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The Governing Body

The Governing Body of Donington on Bain Primary School meets on a regular basis and is responsible for setting the strategic framework of the school and monitoring its implementation. It acts as a 'critical friend' by holding the Head of School and the Strategic Development Partner, King Edwards, to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils. The Governing Body also overseas the finances of the school; making sure money is well spent.

The Governing Body also has sub-committees. These are Finance and Curriculum.

Who's who on the Governing Body


Emma  Davey - Chair of Governors, LA Governor


I have been very fortunate to have been a Governor of Donington on Bain Primary school since 2010. It has been a very interesting time where we have seen the school evolve through hard work from children, staff and Governors alike into the wonderful school it is today.

I have three children aged 16, 14 and 8 all of which still are or have been students at Donington all the way through their Primary years. 

I was a teacher at a local primary school for 18 years until 2017 when I decided to have a change in career and put my focus into the business which my husband and I have. We wholesale and distribute locally made food and drink within the county and further afield. I have also recently opened a shop on Steep Hill in Lincoln called ‘A little bit of Lincolnshire’.


Tim Needham - Chair of Finance and Resources, Parent Governor

Both of our sons are at Donington on Bain and I also attended the school myself. I have a business background, working in our family farming business in conjunction with consultancy work.


I joined the board of governors at Donington on Bain  in 2017. Through my role as a governor I try to use any knowledge I have to assist the school in the challenges it faces to continue to provide high standards of teaching and learning in conjunction with the caring and nurturing culture of the school to enable every child to achieve their potential.


Aimee Quickfall - Parent Governor


Stephen Woodcock MBE - Co-opted Governor

Having spent over thirty years in education, I understand the diverse needs of a school. In my current work as a supply teacher I operate in a wide variety of schools in both the primary and secondary phases, and am keen to support this school as a governor. Many years ago I attended this school! I am a retired Chief Officer of Lincolnshire Police, and also serve as a Churchwarden.


Chris Rolph - Co-opted Governor


I have been involved in education since I trained to teach Physics in 1991. I was an AST, working with primary schools in particular, before becoming a secondary headteacher in Lincolnshire. After 13 years of headship I moved into Teacher Education and I am now Director of Nottingham Institute of Education, at Nottingham Trent University. My particular interests (apart from science) are curriculum and the implementation of policy, where I am motivated by equity and social justice for all children.


Danielle Wright - Staff Governor



Louise Anyan - Headteacher


I have been Headteacher at Donington on Bain Primary since November 2012. Prior to taking on this role, I taught  Reception and Year 1 at Donington for 11 years and I was also a staff governor during this time.  I have worked in other small primary schools within Lincolnshire and I am a passionate advocate for the benefits a school our size can bring for our children and families. Donington on Bain is situated in a beautiful part of rural Lincolnshire and it is a pleasure to work within this community.


Rachel Mowbray - Co-opted Governor



Chris Otty - Co-opted Governor