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Governors

Creating Opportunities, Supporting Aspiration, Striving for Excellence

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:
  • Curriculum
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Premises, Health & Safety and Community
  • Safeguarding and Pupil Wellbeing
  • Strategy
  • Head Teachers' Performance

List of Current Governors

    
Name Category of Governor Appointed By Term of Office Ends Committees  

Laura Pincus

(Chair)

Co-opted Governing Body

24/03/2020

-

23/03/2024

Finance, Curriculum, Safeguarding, Strategy (Chair), HT Performance (Chair)  

Sapna Shah

 

Associated Governor Governing Body

16/03/2020

-

15/03/2024

Finance  
James Clare (Vice Chair) Co-opted Governing Body

27/09/2018

-

26/09/2026

Finance, Personnel, Strategy, HT Performance  
Michael Farhi Parent Governing Body

27/09/2018

-

26/09/2026

Finance, Premises  
Claire Rosen Associated Governing Body

9/11/2017

-

8/11/2025

Curriculum, Personnel  
Brenda McCafferty
Headteacher
N/A Ongoing Finance, Premises, Curriculum, Personnel, Safeguarding, Strategy  
Jenny Aylen Headteacher N/A Ongoing Finance, Premises, Curriculum, Personnel, Safeguarding, Strategy  
Jenny Catley Staff Infant Staff

15/03/2021

-

14/03/2025

Safeguarding, Curriculum  
Lisa Weinbrenn Co-opted Governing Body

12/02/2019

-

10/02/2027

Safeguarding (Chair), Curriculum, Strategy

 
Carol Frankl Co-opted Governing Body

07/02/2019

-

05/02/2027

Safeguarding (with voting rights)  
Farnoush Bikdeli Co-opted Staff Governing Body

29/09/2020

-

28/09/2024

Safeguarding  
Nick Astaire Co-Opted Governing Body

21/03/2023

-

20/03/2027

Premises (Chair), Strategy   

Daniella 

Jackson 

                  

Co-Opted     

Governing

Body          

19/05/2021

18/05/2025

Personnel (with voting rights)                   
Amy Epstein

Co-Opted

Staff

Governing

Body  

26/11/2021

25/11/2025

Curriculum  

Gabi Symons

 

Co-Opted staff Governing Body

16/05/2023

15/05/2027

Curriculum  
Jeff Harris Co-opted Governing Body

16/05/2023

15/05/2027

Finance, Personnel (Chair), Strategy  
Samantha Jayasekera-Heffer Parent Infant Parents

16/05/2023

15/05/2027

Curriculum (Chair), Safeguarding, Strategy   
Kate Blumhof Parent Governing Body

15/03/22

14/03/26

Finance (Chair), Strategy  
Judith Bernstein Co-Opted Governing Body

27/03/2023

26/03/2027

Personnel, Safeguarding   
David Lee Co-Opted  Governing Body 03/10/2023 02/10/2027 Curriculum, Premises         
Lucy Tobin Local Authority  Appointed by Barnet

16/05/2024

15/05/2028

   
 

 

3 Oct 2023 to 2 Oct 2027
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    

Marcelle Jennings

(Maternity)

Co-Opted

Staff

Governing

Body  

12/01/2022

11/01/2026

Curriculum    
Harriet Bloom Associate Member Governing Body

05/10/2018

-

04/10/2022

Communications (with voting rights)

   
Sue Maran Co-Opted Governing Body

17/11/2022

17/12/2022

     
Katie Attwood Associate Member

Governing Body

8/05/2021

01/07/2023 Finance, Premises     
Joshua Hamerton Co-Opted

Governing Body

29/09/2020

24/07/2023

(28/09/2024

Premises, Safeguarding

   
Tony Brand Co-opted  Governing Body

24/09/2019

-

23/09/2023

Curriculum    
Information on Current Governors:
Name Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings Attended 

2022-2023

Sapna Shah Nothing to declare  2 of 2
Laura Pincus Nothing to declare 2 of 2
Claire Rosen Nothing to declare 1 of 2
Jenny Aylen Governor at 'Christ College' 2 of 2
Farnoush Bikdeli Governor at 'Christ College' 2 of 2
Katie Attwood

Nothing to declare

2 of 2
Jenny Catley Nothing to declare 2 of 2
James Clare

Chair of Governor at 'Harris Academy, St John's Wood'

Partner at Deloitte LLP

2 of 2
Tony Brand Nothing to declare 2 of 2
Michael Farhi Nothing to declare 2 of 2
Kate Blumhof Nothing to declare 2 of 2
Carol Frankl Chair of trustees of 'The Southover Partnership' 1 of 2
Josh Hamerton

Teacher at Aylward Academy, Edmonton

Part of Senior Leadership Team of Mini Minors - XUK LTD

Chair of CHAT at Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy

1 of 2
Nicholas Astaire  Nothing to declare

2 of 2

Lisa Weinbrenn Nothing to declare 1 of 2
Aimee Epstein Nothing to Declare 2 of 2
Marcelle Jennings Nothing to Declare 2 of 2
Brenda McCafferty Nothing to Declare 2 of 2
Daniella Jackson Nothing to declare 2 of 2

 

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.