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 both enjoyed 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 and I now serve the Governing Body as a Co-opted Governor. 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.
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.
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.
Emma Lintin (Vice Chair)
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!
I have two daughters at South Hykeham School, one in Year 2 and one who is in Reception. My elder daughter has been very happy at the school and I think it is a really fantastic school where children develop a love of learning as part of a friendly and supportive community. I was keen to have the chance to become fully involved in the life of the school and to contribute to the school and so stood for election as a parent governor in October 2018. I am very much enjoying serving as a governor, helping to support the school and to play a role in its continued development. I am also involved with the Friends of the School, helping out with their fundraising activities..
I am honoured to be a parent governor at South Hykeham Community Primary School. I have a daughter in year 2 and a son hopefully joining the school 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 honoured to be a co-opted governor and contribute to the wonderful job done by school community. On my visits to the school I am struck by how polite, friendly and happy the students are. This is a testament to the hard work of all involved in the school.
I have been a History and RS teacher for twelve years and have worked at a local secondary school since moving to Lincoln six years ago. I am passionate about children receiving a holistic education and aim to support the school in continuing to provide this for our students.
I am married with a seven year old daughter who attends the school and a three year old son who is already asking when he can to go and play in the fort!
Reverend Peter Collins
I am the rector of Hykeham. I have been the rector of Hykeham for over 5 years and enjoy working in a town that is changing and growing, with many young families moving into the area, bringing new opportunities and new ideas. I enjoy working with children at the primary and nursery school level. They teach me so much!
I am very much a rural lad, who enjoys the countryside and loves the diversity of Lincolnshire from The Wolds to the Fens. I am married to Sally and have 2 grown up daughters, Emily and Hannah. I enjoy being a School Governor and we hope to make a real difference to how children perceive and understand the world and grow in confidence. It’s wonderful to see characters developing.
I became a governor at the school in 2017, and feel very honoured and privileged that other parents voted for me to represent them.
I am married with two grown up sons, and one young daughter who goes to the school. I am a retired police officer, and now jointly own a business where we spend a lot of time in both primary and secondary schools working with the children.
Having visited many primary schools all around the country, I truly believe that we are very lucky to have a school such as ours serving the local community, and I hope to play my part in helping the school to maintain it’s high standards, and well deserved reputation.