The Governing Body oversees the running of the school. On these pages you can find out more about their role and information about current governors, committees and minutes of meetings and newsletters.

Our role explained

The Governing Body oversees the running of the school. The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The Governing board has three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding school leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

More details of the roles and responsibilities of Governors can be found in the Department of Education’s Governance Handbook, last updated October 2020.

Here are our Governing Body Committees’ Terms of Reference:

Interested in becoming a Governor?

Becoming a Governor is an opportunity to get involved in the life of the school. Our aim is that our Governors are broadly representative of the community. If you are interested please contact one of us to find out more about the role or email us at

View Brookfield’s Governor roles, declarations of interest and meeting attendance 2020-21