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

Elizabeth Dormandy
Elizabeth Dormandy
I am delighted to be a co-opted member of the Brookfield governing body. I am keen to support the school in it’s aims to develop outstanding teaching and learning for all children. I live locally and have recently retired from my role developing quality in NHS Screening programmes. The school promotes an ethos of respect and empathy, where diversity is valued and celebrated – both within school and the wider world These are exactly the sort of values that I want to see in our community. It is a real privilege to support the school, previously as Chair of Governors, and as a member of the Personnel, Salary and Wellbeing, the Finance and the Learning and Achievement Committees.


Rachel Hermer (Vice Chair)
Rachel HermerBeing a governor combines a deep held interest in education with a desire to contribute to the school and local community. My first child started Brookfield seven years ago and my last has now just started in reception. My professional background is in media policy and I bring strategic and management experience. I sit on the Personnel, Salary and Wellbeing Committee, and an Vice Chair of Governors.


Linda Starkey-Queen
Linda Starkey-QueenI 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.


Dorothy Toh
Dorothy TohI am local parent and a qualified chartered accountant with experience across auditing, financial control and financial strategy. With a keen interest in and passion for the education sector, I have recently made the formal move into academia, having just completed a PhD on audit quality. I feel there are some parallels to be drawn with education quality and hope to combine both my academic and practical experience in a meaningful way to contribute to the local community. I feel immensely privileged to have been co-opted onto the Governing Body and hope my experiences will help the finance committee and the school more generally to meet its objectives.


Associate Members

Andrew Farrer
Andrew Farrer
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.


Lucy Read
Lucy ReadI have two daughters at Brookfield and am very pleased to contribute to the Premises Committee work as an Associate Member of the Governing Body. I am a RIBA Chartered Architect whose professional experience includes over 10 years in education design working on primary, secondary and SEN school projects in London.


Local Authority Governor

Stephen Kapos
Stephen KaposI 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

Anthony Mirams
Anthony MiramsI 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
Joanna CookeI became a parent governor in November 2015. I have four children, three of whom are at Brookfield at the moment. I am pleased to be part of a strong governing body that is full of people who wish to make Brookfield an even better school than it is now. I chair the Personnel, Salaries and Well-Being committee.


Staff Governors

Lauren Ditchfield


Laurel Fleck, Headteacher
Mark StubbingsI am the Headteacher.


Type of governor Name Term Expires
LA Governor (1) Stephen Kapos July 2022
Parent Governor (4) Jo Cooke October 2019
Mike Yule (Chair) November 2021
Anthony Mirams July 2019
Headteacher Laurel Robin (née Fleck) Ex-officio
Co- Opted governors (3 vacancies) Rachel Hermer (Vice Chair) July 2019
Dorothy Toh March 2021
Elizabeth Dormandy May 2019

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 governors@brookfield.camden.sch.uk