The Governing Body (Interim Academy Board - IAB) supports and challenges the school to ensure it has a culture of self evaluation and improvement. They have statutory duties to uphold and possess the skills to provide specialist knowledge and expertise within the different facets of school.
The IAB meet six times per acedemic year as a full board and also have sub committee meetings with school leaders that are centred on their areas of expertise.
To know more about the IAB members read the following pen portraits and documents.
To contact the Interim Academy Board, please do so via the school office:
Brockhampton School, Bringsty, Worcester WR6 5TD
Tel. 01885 483238
Steve Pinches - Chair of Governors - Community Governor
I joined the IAB as a Community Governor in early 2018. I live in the local area and have string connections with school. My daughter attended Brockhampton for the duration of her primary education, as did my step-sons.
My background is in semiconductor physics and I currently work in the telecommunications industry making products for optical communications networks.
To me, Brockhampton has a special ethos and identity that I would like to see preserved and built upon.
Helen Bradnock - Vice Chair of Governors - Parent Governor
I am a parent governor, with a focus on safeguarding within Brockhampton School.
My daughter, Jessie-Mai, is currently in Year 1 at the school.
I work for a charity which supports children in care, and children with disabilities, to have a voice in the decisions made about their lives. Before that, I worked as a police officer for over 10 years, specialising for a number of years in child protection.
I am currently studying part-time for a Masters in Language and Communication Impairment in Children.
I am passionate about ensuring that children have the opportunity to start their education in an environment within which they can thrive.
Keeley Evans - Parent Governor
I am a parent governor. My son Alfie joined reception in 2018 and has had an excellent start to his education at the school.
As a qualified teacher with a degree in Languages and European Studies, specifically French and Russian, I am hugely passionate about education and the importance of developing and nurturing a love for learning. I have lived and worked in several countries overseas and spent a year teaching English and Maths to slum children in Mumbai. These children were ambitious, focused and hard-working and as their teacher I gained huge perspective on the value and privilege of an excellent education in a competitive world.
My husband and I now own and run Green Cow Kitchens, a small, fine-dining restaurant, which showcases the food grown on our family estate. This autumn we launch Crumplebury, a top-end events venue with bedrooms.
I believe primary education sets the tone for a lifetime of learning and that we have a responsibility as parents, teachers and governors to open our children’s minds to a world of opportunity and discovery.
The atmosphere at Brockhampton is truly special. There is a real sense as you enter the school, that a close-knit team of passionate teachers are working hard to ensure that every child is confident, happy and thriving. I’m excited to join the governing body and hope that my contributions may have a positive impact on school life for Alfie and all of the Brockhampton pupils.
Elizabeth Fairlamb - Community Governor
I live in the local area and am currently a stay at home mum with two young children. I was a criminal lawyer for the last 10 years and prior to this I worked in business support within the NHS primary care services. As well as law, I have a degree in environmental geography and am fascinated with the natural environment that surrounds us.
I love nature and the outdoors promoting outdoor learning as well as believing that children's wellbeing is at the heart of enabling good learning.
Sheila Wilson - Community Governor
I've been lucky to have spent nearly forty years teaching in a range of secondary schools, from rural to inner city and fulfilled diverse roles from Head of Department, to Head of Sixth Form to Assistant Headteacher. I have always been motivated by the belief that the key to progress lies in establishing strong working relationships and have worked hard with staff, students parents and governors to achieve this. I am hoping to continue this as a governor at Brockhampton. I come into school on a weekly basis to support literacy by hearing children read : it is a highlight of my week. There is a very lovely atmosphere in the school.
I am a keen and committed sportswoman, particularly with regards to cycling,tennis, walking and being in the wilds of the countryside. I love to travel and learn languages, read many genres of literature and indulge a life long love of History and archaeology at many levels.
Naomi Mansell - Staff Governor
I have been a dedicated member of the team at Brockhampton for 4 years now and witnessed the rapid improvement the school undertook from “Special Measures” to “Good”. Over the past 4 years I have held different positions with increased responsibility, culminating in my current position as Early Years/Year 1 Phase Leader and Deputy Safeguarding Lead. I am committed to ensuring our children have the best possible start to their education and reach their full potential. I am highly motivated and very much look forward to being part of the governing body at Brockhampton and bringing a different viewpoint as a staff governor.