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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 - Chair of Governors

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 19.03.2022

Gaynor Bellamy - Vice Chair of Governors

I became a Parent Governor in December 2012. I am a former Sunnyfields pupil myself and mum to three children (two current pupils). Sunnyfields and the education it offers plays an important part in our family. Should you ever want or need to talk, you may see more of me in KS1 as I am the EYFS governor, or at the Friday "mentions" assemblies I attend each week.

Term of office expiry date 03.12.2020

Ruth Martin

I became a Co-opted Governor in September 2015. I moved to Scawthorpe 10 years ago with my husband Stephen, but I have lived in Doncaster all my life. I have worked for Aggreko for the past 17 years. They are a multi national company who mainly specialise in temporary power projects. I am a Business Development Manager covering the north of England. I have two daughters in Sunnyfields, Annie and Emilie.

Term of office expiry date 29.11.2019

Lorraine Flint

I became a Co-opted Governor in 2015. In 2013 I moved to Doncaster from Kent. For the past three years i have helped care for my 3 grand children, two of whom attend Sunnyfields Primary School. At the same time as moving I also retired from teaching. During my 25 year career I have taught in different primary schools for example, inner city London and also in a village in Kent. My life is full and fun since moving. I have joined the Friends of Sunnyfields, Toddler group, Sewing, Knit and Natter as well as the local reading group. I have no pecuniary interests and I am not related to any staff member.

Term of office expiry date 06.03.2020

Maureen Walker

I became a Co-opted Governor in July 2016. I am a retired infant teacher and now volunteer at Woodlands Library. I was a swimming teacher at Adwick Swimming Club. I attend Sunnyfields Primary for the "Open the Book" assemblies, R.E lessons and Godly play. I enjoy walking and reading.

Term of office expiry date 10.07.2020

Sarah Wortley

I became a Parent Governor in October 2019 and I have a daughter who is in Year 3 at Sunnyfields.  I work part time as a Administration/Accounts Assistant for a local family run firm and have worked in Admin/Accounts roles for over 20 years. 

I became Chair of 'Friends of Sunnyfields' in December 2018 and have also recently become a Parent Ambassador for Children's University.  

Any spare time I have is usually family time. We love camping and days out and walking our family dog, Lady.

Term of office expiry date 21.10.2023

James MacConnachie

I became the school’s Staff Governor in July 2016.

This is my 6th academic year working at Sunnyfields Primary school. I started at the school as the Year 2 teacher and taught this age group for two years. I then moved into the Early years Foundation stage and became the Foundation stage 1 teacher.

As well as being a staff governor, I lead PE within school. This role involves overseeing the delivery of PE across the school, organising all school competitions and leading a variety of after school clubs. I am passionate about sports and competition.

As well as leading PE within school, I also enjoy taking part in sports and keeping fit outside of work.

Term of office expiry date 22.05.2020

Sharon Sinha

I became a Co-Opted Governor in January 2018.  Both of my daughters attended Sunnyfields and I worked at the school for 23 years, first as a Midday Supervisor, then as Learning Support Assistant and finally as Office Assistant where I had lots of daily contact with parents and children which I absolutely loved.  I retired in July 2014 to look after my grand-daughter while her mum returned to work.  I really missed my involvement with the school and felt as though I was missing out on an important part of our community.  So, when the opportunity to become a Governor arose I jumped at the chance to give some of my time and energy to Sunnyfields once more.  You will see me most mornings and afternoons at the Key Stage 1 entrance taking and picking up my grand-daughter - please feel free to have a chat at any time.

Term of office expiry date 21.01.2022


Hayley Lumley

This is my fifth academic year as part of the Sunnyfields team teaching 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 28.01.2023

Emma Wain

I became a parent governor in November 2016. I have three daughters, two of which attend Sunnyfields. Until recently I was a primary school teacher myself at a local infant school but decided to focus on my family whilst they are young. I enjoy visiting school when I can and helping on school trips and in class. 

Outside of Sunnyfields I volunteer my time to help a local dance school and have an interest in theatre. I love spending time with my family and enjoy day trips to explore different places.

Term of office expiry date 24.11.2020

Parent Governor Information Form

Become a Parent-Governor at Our School

Committees of the Governing Body

Governing Body Role & Structure

Register of Governor Interests & Attendance