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All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community and the Local Authority.

The school’s governing body is elected every four years.  The present members are listed below.  Our school governors take a very active role in providing the very best education for the children in our community. To view the Brooklands Code for Governors click here.

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  • Mr Robert Blanchard - Chair of Governors

    As a Senior Manager at a local Engineering Company, I am passionate about the education offered to the children in the local community. I've been a School Governor for a number of years now and have experienced moving another Derbyshire school towards outstanding status. I'm now looking forward to being a critical friend to the Senior Leadership Team at a local school (that I attended myself back in the 70's) with the aim of Brooklands Primary School becoming outstanding.
  • Mr Timothy Cuthbert - Vice Chair & Safeguarding Governor

    I have one child in school at Brooklands, and another who will join in 2018, so I have a long term interest in the sustainable prosperity and development of Brooklands. I have over 14 years experience in the Police, most recently as a supervisor, and I am keen to support and challenge the Senior Leadership Team at Brooklands to continually improve, and provide a school that Long Eaton can be proud of, and one that parents, children & staff are excited to be a part of. I have no financial/political or business interests which could compromise my role.
  • Ms Ceri Hathaway

    I am currently the Headteacher of Brooklands Primary School.
  • Mrs Karen Moffatt

    As a long serving member of staff, my role on the governing body enables me to have a wider influence on the school. Serving as a governor is fulfilling and rewarding.
  • Miss Shelley Rogers

    My role as a teacher governor has been very interesting and enjoyable. It is great being part of driving the school's vision to enable all of our children to be the best that they can be. Working strategically as a team to move the school forward is key to all that we do. Teaching and learning and the curriculum are my main interests. I am extremely dedicated to Brooklands and strive for the school to SHINE.
  • Mr Simon Pearce

    For me one of the key features of ensuring the safety, welfare and progression of our children and staff is through how we utilise what we already have with the buildings and its surroundings with also the potential of growing. My current role is a Senior manager for a large construction company. With a little help and hopefully some of my experience and insight into construction I believe Brooklands could become even more of a success story Personally, We have a daughter who has just started in year 4 and although as a family we have moved out of the area our decision to keep our child at Brooklands was quite simply a no brainer as her potential keeps growing term on term with the help and support from the school To be part of the team which provides the life line to our children’s success would be and should be a privilege to be a part of. I am not a Governor at any other schools, and can confirm I have no business or financial interest that may cause conflict.
  • Mrs Lynn Tanigawa

    My name is Lynn, and I was elected a parent-governor in October 2016. I am not a governor at any other school and I do not have any financial or business links to the school which would compromise my position. I am, however, enjoying being able to give something back to the school! I have 3 children currently at Brooklands and I am very interested in the direction of the school, not only for my own children but also for future generations. I am delighted with the progress the school has made and look forward to seeing the school thrive. I have a background in accounting and would very much like to help the school with its finances, and to help make Brooklands a safe, rewarding and welcoming place for all - teachers and pupils! If you see me around school, please do not hesitate to say hello!
  • Mr Martin Shipley

    As Principal Auditor in a Local Government Partnership I have expertise in financial management, governance arrangements and knowledge of the required control environment(s) in order to drive real improvements across all areas of school life. I have undertaken reviews across a myriad of Public Sector bodies, including Schools and Academies, and are fully conversant with the requirements of the Schools Financial Value Standard, amongst other statutory and legislative requirements. I can further confirm that I have no financial or business interests in the School that could compromise this position and I am not a School Governor elsewhere.
  • Ms Teresa

    My name is Teresa, I am a co-opted Governor for Brooklands Primary School. I currently have 2 children who attend the school, one being in year 6 and one in year 2. My youngest daughter will hopefully start the school in September 2017 also. I am currently training towards a Children Practitioner qualification and will like to specialise in SEN teaching in the future. I am also a committee member on the school’s PTA and have been put forward to be vice chair of the PTA. I’m currently working within the school as a mid-day relief and gain my placement hours through the school towards my Level 2 qualification. I am not a governor at any other school and I have no financial or business interest in the school that would compromise my position.