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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 Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. The Governing Body also oversees the finances of the school.



Governor Register of Interests 2022/23





Meeting Attendance 2022/2023

Register of Interests


Parent (x2)

Tim Needham

12th February 2020

11th February 2024

6 of 6


Vice Chair



Aimee Quickfall

24th October 2020

23rd October 2024

4 of 6

External Examiner (Universities of Chichester, Wolverhampton and Birmingham City University)


Board Member (National Primary Teacher Education Council)


Early Years

Staff (x2)

Louise Anyan

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

6 of 6


Member of Staff


Steve Thompson

9th December 2022

8th December 2026

5 of 5

Member of Staff


LA (1)

Emma Davey

28th January 2021

27th January 2025

6 of 6






Co-Opted (x4)


Stephen Woodcock

11th May 2022

10th May 2026

6 of 6


Supply Teacher


Governor Training


Health & Safety

Online Safety


Marcelle Coker


11th May 2022

10th May 2026

4 of 6


Pupil Premium


Chrissy Yates

12th December 2022

11th December 2026

4 of 4



Jonathan Stephenson

6th February 2023

5th February 2027

3 of 4





Resignations:   Chris Rolph, Chris Otty, Danielle Wright


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 - 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

I am proud to be a parent governor at Donington-on-Bain Primary School and I took up this role in 2020. My son is in Year 3 and has benefited so much from attending our school.

I am also Head of Programmes for Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Education at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. Previously I was a primary teacher for 12 years, working in every year group from Nursery to Year 6 in Lincolnshire and Nottingham.


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.


Kirsty Cartwright - Parent Governor

Awaiting content.


Chrissy Yates - Co-opted Governor

I have lived in Lincolnshire all my life, since 1978, and I’ve worked in Local Government for the majority of my working life alongside many partner agencies.

My Daughter joined the school in 2022 and I was keen to get involved and have an input and I was fortunate to be co-opted as a Governor.

My specialism is communications and as Governor, I am interested in all aspects of the school for the benefit of the pupils and to help continue in the great work seen over the past years and forging ahead for the future, ensuring this is showcased to OfSTED, parents and the wider community.


Jonathan Stephenson - Co-opted Governor

I have worked for Anglian Water for nearly 20 years and also been involved in local sports clubs since a very young age, both playing and on committees helping to run the clubs.

We moved to Donington nearly 3 years ago just before my daughter started at the school. Having been so impressed with the school I felt I would like to give something back as a governor and support the school by taking up this role. 


Steve Thompson - Staff Governor

I have been a member of staff at Donington on Bain Primary School since November 2019. I have two sons at the school, one who left last year and my other son who is currently in Year 6.  Before I joined the school I had my own business, which was a frozen fish factory in Grimsby, so I’m used to communicating with staff and I’m thrilled to be part of the governing body. I am looking forward to working with the other governors, the current members of staff and fulfilling my role as staff governor over the subsequent years.


Louise Anyan - Headteacher

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