Meet the Governors
Mr D. Christmas
Co-opted Governor - Chair of Governors
Dave Christmas joined the governing body as a parent governor in 2001, as he wanted to serve the community. He believes every child deserves the best education that serves their aspirations and abilities. His three children enjoyed their time at Brookfield Primary School.
Dave has been Vice Chair and held several lead governor roles; at present he is Chair of the Local Governing Board.
Although the role of a governor has changed, Dave's commitment to the role, the school and now the LEO Academy Trust is as passionate as ever.
Outside school life Dave enjoys Scouting, reading, golf and gardening - the latter both at home and school.
Brookfield Primary School, Ridge Road, Sutton SM3 9LY
Mr G. Belcher
Graham lives in Ridge Road and has been a school governor for about 30 years . During the day, Graham works for a computer software company in Ashtead. All 3 of his children attended the school and Graham continued his involvement with the governing body when they left for secondary school. Currently serving as the link governor for finance, Graham has been helping the governing body fulfil its financial responsibilities for much of his time as a governor.
Mrs C. Musters
Claire Musters is a writer, speaker and editor. She has two children, one of whom has been right through all years in Brookfield and is now in secondary school, and the other still attends Brookfield Primary Academy. Claire has been a school governor for a number of years, and is currently a co-opted governor.
Dr S. Rudman
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.
Mrs C. Hadland
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.
Mr C. Edmunds
Craig Edmunds is a social care manager for the local authority whose team offers intensive 1:1 support for young people at risk of exclusion from school or placement breakdown within the home. Craig believes in equality for all, particularly the workplace and has been the chairperson for Sutton's Unison branch for approx 4 years, acting as vice chair and steward prior to this. He is active in the community and coaches kickboxing to children and adults. Craig thinks that collaboration is paramount and that together, exploring and challenging our idea's, we give ourselves the best chance of finding great outcomes for our children
Mrs E. Holden
Miss J. Morley
Headteacher (ex-offico) Governor