Lawson (Clerk)
I have been Clerk to the Governors at South Hykeham Community Primary School since 2008. The Chair, Head Teacher, Staff and Governors are keen to provide a safe, friendly environment for all children at the school to grow and learn; encouraging good manners and respect for others.
Coupled with my role as Clerk to Governors, I also work full-time as a Counsellor within an NHS Mental Health service. I am married with a son, daughter and step-daughter all in their mid/late twenties. I enjoy the supportive contribution I make to the school and find everyone involved in its success to be professional, welcoming and sincere.
Hello I am Sue Lambert
I became a governor at South Hykeham.in 2008. I thoroughly enjoying being a governor of this friendly and caring school. I enjoy visiting the school and talking to the children about their learning. It is always very obvious, by their enthusiastic responses, how much they enjoy being a part of this lively and creative school.
I was a teacher for 19 years, enjoying my time in the classroom very much and also my role as a deputy headteacher and Special Needs Co-ordinator. Since 2007 I have been involved in Initial Teacher Training so I am working closely with trainees and primary schools to help train teachers of the future.
I am a governor because I think it is really important to have people involved with the school governors who have a genuine interest in ensuring children have the best opportunities to succeed and enjoy school and this governing body certainly has the best interests of the children and staff of South Hykeham at heart.
My name is Gill Raczynski and I have been both a member of staff and a governor for 20 years.
As my own three children attended our school,my first appointment was as a Parent Governor and I fulfilled this role until they moved on to their Secondary education. Since then I have been privileged to continue as both a co-opted and non-teaching staff governor through to the present day.
My reasons for and commitment to being a governor at our school have neither changed nor wavered over the years and they are to assist wherever possible in giving our children the best start to their education, and to work hard, in partnership with others, to maintain the high standards for which our school stands.
Special Educational Needs, extra – curricular activities and Health and Safety are my areas of interest and responsibility, and I am passionate about offering all our children as many opportunities as possible to both achieve their full potential across the curriculum and remember their primary education as an enjoyable and exciting experience.
My name is Hayley Mawson. I have started teaching at South Hykeham Community Primary School from this September, although I have been teaching for 8 years altogether. I always wanted to become a class teacher and decided from a young age that this was what I wanted to do. My specialist subject at university was English and Education and I have an interest in the Literacy Curriculum and Phonics teaching throughout the school. As well as being the Year One and Two class teacher I am also the school subject leader for Literacy, Phonics and Religious Education. I was asked if I would like to become a staff governor for the school and jumped at the opportunity. I look forward to working with the governing body to help improve and develop this already wonderful school.
Having been a governor for the past 3 years I continue to be impressed with the enthusiasm and cheerful nature of the staff and children. This energises me to do my best to continue to improve all aspects of the school benefiting current and future pupils alike.
I’m married and have two children, both of whom attend the school and still enjoy the caring and nurturing environment of South Hykeham Community Primary School.
I enjoy the great outdoors and frequently ‘drag’ my tribe around windswept moors and beaches, in the search of something interesting! I also like people with positive attitudes and happy smiling children.
The school has offered my son so much in his first couple of years here that when the opportunity of being a school governor came up, I didn’t hesitate.
As a child minder I have some knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and I believe a child’s welfare and education are paramount in providing the stepping stones for a bright future.
My ambition as a parent governor is to assist the school, to continue to strive forward and promote its positive and welcoming approach to teaching.
My name is Emma Lintin and I have the privileged position of being a parent governor at South Hykeham School.
The school has made such a difference to my children's lives over the years that they have been attending, that it made me want to give something back to the school.
As a teacher with ten years teaching experience and two years’ experience in my current role as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in a Lincoln school, I feel that I can help make a difference to all of the children's school experience. I have a particular focus within the governing body which is children with Special Educational Needs and I really enjoy going into school to talk to the children with additional needs to get their viewpoints and ideas.
Being part of the team at South Hykeham is a brilliant opportunity to work with wonderful children and a fantastic teaching team!