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The Governing Body

I am delighted to welcome you to our school. Our children deserve the best start in life that they can possibly get, and here at William Stukeley, our team are constantly striving to provide the best learning environment possible. We promote a warm and friendly atmosphere, where a core commitment to academic growth, blends with strong traditions of pursuing excellence in character, and the development of well rounded young people who thrive on challenges and will become our citizens of the future.

Richard Nicholas

Chair of Governors

The structure of the governing body:

The governing body is made up of 12 governors which consists of:

2 parent governors
1 local authority governor
1 staff governor
1 head teacher
7 foundation governors
There are also 2 associate governors.

Chair of the Governing Body – Mr Richard Nicholas

The governing body is split into 2 committees:

Our Governing Body

Governor Name/Committee


Appointed By

Term of Office

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests





Business Interests

Educational Institutions

Material Interests

Mr Richard Nicholas (Chair)


Local Authority

4 yrs

First Aid Training Business



Mr Tom Emery


Ex officio

While in post




Mr Iain Braid


Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education

4 yrs




Rev'd Canon Rosamund Seal


Ex officio

While in post




Mrs Mary Dack


Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education

4 yrs




Miss Toni Handson


Board of Governors

4 yrs




Mr Stewart Cuthbertson


Board of Governors

4 yrs



Married to Mrs C Cuthbertson – Teacher and Phase Leader

Mrs Helen McGinn


Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education

4 yrs




Mr. Richard West 1/09/17 Elected parent governor 4 yrs.      
Sara Williams - Foundation Governor 29/10/18 Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education 4 yrs      
Mrs C Dennis     24/06/19 Foundation Governor 4 yrs.      

Revd Kate Plant

20/02/17- May ’19

Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education

2.5 yrs




Mrs Carole Williams

12/06/17-May ’19

Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education

4 yrs.      
Mrs Katherine Thorpe

1/09/17 - 7/08/18 (resigned)

Elected parent governor 4 yrs.      


Staff & Pupil Discipline Committee

Mr R Nicholas, Mrs M Dack, Mr R West

Staff & Pupil Discipline Appeal Committee

Mr I Braid

Special Educational Needs Governor

Mr. I Braid

Named Governor for Children in Care & Safeguarding

Mr. I Braid

Health & Safety Governor

Mrs. C. Williams and Mrs. H. McGinn (shared responsibility)

Pay Committee (Threshold)

Mrs. M Dack and Mrs. H. McGinn

Head Teacher’s Performance Management Committee

Mr. R. Nicholas and Mrs. M Dack

Head Teacher’s Performance Management Review Officer

Mr I Braid

Pupil Premium Governor

Mr R Nicholas (Mrs H McGinn to shadow)

Educational Visits Governor

Mr R Nicholas

Early Years Governor  

Governor Attendance

Governor Attendance 2017-18 (pdf) - opens in a new window.

About the Governors

The Governing Body takes an active role in the strategic management of the school.

The Governors are encouraged to work closely with the staff of the school, for the well being of the pupils. They support the staff, pupils, parents and all those involved in the life of the school, in striving to provide a school with a happy, caring atmosphere, with educational excellence. They make regular visits to the school to see the children at work and meet regularly each term to discuss all aspects of the management of the school, including current legislation and curriculum developments.

There are separate committees which deal with the Curriculum and Pupils, Finance and Staffing, and Buildings and Fabric. The Governors are responsible for the school's budget, the upkeep of the building and contribute to improvements within the school.

The Annual Governors’ Report to Parents meeting is held in the Summer Term when the Governors detail their activities throughout the previous twelve months. Parents will receive a written report at least ten working days before the meeting and are encouraged to attend and respond with any relevant questions.