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Governor biographies

Claire Turner

Hello, my name is Claire Turner and I began working at Manor Leas Infant School in September 2019 when I was appointed Deputy Headteacher. Prior to working at Manor Leas, I taught for eight years at a village primary school in Lincolnshire, working across Reception, Year One and Year Two, as well as being the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

Within my current role as Deputy Headteacher, I am the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and am responsible for monitoring the curriculum. I currently teach in Year One and enjoy bringing learning to life through hands-on experiences! I am really looking forward to getting to know the school and its children and to begin working with the staff, families and the local community to support the school in any way I can. In my spare time I enjoy baking, going to the theatre and catching up with friends.



David Butler

Hello, my name is Dave Butler and I moved to Lincoln  in 2010. I am married to Eowyn, we have 2 children Imogen and Lauren. Prior to living in Lincoln we moved Around with work, I feel very privileged and fortunate to have moved to an amazing and welcoming community. I became a parent governor because I have a strong interest in not just my own children's education but education as a whole and enjoy being active in the community. Given that the school plays such a central role within our children's early formative years, I put myself forward for a governor position when a vacancy arose. The hope is, that in my own way, I can make a positive contribution to the school so that it can continue to remain highly successful and go from strength to strength. I enjoy cycling, repairing bikes, DIY and spending time with my family.



Charlotte Rossington

My association with Manor Leas Infant school began in 2001 when my eldest son started school. I have also been fortunate enough to work as a teaching assistant in the school from 2007-2020.  

I hope that my knowledge of primary education and the ethos of the school will enable me to contribute to the Governing body and support the school. 

I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and watching Lincoln City play football. 



Michael Cruickshank

It is a lovely privilege to be involved with the school as a parent governor - the staff and support are great and my children have enjoyed some lovely times at the school. My time as an infant school parent is coming to an end, with my youngest in his final year at the school. Now, I hope to help keep the school as fulfilling and stimulating as possible for other children - if I help to do it, I would be extremely happy. I have lived and worked in Lincoln for the last 10 years, after moving her with my (then) young family. We love the area and have no plans to move anywhere, so I hope to have several years helping school and children in my role. 

I'm looking forward to the challenge of helping to improve the school wherever possible - be it with the difficult current health restrictions, or moving onto future issues.



Ian Cotton

I am a local resident having lived in Lincoln for 16 years. I am the Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant for the South of Lincoln working with a team of a Police Constable and Police Community Support Officers making the local community a safer place to be through partnership work and problem solving. I've worked for Lincolnshire Police for 18 years in emergency response and Neighbourhood Policing roles. I am currently undergoing training in hostage and crisis negotiation. I am looking forward to working with the other school governors and teachers in providing an excellent early years educational experience.