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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 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 Foundation Governor.


Mr Dave Wallace - Ex-officio


I joined the great team at Rauceby Church of England Primary Academy in May 2016 and took over the role as Head Teacher in January 2019. It is a privilege to lead such a dedicated group of teachers and other staff members as they develop our children in a safe and happy learning environment.  I really enjoy it when children come back to visit and share their post-Rauceby journey with us.


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 Sarah Robertson - Staff Governor

(Teaching Staff)

 I am the school’s SENDCo, and teach Year 2 and 4 for some of the school week. As the school SENDCo I am in the fortunate position that I get to work with lots of groups of children, parents and alongside all the school staff. As a governor it allows me to share key information and achievements from our school staff and children with the governors.


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 17 years to date. Currently I have my eldest in Year 2 and hopefully my youngest will start Reception this September. I have experienced governor responsibilities in a Pre school environment for two years and am looking forward to transferring this to a primary school setting. I have taken on the Governor responsibility for buildings and maintenance on the Committee.”


Mark McTiernan - Parent Governor

Awaiting bio


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.