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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

Co-opted

(Chair)

Governing Body24/03/2020

23/03/2024

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

James Clare

Co-opted

Governing Body

27/09/2018

26/09/2022

 Finance, Personnel (Chair), HT performance, Strategy

Michael Farhi

Co-opted

Governing Body

27/09/2018

26/09/2022

Finance, Premises

Lisa Weinbrenn

Co-opted

Governing Body

12/02/2019

11/02/2023

Safeguarding (Chair), Communications, Curriculum. Strategy

Tim Jackson

Associate Member

Governing Body

18/05/2021

17/05/2025

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

Brenda McCafferty

Headteacher
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

29/9/2020

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

Safeguarding

(with voting rights)

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

Communications

(with voting rights)

Nicholas Astaire ParentInfant Parents03/12/202002/12/2024Premises
Shiv Haria-ShahCo-optedGoverning Body27/09/201826/09/2022Personnel, Safeguarding
Daniella JacksonAssociate MemberGoverning Body18/5/202123/07/2021(without 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

2020-2021

Sapna ShahNothing to declare 4 of 4
Laura PincusNothing to declare4 of 4
Tim JacksonNothing to declare4 of 4
Claire RosenNothing to declare3 of 3
Brenda McCaffertyTrustee at 'De Nederlandse Regenboog School'4 of 4
Jenny AylenGovernor at 'Christ College'4 of 4
Farnoush BikdeliGovernor at 'Christ College'4 of 4
Emma McCabeNothing to declare4 of 4
Katie Attwood

Forest Environmental LTD

Environmental services Asbestos removal

Director since 2008

4 of 4
Jenny CatleyNothing to declare4 of 4
James Clare

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

4 of 4
Tony BrandNothing to declare4 of 4

Shiv Haria-Shah

Nothing to declare
3 of 4 
Michael FarhiNothing to declare4 of 4
Harriet BloomNothing to declare4 of 4
Lisa WeinbrennNothing to declare4 of 4
Carol FranklChair of trustees of 'The Southover Partnership'4 of 4
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 4
Nicholas Astaire Nothing2 of 2
Daniella Jackson  

 

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