Chris Manning

Vice Chair

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 the 6th Form.

Chris is the Governor for SEND and is the focuses on Extended Schools (After School Club, Holiday Club and Youth Club)


Stephen Flint


Parent Governor

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 the 6th Form.

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


Claire Reeves

Staff Governor

Claire joined Brookfields School in September 2009 and will bring her wealth of skills and knowledge as HR Officer to the governing board.


Sam Jacob

Co-opted Governor

Sam joined the Governing Board in December 2015 as a Co-opted Governor.  Sam is a young, driven, enthusiastic professional who is currently combining his final year of university studies with a full-time role at Microsoft.  Sam’s term of office is 3 years.

Sam has responsibility focusing on Teaching & Learning, Social Media, monitoring the School Development Plan and is a member of the Finance Working Group


Anne Rothon

Co-opted Governor
Safeguarding 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.
Principal of Newbury College for nearly 17 years.
Anne is a trained teacher and lives locally.

Anne’s focus as a governor is on Staffing (CPD), staff well-being, Performance Management, and chairs the Standards Committees


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.

Tom’s focus as a governor is on Curriculum and assessment as well as data and outcomes


Lucy Baker-Smith

Co-opted 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.


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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