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Governor Profiles

September 2017

Michael Baker  Chair of Governors
Sharon Osborne Vice Chair of Governors
Paul Holmes Parent Governor
Scott Bainbridge Parent Governor
Lynda Turton - Governor with Witham Academy also
Emma Jorden Staff Governor
Julie Woodward Staff Governor

Richard Trow Headteacher
Lisa Hodgson Clerk to the Governors


Members of The Priory City of Lincoln Academy Governing Committee come from a wide variety of different backgrounds. Below you will find a short biography of each of our Governors. Please click on the following link for details of appointments and attendance:

Governing Body Details and Attendance September 2016

Governing Body Details and Attendance September 2017

Michael Baker (Chair)
Michael is a Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force, who is currently working at BAe Warton near Preston as a Typhoon Requirements Manager. He was born in Sheffield and went to school in nearby Rotherham where he sat the then 'new' GCSE qualification in 1988. After completing his 3 A-Levels at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, he went to Liverpool University to study Physics. After graduating from University, he joined the RAF in 1993 to train as a pilot. Whist serving in the RAF he has flown both the Harrier and Tornado GR4 in combat ops over Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is married to Sarah and has 2 children who both attend LSST. A keen sailor, he is currently studying for his Yachtmaster Coastal qualification."

Sharon Osborne (Vice-Chair)
Sharon is a parent Governor from Lincoln where she grew up, she has moved away but is always drawn back to Lincoln. Her daughter started at The Priory City of Lincoln Academy in September 2013, and she wanted to be more involved in academy life, where she could offer her experience. Sharon works full time as a Staff Nurse in A&E where she is also a union representative and is currently the Chair of the North Lincolnshire branch of the Royal College of Nursing.

Lynda Turton
Lynda was born in Lincoln and attended South Park Grammar School from 1964 to 1969.  She has one son born in 1978, two daughters born in 1980 and 1983 and three granddaughters. On leaving school she worked for Lincolnshire County Council and then whilst raising her family she became a Registered Childminder and also worked in the family building firm. On returning to full time work she became a Childminding Development Worker and currently, she is back working for Lincolnshire County Council.  Lynda has been a school governor for over 20 years, initially at Sir Francis Hill School and then at Ancaster High School (Now Priory Witham Academy.) In 2010 she also joined The Priory City of Lincoln Academy Governing Committee.

Paul Holmes

Scott Bainbridge

Julie Woodward (Staff Governor)

Emma Jorden (Staff Governor)

Richard Trow (Headteacher)

Tracy McKone - left as a Governor July 2017
Tracy has been with the school for several years, she has an active interest in the academy.  Tracy is a registered childminder, and a level 2 swimming teacher/coach.  She has helped with both costumes and props for several of the school productions.

The Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the LGB, Mrs Hodgson, via any of the means below:

Telephone: +44 (0)1522 882800

The Priory City of Lincoln Academy
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