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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 Julia Waites - Ex-officio



Mark McTiernan - Member Appointed  Governor

I was very pleased to be elected as a Parent Governor at Rauceby in November 2019 and now Member Appointed Governor since May 2022.  Both of my daughters have attended the school, and have now moved on to Kesteven & Sleaford High School, and their time at Rauceby prepared them well for this transition. Our youngest is in Year 2 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.


Mr Tim Eccles - Parent Governor

I currently have both of my children at Rauceby School. Knowing that we would have a link with the School for the foreseeable future, I wanted to do something that would ‘give back’ to the school and its pupils, both current and future. Although I have not had prior involvement in an education setting, I have over twenty years’ experience in my industry and I hope to be able to transfer some of the skills I have learnt in this time across into my new role as Parent Governor.


Mrs Kate Roche - Parent Governor

I currently have 1 child at Rauceby, in Year 5, and I am extremely happy to begin working with school in my role as Parent Governor. I have a 20 year career as a teacher, both at secondary and primary, and I hope my experience and skills will enable me to support Rauceby in its journey moving forward.


Mrs Sarah Singleton - Parent Governor

I have 2 daughters who both attend Rauceby Primary School and feel privileged to be a parent governor.  I am a qualified teacher and have taught PE & Sport Science in schools and FE colleges since 2001. Alongside my role as a teacher, since 2017 I have been an Usborne partner & enjoy working with schools around the UK to transform their libraries. I have a real passion for promoting reading for pleasure.


Mrs Jackie Bainbridge - Foundation Governor


Mrs Kerry Dickson - Parent Governor


Mr Nicholas Dodgson - Parent Governor


Mrs Lyndsay Nemeiksas - Associate Staff Governor

(Support Staff)

I have worked at Rauceby School for over twenty 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

Mr P Brewster - representing the Diocesan Board of Finance and the Diocesan Board of Education