Woodbourne Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3SY

0161 973 3758

secretary@brooklands.trafford.sch.uk

Governing body

 

Our Governing Body meets on a termly basis. In addition to three full governing body meetings per year we also have the following committees meeting on a termly basis:

Resources (including Pay Committee and Health and Safety)

Responsible for: 

-Buildings, Pay Policy, Health and Safety, Finance and Staffing. 

Standards and Curriculum

Responsible for: 

Attainment and Achievement scrutiny, School Development Plan, Curriculum Policies and implementation and quality of teaching and learning. 

Our Governing Body:

 

Co-opted  

Mrs. Anne Madden

I joined the Governing Body as a parent governor in the 1990s and since then have been a co-opted governor. I have gained a wide range of experience through my roles as Chair of Staffing and Curriculum Committee, chairing the Headteacher’s Performance Review and Vice Chair. I was actively involved in the last Ofsted inspection and in the appointment of the current headteacher.

I am passionate about equality of opportunity and fairness and my working career has been spent with the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission focusing primarily on equality and inclusion in education. My role has covered equality law, policy and practice. I led work to develop Technical Guidance for schools on the Equality Act 2010 and have worked closely with the DfE and Ofsted to build equality requirements and best practice into inspection frameworks  and government policy, most recently in relation to the new SEND code and EHC plans.  To support schools in providing inclusive education, I led the development of three on-line teaching resources: Equal Rights, Equal Respect; Equal Choices, Equal Chances  and Unlocking Opportunities – a training package for schools  on providing reasonable adjustments across the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities.

My commitment and dedication to Brooklands Primary School has strong foundations - I was born in Sale and attended the School, as did my son.  It is a privilege to serve on the Governing Body and I hope that my knowledge and experience helps to ensure that all pupils are supported to achieve their best and to progress to successful lives beyond our school.

-Chair of Governors (SEND and Safeguarding Link Governor) 

-Committees- All  

-Term of Office- 20/9/15-20/9/19

-No material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - Non

Cllr. Mr. Chris Boyes 

Chris Boyes

Born in Croydon, I moved to the NW after graduating from Manchester University and have now lived in Brooklands for well over 40 years. Both of my children attended Brooklands Primary School. I was for three separate years Chairman of the PTA and was i/c Fireworks for seven years.

Although I am a Community Governor I am also a Brooklands Ward Local Councillor and feel I have a responsibility not only to link with residents and other stakeholders but also to liaise with my Cllr colleagues and Council Officers on the many educational issues within Trafford and beyond.

My interests and involvement in other organisations includes Governorship of UHSM (Wythenshawe Hospital ), Membership of Manchester University General Assembly, Chairmanship of Sale Golf Club, Vice President Sale Rugby Club, Rotary International Past District Governor and Governorship of Sale High School.

-Chair- Resources 

-Headteacher Performance Management Committee

-Term of Office- 9/3/17-9/3/21

-Material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared- 

Governor (Sale High School)

Governor (Wythenshawe Hospital)

Councillor (Trafford MBC)

Wife- Governor Worthington Road Primary School

Daughter Governor at Altrincham Girls Grammar School. 

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - None 

Mrs. Vicky Stark

V Stark

I joined the Governing Body in June 2013, initially as an LA Governor but am now co-opted. I am an experienced KS2 teacher whose previous occupations include researcher in Science Education at the University of York / National Centre for Science Learning and English teacher in Japan. Combined with earlier work for Scope and NCH Action for Children, I have supported children and young people in a variety of educational settings for over 20 years. I use my understanding of SEND, knowledge of assessment and skills in data analysis in my role as part of the Curriculum & Standards Committee and Link Governor for Literacy.
As a parent of three young children at Brookland's, it is very rewarding to contribute positively to the school as a Governor. I am fully committed to supporting our school to ensure all children reach their own potential and enjoy learning in a safe, caring and inspiring community.

-Vice Chair of Governing Body and Chair- Curriculum and Standards 

-Standards and Curriculum and Headteacher Performance Management 

-Term of Office-9/3/17-9/3/21

-No material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - None  

Mrs. Nicola Bradshaw-Ross

Bradshaw

I have been a co-opted governor since January 2016 and sit on the Curriculum Standards Committee, already I have been impressed by the commitment of the staff and the quality of teaching and learning. Working in education for 16 years as an adviser I am passionate about inclusivity, creating opportunities and achievement for all students; I have taught marketing to adults part time alongside my advice work and am currently the Immigration & Welfare Manager for Manchester Metropolitan University. I am no stranger to inspections. My step-children attend school outside of the area, Brooklands Primary School is part of our local community and I am proud to be involved and offer support and look forward to meeting the challenges that being a governor bring.

-Standards and Curriculum

-Term of Office- 9/12/15-9/12/19

- Material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared -Director Fitter Labs Ltd

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - None 

Rev. Richard Sherratt

I joined the Governing Body in October 2017 having recently moved to Brooklands from the Wirral to take up my post as vicar of St John’s. Over the years there have been good links between Brooklands Primary School and St John’s and I am keen to develop these links in the future. Before being ordained I was a librarian and so I remain passionate about literacy and the importance of reading. In addition to reading I also enjoy gardening and watching rugby. I am married to Suzanne and we have a son called William. As a new governor I very much look forward to playing my part in ensuring pupils have a positive experience at Brooklands Primary and that, in future years, they will have happy memories of their time here.  I joined the Governing Body in October 2017 having recently moved to Brooklands from the Wirral.

-Term of Office-9/10/17-9/10/21

-No material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - None

Local Authority

Cllr. Mrs. Pamela A Dixon MBE

Dixon

I began my working life as a teacher of Domestic Science, then with my husband started a clothing factory designing and manufacturing Ladies clothing. In 1990 I became a Conservative Councillor on Trafford Council. I sit on the Employment, Joint Consultative Panel and Scrutiny Committees, also the AGMA Scrutiny meetings in Manchester. In 1995 I became a Local Authority Governor at Brooklands Primary School. I was honoured by the Queen with an MBE for Services to the Community in December 2011. I am dedicated to Education to see that all children make the most of their opportunities and have outstanding schools which we have in Trafford. 

-Resources

-Term of Office-17/11/16-17/11/20

-Material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared- Governor (Heyes Lane Primary), Councillor (Trafford MBC)

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - None

Parent

Mrs Caroline Hall 

I joined the governing body as a parent governor in December 2016. I have two sons in school, Matthew in year 3 and Daniel in Nursery.

I have worked as a Speech and Language Therapist, supporting children with wide ranging speech, language and communication needs across a variety of settings for over 16 years. As part of this, I have been involved in full service redesign and have worked extensively alongside partners in education. More recently, I work at Manchester’s specialist tertiary children’s hospital, providing specialist assessment and management for in patients from across the North West.

I am passionate about all children’s rights to access education, regardless of level of need. I look forward to the opportunity of supporting school through the governing body and feel that my professional background will be of benefit in achieving this.

-Standards and Curriculum 

-Term of Office- 19/12/16-19/12/20

-No material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared 

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - None

Mrs Alex Moore

I joined the board as a parent governor in September 2016. I have two daughters, Genevieve is in year 1 and her younger sister Florence is due to join her in September 2018.  I have lived in Sale for over 10 years, am an active volunteer at my local sports club and was a Games Maker at London 2012. I work part-time for Sport England developing policy to encourage more people to benefit from sport and physical activity.  I have previously been a board member for Greenwich Leisure Limited and my work roles have ranged from leisure centre management to new facility development in my role as a sports and leisure consultant. I enjoy playing tennis in local leagues as well as enjoying reading and photography.

I am keen to support the school so our children get the best possible start in life, developing an enjoyment for learning, valuing each other, and naturally I am passionate about children finding sports and physical activities that they enjoy and will help them gain a competency to make them want to remain physically active throughout their life. I am keen to enable all children to achieve their potential in all aspect of school life. I will work with others to raise standards and improve the outcomes for all children who attend the school.

- Resources and Chair -Premises, Health and Safety sub-committee

-Term of Office- 15/7/16-15/7/20

-No material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - None

Governors within the last 12 months

Mr G Whistance 

-Term of office ended - December 2016 

-Resources Committee

-Material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared - Director Momote Ltd 

-Ms L Smith 

-Curriculum and Standards Committee

-Stepped down - 4th July 2017 

-No material or business interests 

Staff

Mr. Matthew Copping

copping

As the Headteacher, I am an ex-offio member of the Governing Body. I have been Headteacher at Brooklands since April 2015 and a Headteacher since 2005, initially in Shropshire and then Liverpool. Prior to headship I was a Class Teacher for almost ten years. I am an accredited School Improvement Partner and in recent years have supported school improvement in a variety of schools. I have two children, one in primary school and one in secondary school. In the few moments I can find to myself, I enjoy running around Delamere Forest and trying to improve my 5km time at parkrun!

-Headteacher

-Term of Office- NA

-No material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - None

Mr. Jordan Donnelly

donnelly

I began working at Brooklands Primary School in 2012 as a member of the Senior Leadership Team as Key Stage 1 leader. In January 2016 my job title became Assistant Headteacher and I continue to lead Key Stage 1. My role as staff governor means that I am a valuable link between the governing body and the staff team. I am very passionate about Brooklands Primary School and feel privileged to play a key role in the continued development of this successful, creative and friendly school.

-Standards and Curriculum

-Term of Office- 20/10/15-20/10/19

-No material, business interests or other school governing body positions declared

-Relationship with staff/governors in school - None

 

Our Governing Body is also on Edubase. Please click here to access. 

 

Meetings

Please click on the link below:

Meeting Schedule 2017-18

Code of Conduct 

Please click on the links below:

Code of Practice for School Governors

Meeting Attendance 2016-17 

 

 

Governor

Full Governing Body

Staffing & Curriculum 

Resources

Health  & Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M Copping

3/3

4/4

3/3

3/3

L Smith

2/2

2/4

2/2

 

C Boyes

3/3

 

3/3

3/3

N Bradshaw-Ross

3/3

2/3

 

 

P Dixon

3/3

 

3/3

 

J Donnelly

2/3

4/4

 

 

A Madden

3/3

4/4

1/1

1/1

A Moore

3/3

1/2

3/3

 

V Stark

3/3

4/4

 

 

G Whistance

1/1

 

1/1

1/1

C Hall

2/2

2/2

1/1

 

 

 

 To contact the Clerk to the Governing Body please email: brooklands.secretary@traffordlearning.org 

 

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