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Donnington: Forward together for future success

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Introduction by the Chair of Governors

Introduction by the Chair of Governors – Katrina Beechey

A big welcome from the governors at Donnington Primary School. The Governing Body has members that have volunteered from the school staff, parents and members of the local community. We work as a team with the Head Teacher for the benefit of all the pupils and staff at Donnington.


We come from a diverse background, from education, management, law,  design, the public service, finance, and more. We’re here to give the school a strategic direction and to act as ‘a critical friend’ – helping to guide the school to improve the standard of education and achievement of all our children. We don’t get involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, but, with the Senior Leadership Team, set the criteria by which the school is managed.


We ensure that local and national government legislation and targets are met, that the school budget is spent wisely, that the safety and wellbeing of everyone is paramount, and that the curriculum is delivered to benefit all children and in a way that suits our particular school.


Governors take an active role in the school, not only attending meetings, but also school functions, undertaking visits to classrooms and helping out with school visits. We are proud to be part of the happy and multi-cultural Donnington Primary School community.

If you want to contact us, then we’d be happy to hear from you; please contact us via the school or email


We are also always keen to hear from members of our school and local community who may wish to become a Parent Governor (if you child is currently at Donnington) or a co-opted Governor. Please do contact us via the above details.