Meet the Governors

The school’s governing body meets at least twice each term. The governing body also meets in smaller committees to discuss and decide on such matters as the aims and development of our school, the appointment of staff, the school budget and links with the area served by our school. All this is very exciting and interesting work and the Governors attend training sessions to help them use the skills they already have to best serve the children’s interests.

To view Governor meeting attendance please click on the dates below:

Governor Attendance 2019-2020

Governor Attendance 2018-2019

Governor Attendance 2017-2018

Governor Attendance 2020-2021 

 

To view the Governors' Annual Report 2019-2020 please see here.

To view the Governors Register of Business please see here.

 

DONNINGTON WOOD INFANT SCHOOL & NURSERY

GOVERNING BODY 2020/2021

 

         

Governor Category

Name

Appointed by

Committee / Responsibilities

Term of office ends

Local Authority

Mr Jim Lavery

LA

Teaching & Learning / Responsibility - Attendance & EYFS

November 2024

Head Teacher

Mrs Caroline Boddy

-

Finance & Personnel,  Safeguarding & Premises, Teaching & Learning  

-

Staff

Mrs Amanda Hannington

School staff

Teaching & Learning,  Safeguarding & Premises

January 2023

Co-Opted

Mrs Catherine

Coltman

Governing Body

Finance & Personnel,  Safeguarding & Premises / Responsibility - Safeguarding, Maths & EYFS

September 2023

Co-Opted

Mr John Jones

Governing Body

Finance & Personnel,  Teaching & Learning / Responsibility - SEN & Curriculum

October 2024

Parent

Ms Natasha Hatton

Parents

Teaching & Learning / Responsibility - Literacy November 2024

Co-Opted

Ms Katy Tomlinson

Governing Body

Finance & Personnel,  Safeguarding & Premises / Responsibility - Pupil Premium

November 2024

 

Mr J Lavery (Local Authority Governor) - I am approachable at any time and I am always keen to listen to people’s views and comment on the best way forward for the school. I have lived in Donnington since the early 90s and have been heavily involved in boxing and Scouting. I joined the Parish council and became a Governor to see if I could help today’s youngsters in any way shape or form. I strongly believe that if we look after today’s children then we will have a strong community tomorrow. In addition to Governor I hold the following offices; retary of West Midlands ABA, Member of Telford and Wrekin Sports Commission, Member of Scout fellowship and Councillor representing the Parish of Donnington.

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 A Hannington - I am the Assistant Head Teacher in school and am involved in the Teaching & Learning Committee.I have been teaching at the school for a number of years and have particular interest in early years and maths.Being on the governing body gives me a unique opportunity to represent the staff and pupils at Donnington Wood Infant School, but also to work alongside governors evaluating and monitoring the provision for your children.

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Mrs C Coltman (Chair) - I am a Co-opted governor and joined the governing body in September 2019. I enjoy working in schools as a governor and the challenge that the role brings.  I have recently been appointed Chair of the Governing Body and also the Link Governor for Safeguarding.

I have been a governor since 2003 and at various times have served on the governing body of three primary schools in Telford & Wrekin.  I have worked in education most of my working life across all sectors.  

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Mr J Jones - I am a retired Headteacher of a local secondary school and believe I can bring the qualities of an experienced, senior education professional to the governing body. This professional input is supported by a thorough knowledge of the school community, which I know so well, from my time as a serving Headteacher in the area.

Since retirement I have returned to industry providing metallurgical and technical expertise to both UK and worldwide precision engineering companies.

 

 

Mrs C Tomlinson - I am a co-opted Governor and have been a member of the  Governing Body since November 2020. I have been a teacher for twenty years and am now a Head teacher in a Primary School in Telford and Wrekin. I fully understand the important role Governing Bodies play in the leadership of a school and the challenge and support that is needed.

I can bring the qualities of an experienced educational professional to the governing body and living closely to your local area and working within one very similar, I feel I can offer a great deal of support and strategy.

Ms N Hatton - 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.