The Broadwaters Federation Governing Body

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The role of governors

School governors are a team of people who work closely with the head teacher to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the school. The governors make decisions that directly affect the education and well-being of children. They play an important role in improving standards throughout the school and agree the school's budget. They also help as part of the recruitment process for a Headteacher.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school, as well as the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

As Governors we:

  • Fulfil our statutory duties to ensure that the school is a safe, healthy and inclusive place
  • Support and challenge the school leadership team, acting as a 'critical friend'
  • Each contribute our experience and expertise to drive school improvement forward.
  • Meet in committees and once a term as a full Governing Body.

Broadwaters Governing Board

Broadwaters comprises of The Willow Primary School, Broadwaters Children's Centre and The Brook Special primary school. The Governing Board has three Committees and the members below all sit on at least one of these with the Headteachers present on all of them:

  • Finance, Premises and Personnel
  • Teaching Learning and Standards
  • Community Services

Listed below are current members of the Broadwaters Governing Board    

Co-opted Governors (4)

Nofer Fari (Chair)

Marva Rollins OBE
Marilyn Francis
Peter Eadie-Catling

Local Authority Governor (1)
Andrew Willet

Headteacher Governors (2)
Maureen Duncan
Dawn Ferdinand

Staff Governors (2)
Jessica Burke (Brook)
Lorna Wright (Willow)

Parent Governors (2)
Fartun Ali - Brook
Kanupriya JhunJhunwala - Willow

Assosiated Members (6) (no voting rights)
Sukina Campos (Brook)
Sarah Harris (Willow)
Ed Putman (Brook)
Alison Walmsley (Children's Centre)
Cheri Fox (Children's Centre)
Duwan Farquharson (Broadwaters)

Please find a list of the governors and their roles and responsibilities below:

Governors terms of office and Business Interests 2022-2023
Governor Attendance 2021-2022


Tuesday 20 September 2022

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Monday 7 November 2022

Tuesday 16 November 2022

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Tuesday 28 February 2023

Tuesday 21 March 2023 (Governor day in school am/lunchtime)

Tuesday 28 March 2023

Tuesday 25 April 2023

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Tuesday 12 June 2023

Tuesday 11 July 2023

Part One of the meeting is open to the public (for observation) and parents/carers are particularly welcome. Please contact parents@thebrook.haringey.sch.uk for more information.

If you wish to contact the Chair of the Governing Board, Marilyn Francis, please do so through the Brook school office


Please find below approved minutes of the  Broadwaters Inclusive Learning Community (BILC) Governing Board (GB) recent meetings:

July 2022 minutes

Sept 2022 minutes

Oct 2022 minutes

Collected minutes October 2020 - February 2022


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