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
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 28.11.2023
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 06.03.2024
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 10.07.2024
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
'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
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
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
‘This is my first year as an associate governor at Sunnyfields. I have lived in Doncaster all my life and recently moved back to Scawthorpe with my wife and young daughter, who has this year started nursery at the school.
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 - 7.02.2025