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Rauceby Church of England




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  or the Clerk to the Governors at 


Please contact us if you wish to find out more about becoming a governor at Rauceby Church of England Primary School.




Mrs Maxine Purvis - Chair


I have recently retired from my role as a  Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Bishop Grosseteste University.  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.


Mrs Rachel Enstone - Vice Chair


I am currently a Foundation governor, having also been a parent governor at Rauceby.  I am the link governor for SEND and vice-chair.  After several years living abroad, we returned to live in the UK and both my children attended Rauceby School; they now attend local secondary schools.   I am a non-practising solicitor (family law).  Since my children left primary school, I decided to change my career and I am currently training to be a primary school teacher.  I am also a director in my husband's management consultancy business.


Mrs Julia Waites - Ex-officio



Mrs Natalie Roberts - ​Parent Governor (Safeguarding)

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to be a Parent Governor of this wonderful school. Both my children attend the school. 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.


Mrs Fiona  Smith - Member Appointed

I have 2 children, both of whom have, or are attending 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.


John Heaton - Parent Governor

I am a Senior Non-Commissioned Engineer in the RAF, having served 19 years to date.  I am a father to two children.  My eldest is of Year 3 age and my youngest is of Reception class age.  I have experienced governor responsibilities in a pre-school environment for four years.  Most recently I was elected as the chair to Rauceby Pre-School, a position which will allow for continued close relations to Rauceby Primary School.  I have taken on the governor responsibility for buildings and maintenance on the commmittee.


Mark McTiernan - Parent Governor

I was very pleased to be elected as a Parent Governor at Rauceby in November 2019.  Both of my daughters have attended the school, one recently moved on to Kesteven & Sleaford High School and her time at Rauceby prepared her well for this transition.  The younger one is currently in Year 5 and is making fantastic progress.  This year our youngest will start and continue in their footsteps at this amazing, supportive and enriching school.


Reverend Georgina Machell - 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 Jane Sanders - 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 , Academy Member 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.


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.


Rauceby Members

As an Academy we also have Academy Members who, amongst other tasks, appoint some of the Governors and meet annually to appoint the auditors and receive the Academy's Annual Report and Financial Statement.  Our Members are currently:

Mr N Henderson

Mrs A Naylor

Mrs M Purvis - ex-officio as Chair of the Governing Body

Rev'd P Johnson - representing the Diocesan Board of Finance and the Diocesan Board of Education