Our Governors

The governing body is responsible for the long-term strategic direction of the school. It has statutory responsibilities that include agreeing the school budget and expenditure and ensuring key policies are in place. Governors do not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school. The governor’s role is to ask challenging questions and provide support in those areas in which they have particular expertise. In order to be effective in their role, governors are expected to attend training sessions and read all relevant documentation.


Governors meet each term for full governing body meetings. Governors are also required to join one of two separate committees, outlined below:


Resources Committee – to look after the termly expenditure, agree major financial outlays, monitor the budget profile and monthly spending; to review all areas of site maintenance and development, including security, health and safety. To sit on interview panels, agree new staff appointments, agree staff changes and amendments, review job descriptions, salaries, performance appraisal.


School Improvement Committee – to review and agree school policies and school improvement priorities, assessment data, learning and progress of pupils and parental involvement.


These committees  once every term. There is a chairing governor for each committee.


The Governing Body of Brookland Junior School is made up of parents, staff, local authority and community representatives. As a rule, Governors serve for terms of four years on the Governing Body. Parent Governors are elected every four years by other parents. They bring the perspective of a parent to the Governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals.


If you wish to contact a Governor please speak to the Headteacher. A Governor is usually present on school Open Evenings.


For further general information on the role and expectations of school governors visit the National Governors’ Association website.

Meet the Governors


Mr Gavin Douglas


Parent Governors

Mr C Preaudat

Mrs L Direnzo


Staff Governor

Mr R Jones


LEA Governor

Mrs L Dobranja


Co-opted Governors

Mrs J Cottenden



Mrs S Cranston

Mrs A Karameros



Mrs F Hill




Term of office 1.9.2016



Term of office 14.5.2014 - 13.5.18

Term of office 19.7.2015 - 18.7.19



Term of office 13.9.2013 - 12.9.17



Term of office 18.9.2013 - 17.9.17



(CHEXS Children & Young People Support Worker)

Term of office 11.12.2014 - 10.12.18


Term of office 11.12.2014 - 10.12.18

Term of office 11.12.2014 - 10.12.18



Mrs F Hill





Brookland Junior School

Elm Drive Cheshunt,

Waltham Cross






Tel: 01992 624487

Fax: 01992 623223







School hours


Monday to Friday

8.40am - 3pm