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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 MemberGoverning 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 RosenParentGoverning Body

9/11/2017

-

8/11/2025

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 Governing Body

24/09/2019

-

23/09/2023

Curriculum, Communications
Farnoush BikdeliCo-opted StaffGoverning Body

29/09/2020

-

28/09/2024

Communications (Chair), Safeguarding, Strategy
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)                 
Amy Epstein

Co-Opted

Staff

Governing

Body  

26/11/2021

25/11/2025

Communication
Marcelle Jennings

Co-Opted

Staff

Governing

Body  

12/01/2022

11/01/2026

Curriculum
Katie BlumhoffParentGoverning Body

22/03/22

21/03/22

 

 

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

Left: 02/07/2019

Curriculum, Strategy (Chair)
Head Teacher Performance
Phil MulvihillStaff

Infant Staff

01/04/2016

Left: 06/01/2017

Premises
Karen TicknerParent

Governing Body

01/04/2012

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

Governing Body

01/04/2012

Left: 31/03/2016Finance, Curriculum
Sheryl BekhorCo-opted

Governing Body

19/01/2016

Left: 05/07/2016

 
Denis Lam

Co-opted

Governing Body

17/03/2015

Left: 06/09/2016

 
Sara WolfinParentJunior Parent GovernorLeft: 29/10/2017Personnel, safeguarding, premises
Harriet BloomParent

Governing Body

(05/07/2016)

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

Left:

26/09/2021

Personnel, Safeguarding
Emma McCabeCo-opted StaffGoverning Body

Left

17/11/2021

Communications, Curriculum

Information on Current Governors:

 

NameRelevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings Attended 

2021-2022

Sapna ShahNothing to declare 2 of 3
Laura PincusNothing to declare3 of 3
Tim JacksonMarried to Governor Daniella Jackson2 of 3
Claire RosenNothing to declare3 of 3
Jenny AylenGovernor at 'Christ College'3 of 3
Farnoush BikdeliGovernor at 'Christ College'2 of 3
Katie Attwood

Forest Environmental LTD

Environmental services Asbestos removal 

Director since 2008

3 of 3
Jenny CatleyNothing to declare3 of 3
James Clare

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

2 of 3
Tony BrandNothing to declare3 of 3
Michael FarhiNothing to declare3 of 3
Harriet BloomNothing to declare2 of 3
Carol FranklChair of trustees of 'The Southover Partnership'3 of 3
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 3
Nicholas Astaire Nothing to declare

3 of 3

Lisa WeinbrennNothing to declare3 of 3
Daniella JacksonMarried to Governor Tim Jackson3 of 3

 

Aimee Epstein Nothing to Declare 1 of 1

Marcelle Jennings Nothing to Declare 1 of 1

Brenda McCafferty Nothing to Declare 3 of 3

 

 

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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