Get To Know Some Of Our Governors
REESHA ARMSTEAD – CHAIR OF GOVERNORS, LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR
I am a disabled parent of two daughters, both of whom thrived at Brookside and have now moved on. I am relish the input I have in supporting the school and have found that many of the skills I acquired through my studies and work around disability and social care have translated well in working with the Governing Body.
I love being around children and helping them to foster a positive attitude towards diversity and help raise disability awareness across the whole school, with my own company called Not That Different. Whenever I’m around school, the children are always eager to see the tricks I can do with my wheelchair! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, swimming and taking our dog, Milo, on long walks!
REBECCA WOOD – VICE CHAIR, CO-OPTED GOVERNOR
I have three boys at Brookside School and initially wanted to become a Governor as I have a special interest in education and wanted to get more involved. Being a Governor (and I am constantly learning!) has so far been a challenging and very rewarding experience. The fun part is being with the children and knowing that our work will make a difference to the children’s future.
ANNE BRAMMALL – FINANCE, CO-OPTED GOVERNOR
I am a Governor with a daughter at Brookside. I became a Governor because parents have a very special interest in the decisions made by the Governing Body. It is important for our voice to be heard and to influence matters, which may affect our children.
SARAH EVANS – CO-OPTED GOVERNOR
I have been a governor for fourteen years, starting just before my youngest son started school at Brookside. Before having a career change seven years ago and starting work within education, I worked for a large bank as a coach and trainer (amongst many roles!) and gained many skills that have helped me be an effective governor. I am passionate about Brookside and the wonderfully enriched curriculum and opportunity it provides for our children.
On a personal level I enjoy spending time with my family, with one son now studying ‘A’ Levels and another son at University. I love going on holiday, visiting the cinema and spending time with our slightly loopy cocker spaniel!
HELGA PEATMAN – CO-OPTED GOVERNOR
I have been working at Brookside for many years in all key stages.
I am a non-teaching Governor and I enjoy learning all the time about how the school is run.
TIM GREEN – PARENT GOVERNOR
I live in East Leake and have a son at Brookside. He really enjoys being at the school and the opportunities he is given to both learn and play. As a parent, I naturally have an interest in how the school is performing and in the environment where he spends so much of his time.
I want to see Brookside maintain the excellent reputation and develop and improve where possible. This includes not only the academic results the school is measured on, but also making it an even better, more enriching place for our children and the staff to be part of. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to this as a Governor at Brookside.
PHIL DOHERTY – ASSOCIATE GOVERNOR
My name is Phil Doherty and I have two children at Brookside School.
I wanted to become a school Governor as I care about the education children receive, keen to help all children do better at school and wanted to take on something that was challenging and rewarding.
The role of a Governor is a great opportunity to develop new skills and to practice existing ones and I believe that I can add value, firstly as a parent as I understand other parents concerns and in addition, by using my business skills to support the future development of the school.