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. 

In addition to my role at Donnington Wood Infants & Nursery, I am a governor for another Telford & Wrekin primary school federation as well as being a non-executive member for another organisation.

As a former Senior Civil Servant I have a range of strategic leadership experience across a number of different roles and disciplines - operational delivery, policy, and project and programme management.  I am very please to be able to share my experience and to support the Governing Body and wider school community at Donnington Wood Infant School and Nursery.

Term of Office Start Date: 19 April 2021
Term of Office End Date: 19 April 2025 


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)


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