Meet the Governors of Helpringham Primary School

Sam Waite

Chair of Governors (Co-opted, Early Years)

I live in the village with my husband and 2 boys and chose to be a governor in order to give something back to the community in which I live.   I am an early years consultant with Lincolnshire County Council with 15 years + experience within all sectors of the early years childcare and education.  I am passionate about getting it right for children in those very early years and ensuring they have the very best start in life, which is why I volunteer as the early years governor at Helpringham school.
Sam Waite

Mr A Canadine

Headteacher

I took up position as Headteacher at Helpringham Primary School in September 2015 following a successful 3 years as Headteacher at another Lincolnshire primary school.
Mr A Canadine

Mrs C Breckon

Governor (Co-opted, SEND)

I am a retired Headteacher and have lived in Helpringham for over 30 years. My own children came to the school many moons ago!
I am one of the co-opted governors and have only one aim- to ensure that all the children at our school are happy, interested in the world, and reach their full potential. I look forward to working with the Headteacher and staff to ensure that this can be achieved for everyone.
Mrs C Breckon

Mr G Hotchkin

LEA Governor

I started my formal education in April 1947 in Miss Green’s Infant Class at Helpringham School, leaving the school in July 1953  My two daughters attended the school in the 1970s/80s and my grandson from 2004-2011.
I have been a Governor of the school for around 25 years, and have just stepped down as Chairman, which I was privileged to be for a number of years working with three different Headteachers.
For several years I was a Governor of Kesteven and Sleaford High School and Chairman for 6 years.  I have also been a Parish Councillor for a number of years and I am currently Chairman of the East Midland NFU Sugar Beet Forum.
Mr G Hotchkin

Mrs C Nickols

Staff Governor (H&S)

I am in my second year as a staff Governor and I currently teach the Year 1 children in Snowy Owls. I am also a member of the standards committee working towards improving performance and developing the curriculum in school.
Prior to being a staff Governor I was a parent Governor for eight years as my two boys attended the school and both thoroughly enjoyed their time here.
Mrs C Nickols

Mr M Lennard

Governor (Parent)

I live in the village with my wife (a former school pupil) and two daughters who both attend the school.  I am a chartered geologist with a background in maths, science and the environment.   We are lucky to have such an excellent and thriving school on our door-step and I feel very privileged to be able to support the continued success of the school through my role as parent governor.
Mr M Lennard

Mr A Gill

Governor (Co-opted)

I live in the village and my son attends the school. I wanted to become part of the governing body to contribute to the continued safe running of this excellent school which provides so much for our children. The holistic approach adopted by the school to develop each child and help them grow and fulfil their potential, utilizing the school ethos of respect and care, resonates strongly with me. I feel fortunate we have such a caring and inclusive school which provides ‘for every child, every day’.
Mr A Gill

Pat Penistan

Clerk to the Governors

Pat is an experienced Clerk to Governors and this is her second school in this role. She has been at Helpringham for the last 4 years.
Pat Penistan

Declaration of Interests



No Governor has any interests to declare
Declaration of  Interests