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

List of Current Governors

    
NameCategory of GovernorAppointed ByTerm of Office EndsCommittees 

Laura Pincus

(Chair)

Co-optedGoverning Body

24/03/2020

-

23/03/2024

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

Sapna Shah

 

Associated GovernorGoverning Body

16/03/2020

-

15/03/2024

Finance, Personnel, Strategy 
James Clare (Vice Chair)Co-optedGoverning Body

27/09/2018

-

26/09/2026

Finance, Personnel, Strategy, HT Performance 
Michael FarhiParentGoverning Body

27/09/2018

-

26/09/2026

Finance, Premises 
Claire RosenAssociatedGoverning Body

9/11/2017

-

8/11/2025

Curriculum, Personnel 
Brenda McCafferty
Headteacher
N/AOngoingFinance, Premises, Curriculum, Personnel, Safeguarding, Strategy 
Jenny AylenHeadteacherN/AOngoingFinance, Premises, Curriculum, Personnel, Safeguarding, Strategy 
Jenny CatleyStaffInfant Staff

15/03/2021

-

14/03/2025

Safeguarding, Curriculum 
Lisa WeinbrennCo-optedGoverning Body

12/02/2019

-

10/02/2027

Safeguarding (Chair), Curriculum, Strategy

 
Carol FranklCo-optedGoverning Body

07/02/2019

-

05/02/2027

Safeguarding (with voting rights) 
Farnoush BikdeliCo-opted StaffGoverning Body

29/09/2020

-

28/09/2024

Safeguarding 
Nick AstaireCo-OptedGoverning 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 staffGoverning Body

16/05/2023

15/05/2027

Curriculum 
Jeff HarrisCo-optedGoverning Body

16/05/2023

15/05/2027

Finance, Personnel (Chair), Strategy 
Samantha Jayasekera-HefferParentInfant Parents

16/05/2023

15/05/2027

Curriculum (Chair), Safeguarding, Strategy  
Kate BlumhofParentGoverning Body

15/03/22

14/03/26

Finance (Chair), Strategy 
Judith BernsteinCo-OptedGoverning Body

27/03/2023

26/03/2027

Personnel, Safeguarding  
David LeeCo-Opted Governing Body03/10/2023 02/10/2027Curriculum, Premises        
Lucy TobinLocal Authority Appointed by Barnet

24/01/2024

23/01/2027

  
 

 

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:

 

NameCategory of GovernorsAppointed By and Date of AppointmentTerm of Office EndCommittees  

Marcelle Jennings

(Maternity)

Co-Opted

Staff

Governing

Body  

12/01/2022

11/01/2026

Curriculum  
Harriet BloomAssociate MemberGoverning Body

05/10/2018

-

04/10/2022

Communications (with voting rights)

  
Sue MaranCo-OptedGoverning Body

17/11/2022

17/12/2022

   
Katie AttwoodAssociate Member

Governing Body

8/05/2021

01/07/2023Finance, Premises   
Joshua HamertonCo-Opted

Governing Body

29/09/2020

24/07/2023

(28/09/2024

Premises, Safeguarding

  
Tony BrandCo-opted Governing Body

24/09/2019

-

23/09/2023

Curriculum  

Information on Current Governors:

 

NameRelevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings Attended 

2022-2023

Sapna ShahNothing to declare 2 of 2
Laura PincusNothing to declare2 of 2
Claire RosenNothing to declare1 of 2
Jenny AylenGovernor at 'Christ College'2 of 2
Farnoush BikdeliGovernor at 'Christ College'2 of 2
Katie Attwood

Nothing to declare

2 of 2
Jenny CatleyNothing to declare2 of 2
James Clare

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

Partner at Deloitte LLP

2 of 2
Tony BrandNothing to declare2 of 2
Michael FarhiNothing to declare2 of 2
Kate BlumhofNothing to declare2 of 2
Carol FranklChair 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 WeinbrennNothing to declare1 of 2
Aimee EpsteinNothing to Declare2 of 2
Marcelle JenningsNothing to Declare2 of 2
Brenda McCaffertyNothing to Declare2 of 2
Daniella JacksonNothing to declare2 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.
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