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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

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 28.11.2023

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 10.07.2024

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

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

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

Dean Wiffen

‘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



Laura Marigliano

This is my first year as Parent Governor. I 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 attended since nursery and are now in years 5 and 3

 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 

Alison Garside


I became a parent Governor in January 2021 because I wanted to have a better understanding of the decision making and procedures that happen behind the scenes at Sunnyfields. 

My children started coming to Sunnyfields in 2014, Rafe is in Year 4 and Alice has now left. I’m Treasurer for Friends of Sunnyfields and I was also a dinnerlady. 

I currently run my own doggie day care and home boarding business, prior to taking voluntary redundancy in 2015 I worked for Doncaster Council for 19 years. 

All the family love dogs and taking them for a walk in the wood.


Term of office expiry date - 21.01.2025 

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