Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually.
Governors are appointed to help:
  • decide what is taught
  • set standards of behaviour
  • interview and select staff
  • agree how the school budget is spent
Governors are chosen from:
  • parents
  • school staff
  • community representatives
  • people with special skills
Parent governors are elected by parents and are your representatives on the governing body.  Some of our governors are parents of children at the school but are appointed in a different capacity. 
The governors meet twice a term as a full governing body.  Governors visit school regularly and take part in ‘Learning Walks’ and attend committee meetings for various aspects of school life.

Governors can be contacted through the Chair of Governors at chairofgovernor[email protected]  or the Clerk to the Governors at  [email protected] 

There is a comments box in the office if you have any suggestions to make or if you wish to find out more about becoming a governor at Rauceby Church of England Primary Academy.
Governors' Terms of Reference
Register of Interests
Governor Details
Articles of Association

What does a Governor do?

Governor Vacancies

Mrs Angela Naylor
I have three children, all of whom have now moved on to secondary school.  I am a chartered accountant, qualifying with KPMG in London and then working for The BOC Group in a variety of finance and treasury roles.
Mrs Maxine Purvis

I am a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Bishop Grosseteste University, where I lead the undergraduate school placement modules.  Prior to this I was a Primary Headteacher and a Local Leader of Education.  In this role I worked with the Lincolnshire School Improvement Service and the National College of Teaching and Learning to support Senior Leaders and Governors in developing key skills in Leadership and Management.  I have a Governor responsibility for literacy on the Achievement Committee.
Mr Neill Henderson
Member Appointed
Originally qualified as a solicitor, I have a varied CV that includes lumberjack, musical director and golf course construction!  I have most recently spent 6 years recruiting teachers and lecturers for primary schools and further education colleges, and the last 7 years working in education publishing.  I have been supporting the school for a number of years in the provision of home/school diaries and other products as well as providing calendars to the PTFA to support their fundraising efforts.  My eldest child has now moved onto secondary but my youngest currently attends Rauceby Primary School.
Mr Dave Wallace
I joined the great team at Rauceby Church of England Primary
Academy in May 2016 as the
Deputy Head Teacher.
I took over the role as Head Teacher in January 2019. I enjoy leading such a dedicated group of teachers and other staff members as they develop our children in a safe and happy learning environment.  I enjoy it when children come back to visit and share their post-Rauceby journey with us.  I am also the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Staff Governor
(Teaching Staff)
Due to the movement of Mr Wallace into his new position of Head Teacher, the posistion of Teaching Staff Governor is currently vacant.
Mrs Lyndsay Nemeiksas
Associate Staff Governor (Support Staff)
I have worked at Rauceby School for over fifteen years and really enjoy my role as School Business Manager. Each year I accompany Year Six to Malham on their residential trip, which I really love.
Mrs Fiona  Smith
Member Appointed
   ​I have 2 children, both of whom are at Rauceby School. I am a Secondary School Maths Teacher of 17 years, currently I am a Subject Leader for Mathematics. I have been a Teacher Governor in a Secondary School and I am keen to use my experience in support of Primary education. I have Governor responsibility for numeracy on the Curriculum and Standards Committee.
Mrs Rachel Enstone
Parent Governor
" I am a Qualified Solicitor (currently non-practising) specialising in Family Law. I took a break from practising when my family and I lived abroad, living in Asia and then Europe for a total of 9 years.  I am now a Director and assist my husband in the running of our Management Consultancy firm.  My eldest child is at secondary school, and my youngest at Rauceby.  My role is that of Parent Governor with responsibility for safeguarding."
Member and
Associate Governor

Mr Iain McCracken
Associate Governor

I am the founder and MD of an International Headhunting firm, that works with technical clients in markets like software and F1.  With a career that includes commercial research, recruitment and strategic marketing. Co-Opted as a Governor to support with Communications and Stakeholder engagement. Keen to give back to a wonderful school that his son attended prior to Carres and his daughter still attends.   
Mrs Jane Sanders
Member and
Foundation Governor
I have been a Governor of Rauceby School for 20 years and both my sons went to school here.
In the past I have been Treasurer of the PTA  and  Chair of Governors  but I am now involved on the Admissions & Attendance Committee and help oversee the Rauceby Gift.
I live in the village of Wilsford where my husband and I run our own food business.
Reverend Georgina
Ex-officio Foundation
I trained for ministry at Lincoln Theological College. I was priested in 2012 and served my curacy in my home parish of North Lafford as an Ordained Local Minister. During my curacy was I was appointed House-for-Duty priest. I bring my enthusiasm for rural ministry to my new role as Rector of East Loveden group of parishes.  I look forward to living and ministering in the East Loveden group of parishes, serving God and his people and the schools in the benefice. I am also looking forward to continuing to strengthening the links between the church and the Schools as an ex- officio governor of both Rauceby and Ancaster schools.
Mrs Natalie Roberts
Parent Governor

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to be a Parent Governor of this wonderful school.
My eldest daughter currently attends Rauceby, and hopefully her sister will follow in her footsteps.
I have previously been a committee member of Rauceby Pre-School and am excited to extend my support to the school, learn more about how it operates, and help out in any way I can.
Associate Governor