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Sunnyfields Primary School

Sunnyfields Primary School

''Respect, challenge, enquiring mind and confident''


The Governing Body is committed to ensuring each child reaches their potential by providing leadership, guidance and challenge to the school. 

The Governing Body


Martin Hobbs 


Born in Barry in South Wales. I moved to Doncaster in 1978 after taking up a temporary employment opportunity with a local company. I settled in Doncaster moving from Hexthorpe to Skellow, then on to Scawsby and finally settling in Bentley in 2002. I retired (voluntarily) from my local authority as a project manager in 2010 after 21 years. I have two sons whom both attended Sunnyfields Primary School during the late 90's and early 00's. I became a Governor in 2002. I then became a Local Authority appointed Governor and finally obtained the role of Chair of Governors in 2009.

Term of office expiry date 19.03.2026








Chloe Hoogwerf


'I became the school's Staff Governor in September 2020. I teach Year 3 at Sunnyfields and absolutely love my job. I wanted to be a Governor to gain a better understanding of the decision-making and procedures that happen behind the scenes at our school. I love that I can represent the staff at Sunnyfields and hope to be a great addition to the Governing body. 

As well as class teacher and staff governor, I also lead Music, French, RE and Computing at Sunnyfields. In this role, I ensure that these subjects are running smoothly and consistently throughout school, whilst exploring new directions for each subject to take in our ever-changing society.

Teaching is my first and main passion, but outside of work I also enjoy running and reading.'

Term of office expiry date 11.10.2024



Hayley Lumley


I am a teacher here at Sunnyfields and have been since 2015, in Lower Key Stage 2 and I became a governor in October 2018. 


I completed my teacher training with Schools Direct in June 2015 after working as a teaching assistant for several years prior to that across South Yorkshire.

Before I decided to become a teacher, I studied Illustration at the University of Huddersfield. I have always been passionate about the arts and creativity within schools and through this I became Art co-ordinator. This involved leading art across school and supporting children and staff to develop their artistic abilities. I am now working with other members of staff as part of a team to oversee the wider curriculum across school.

Outside school I enjoy anything involving arts and crafts and spending time with friends and family!

Term of office expiry date 28.01.2027



Dean Wiffen


I am a Co-opted Governor here at Sunnyfields. I have lived in Doncaster all my life and recently moved back to Scawthorpe with my wife and young daughter, who attends Sunnyfields.

I have worked at Doncaster Council for over 15 years and my role supports people to become more physically active in their day to day life, through engaging in sport and physical activity opportunities. I hope I can pass on my knowledge and experience within this subject area, to support the young children at Sunnyfields within their PE and sporting activities’

Term of office expiry date - 07.02.2025



Laura Marigliano


I am a Parent Governor at Sunnyfields and have lived around the Scawthorpe area all my life, even attending Sunnyfields myself, a very long time ago. 

I have two daughters Amelia and Jessica, who have also attended since nursery.

I currently work as an administrator for Doncaster college and wanted to become a Governor to be more actively involved with school and gain a better understanding of how the school is run. 

Term of office expiry date - 21.01.2025 



Louise Laycock


I qualified as a primary school teacher in 2008 and have taught in schools across Doncaster for all of my career. I have had many different additional roles in school coordinating various subjects, SEND, mentoring students and Early Career Teachers. Most recently I have qualified as a Mental Health First Aider.

I have two children attending Sunnyfields - Ruby and Jasmine - and became a Parent Governor in 2022.

I have many interests outside of education but I would have to say that my favourites are reading and visiting the seaside.

Term of office expiry date - 14/07/2026



Nicola Moran

Formerly school sports lead at Club Doncaster Foundation, I am now a Public Health Officer for Well Doncaster, covering the South area. My role is to help support communities in leading a healthier lifestyle and bring communities together to make their area a better place to live . I am passionate about providing all children with an opportunity to take part in sports . I feel that myself and the school share the same values and am looking forward to working with them as a Governor.

Term of office expiry date - 22/1/27 




Andrew Doyle


I am a Co-opted Governor and I have been a permanent resident in Doncaster all my life, I have company that supplies vehicles across all services as well as the retail motor industry. My specialty is company rescue plans to assist in recovery of companies who are struggling day to day, my main hobby is my family who I love to bits and we do everything together. I work along side numerous charities and help in any way I can.

Term of office expiry date - 22/1/27




Ben Mays

Born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, I have lived with my family in Doncaster for some years since. I originally studied social work at degree level before going into business and HR. I pursued my passion and recently graduated with an MBA. 

Having now settled into Doncaster, Scawthorpe, I continue my passion for business and HR in the healthcare sector. I became a governor in 2022 and was humbled to be accepted by Sunnyfields. I was impressed with Sunnyfields approach to education and I am proud to utilise my skills in business and HR as governor. 

In my spare time, I am an avid reader and writer and enjoy various physical pursuits. It’s great to be on board with Sunnyfields.

Term of office expiry date - 3/11/26





Nicola Marsden


I have recently become a parent governor at Sunnyfields Primary School.  I was a former student of the school in the 90s and have always lived local to the area.  I now have a daughter who has started her educational journey with the school and a  younger daughter that is due to start next year. 

I have worked in dentistry for  14 years and currently work as a lead dental nurse and have a keen interest In compliance , CQC and meeting standards, but most of all patient care and experience. I am also a mentor And tutor for student dental nurses. I have chosen to be a parent governor to have a more active role in the school and help it develop further.


Term of office expiry - 17/9/2027