Governors

 

   

Stephen Flint

Co-Chair

Parent Governor

Stephen has served on the Governing Board as an elected Parent Governor since 2008. Stephen is the current Co-Chair along with Sam Jacob. Stephen has a son in the sixth form.

Stephen’s role as Governor also focuses on Finances (he chairs the Finance Standards Committee), Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up and Sports Premium.

   

Sam Jacob

Co-Chair

Co-opted Governor

Sam joined the Governing Board in December 2015 as a Co-opted Governor and was re-elected in January 2019 for a term of 3 years. Sam works as a consultant, project managing IT projects implementing business software for businesses, and brings these outside experiences of different operating models, team building, strategic visioning and change management experiences to the governing board.

Sam has responsibility focusing on Teaching and Learning, monitoring the School Development Plan and is a member of the Finance Standards Committee as well as being Co-Chair with Stephen.

 
   

Dr Anne Murdoch OBE

Co-Chair 

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.
Anne was Principal of Newbury College for nearly 17 years. Anne now works for a national organisation specialising in school and college leadership.

Anne is a trained teacher and lives locally.

Anne’s focus as a governor is on Staffing (CPD), staff wellbeing, performance management, and Anne chairs the Standards Committees (excl Finance).

   

Claire Reeves

Staff Governor

Claire joined Brookfields School in September 2009 and brings a wealth of skills and knowledge from her role as the school’s HR Officer to the governing board. Claire’s previous roles included legal secretary, IT support and office manager. Outside of work Claire is very keen on reading, puzzles, crafting and walking.

   

Dr Tom Loucas

Safeguarding Governor

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. Tom co-founded the University of Reading Centre for Autism, where he has continued his clinical work and research focusing on autism. He developed and runs an early intervention clinic at the University. The clinic offers a service to families with young children who are autistic or who have social communication difficulties and provides training opportunities for student speech and language therapists.

Tom’s focus as a governor is on Curriculum and assessment as well as data and outcomes and he has recently taken over the critical role of Safeguarding Governor.

   

Lucy Manners

Local Authority Governor

Lucy is the works in the SEND team at West Berkshire Council. Previously she has been a Special Needs Personal Adviser at Connexions Berkshire and a Personal Advisor (Mainstream and Specialist) at Connexions Herefordshire. Lucy also spent more than three years working for the STEPS Project as a Community Worker at West Mercia Probation Trust.  Lucy adds a wealth of professional knowledge and expertise to the Governing Board.

   

Richard Clarke

Parent Governor

Richard joined the Board as new parent governor in January 2021 and has joined the Finance Standards Committee as well as the Full Governing Board. Richard brings a wealth of commercial experience to the role.

 
   

Brandon Mills

Head Teacher

As Head Teacher Brandon Mills is a member of the Governing Board and attends all Governors meetings. Brandon joined Brookfields School in 2000 having worked with The Spastic Society and Scope. He has been Head Teacher since April 2016. He trained as a Special Needs Teacher, graduating with a BEd (Hons) Spec Ed in 1987. He has also completed his NPQH. He has published a number of articles about supporting pupils with learning difficulties and is a trainer.

Brandon Mills
   
   

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