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Governing Body

Vision Statement

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 Date Appointed Committees & Roles
(meetings attended)
FGB mtgs attended last year Business
Mrs Sheila Farmer LEA  01/09/2022
  • Resources
  • Pay
Mrs Alison Atkinson Headteacher Ongoing
  • Resources
  • Pay
Vacancy Staff
Mr David Warner Parent


01/05/2019 – 17/03/2022         18/03/2022
  • Chair of Governors
Mrs Carly Curry Parent 01/10/2021 2/4
Vacancy Parent
Vacancy Parent
Vacancy Co-opted
Vacancy Co-opted
Mr Tony Mizon Co-opted  30/09/2021
  • Resources
  • Health & Safety
Mrs Jane Allen Co-opted 01/11/2019
  • Resources
  • Governor Development Co-ordinator (GDC)
Mr Olawale Wale-Falope Co-opted 01/07/2022 1/1
Vacancy Co-opted
Mr Dave Smith Co-opted 18/04/2021
left April22
Mrs Alison Worsley Co-opted 01/05/2019
left 31/08/2022
Mrs Nuala Manuel Co-opted 01/10/2021
left Sept22

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.

The governing body operates a portfolio system whereby governors each take a portfolio area to monitor. There are 4 main portfolios:

1. Faculty portfolio: PE/Sport/Forest School, Art, D&T, PHSE Tony / Jane
2. Faculty portfolio: Science, Maths, Computing, Music Carly
3. Faculty portfolio: English, History, Geography, RE David
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.