Brookfields Primary School
2 Hingeston Street
West Midlands
B18 6PU
Tel. 0121 675 1897


The Governors of Brookfields Primary School wish you a warm welcome to the school.  Our Governing Body (GB) is made up of 13 Governor posts:

1 x Head teacher/voter
1 x Local Authority Governor
1 x Staff Governor
2 x Parent Governors
8 x Co-opted Governors
2 x Associate Governors

According the DfE’s (Department of Education) Governance Handbook, the GB has a number of core functions:

•    Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
•    Holding the Head teacher to account;
•    Overseeing financial performance
•    Looking at objective data about school’s performance

To undertake these functions, in addition to the Full Governing Body meetings, we also have 2 other committees – Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee as well as Curriculum and Standards Committee.  The Full Governing Body and the 2 Committees meet once per half term.

If you want to contact the Governing Body, you can do so by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can write to the Chair of the Governing Body and leave an envelope with the School Office.

“Brookfields Primary School aims to deliver a positive and secure educational experience, working with parents, families, governors, community and partner agencies”

Governor Name Type of Governor Chair (CH) or Vice Chair (VC) Committee Chair Curriculum and Standards Committee Member Finance and Premises Committee Member

Connections to Staff

Yes or No

If Yes, who and how.

Term of Office End Date

Other School Governor Posts held.

Name of school and governor type

Business Interests declared.

Yes or No

If yes please state

Attendance at full governing body meetings current academic year.

E.G. 3:3 or 100%

Attendance at committee meetings current academic year.

E.G. 3:3 or 100%

David Bishop Co-opted   No 16.10.21   No 1:1
Russell Bond Co-opted VC Yes Yes   No 24.06.19 Head teacher Jewellery Quarter Academy No 1:1
Father Ian Harper Co-opted   Yes No 23.09.19

St Johns and St Peters Church, Trustee


Yes 1:1 1:1

Billy Jones

Co-opted    Yes   Yes No 30.11.2021 PWC Accountants Yes 1:1 1:1
Rev Elisabeth Tyler Co-opted     Yes   No 19.11.18   No 1:1 1:1
Cllr Chaman Lal Co-opted         No 02.07.18 Uplands Fruits Family Business  Yes 1:1 n/a
Julie Berrow Headteacher voter
      Yes HT n/a   No 1:1 1:1
Simon Thompson Staff         Teacher 23.09.19   No 1:1 0:1
Jane Cross Co-opted Governor     Yes   Deputy Head teacher 13.09.21   No 1:1 1:1
Sardar Mahmood Parent     Yes   No 23.09.19   No 1:1


Fauzia Sharif Parent     Yes   No 17.09.19   No 1:1 0:1
Riyaz Sachedina Associate         No 02.07.18   No n/a n/a
Ann (Sue) Twells Co-opted  CH       No 20.03.20   No 1:1 2:2

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