Governors

Please view the PDFs below relating to the Brook Green Governors:

Brook Green Board of Governors 
Governors Action Plan 2019
Governors Annual Statement and Impact Report 2017/2018
Governors Handbook 2018-2019

Karen Powell 2017 to present

Status: Co-opted
Position Held: Chair
Committees/Responsibilities: Safeguarding & LAC
Company Director, Related to a Company Director, Partner or Owner of any Business?
Company Director of Effective School Governance
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by the Board of Governors. Vice Chair of Knowle Primary School
Attendance: 5/5
Profile:
I have worked in education for over 20 years and always admired the work of Brook Green Centre for Learning. I was therefore delighted to be asked to join the governing body in July 2017 as a co-opted governor and even happier to become chair in September. It is a real privilege to be a governor and work with the leadership team to ensure we offer an outstanding provision. I also enjoy meeting with our young people and seeing them achieve and thrive, whilst working with and learning from our excellent team of staff. We are also fortunate to have such supportive parents. It is the team of students, staff, governors and parents that ensures we remain outstanding!

Mike Thomas 2003 to Present

Status: Co-opted
Position Held: Governor
Committees/Responsibilities: KS3, Numeracy & Computing
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Elected by the Board of Governors. CASS, Hamoaze House,
Attendance: 4/5
Profile:
I am a retired community college headteacher and have been a governor of six very different schools for over 30 years. I have been a governor of Brook Green for 15 years and have seen the school make superb progress in this time. I am also a trustee of the Community Advice and Support Service and Hamoaze House

Sara Jordan 2013 to Present

Status: Headteacher
Position Held: Headteacher
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by Board of Governors.
Attendance: 5/5
Profile:
I have been Head at Brook Green since September 2013. Prior to that I spent over 25 years working in mainstream 11 - 18 community colleges starting out my career as a Geography teacher! The last 11 years of that was spent teaching in Plymouth which has become my adopted home with my family.
My passion lies in ensuring that our amazing students have the best possible outcomes preparing them for adulthood supported by a diverse and dynamic team in a unique learning environment.

Sarah Holt 2013 to Present

Status: Co-opted
Position Held: Deputy Headteacher
Company Director, Related to a Company Director, Partner or Owner of any Business?
GP Practice Partner Pathfields Practice
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by the Board of Governors.
Attendance: 3/5

David Baylis OBE 2018 to present

Status: Co-opted
Position Held: Governor
Committees/Responsibilities: Finance & Premises
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by Board of Governors.YMCA (Discovery College), Sir John Hunt CSC, Whitleigh Primary
Attendance: 5/5
Profile:
David has recently retired having spent 30 years in the Army and 15 years in the education profession as a Bursar/Business Manager of 3 schools in the Independent sector. He is married, lives in Plymouth, and he and his wife have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
David’s military career started at Sandhurst and included tours of duty across the world including Northern Ireland, Falklands. Germany, Norway, India, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo and Italy. Along the way he also graduated from Leeds University (BA Hons), Madras University (MA) and Cranfield Business school (MSc). He was awarded the OBE in 1999. He left the Army to take up a second career in education administration where he has successfully managed all the non-academic business of 3 different schools encompassing disciplines such as Finance, HR, Payroll, Legal, Catering, H&S, Utilities, Maintenance, Marketing, Contracts, Recruiting and Security.
His retirement has given him the opportunity to establish a personal portfolio of voluntary and charitable work. It also allows him to continue being of value in an area he feels very passionate about – the education of Young People. He is a Governor at Sir John Hunt CSC and Whitleigh Primary School and is currently the Chair of Finance in both schools. He is also a Trustee on the Board of the YMCA in Plymouth, sits on their Finance Committee and special responsibility to their Discovery College.
He hopes that this background will enable him to contribute to Brook Green, and he has no doubt at all that he will learn and personally benefit from being part of such a unique community.

Gerry Smale 2018 to present

Status: Co-opted
Committees/Responsibilities: LAC
Company Director, Related to a Company Director, Partner or Owner of any Business?
Al's Catering Ltd
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by Board of Governors
Attendance: 2/5
Profile:
My son attended Brook Green Centre for Learning which is the reason I became a Parent Governor at the school. I have been a Governor since 2009. I have 3 children, 2 of which attended Mainstream Schools. I have the experience from their years in education to bring to Brook Green, to challenge the school on all aspects and to robustly ask questions so Brook Green can remain an Outstanding School. My son has since left Brook Green and I am continuing as a Co-opted Governor.

Shelly Horrell

Status: Parent
Position Held: Governor
Committees/Responsibilities: Literacy
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by the Board of Governors
Attendance: 0/1

Jan Cooper 2011 to Present

Status: Co-opted
Position Held: Governor
Committees/Responsibilities: Safeguarding & KS4
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by the Board of Governors.
Attendance: 1/5

Alexandra Wallace 2017 to present

Status: LEA
Position Held: Governor
Committees/Responsibilities: LAC
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by Board of Governors
Attendance: 5/5
Profile:
I became a Governor at Brook Green in November 2017 as I wanted to become part of an innovative and forward-thinking school. I currently work at Plymouth City Council within the Virtual School for Children in Care. I am an Education Caseworker for Post 16 Looked after Children and enjoy working with young people on a daily basis. Prior to this I worked at a secondary school in East Devon and also have experience in the emergency services as a training co-ordinator at Devon and Cornwall Police and 999 call handler in the ambulance service.
I have learnt so much about the Brook Green community and look forward to supporting the school throughout my time as Governor.

Claire Wenmoth September 2018 to present

Status: Staff
Position Held: Staff Governor
Committees/Responsibilities: KS4
Company Director, Related to a Company Director, Partner or Owner of any Business?
B. J & A Wenmoth and B & G Haulage - Agricultural Contracting & Haulage
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Elected by Staff, appointed by the board of Governors.
Attendance: 5/5

Julie Williams

Status: Co-opted
Position Held: Governor
Committees/Responsibilities: Literacy
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by the Board of Governors
Attendance: 0/1

Julie Williams 2011 - 2018, Hayleigh Eglinton 2013 - 2018, Shelly Horrell 2016-2018, Ken Bates 2016 - 2018, Kath Roberts 2018-2019

Status: Co-opted
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by the Board of Governors.
Profile:
Julie Williams, Hayleigh Eglinton and Shelly Horrell have held a Governors position in the last 12 months