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    
 Camlee Voisin-Baptiste Vice Chair  01/03/2018 4 Years Ivy Learning Trust    
 Dani Lang Headteacher  01/09/2017 Ex-Officio Ex-officio    
 Richard Jones Staff Governor  27/11/2016 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    
 Erol Faruk Trust Appointed Governor  01/03/2018 4 Years Ivy Learning Trust    
 Robert Mannion Trust Appointed Governor  04/07/2019 4 Years Ivy Learning Trust    
 Marina Sophocleous Trust Appointed Governor  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 2018/19

Attendance Record

Trustee and Governor Attendance 2017-18


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     30/02/2019 Elected Parent
Angela Xyrizou Elected Parent   14/12/2016 30/04/2019 Elected Parent