Governors

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

Brook Green Board of Governors 
Governors Action Plan 2017 - 2019
Governors Annual Statement and Impact Report 2016 - 2017
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: 1/1
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: 1/1

Sara Jordan 2013 to Present

Status: Headteacher
Position Held: Headteacher
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by Board of Governors.
Attendance: 1/1

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: 1/1

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: 1/1
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: 1/1
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.

Kath Roberts 2018 to present

Status: Parent
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by Board of Governors. Community Governors at Mount Wise Community Primary.
Attendance: 1/1
Profile:
I am a new parent governor although I have had experience as a parent governor before at Mount Wise Primary School. I have also lots of experience of working as a volunteer in schools and enjoy working with the children. I am very knowledgeable in early years but now wish to further my horizons in secondary education. I will have 2 children at Brook Green after September 2018.

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: 1/1

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: 1/1
Profile:
I’m Alex Wallace and I work for the Plymouth City Council Virtual School for Children in Care. I am an Education Caseworker for Post 16 Looked after Children which I thoroughly enjoy and it keeps me on my toes! I applied to be on the governing body at Brook Green Centre for Learning as I wanted to be part of an innovative and exciting school and so far I have been lucky to be part of some wonderful events such as the Christmas meal and awards assembly. In my spare time I enjoy running, cooking and upcycling second hand furniture.

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: 1/1

Ken Bates 2016 to Present

Status: Staff
Position Held: Governor
Committees/Responsibilities: H&S Premises
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Elected by Staff, appointed by the Board of Governors.
Attendance: 1/1

Marie Partridge

Status: Co-opted
Trusteeships and Governorships including other Schools and charities?
Appointed by the Board of Governors

Julie Williams 2011 - 2018, Hayleigh Eglinton 2013 - 2018, Shelly Horrell 2016-2018

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