School governors are ordinary people from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting the strategic direction of the School, ensuring accountability, and being the School’s ‘critical friend’. The Education Acts give governors key principles, in regulations and guidance.  Governors are not involved in the day-to-day management of the school. 


Almost anyone can become a school governor. All new governors receive training and support from the School, the Local Authority and their fellow governors. If you are interested in assisting the School in this way, please ask the School Office for further details.

Alongside the Senior Leadership Team at Brimsdown Primary School, governors are responsible for deciding on the strategic direction of the school. This includes contributing to decisions on:

  • vision and values
  • achievement
  • equality and inclusion
  • safeguarding
  • behaviour
  • staffing
  • curriculum
  • special educational needs
  • premises
  • extended school
  • parental and community engagement​


Name Title Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed by:
 Ingrid Cranfield Chair of Governors   17/10/2018 2 Years Ivy Learning Trust    
 Camlee Voisin-Baptiste Vice Chair  01/03/2018 4 Years Ivy Learning Trust    
 Dani Lang Headteacher  01/09/2017 Ex-Officio Ex-officio    
 Vacancy Staff Governor   4 Years Elected Staff    
 Mansoor Ahmed Parent Governor  24/11/2017 4 Years Elected Parent    
 Michelle Carr Parent Governor  01/09/19 4 Years Elected Parent    
Vacancy Trust Appointed Governor   4 Years Ivy Learning Trust    
 Robert Mannion Trust Appointed Governor  04/07/2019 4 Years Ivy Learning Trust    
 Marina Sophocleous Trust Appointed Governor  Re-appointed 3/12/2019, 03/12/2015 4 Years Ivy Learning Trust    


All governors are voting members of the Local Governing Board. Panels and working groups are established as needed, but there are no ongoing committees. 


Register of Pecuniary Interests

Ivy Learning Trust Declaration of Interests

Attendance Record

Attendance 2018 - 2019

Attendance 2019 - 2020


Scheme of Delegation

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Local Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months.

Name Title Date of Appointment Date Stepped Down Appointed by:
Androulla Luci  Elected Parent   30/03/2019 Elected Parent    
Angela Xyrizou  Elected Parent 14/12/2016 30/04/2019 Elected Parent    
 Erol Faruk  Trust Appointed  01/03/2018 20/09/2019  Trust Appointed      
Richard Jones Staff Governor 27/11/2016 18/09/2019 Elected Staff