Parent Governor

Mrs Annabel Brighton

My name is Annabel Brighton, my family and I moved to Needham Market a couple of years ago and have felt hugely welcomed into such a lovely, kind community. My son is just starting in Reception after going through the fantastic Nursery for 5 terms, and we all feel really excited about the journey he will embark on here at Bosmere.
I am a Primary Teacher, specialising in Early Years. I am very passionate about learning through play and encouraging a huge breadth of experiences for children in their first years. I am also a huge advocate for encouraging a love of reading from an early age. Both my boys love books and have such an interest in sharing a book together (although my youngest HAS to be about vehicles; tractors in particular). And my oldest has just started reading everything in sight, including the soap and crisp packets! I love phonics, because although it sounds super complicated it’s actually such a fantastic, systematic method of learning to read.
I hope I can bring a dual perspective to the governing body; being a parent, whilst also being knowledgable about the education system.
Terms of office: 08/07/2021 – 07/07/2025

Mrs Aimee Burch


Hello my name is Aimee Burch and I am new to the school and the role of Governor.  My child has just started reception and with another due to join in two years time.  I am keen to become an active part of the school community and help shape the community of the school.  I have been a social worker in children’s services for 12 years so my expertise is in safeguarding, promoting children’s welfare and keeping children’s best interests at the centre of all decisions. 

Terms of office: 02/10/2020 – 01/10/2024

Mrs Alison Darrington

I’m Alison Darrington – I am a parent governor at Bosmere Primary School.   I believe it’s important to take an active part in the community and I wanted to be involved in my children’s education as well, not only to help them progress but also to support Bosmere as much as I can.  My two children attend and love Bosmere School.

Work-wise I am a freelance trainer, working with organisations in East Anglia to increase effectiveness and productivity of their customer service, sales and management teams.

I also volunteer for the Needham Market Community Council where I look after the publicity of their Art Exhibition and Craft Fairs.

I enjoy gardening and am trying to persuade my children that planting veg and flowers is more exciting that simply digging large holes and making mud pies.

As a governor I sit on the Finance Committee and I’m responsible for mathematics – highly ironic since this was my weakest subject at school!  Yet I’m thoroughly enjoying my role, finding it rewarding and learning a huge amount.

Terms of office: 05/02/2021 – 04/02/2025