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Meet the Governors

Brookland Schools' Governors
Creating opportunities, supporting aspiration, striving for excellence


The Role of the Governing Body

The role of the governing body is to support the Headteacher and staff in ensuring that our 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 actual day to day running of the school is the responsibility of our headteacher. 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
  • Strategic (which is made up of all chairs of all other committees)
Brookland Schools’ Governing Body

At Brookland there is one federated (combined) governing body for both the Infant and Junior schools. It is made up of four staff governors (three of who are co-opted); the two head teachers; six parent governors, three from the Infant and Nursery School and three from the Junior School; one local authority governors and five additional co-opted governors. From time to time we may also appoint associate governors to perform specific roles or functions e.g. finance or data analysis.

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.

For information on becoming a School Governor, please read the Welcome Pack for New Governors (see link at foot of this page).

List of Current Governors

Below is a list of current governors at Brookland:

NameCategory of GovernorAppointed ByDate of appointmentTerm of Office EndsCommittees
Sapna Shah

Local Authority

(Vice Chair)

London Borough of Barnet16/03/201615/03/2024Curriculum, Finance (Chair), Personnel, HT performance, Strategy
Laura Pincus



Governing Body24/03/2020


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

James Clare


Governing Body



 Finance, Personnel (Chair), HT performance, Strategy

Michael Farhi


Governing Body



Finance, Premises

Lisa Weinbrenn


Governing Body



Safeguarding (Chair), Communications, Curriculum. Strategy

Tim Jackson

Associate Member

Governing Body



Premises (Chair), Strategy
Claire RosenParentJunior Parents09/11/201708/11/2021Premises, Curriculum (Chair), Personnel, Strategy

Brenda McCafferty

N/A01/09/2013OngoingFinance, Premises, Communications,
Curriculum, Personnel, Safeguarding, Strategy
Jenny AylenHeadteacherN/A01/09/2014OngoingFinance, Premises, Communications,
Curriculum, Personnel, Safeguarding, Strategy
Jenny CatleyStaffInfant Staff15/03/202114/03/2025Safeguarding, Curriculum
Joshua HamertonCo-opted Governing Body29/9/202028/9/2024Premises, Safeguarding
Farnoush BikdeliCo-opted StaffGoverning Body


28/09/2024Communication (Chair), Safeguarding, Strategy
Emma McCabeCo-opted StaffGoverning Body27/09/201826/09/2022Communications, Curriculum
Tony BrandCo-opted Governing Body24/09/201923/09/2023Communications, Curriculum
Katie AttwoodCo-optedGoverning Body18/05/202117/05/2025

Finance, Personnel, Curriculum

(with voting rights)

Carol FranklAssociate MemberGoverning Body08/02/201907/02/2023


(with voting rights)

Harriet Bloom Associate MemberGoverning Body05/10/201804/10/2022


(with voting rights)

Nicholas Astaire ParentInfant Parents03/12/202002/12/2024Premises
Shiv Haria-ShahCo-optedGoverning Body27/09/201823/07/2021Personnel, Safeguarding
Daniella JacksonAssociate MemberGoverning Body19/5/202118/05/2025


(with voting rights)

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


NameCategory of Governors

Appointed By and

Date of Appointment

Term of Office EndsCommittees




Information on Current Governors:


NameRelevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings Attended


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

Shiv Haria-Shah

Nothing to declare
3 of 5 


Financial Information


We have no employees at the school who have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.