Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Emma Lintin (Chair of Governors)
I have had the privileged position of being a parent governor for over eight years since my boys were both at South Hykeham (they are now aged 13 and 17). The school was just fantastic with them both so I wanted to give something back to show our gratitude. Initially, I was elected as a parent governor for the first two terms of office, I am now a Local Authority Governor having been accepted to represent the Local Authority on our governing body.
As a primary teacher for ten years and then a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator for a local primary school and a nursery school for the last nine years, I feel that my professional experience adds hugely to what I bring to South Hykeham as a governor. I firmly believe that happy children make the best learners and I work hard as a governor to support the school in achieving that for our children.
Being part of the team at South Hykeham is a brilliant opportunity to work with wonderful children and a fantastic teaching team!
Kevin Yelland (Vice Chair of Governors)
I am honoured to be a parent governor at South Hykeham Community Primary School since 2019. I have a daughter who started in the school in 2017 and a son who joined in 2020. I became a parent governor of this outstanding school in order to give something back by fully contributing and supporting the school in its continued development.
Although I have no direct experience in the education sector, I have been in the Royal Air Force for over 20 years and have had a multitude of roles ranging from being a project manager for defence procurement programmes to becoming a flying instructor. Over this period, I have acquired a range of skills and experience which will enable me to assist the governing body in helping the school offer the children opportunities to reach their full potential in a safe and enjoyable environment.
I am committed to the children’s educational and moral development, the welfare of the school, and will support the headteacher by playing an active part in the public and social life of this exceptional school.
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.
I’ve been involved with South Hykeham Primary since 2016 when my eldest started at the school, but who recently left in the summer of 2022. I currently have two other children still attending. Over the past 6 years I’ve attended the majority events held by the Friends of the School, notably the parents v teachers football match in the memory of Jamie, and I’ve also assisted Mr Richardson in coaching the school football team.
My professional background has seen me involved with and be the director of multiple businesses across different sectors. I’m a dynamic, forward-thinker that strives for continual improvement with a keen eye for strategy, growth, and business development.
I’m passionate about being involved with South Hykeham Primary School and the local community where I’ve also volunteered as a football coach for 6 years.
I have now been a governor since the last quarter of 2010. Up to September 2022 that was as a Parent Governor, and that has now moved over to being a Coopted Governor.
I feel privileged that I am able to be a part of a bright future of a very special school. A school that has provided all 3 of my sons with the tools and morals for the life ahead of them.
I hope to continue to be a valued part of the governing body and strive to ensure that this fantastic school has a solid future. I endeavour to ensure that South Hykeham school is an inspiring place for adults and children alike.
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.
I have been both a member of staff and a governor for more than 30 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 serve as a co-opted governor through to my present role as staff governor. I am proud to say that two of my grandchildren are now pupils at our school.
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 and support 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.
Music, PE, Health and Safety and extra-curricular activities 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.
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.
I have been a parent governor since 2021 when my son joined SHPS in reception.I have a background is working in the Water Industry for the past 15 years, in various positions including Programme management, Project management, Continuous improvement and Change management. I am extremely lucky that I work as a fantastic employer who actively encourages employees to take on roles within the community, something which I love. I am very enthusiastic about giving something back to the school as they do such a wonderful with the children and it really is a great community to be part of.
I was elected as a parent governor in November 2021 at South Hykeham Community Primary School, for which I was and still am delighted. I have one boy currently at school, in year 3, and one who left in July 2022. I became a parent governor to help the school continue to deliver the best outcomes possible for our young people.
My professional background is in large scale transformation and change, I currently work for a global food producer in their IT department accountable for all HR, Digital and IT development services. I am practical, level headed and a problem solver, often managing unfamiliar and challenging situations, skills I believe benefit the school and help it continue to meet its objectives. Although not from an educational background, I actively contribute as much as practical in all aspects of the school with the children's needs at the heart of everything I do. I am also the governor accountable for governing computing, online safety training and remote learning provision.
It was a privilege to become a co-opted governor in 2017 and contribute to the wonderful job done by the school community. On my visits to the school I am struck by how polite, friendly and happy the children are. This is a testament to the hard work of all involved with the school.
I read History at Warwick University before completing my PGCE at the University of York. I have been a History and RS teacher for over fifteen years and teach at a local secondary school. I am passionate about children receiving a holistic education and aim to support the school in continuing to provide this for our students.
Originally from Hull, we have lived in Lincoln for over ten years. My daughter is now at secondary school, but she thoroughly enjoyed her time at the school. My son currently attends the school and loves playing football on the field!