Meet our governors
Jennie Fullwood - Char of governors
I am an almost retired headteacher, having been the head of a very lively urban school in the middle of Scunthorpe for fifteen years.
Since I retired, I have worked for the Local Authority in a school improvement role, I also mentor trainee teachers. I love this work, but my favourite thing about being retired is looking after my grandsons, one of whom is here at Crowle Primary Academy in the nursery.
I am an avid baker of cakes and love to read with my book group as well as spending time with my friends and family.
I am very excited to be part of the governing body and I hope that my experience in education as well as my absolute belief that all children deserve the very best from their days at school will help me to be a valuable member of the governing body.
Donna Young - Vice Chair
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.
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.
I'm excited to have the opportunity to serve on the governing board of Crowle Primary Academy. Currently I am principal of Richmond Hill Primary Academy, part of the Roselearning Trust alongside Crowle Primary. With many years experience as an education leader, I bring my insider's perspective to help advance policies and strategy for Crowle Primary.
I have a teaching degree from Leeds Trinity University, a degree from the University of Hull along with post graduate certificates in both Headship and SEND. In addition to my role as Principal, I really enjoy contributing my experience in school leadership to governance. As a former special educational needs coordinator (SENCO), I'm especially passionate about guiding policies and programmes that help our children with diverse learning needs thrive.
I'm particularly proud that my own son who is dyslexic successfully accessed special education support to guide his primary education journey to be now studying a Sports Business Management Degree at Leeds Beckett University. It's a testament to the outstanding SEND services we provide across our Trust.
Outside of my professional life, you’ll often find me making memories with my loved ones, embarking on trips near and far, walking my charming dog Matilda or getting lost in a good book. I feel fortunate to collaborate with the governing team to ensure an enriching, quality education for all children here at Crowle Primary Academy
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.
Laura Turner - Parent governor
I have lived in Crowle for over 15 years with my husband and 2 sons, who both attend Crowle Primary Academy. We are a busy family who are fully invested in all things within the community and enjoy taking part in lots of sports. Between us we play rugby, football and I even attempt to play netball too!
I first expressed an interest in being a parent governor when there was a position available and I enquired for some more information, as I wanted to gain more knowledge about how the school is run. The boy’s education and wellbeing and that of all the children attending the school is of paramount importance to me. I really enjoy being involved in the strategic planning of the school.
Jane Howden - Staff Governor