Meet our governors

Donna Young - Chair of governors 
I have lived in Crowle since 2001 and have 2 children who both attended this school from nursery to Year 6. They are now at Axholme Academy and John Leggott College. How time flies!

I have a background in nursing and became a governor in 2011 as I wanted to find out more about the education of my children and how schools worked. I didn’t think I would still be a governor all these years later.

I have found it extremely interesting and challenging at times, but the time spent in school with the children has been the most enjoyable.

Charlotte Leach - Vice chair

Originally from Doncaster, I gained a BA in Education from Durham University. Having been educated throughout my school life in my hometown, I was keen to return and give something back. I have been a Junior school teacher at Hill House School since 2003 and I have been part of his huge transition from a small school in the centre of Doncaster to the much larger school in its current rural location. I have been in my current position of Deputy Head of the Junior School since 2013.

I have two children; my son is in Year 6 and my daughter is in Year 4. They both keep themselves very busy! When I am not at school, you can often find me out on the cricket field, football pitch or in the dance studio. Spending time with my friends and family is incredibly important to me. I enjoy going on holiday with them and I love to shop!

I have recently become a governor at Crowle Primary as I am very interested to see how schools work across all sectors.​I hope that my time spent as a governor is valuable to the school and I hope to gain experience and flourish in my role. 

Donna Rowbottom - Community governor 

I’ve been a governor at Crowle primary for 3 ½ years. I moved to Crowle in 2005 and grew up in a village near Leicester. 

I am a qualified nursery nurse (NNEB) and have been qualified for 27 years. I have worked in day nurseries and have 19 years’ experience of working in the community with Surestart, Children’s centres and health visiting. I am currently a community nursery nurse with the health visiting team on the Isle. 

In my spare time I enjoy swimming, meals out, spending time with friends, shopping and days out with my daughter who is currently in year 6. 

The best part about being a governor is spending time in school with the children who are always happy to talk to us!

I hope as a governor I can continue to play a part in preparing our children for an exciting future and getting the best opportunities for them to learn and succeed.

Emma Solomon - Parent governor

I have lived in Crowle all my life, growing up in this community and attending this School myself. My son is now in the Nursery class at this School and I am so pleased I have the opportunity to be a Parent Governor and have an input in my son’s, and other children in this community’s education, to help ensure it is a safe and nurturing place for them to learn and grow. I am very passionate about Crowle and where we live having been here the whole of my life. 

Although I have never worked in Education, I believe my knowledge and experience of Supplier governance will hopefully come in useful. I work for a Bank as a relationship manager for critical suppliers to ensure they follow governance and regulation. My role includes risk rating, problem solving, clear communication, cost management and stakeholder management which I believe could also be useful to the School.

In my spare time I love to spend time and make memories with my family. I am also very passionate about music, I love singing, performing and playing fiddle and mandolin.  

Rachel Hiblin - community governor

I was born and have lived in Doncaster all my life. I knew I always wanted to be a  teacher growing up and I graduated in 2003 from Bishop Grosseteste when I was 21. I have been teaching ever since.  I am currently Deputy Head and Year 2 Teacher at Owston Park Primary Academy which is another of the Rose Learning Trust Schools.

I am married and I have two sons, one who is 14 and one who is 11, so my weeknights and weekends are usually taken up with football and rugby training and matches! I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and family and walking our pet dog, Solo.

I  became a governor at Crowle Primary in January 2022 and I am looking forward to getting to know and working with the whole school community.

Jane Howden - Staff Governor

I have lived in Crowle for over 20 years and I love the village.  I have one son who attended Crowle Primary Academy, he is now at college.  Whilst he attended school I was a school parent governor for 6 years.  I then started work at the school and stepped away from the role.  
I was recently asked to consider rejoining as a staff governor. I accepted because I am passionate about where I work.  I also always want to do my best to support the children and staff. Becoming a governor is a great way to have a voice and have a good understanding of the school.  I hope I am a good addition to the board of governors. 




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