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Who we are

Our Governing Body consists of 16 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

Lise Bruynooghe

Vivien Frank Being a governor combines my desire to get involved with the local community with my interest in education and lifelong learning. I work for the President of an international development organisation and advise on operational issues and change management. In addition, I am training as executive coach. I have two children, aged 4 and 2, who I hope will join Brookfield. I sit on the Personnel, Salary and Wellbeing Committee.








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 lawyer working in the London Borough of Camden.  I have two sons and a daughter at the school and 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


My son is at Brookfield. My background is in finance and accounting. I chair the Premises Committee and sit on the Finance 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

Rachel Hermer (Chair)

 Rachel Hermer

I have two sons at Brookfield and am delighted to be a governor as it combines my interest in education with a desire to contribute to the school.  I'm a board member of Camden's Partnership for Educational Excellence which Camden Council established to raise educational standards across the borough.  My professional background is in media policy.  I sit on the Personnel, Salary and Wellbeing and the Learning and Achievement Committees.









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.


Miyawa Joujou Makela

I have two children at the school. I am passionate about working with people within communities. I created an African Woman Organisation in Camden and I taught numeracy to children in Highgate Newtown Community Centre. Currently I am doing a degree in community development and leadership at London Metropolitan University and hope to bring a positive change within communities by understanding the needs and issues affecting their lives and empowering them to work together as a community.








Mike Yule (Vice Chair)

 Mike Yule

In October 2013 I became a parent governor 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.








Staff Governors

Jennifer Allison

I arrived at Brookfield in 2012, where I started as an NQT. I trained at the University of Cambridge, gaining experience in schools in Suffolk and prior to that I was an LSA at another school in Camden. I teach Year 1 and I am also the joint Science Coordinator. I am particularly interested in the new curriculum and the different topics that children can now learn about in Science. I am currently involved in a project with Globe Education which introduces Key Stage One children to Shakespeare.


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