The governing body will ensure that through good leadership and accountability our school is fully inclusive and that everyone is able to flourish as an individual and a life-long learner.
As governors, and in partnership with parents, staff and the community, we will support Brookland Infant and Nursery School to inspire pupils to achieve their potential in a stimulating and enjoyable way, laying solid foundations for our children’s future. In a safe and nurturing environment we will help children learn our key values and have respect for equality and diversity.
Our Governing Body
All categories of governors serve for 4 years
Figures in brackets show full governing body meetings attended in the last academic year
|Name||Appointed By||Pecuniary and Business Interests||Date Appointed||Committees & Roles
|Mrs Sheila Farmer (4)||LEA||None||01/09/2018||
|Mrs Alison Atkinson (4)||Headteacher||None||
|Mrs Emily Cully (3)||Staff||None||01/04/2018 term of office expired|
|Ms Sarah Small (4)||Co-opted||None||26/11/2020 left Sept 2021|
|Mr David Warner (3)||Parent
|Works for a local ICT Services company||01/05/2019 – 17/03/2022 18/03/2022||
|Mrs Carly Owen (1)||Parent||None||01/10/2021|
|Mrs Meera Kapoor (1)||Parent||None||01/10/2021|
|Mrs Nuala Manuel (1)||Co-opted||None||01/10/2021||
|Mr Dave Smith (4)||Co-opted||None||18/04/2021 left 13/04/2022|
|Mrs Alison Worsley (4)||Co-opted||None||01/05/2019||
|Mr Tony Mizon (4)||Co-opted||None||30/09/2021||
|Mr Steve Bowman (1)||Co-opted
|01/01/2020 left 11/11/2021|
|Mrs Jane Allen (4)||Co-opted||School employee||01/11/2019||
|Elaine Phillips||Clerk||HfL Clerking Service|
School governors have a general responsibility for the effective management of the school, acting within a framework set by national legislation and the policies of the Local Education Authority. They are not expected to make detailed decisions about the day to day running of the school, that is the role of the Headteacher.
All governors are volunteers. The governing body works as a team to support the school. Their role is to support and challenge the Headteacher, to help set the vision and strategic direction of the school and to ensure that our school is the very best it could be. The governing body decide on the general policies of the school, curriculum and conduct, managing the budget, staffing, discipline and attendance and community use of the school.
The governing body meet at least once a term. They have one main committee (Resources Committee) which deals with Finance, Staffing and premises.
In September 2017 the governing body moved to a portfolio system whereby governors each take a portfolio area to monitor. There are 4 portfolios:
|1. Faculty portfolio: PE/Sport/Forest School, Art, D&T, PHSE||Tony / Meera / Jane|
|2. Faculty portfolio: Science, Maths, Computing, Music||Dave / Nuala / Carly|
|3. Faculty portfolio: English, History, Geography, RE||David / Emily / Alison W|
|4. EYFS, SEND||Sheila|
The governing body have adopted the Hertfordshire County Council’s policy for complaints arrangements:
A copy of this document is available from the office.