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Mr Andy Fawkes

My name is Andy Fawkes, and I am delighted to be the Headteacher of our school.

I joined Linchfield after almost three years as the Headteacher of a Church of England school in Hull. The school underwent many changes during my time there, and outcomes for children significantly improved. Prior to that, I was Head of School, and Deputy Headteacher of a large inner-city primary school in Nottingham. I have also taught in Wisbech and in Newark at the start of my career.

As a Headteacher, I have a few guiding principles which I wish to share with you:

My office door is always open! 

If parents and carers have issues or concerns, I am always happy to listen and to help. If I am unavailable at the time, I am more than happy for parents and carers to book appointments to see me via the school office or to email me. My email address is public and this is probably the best way to contact me –

I expect excellence!

Our children only get one attempt at primary school and I intend to give them the best education I possibly can. My aim is for our children to make outstanding progress. I will work in partnership with the governing body, making changes to our provision, to make this happen.

We are here for the community

As a school, we serve the community. We are here for the community and to play a full part in the community. I want all our children to become the well-rounded citizens of tomorrow and I believe that we must give them every opportunity to develop their sense of social and moral responsibility.

None of this can be achieved without the support of our parents and carers. Undoubtedly, Linchfield has had some challenges in recent years. We cannot change our past, it has gone.

However, by working together, I hope that we can take Linchfield to new heights.

I look forward to working in partnership with you all, for the benefit of our children.



Mrs Sue Willey

Co-Chair of Governing Body

LA Governor

Term of Office: 04/3/19 - 02/12/19

Was Co-opted Governor (01/10/14 - 30/09/18)

Subject Responsibility: Safeguarding and SEND


I first came to live in the Deepings in 1979 when I began my teaching career at Deeping St James County Primary.  After four years my husband and I went to work overseas firstly in Oman and then Cairo. In 1990, we returned to Market Deeping and I began teaching at Linchfield where I remained until 2007. We then returned to the Middle East in fact to Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Whilst there, I taught in a range of primary schools both international and private.  In addition, I also worked as an advisor for a school improvement company supporting a new government initiative.


I am married with two grown up daughters and I'm a grandmother. Both of my daughters were educated at Linchfield and The Deepings School.


As a LA governor, I hope that the many skills that I have developed through out my teaching career will contribute to the future development of the school. I look forward to working with a committed board of governors and a professional and dedicated teaching staff ensuring that Linchfield provides the quality of education its children so rightly deserve.



Miss Sarah Pullen

Staff Governor

Term of Office: 21/11/17 - 20/11/21

Subject Responsibility: TBC



Mrs Lisa Davis

Associate Member and School Business Manager

Term of Office: Yearly, agreed December to December



Mr Andrew Armstrong

Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 10/10/17 - 9/10/21

Was Associate Member 3/3/16 - 10/10/17

Subject Responsibility: TBC


I moved to the Deepings area in 2015 with my wife and two children.  My son is a pupil here at Linchfield and my daughter is a pupil at The Deepings Comprehensive school.


I believe that all children have the right to the best education and that schools should aspire to exceed both the pupils and parents expectations.


Professionally I work for a large manufacturer of aerospace engines as a Manufacturing Engineer.




Mr Stuart Robinson

Co-Chair of Governing Body

Parent Governor

Term of Office:  4/3/19 - 23/9/22


I am a parent of two cjildren currently attending Linchfield and live in Deeping St James.  I grew up in South Lincolnshire and moved back to the area in 2016.  It's my firm belief that all children deserve to have the best possible education available to them and that their school should offer them a wide range of experiences to meet the changing world they grow up in.  Equally its important that their time in school should be as enjoyable as possible.


I work as a project manager within a large financial institution and want to use the skills and experience I have gained for the benefit of the school wherever possible.



Mrs Johann Boorman

Clerk (04/03/15 - )


I moved to Market Deeping in 2014, from Kent.  I am married with 2 children, both at secondary school.  I joined the Linchfield Governing Body, as Clerk, in March 2015.  Prior to this, I clerked at numerous schools for Kent County Council and Medway County Council.  I enjoy working with the Governing Body, assisting them in reaching the goals and vision for the school.