Chair and Parent Governor
Chris is the longest serving member of our Governing Board having joined as an elected Parent Governor in 2005. Chris has stepped up to the position of Chair again on a temporary basis until December 2017. Chris was our Chair of Governors from Dec 10 to Dec 13 and he also served a previous term as Vice Chair. Chris continues to sit on the governing board as a Parent Governor. His term of office will end in December 2017. Chris has a son in Key Stage 4.
Dave was elected Chair of Governors in Dec 15 for 2 years, having served a year as Vice Chair. However, due to personal reasons Dave has stepped down as Chair temporarily. Dave was appointed LA Governor in January 2013 with a 4 year term of office and has since been re-appointed as LA Governor for a further 3 year term of office. His skills are put to good use on the Governing Board as this links in well with his role as a member of the Reading Lions Club.
Dave’s role as a Governor also focuses on PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and Creative Arts within the school.
Parent Governor and joint Vice Chair
Stephen has served on the Governing Board as an elected Parent Governor since 2008. Stephen was elected joint Vice Chair in April 2017. Stephen held the position of Chair of Governors from Dec 13 to Dec 15 and also served a previous term as Vice Chair. Stephen’s term of office is 4 years. He has a son in Key Stage 3.
Stephen’s role as Governor also focuses on Computing, Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up.
Rachel joined Brookfields in Sept 2015 as Premises Admin Manager and was elected Staff Governor in June 2016 for a term of 3 years.
Anne Rothon – Co-opted Governor
Anne joined the Governing Board in May 2014 as an LA Governor and was re-elected in July 2015 as Co-opted Governor with a term of 3 years.
For the last 2 years Anne has been helping out in a classroom environment at a local infants’ school. Anne’s previous experience in HR, together with her administrative background, is an asset to the Governing Board.
Dr Anne Murdoch – Co-opted Governor
Anne joined the Governing Board in October 2017 and has a background of nearly 36 years in education and training at all levels including Schools, Further Education and Higher Education.
Tom McAuslin – Co-opted Governor
Tom McAuslin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Police Rehabilitation Centre, Flint House which is a Charitable organisation providing residential physiotherapy and wider health & wellbeing support to serving and retired police officers. Flint House also provides work placement opportunities for Brookfields’ students.
Prior to taking up his role at Flint House, Tom spent 39 years in the Royal Navy. He joined as a boy sailor in 1973 and retired in 2012 as a Commander. During his time in the RN he served at sea in ships and submarines and in shore bases in the UK and abroad.
Dr Tom Loucas – Co-opted Governor
Tom joined the Governing Board in October 2017.
After completing a degree in Psychology at University College London, Tom worked with adults with learning disabilities in London before going on to train as a speech and language therapist at City University. As a Speech and Language Therapist, Tom has worked in a range of education settings including early years, primary and secondary schools. He completed a PhD at Birkbeck College, London and worked as Senior Research Fellow managing a large study into the prevalence of ASD, which developed his expertise in autism. More recently, Tom has taught speech and language therapy, first at De Montfort University and since 2005 at the University of Reading. He is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. As Co-Director of the University of Reading Centre for Autism, Tom has continued his clinical work specialising in the assessment and diagnosis of ASD and has focused his research on the nature of the communication difficulties experienced by individuals with ASD.
Brandon Mills – Head Teacher
As Head Teacher Brandon Mills is a member of the Governing Board and attends all Governors meetings.
Carol Flach – Clerk to Governors
Carol started as Clerk to Governors on 1st March 2017.
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Yes, there are. We are not able to support pupils who have SEMH, SEBD or young people who do not have a learning difficulty.
No, you do not have to live in West Berkshire. Currently, we have pupils who live in West Berkshire, Reading, Oxfordshire, Wokingham, Hampshire, Slough and Bracknell.
Yes, your child will need to have a Statement or an EHCP.
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We would encourage you to visit Brookfields School as well as other schools in the area so that you are able to make an informed choice. If you think that Brookfields School would be right for your child, you will need to contact your Local Authority to inform them of your decision. We are not able to admit pupils to the school with out agreement from West Berkshire Local Authority and the Local Authority who publish your child’s Statement/EHCP.
As a school, we have to be sure that we are able to meet your child’s needs, that have the provision to meet those needs, an appropriate peer group for them and also a space within that peer group.
Every effort is made to keep the school open during bad weather, but in the event of the weather conditions deteriorating beyond what is manageable and safe, the Headteacher may make a decision to close the school.
If we have to close the school at short notice, transport companies will be informed and a recorded message will be left on our telephone system (0118 9421382). You will also be able to get an update by listening to these local radio stations such as Radio Berkshire on 94.6 MHz, 95.4 MHz, 104.1 MHz, 104.4 MHz & DAB
The ages of 3 through to 19 years old.
The primary need of pupils who attend the school is a learning difficulty, either moderate, severe or a profound and multiple learning difficulty. Pupils may have additional needs such as Autism, ADHD, a physical impairment or a sensory impairment.
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Brookfields School is part of West Berkshire Local Authority and is located in Tilehurts, Reading, Berkshire.
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