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Who we are

Our Governing Body consists of 17 governors including the Headteacher. Governors are drawn from the staff, the Local Education Authority, parents and the wider community. All, except the Headteacher, are appointed for a period of 4 years.

Co-opted Governors

Rachel Hermer (Chair)

 Rachel Hermer

It’s a great privilege to be part of the team supporting and leading Brookfield. Being a governor combines a deep held interest in education with a desire to contribute to the school and local community. I have two sons at the school and my daughter will follow in a few years. My professional background is in media policy and I bring strategic and management experience. I sit on the Personnel, Salary and Wellbeing, the Finance and the Learning and Achievement Committees. I have been Chair since October 2014.



Helen Martyn

Helen Martyn

I have been so pleased to serve as a governor at Brookfield for many years during which time I have seen significant and exciting developments in all aspects of school life. Standards of achievement have risen but some things have remained much the same, such as the determination to relate to the whole needs of each individual child. My background is in social work and social work education. I live very close to the school and applaud the links between the school and the local community. I chair the Personnel, Salaries and Wellbeing Committee



Fiona Miller-Smith

Fiona Miller-Smith

My two sons are at Brookfield and I really enjoy the chance to contribute to the school and be a small part of this inclusive and friendly community. By day I am a social entrepreneur helping develop small growing businesses. I chair the Finance Committee.



Justine Thornton


I moved into the area in 2009 and wanted to get involved with the local community and develop my interest in education. I am a barrister specialising in environmental law. I sit on the Learning and Achievement Committee.




Jessica Learmond-Criqui


I am a co-opted governor and have served on the Governing Body at Brookfield since 2009.  As a mother of 2 young children in primary education, I am passionately interested in education and the education system.  I sit on the Finance Committee and the Personnel, Salary and Wellbeing Committee where I use my expertise as a solicitor specialising in employment and business immigration.







Linda Starkey-Queen

Linda Starkey-Queen

I taught for about 25 years and upon retiring decided to keep my hand in Education by becoming a governor. I am a local and have been pupil, parent, grand-parent and teacher in Camden. I am on the Premises, Learning and Achievement, Health & Safety and Disability Awareness Committees.




Oliver Lewis

Oliver Lewis

I am a Camden councillor and lawyer. I also teach law part time at the University of East London. I have a daughter at the school and previously my two older sons were at Brookfield. I have been a governor since 2008 and was chair of governors from October 2009 to October 2014. I sit on the Finance and Premises committees.





Derek Hayden

I have been at Brookfield for almost 14 years. My wife Sandra and I have brought up two boys in that time, both of whom came to Brookfield and have gone on to a local secondary school. My role as Site Services Officer has changed enormously since I first took up the post. In my time at Brookfield I have developed a good knowledge of the school and surrounding community. I enjoy taking part in most decisions concerning the school and playing a large part in ensuring that building projects are managed with utmost consideration to the children and staff whilst improving the school. I am also a member of the Health and Safety Committee. The role is very much a proactive one and I enjoy it enormously, and I hope my knowledge and experience will benefit the Governing Body as well as the school as a whole. 

Nigel Bannerman

 NIgel Bannerman

I have two children who previously attended Brookfield School and I sit on the Finance Committee. I have a background in finance, in audit and accounting and in financial advisory work and currently run a fund investing in food businesses in Africa.





Elizabeth Dormandy

Elizabeth Dormandy

I am delighted to be a co-opted member of the Brookfield governing body. I am a local resident and have recently retired from my role developing quality in NHS Screening programmes. I look forward to using my scientific background, knowledge and skills to support the school to develop the scientific literacy of all members of the school community. I am a member of the Learning and Achievement Committee and the Personnel, Salaries and Wellbeing Committee.







Associate Members

Andrew Farrer

Andrew Farrer (photo to follow)

I have two sons at Brookfield and I am pleased to be able to contribute to the life of the school both as a parent and as an associate member of the governing body. My background is in construction engineering and management. I sit on the premises committee.








Local Authority Governor

Stephen Kapos

 Stephen Kapos      I am a local authority governor with a strong connection to the school - both my grandsons (aged 7 and 5) are pupils and I run the after school chess club. I am an architect by profession, with a focus on social housing. I was a governor of Kentish Town CoE Primary for 10 years and I have been trustee of the Kentish Town Community Centre since 2005 where I chair the Premises Committee. I sit on Brookfield’s premises and finance committees.








Parent Governors

Yvette Mahon

I was privileged to become a parent governor in October 2014. I have three children, two currently at the school, and feel very fortunate to be a member of the thriving Brookfield community. I am pleased to extend my keen interest in education for the benefit of the school. My professional background is in human rights and campaigning. I sit on the Learning and Achievement committee.

Mike Yule (Vice Chair)

 Mike Yule

I am a parent governor and Vice chair at Brookfield. 3 of our children have been through the school and we have one son still there. I practiced as a solicitor before training as a Primary teacher and taught in Crawley for 8 years. I’m now an Associate lecturer at Chichester University where I teach Citizenship and Primary Education. I chair the Learning and Achievement Committee, sit on PSWB and am link Governor for our Rights Respecting school status.


Anthony Mirams

 Mike Yule

I have two children at Brookfield who are having such a brilliant and productive time. I am a teacher, almost all in primary schools, and now part-time in teacher education. I am keen to be involved in the School’s work in developing the character and confidence of every child, whatever their background. I am on the Learning and Achievement and the Premises Committees and am the link governor for pupil premium.






Joanna Cooke


Staff Governors

Jenny Morgan

Fiona Miller-Smith
I arrived at Brookfield in 2012, where I started as an Newly Qualified Teacher. I trained at the University of Cambridge, gaining experience in schools in Suffolk and prior to that I was a Learning Support Assistant at another school in Camden. I teach Year 1 and I am also the PSHE and Rights Respecting Schools (RRS) leader. I meet regularly with Brookfield’s eight Rights Ambassadors who help inform the student body about their rights and how they are best respected. They also support Mark and I in our decision making with regards to RRS.







Head Teacher

Mark Stubbings

Mark Stubbins

I started as Headteacher of Brookfield Primary School in January 2009. Prior to that, I worked as the Deputy Headteacher in another Camden primary school and before that in two schools in the London Borough of Barnet. I am passionate about securing high standards of achievement across all areas of the curriculum and working closely with the local community to provide an enriched and inclusive education for all. I am married with 4 children and count myself lucky to be the Headteacher of such a happy and thriving school