Governors have a responsibility for the strategic management of the school, acting within a framework set out in the national legislation and the Articles of Government of the school.

The Headteacher works closely with Governors and is responsible for the day to day running of the school. Together they are responsible for the well-being of all children and for ensuring that the learning taking place fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum.

If you would like to know more about the work of the Governing Body or are interested in becoming a Governor please contact the school office to make an appointment with the Headteacher, Chair or Clerk to Governors.

Instrument of Governance for The Lancaster School

Governors Register of Interests

Governors Attendance Register - 2017/2018    |     Governors Attendance Register - 2016/2017

Governors Secure Area (Governors Only)

Message from the Chair of Governors

On behalf of the children, staff and governors at The Lancaster School I’d like to welcome you to our website. You may be a parent or a potential parent trying to make the best choice for your child, or someone interested in gaining deeper insight into the function and learning environment of our exciting world. Our website is designed to provide you with some of the key facts about our school. However, there is only one way to know how our school really works and that is to come and see it in action. If you do want to visit us or if you would like further details about any aspect of school life, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Lancaster School is situated within the heart of the Birchwood Estate and was built on an old airfield that was part of RAF Skellingthorpe. The school was named aptly after The Lancaster Bomber that was stationed at RAF Skellingthorpe during the Second World War.

Our school aims to provide the best education for our children, through a varied curriculum, within a stimulating learning environment, offering a friendly and creative atmosphere, with excellent teaching and the opportunity to gain additional skills through extra-curricular activities.

We have very dedicated staff and governors who help to shape the direction of the school. Our governing body is made up of voluntary parents, staff, local authority representatives and the community. We are responsible for making sure the school provides a high quality education and continually strives to raise standards through effective teaching. We will challenge and hold the school accountable both financially and academically to ensure that our children make the best progress. I am privileged to hold the position of Chair of Governors and have been an active member of the governing body since November 2007 when my children were at the school.

If you have any questions for the governing body or have an interest in joining our team, please email me at lucia.redfern@lancaster.lincs.sch.uk. All new governors are welcomed and play a vital role in ensuring that the views of parents and the local community are heard.

Thank you for taking the time to access our site, we hope you find all the information you require but please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.

With Kind Regards

Lucy Redfern
Chair of Governors

Lucy Redfern

Mrs Lucy Redfern - Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor. End of Office - 29 November 2019

I have been a governor for almost 8 years now, starting as a parent governor in 2007 when my two children were at The Lancaster School. I was lucky enough to be nominated for Chair of Governors in 2009 and have thoroughly enjoyed this role ever since.
My children progressed very well at The Lancaster School and were very happy here, they have now moved onto The Priory City of Lincoln Academy and Birchwood Junior School but I continue to be a governor here as I firmly believe that the values and standards that we instil at The Lancaster School have a big impact on the future of the children.

Vacant – Vice Chair of Governors



Tracey Bowman

Mrs Tracey Bowman – Executive Headteacher

I have been a Headteacher at Birchwood Junior School for 8 years and was delighted in January 2015 to be asked to take on the headship of The Lancaster School too; this has been a fantastic opportunity for both schools to work together more closely.
I have taught in 5 schools in Lincolnshire during my career which spans over 20 years, I have also done some improvement work in schools.
I was born and grew up in Hull. I am married and have two lovely daughters who are currently away at university in Edinburgh and Oxford.

Naomi Haughton

Miss Naomi Haughton – Head of School

Staff Governor - End of Office - 09 July 2021

I am the Head of School at The Lancaster School and have worked here for 10 years. I am a committed and loyal member of staff who wants to make a difference to the lives of children, teaching them skills and providing them with opportunities that they will need for the rest of their lives. I aim to provide the best for every child and develop in each child a love of learning through the provision of a broad, balanced and creative curriculum.
I become a governor in September 2014 as I wanted a deeper insight into the school and wanted to work with other governors to drive the school forward.

Karen Henry

Mrs Karen Henry – Co-opted Governor

End of Office - 20 May 2019

I have worked at our school for 25 years. I am part of the senior leadership team, teaching assistants' line manager and provide support in Key Stage 1. I am an experienced HLTA that provides cover for the teacher's PPA time. I have a good understanding of all the pupils' needs in Keys Stage1 and Foundation Stage 1. I have extensive experience of working with pupils with additional needs, have led a nurture class and continue to provide support for pupils who need assistance with managing their own behaviour.
I am a governor to represent my colleagues and the pupils at our school. I feel my experience of Early Years, Key Stage 1 and SEND assists the governing body with making informed decisions affecting our school. I am fully committed to all the children and staff at The Lancaster School. I want every child to reach their personal goals and to enjoy their learning.

Yvonne Turner

Mrs Yvonne Turner – Partnership Governor

End of Office - 20 May 2019

I have just returned after 34 years working with 0-4 years working in a pre-school setting here in Birchwood and around Lincoln in the Children's Centre.
I am Brown Owl in the Brownie Pack I have in St Luke's Hall, which I have done for 45 years. I am also an authorised Local Minister in St Luke's and St Martin's Church.
I was asked to be a Governor by a Parent Governor who I worked with at the time.

Vacancy – Parent Governor

End of Office - TBD

Vacancy - Local Authority Governor

End of Office - TBD

Andy Kerry

Mr Andy Kerry – Partnership Governor

End of Office - 25 September 2020

I am a local councillor, first responder and full time member of the emergency services. I have been a Governor previously at my children's school and after a period away I am delighted to be involved again.

It is a privilege to be able to watch the school and the children grow and I am proud to be part of that process.

Vacancy – Parent Governor

End of Office - TBD

Mrs Bridget Humphries – Clerk to Governors


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