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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.

To view Governor Pecuniary interests please click here.

Flying High Trust Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference. Click here.

For any governor related enquiries, please send them to
  • Mrs Heather Morrison - Chair of Governors- Co-opted Governor

    I was elected as a co-opted governor in October 2018. I have one child at Brooklands so I have a keen interest in the direction and future prospects of the school. I have over 15 years’ experience working within Human Resources (HR), and I am currently employed as a HR Business Partner at a local manufacturing organisation. I am keen to use my expertise to support and challenge the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the school can be the best it can be. I am not a governor at any other school and I do not have any financial or business links with the school which would compromise my position.
  • Mr Timothy Cuthbert - Vice Chair of Governors & Safeguarding Governor-Parent 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.
  • Miss Julie Hemsley - Headteacher

  • Mrs Karen Moffatt- Staff Governor

    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.
  • Mr Jake Bingham- Staff Governor

    Since graduating with a PGCE in Primary Education (5-11) from Sheffield Hallam University in 2016, I have been employed at Brooklands Primary School - starting in Year Four and working within the last 2 and a half years in Year Six. As well as the responsibility of Class Teacher, I am also Director of Learning for Upper Key Stage Two. Working within the school's governing body as staff governor is a very exciting, new challenge, enabling strong relationships to thrive between the leadership of both aspects of schools to produce the outcomes that all of our children deserve - something that I, along with every staff member at Brooklands, aspires to achieve.
  • Mrs Lynn Tanigawa-Parent Governor

    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 Neil Robinson - Co-opted Governor

    I am a founding Member and Trustee of the Flying High Trust and, as a National Leader of Governance, I am a governor on six other governing bodies, two of which I chair. I am a CIPFA qualified accountant with a background of specialising in education / school finance at the Local Education Authority. This has meant that I have been an influential lead on the various governing bodies I support, in financial matters and data analysis, in addition to providing leadership support on strategic direction, roles / responsibilities and recruitment. I look forward to working with Brooklands on its journey of improvement.