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Welcome to the Governors' section. Governors are a vital part of our school. If you are interested in joining the governing body or would like to find out more information, please do not hesitate to come and talk to us.
 

Brookland Schools' Governing Body

At Brookland there is one combined (federated) governing body for both the Infant and Junior schools. It is made up of the two head teachers, four staff governors (three of whom are co-opted), six parent governors (four of whom are co-opted),one local authority governor and five further co-opted governors.  From time to time we also appoint associate members where appropriate.

 

A photograph sheet of our current governors can be found in each of the playground noticeboards. 

 

Should you wish to contact any of them, please do so via the school office or, in the case of parent governors, feel free to approach them in the playground.
 

Role of the Governing Body

The role of the governing body is to support and challenge the head teachers and staff to ensure that the children receive a high standard of education in a supportive and inclusive environment. In practical terms this means making decisions with regard to a wide range of policies and tracking the progress and direction taken by the schools. The responsibility for the day to day running of the school is delegated to the head teacher. The full governing body meets twice a term in addition to which all governors are attached to a number of subcommittees which meet one to three times a year.

 
The main committees are:
  • Communication and Community Engagement
  • Curriculum
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Premises, Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding and Personal Development
  • Strategy
  • Head Teachers' Performance

List of Current Governors

  
Name Category of Governor Appointed By Term of Office Ends Committees
Mark Leibling (Chair) Co-opted Governing Body 18/03/2019 Finance, Curriculum
Head Teacher Performance

Laura Pincus

(Vice Chair)

Parent Infant Parents 20/04/2020 Communication and Community Engagement (Chair), Head Teacher Performance,
Safeguarding, Personnel
Sapna Shah Local Authority London Borough of Barnet 15/03/2020 Finance, Curriculum, Safeguarding
Anna Black Co-opted Governing Body 05/07/2020 Safeguarding (Chair),
Communication and Community Engagement
Tim Jackson Co-opted Governing Body 05/07/2020 Premises, Finance
Harriet Bloom Co-opted Governing Body 05/07/2020 Communication and Community Engagement, Curriculum
Katie Fearn Co-opted Governing Body 05/07/2020 Personnel, Safeguarding
Claire Rosen Parent Junior Parents 9/11/2021 Personnel, Safeguarding, Premises
Brenda McCafferty
Headteacher
N/A Ongoing Finance, Premises, Communication and Community Engagement, Curriculum, Personnel, Safeguarding
Jenny Aylen Headteacher N/A Ongoing Finance, Premises, Communication and Community Engagement, Curriculum, Personnel, Safeguarding
Jenny Catley Staff Infant Staff 15/03/2021  
Simon Greenhouse Co-opted Staff Governing Body 13/11/2018 Premises, Curriculum
Farnoush Bikdeli Co-opted Staff Governing Body 28/09/2020 Communication and Community, Safeguarding
Emma McCabe Co-opted Staff Governing Body 14/11/2018 Communication and Community Engagement, Curriculum
Rachel Beard Co-opted Governing Body 14/11/2018 Communication and Community Engagement, Curriculum (Chair)
Chris Rafferty Co-opted Governing Body 14/11/2018 Curriculum, Personnel
Russell Caller Associate Member Governing Body 11/07/2021 Personnel, Head Teacher Performance
Katie Attwood Associate Member Governing Body 05/07/2020 Finance

 

 

List of Governors who were members of the Governing Body during the last 12 months but have now left:

 

Name Category of Governors Appointed By and Date of Appointment Term of Office End Committees
Phil Mulvihill Staff

Infant Staff

01/04/2016

31/03/2020

(left: 06/01/2017)

Premises
Karen Tickner Parent

Governing Body

01/04/2012

31/03/2016 Personnel (Chair), Safeguarding
Alexandra Taylor-Yeates Parent

Governing Body

01/04/2012

31/03/2016 Finance, Curriculum
Sheryl Bekhor Co-opted

Governing Body

19/01/2016

19/01/2020

(left: 05/07/2016)

 
Denis Lam

Co-opted

Governing Body

17/03/2015

17/03/2019

(left: 06/09/2016)

 
Sara Wolfin Parent Junior Parent Governor (left:29/10/17) Personnel, safeguarding, premises

 

 

Information on Current Governors:

 

Name                                              

Relevant Business

and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings Attended 2016-2017
Sapna Shah Nothing to declare 5 of 5
Laura Pincus Nothing to declare 5 of 5
Harriet Bloom Nothing to declare 5 of 5
Katie Fearn Nothing to declare 4 of 5
Anna Black Nothing to declare 5 of 5
Tim Jackson Nothing to declare 4 of 5
Sara Wolfin Nothing to declare 4 of 5
Brenda McCafferty Nothing to declare 5 of 5
Jenny Aylen Nothing to declare 5 of 5
Phil Mulvihill Nothing to declare 5 of 5
Simon Greenhouse Nothing to declare 4 of 5
Farnoush Bikdeli Governor at Christ College 4 of 5
Emma McCabe Nothing to declare 5 of 5
Mark Leibling Nothing to declare 5 of 5

Katie Attwood

Forest Environmental LTD. 

Environmental Services Asbestos Removal. Director since 2008

0 of 1

(Finance committee member only)

Rachel Beard ITV Media - Shareholder since 1998; KSA Planning - Shareholder since 2001 2 of 5
Chris Rafferty Nothing to declare 5 of 5
Russell Caller Nothing to declare 3 of 5

 

Governor Attendance

Governor Code of Conduct

 

See document at the foot of this page outlining the Brookland Schools' Governors code of conduct

Becoming a Brookland Governor

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please click below for more information.
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