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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

    
NameCategory of GovernorAppointed ByTerm of Office EndsCommittees

Laura Pincus

(Chair)

Co-optedGoverning Body

24/03/2020

-

23/03/2024

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

Sapna Shah

(Vice Chair)

Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Barnet

16/03/2020

-

15/03/2024

Finance (Chair), Curriculum, HT Performance, Personnel, Strategy, 
Harriet BloomAssociate GovernorGoverning Body

05/10/2018

-

04/10/2022

Communications (with voting rights)

Tim JacksonCo-optedGoverning Body

02/07/2020

-

01/07/2024

Premises (Chair), Strategy 
James ClareParentGoverning Body

27/09/2018

-

26/09/2022

Finance, Personnel (Chair) Headteacher Performance Review, Strategy
Michael FarhiParentGoverning Body

27/09/2018

-

26/09/2022

Finance, Premises
Claire RosenParentJunior Parents

9/11/2017

-

8/11/2021

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

15/03/2021

-

14/03/2025

Safeguarding, Curriculum
Lisa WeinbrennCo-optedGoverning Body

12/02/2019

-

11/02/2023

Safeguarding (Chair), Curriculum, Strategy, Communications

Carol FranklCo-optedGoverning Body

08/02/2019

-

07/02/2023

Safeguarding (with voting rights)
Tony BrandCo-opted GovernorGoverning Body

24/09/2019

-

23/09/2023

Curriculum, Communications
Farnoush BikdeliCo-opted StaffGoverning Body

29/09/2020

-

28/09/2024

Communications (Chair), Safeguarding, Strategy
Emma McCabeCo-opted StaffGoverning Body

27/09/2018

-

26/09/2022

Communications, Curriculum
Katie AttwoodAssociate MemberGoverning Body

02/07/2020

-

01/07/2024

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum (with voting rights)
Nick AstaireParentGoverning Body

03/12/2020

-

02/12/2024

Premises 
Joshua HamertonCo-OptedGoverning Body

29/09/2020

-

28/09/2024

Premises, Safeguarding

 

 

Daniella 

Jackson 

                  

Associate

Member       

Governing

Body          

19/05/2021

18/05/2025

Personnel (with voting rights)                 

 

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
Mark LeiblingCo-optedGoverning Body

18/03/2019

(Left:

02/07/2019)

Curriculum, Strategy (Chair)
Head Teacher Performance
Phil MulvihillStaff

Infant Staff

01/04/2016

31/03/2020

(Left: 06/01/2017)

Premises
Karen TicknerParent

Governing Body

01/04/2012

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

Governing Body

01/04/2012

31/03/2016Finance, Curriculum
Sheryl BekhorCo-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 WolfinParentJunior Parent Governor(Left:29/10/17)Personnel, safeguarding, premises
Harriet BloomParent

Governing Body

(05/07/2016)

05/07/2020

(Left: 03/03/2018)

Communication, Curriculum

Russell CallerAssociate GovernorGoverning BodyLeft:27/09/2018 Personnel
Rachel BeardCo-optedGoverning BodyLeft: 27/09/2018Communication, Curriculum
Katie FearnCo-optedGoverning BodyLeft: 21/07/2018Communications, Safeguarding

 

Anna BlackCo-optedGoverning BodyLeft: 01/11/2018Safeguarding & Personnel (Chair),
Communication and Community Engagement, Strategy, Personnel Safeguarding Governor
Chris Rafferty Governing BodyLeft: 31/12/2019Personnel, Curriculum

Claire

MacKenzie

Co-opted        

Governing Body         

Left          07/01/19

Sen Governor                                    

Simon GreenhouseCo-opted StaffGoverning Body

Left

25/09/19

Premises, Curriculum
Shiv Haria-ShahCo-optedGoverning Body

27/09/2018

26/09/2022

Personnel, Safeguarding

Information on Current Governors:

 

NameRelevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings Attended 

2020-2021

Sapna ShahNothing to declare 5 of 5
Laura PincusNothing to declare5 of 5
Tim JacksonMarried to Governor Daniella Jackson5 of 5
Claire RosenNothing to declare4 of 5
Brenda McCaffertyTrustee at 'De Nederlandse Regenboog School'5 of 5
Jenny AylenGovernor at 'Christ College'5 of 5
Farnoush BikdeliGovernor at 'Christ College'5 of 5
Emma McCabeNothing to declare5 of 5
Katie Attwood

Forest Environmental LTD

Environmental services Asbestos removal 

Director since 2008

4 of 5
Jenny CatleyNothing to declare5 of 5
James Clare

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

5 of 5
Tony BrandNothing to declare5 of 5
Michael FarhiNothing to declare5 of 5
Harriet BloomNothing to declare5 of 5
Carol FranklChair of trustees of 'The Southover Partnership'5 of 5
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

3 of 5
Nicholas Astaire Nothing to declare3 of 3
Lisa WeinbrennNothing to declare5 of 5
Daniella JacksonMarried to Governor Tim Jackson1 of 1

 

 

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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