Meet the Governors

Anne Perkins           (Local Authority Governor)

I have been a governor at Cherry Willingham since 1988. I was initially a parent governor when my children were at school but then became an LEA governor. I am Company Secretary and director of my husband’s Design consultancy business. I am responsible for the accountancy of this business. I became chair of Governors in 2014. I have been a past chair of governors at Reepham Primary school.


Steve Trevor  (Parent Governor Deputy Chair of the Governing Body)

I am a full time student studying towards a B.Sc (Hons) in computer science and looking to teach with specialisms being maths and IT after completion of my degree. I am currently vice chair of both Cherry Willingham Parish council and the Cherry Willingham Community School Governing body. I’m a single father of 4 boys aged from six to twenty and I live in Cherry Willingham. 


Tracey Wood (Parent Governor and Chair of the Governing Body)

I have been a parent governor since 2003, firstly at Fiskerton Primary School where my children attended. I then became a parent governor at Cherry Willingham Community School in 2010 when my eldest started at the school. He has now moved on to sixth form but my youngest son is still at the school.

I have seen many changes in my time as a governor at the school, not least being three different Headteachers. There have been many challenges along the way, including our Ofsted rating in summer 2015. Despite these challenges, I am immensely proud of our school and the achievements the students and staff have made (my own son left with all A and A* in his GCSE’s and was Head Boy).

I was elected as Vice Chair of Governors in Autumn 2015 when I took on responsibility for Safeguarding and was then elected as Chair of Governors in Autumn 2016. I now have responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Pupil Premium as well as Safeguarding.


Elaine Stiles(Headteacher and Governor)

I am the Headteacher charged with setting the strategic direction of the school, along with the Board. As a community school, our main aim is to ensure that all of our children have a well rounded education which includes them being academically successful, happy and confident young people, ready to take the next steps of their journey.  We do this by working within the context of the needs of our young people, our community and the wider aspects of our society.


Anna Beard (Co-opted Governor)

I grew up in Lincolnshire and am currently a Trainee Solicitor in Lincoln after graduating from  the University of Sheffield with a Law degree. My past experience includes working with the County Council providing legal advice for Children’s Services and Academies across the County in relation to education matters.

I became a Governor for the first time at Cherry Willingham School in October 2016 and  I am really looking forward to being involved in supporting and assisting the school.


Rachel Coxon (Staff Governor)

The roles I hold within the school are teacher, teaching assistant and head of Apollo House. I also coordinate the after School club which includes involvement in the School’s Challenge at the Lincolnshire Show and at the village gala. My two children attended Cherry Willingham Community School  and I am heavily invested in ensuring  its future as an outstanding school.


Andrew Booth (Parent Governor)            

I am employed by East Lindsey District Council/APB Planning Ltd in a senior planning role. I am also a co-opted Governor of Cherry Willingham Primary School.


Ian Pindar (Co-opted Governor)

I am the Deputy Headteacher of Cherry Willingham Community School. My responsibilities include the coordination and management of the special education needs provision as well as deputising for the Headteacher. I have worked at the school for 20 years and have experience of teaching technology, and my leadership roles have included analysis of the pupil and school performance. I have taken the opportunity to be a governor as I am well aware of the crucial role they play in ensuring the school is the best that it can be.

My wife is Head of Upper school at Cherry Willingham Community School.


Jim Charters (Partnership Governor)

I am a retired finance and IT specialist who lives in Lincoln. I joined the Governing body in 2014 with the intention to engage my financial skills and many years’ experience in other schools throughout the country in similar roles. I am the Governor responsible for Teaching and Learning.  I am heavily involved in other Lincolnshire community activities including as a Town Councillor. Cherry Willingham Community School is a vital asset to its community and has as a Governor I am committed to ensure it future prosperity and great success.

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Cherry Willingham Community School, Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4JP

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