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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



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 RosenCo-OptedGoverning Body09/11/202108/11/2025Premises, 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
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
Daniella JacksonAssociate MemberGoverning Body19/5/202118/05/2025


(with voting rights)

Aimee Epstein



Governing Body26/11/202125/11/2025Communication
Marcelle Jennings



Governing Body12/01/202211/01/2026Curriculum 
Kate BlumhofParentJunior Parents 15/03/202214/03/2026 

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
Shiv Haria-ShahCo-opted

Governing Body




Personnel, Safeguarding
Emma McCabeCo-opted Staff

Governing Body


26/09/2022Communications, Curriculum


Information on Current Governors:


NameRelevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

Meetings Attended


Sapna ShahNothing to declare 4 of 5
Laura PincusNothing to declare5 of 5
Tim JacksonMarried to Governor Daniella Jackson2 of 5
Claire RosenNothing to declare5 of 5
Brenda McCaffertyNothing to declare5 of 5
Jenny AylenGovernor at 'Christ College'5 of 5
Farnoush BikdeliGovernor at 'Christ College'4 of 5
Aimee EpsteinNothing to declare3 of 3
Katie Attwood

Nothing to declare

5 of 5
Jenny CatleyNothing to declare5 of 5
James Clare

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

Partner at Deloitte LLP

4 of 5
Tony BrandNothing to declare5 of 5
Michael FarhiNothing to declare5 of 5
Harriet BloomNothing to declare3 of 5
Carol FranklChair of trustees of 'The Southover Partnership'5 of 5
Josh Hamerton

Employee  at Enterprise Trust

Employee at HMP Feltham

Chair of Govenrors at Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy

3 of 5
Nicholas Astaire Nothing to declare5 of 5
Lisa WeinbrennNothing to declare5 of 5
Daniella JacksonMarried to Governor Tim Jackson5 of 5
Marcelle JenningsNothing to declare3 of 3
Kate BlumhofNothing to declare 2 of 2