Meet the Governors
Mr P Cook: Chair - Co-opted Governor
I have been a school governor for 20 years starting when my two children attended school in the 1990s. I have served on many governors’ committees and am now Chair of the Primary Academy. I am a retired local government officer finishing my career in a regeneration department in an east London local authority. I now enjoy photography, gardening and, since retirement, not travelling daily on the Northern Line.
Contact details: c/o Brookfield Primary Academy
Mr S. Ellingham; Safeguarding Governor
I have been a parent governor for over 10 years, with particular emphasis on resources, staff pay, selection and retention, conflict resolution. I have also delivered critical incident training to staff and governors. Having retired from the Metropolitan Police I now work for a charity that delivers classroom based workshops in schools designed to prevent and discourage children from engaging in harmful activity such as gang membership, inappropriate social activity, knife crime and use of social media. I have run a local church youth club for over 25 years and am committed to helping children achieve their full potential.
Mrs C. Hadland: Parent Governor
Caroline Hadland has lived in Sutton for over 20 years and has 2 children at Brookfield. Caroline has previously worked as a Human Resources professional and has experience of understanding situations from different viewpoints and providing constructive feedback. As a parent governor Caroline hopes to ensure all children at Brookfield have the opportunity to express themselves and develop their capacity for learning in a creative and supported way.
Mrs D Harris: Co-opted Governor
I’ve been a school governor for over four years serving on the Standards Committee and as literacy governor. Most recently I’ve been working with the Learning Council looking at ways of getting the children to read more for pleasure. My work in a multinational FTSE 100 FMCG company ensures that I can bring the best business practice into the school and help to maintain the very high standards that the school already has. Outside of work and school, my interests are painting, walking and socialising with family and friends.
Mrs T. Limbachia: Parent Governor
Tanvi Limbachia lives and works locally within the NHS as a primary care pharmacist and has the interests of the community at heart. She believes an exceptional primary school education is the gateway to inspire lifelong learning for our future generations. As a parent governor, Tanvi hopes to support Brookfield Primary to ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Dr S. Rudman: Co-opted Governor
Sandra Rudman has been a governor at Brookfield for 8 years and during this time both her sons have attended the school. She believes that all children should be able to get the best education available and as a governor she can challenge and help Brookfield offer this to the pupils.
Professionally, Sandra is a part-time research scientist at King's College London, where she has worked for nearly 20 years. As such, she has been involved with teaching students and is aware of the need to give our children the best start to their education.
Ms P. Wright: Principal (ex-offico) Governor