I have been involved in primary education all my working life, first as a teacher, followed by seventeen years as headteacher of two successful Lincolnshire schools. I am married with two adult children, and we now enjoy spending time with our five grandchildren.
I first became a school governor in 1992, and have been part of a governing body ever since, as teacher, headteacher and community governor, joining Heighington Millfield Governing Body on my retirement in 2015. I became Chair of Governors when Heighington Millfield joined the Priory Academies Trust.
I bring to the Governing Body my skills in leading teams, a love of lifelong learning and a knowledge of effective assessment and teaching practices. I work with governors and staff to ensure the school we serve provides the best possible educational environment for all our children.
John Beaven - Headteacher - Ex Officio Governor
Benjamin Faulkner - Parent Governor
I have lived in Heighington for 6 years, and with my son now thoroughly enjoying his time at Millfield, I am very proud to be a new parent governor for the school. Together with my wife, we all enjoy the wonderful countryside both on Heighington's doorstep and further afield , walking, cycling and generally getting out into the fresh air.
Working in Lincoln for a large engineering firm I bring to the governing body skills and experience from business such as leadership, team working and investigative and analytical competence; all which will help me add value to the existing governors board in our duties and responsibilities.
Tina Bramley - Parent Governor
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1992 and for fifteen years I worked as a Children’s Occupational Therapist in a variety of educational settings across Lincolnshire. I am now working within the senior management team of Lincolnshire Community Health Services where I am Head of Clinical Services for therapy and children’s services working across the communities of Lincolnshire.
As a child I attended Millfield and my twin girls are currently in year 5 at the school. I have close family and friendship ties to the village and feel passionate about ensuring that the children within the area attend a high quality school which allows them to reach their potential.
Jacqueline Rushby - Community Governor
My name is Jacki Rushby and I have lived in Heighington since 1986. I am married with three children who all went to Millfield school and I was very involved with the school during this time.
I describe myself as a “jack of all trades, master of none”. I started my career as a teacher, but have also worked in the library service and usually with children.
Since retiring a few years ago, I now spend my days walking my dog, Reading and crafting but I also love spending time with my grand daughters.
I now feel that I have some spare time so have been accepted as a school governor and very much hope to give some of my skills and experiences back to the school and the local community.
Rachel Bage - Community Governor
I enjoy being a busy community member supporting a local cubs group, teaching beginner brass music and being part of a community band. My husband and I both enjoy the freedom and space living in Lincolnshire and enjoy many local walks and community activities.
As a mental health nurse and mental health university lecturer, I have recently finished my MSc looking at the link between primary school teacher – student relationships and student wellbeing. I bring to the Governing Body my skills in leadership, wellbeing, mental health and environmental and human factors.
I am thrilled to be joining the Millfield Primary Academy Governing Board. I aim to ensure our young people have the opportunity to develop a lifelong love of learning and wellbeing is promoted in both students and staff.
Tineke Brooks - Community Governor
My family and I have lived in Heighington for the past 4 years and very much enjoy being part of the community. My role as a Governor will now allow me to give a little back to the community we now call home and to support the school our eldest son loves so much.
As a Training Consultant with a Royal Air Force background, I understand what it means to focus on the ‘learner needs’. I hope to be able to add value and objectivity to support our Governing Body Team by offering skills and experience in leadership, analysis and continuous improvement.
I enjoy running and cycling and generally spending time exploring the Lincolnshire countryside with my family.