Meet the Governors
Mrs C Boddy (Headteacher) – I am the Headteacher governor and I am involved in all the committees which meet to make sure our school is the best it can be. I have worked at the school since 2008 and love all the different things I have to do as part of my job. I particularly enjoy working with the Governors and our school community to celebrate our achievements and find ways to be even better.
Mrs J Brothwood (Chair of Governors) - I was co-opted to the Governing Body in April 2021 and appointed as Chair of Governors from September 2022. I am a member of the Resources Committee and Tecahing & Learning Committee. I am also the Governor lead for Safeguarding and attendance.
Ms N Hatton (Parent Governor) - My name is Natasha Hatton and I currently have 2 children in Donnington Wood Infant School & Nursery.
I became a parent governor as I feel passionate about my children's education and wanted to have some input into the school and find out more about the national curriculum. I currently work in the care sector and wanted to engage purposefully during my free time.
Term of Office Start Date: 9 November 2020
Term of Office End Date: 9 November 2024
Mrs Mandy Parker (Vice Chair) - I was co-opted to the Governing Body in September and am a member of the Finance and Resources Committee.
My educational background is as a Lecturer and Curriculum Manager in Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges, including 13 years at New College Telford (now part of Telford College). In 2018 my husband and I worked with 11-18 year olds in an international school in China, where I was a Drama Teacher and Housemistress, a fascinating opportunity. This background has given me a wide experience of managing physical and staffing resources, developing curriculum and planning teaching and learning and pastoral care. I have also worked as a Quality Nominee and examiner and in quality assurance.
I have two grown up sons, one of whom is a primary school teacher in Telford and a very lively young granddaughter. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the staff and Governing Body of Donnington Wood Infant School & Nursery and with the wider school community.
Term of Office Start Date: 17th November 2022
Term of Office End Date: 17th November 2026
Mrs Sarah Pitt (Associate Governor) - I joined as an Associate Governor in January 2023 to represent our staff team on the governing body. I have been Deputy Head Teacher here since 2012 and have worked alongside the governing body in leading our school. My role in school means that I have worked closely with governors on curriculum areas that I lead and welcome the challenge that they bring to my role to improve our school. I am looking forward to building on this work in this exciting new role.
Term of Office Start: 9th January 2023
Term of Office End: 9th January 2024
Amanda Hannington (Staff Governor) - I have worked at Donnington Wood Infant School & Nursery for over 13 years. My current role is Assistant Head Teacher, which includes responsibility for Maths and Early Years.
I am dedicated to ensuring children have the best education possible in our school. As part of the Governing Body, I am able to ensure that staff views and wellbeing are considered as part of the running of the school. It is a pleasure to work closely with a professional and passionate governing body who all want the best possible outcomes for our children and community.
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Mrs Michelle Parker (LA Governor) - I joined the governing body in November 2022. My role is focused on the quality of education, teaching and learning. I am also a member of Telford & Wrekin's Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).
In my previous job I was the Quality Assurance Specialist for Telford & Wrekin. Prior to that I was one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools (HMI) for twelve years inspecting both schools and local education authorities. I have worked as an advisor for two other local education authorities and for many years was a teacher.
I bring to my role a wealth of experience in leading the evaluating and monitoring of primary schools, special schools, large 2,000 plus student secondaries, and everything in between. I am passionate about every child having the best opportunities to help them succeed educationally, physically and emotionally. I look forward to working with staff, other governors, pupils and parents of Donnington Wood Infant School & Nursery to help it be the very best it can be.
Term of Office Start Date: 10th November 2022
Term of Office End Date: 10th November 2026
Co-Opted Governor - 2 VACANCIES
Parent Governor - 1 VACANCY
Governors who resigned in 2021/22 are
Mrs C Coltman - Co-Opted Governor (resigned 21st July 2022)
Mr J Johns - Co-Opted Governor (resigned 21st July 2022)
Mr J Lavery - LA Governor (removed 26th March 2022)
Miss K Park - Parent Governor (resigned 24th March 2022)
Mrs C Tomlinson - Co-Opted Governor (resigned 2nd October 2021)
Governors who resigned in 2020/2021 are:
Mrs L M Flanders – Parent Governor (resigned 9 July 2020)
Mrs S Leng – Co-opted Governor (resigned 16 July 2020)
Mr W J Price – Co-opted Governor (resigned 20 August 2020)
Mr M Baxter – Associated member (resigned 9 September 2020)