Brackenbury, Kenmont & Wendell Park Federaton Governing Board
We want to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and the role we play at each school.
The Governing Board has an important part to play in raising school standards. We set the strategic direction for the schools, ensure financial accountability and monitor and evaluate school performance. While the Executive Head teacher and Heads of School are responsible for the day-to-day running of each school, our role is often described as acting as “a critical friend”. We provide strategic governance to ensure that all children get the best possible education, constantly challenging the schools to attain the best possible performance.
We have responsibility together with the leadership teams for agreeing the policies for the general running of each school. We fulfil statutory duties to ensure that each school is a safe, healthy and inclusive environment. We provide support and challenge to the leadership team of each school on all issues that affect the learning and welfare of our pupils. We also have a responsibility to handle complaints, though it is important to note that individual problems should, at the outset, be directed first to your child’s teacher and then to the school’s leadership team.
The governing Board is drawn from the school staff, parents of children at the schools, the community that our schools serve and people who have applied through – or been nominated by – the Local Authority. The usual term of office is four years but many governors stand for re-election and serve more than one term.
If you are interested in the work we do, would like to find out more, have any questions – or are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school.
The full Governing Board meets once a term, and there are sub-committees dealing with Resources & Finance and Curriculum & Standards. Once approved, the Minutes of all our meetings are available from any school office.
Governing Board Membership and Appointing Bodies
The current and historical membership of the Governing Board can be viewed online at each schools 'Get Information About Schools' webpage which lists each governor's terms of office and appointing body. Pen Portraits of our current board can also be viewed at the bottom of this page.
Brackenbury - Get Information About SchoolsKenmont - Get Information About SchoolsWendell Park Get Information About Schools
Governing Board Diversity Information
Diversity is important and the DfE want governing boards to be increasingly reflective of the communities they serve.
The DfE encourages schools to collect and publish governing board members’ diversity data. Board members can opt out of sharing their information, including protected characteristics, at any given time and so the information below may not include all members of the board.
Governing Board Terms of Reference, Instrument of Governance & Declarations of Interest
Committee Membership and Terms of Reference
Declarations of Interest
Historical Boards Declarations
Instrument of Government
Governors Record of Attendance & Membership
2022/23 Academic Year
Federated Board - Summer term Attendance
Individual Boards Attendance (Autumn and Spring terms only)
2021/22 Academic Year
Historic Board Membership
Details of changes to the federation board of governors can be found below:
Details of the previous membership of each individual school's boards can be found below
Governor Pen Portraits
Please click on each photo to see a short biography of each governor.
Governors (ID 1001)
Ms Wendi WebberChair of Governors, Co-opted Governor
Ms Wendi Webber
I have lived in Hammersmith and Fulham for 30 years and I have been a governor for 16 years and a Chair of Governor’s for 11 years. Both of my children attended Kenmont Primary School.
I am a professional musician and music teacher. I teach in the state and private sectors and I am passionate about making sure that our children in the state sector get as many opportunities and have as good outcomes as children in the private sector.
During the past few years I have seen the benefits of working in partnership with other schools and I am excited to get to know all three schools in the federation intimately.
Ms Alice CarelessVice Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor
Ms Alice Careless
Born and brought up in the local area, I was a pupil of Brackenbury in the 1980s. Both of my children have attended the school with my youngest moving on in July 2021. I joined as a parent governor in 2015 and was most recently the co-chair of governors at Brackenbury. I am a Co-opted governor. I have spent the last 24 years working in a number of local government and charitable organisations providing advice and advocacy for the local community. I am currently working for a national charity providing welfare advice, financial assistance and wellbeing support. ‹
Dr Zainab AboudCo-opted Governor
Dr Zainab Aboud
I have become a parent governor in 2022 as I have a huge interest in education and my son is currently at Brackenbury School.
I am a doctor working for the NHS and I would like to use my non-clinical skills to serve Brackenbury School.
Dr Jamie CarterCo-opted Governor
Dr Jamie Carter
I have lived in Hammersmith since 2008 and joined the Governing Body at Brackenbury in 2019. I began my teaching career as a university lecturer and author before moving into secondary education, and have since held a number of academic and pastoral roles in schools across London and the South East. I have a particular interest in character education and commitment to pupil well being, and am privileged to support this and all other aspects of school life in my capacity as a governor. I currently work as a senior teacher and Director of Sixth Form at a local independent secondary school, and my family and I live a short walk from Brackenbury.
Mr David CollinsExecutive Head Teacher, Ex-Officio Governor
Mr David Collins
I have been the head teacher at Brackenbury since September 2016 and Executive Head since September 2021. Prior to that I was a Head teacher of a primary school in Hampshire. I started my teaching career in 2001 in Hampshire and have taught and worked in a variety of Primary and Junior Schools. I enjoy working with governors in setting the strategic direction of the school and celebrating the schools achievements.
Mr Andrew FrameCo-opted Governor
Mr Andrew Frame
I am a co-opted Governor, having joined the board at Brackenbury in February 2020. I joined with a genuine interest in education and a desire to use my professional skills as a Chartered Accountant to benefit the school community. I sit on the Resources Committee to support and challenge the leadership of the federation covering finance, staffing and premises.
I live on the same road as Brackenbury school and have lived in West London for most of my life. I am married with a young daughter.
Ms Jezselle PanayiStaff Governor
Ms Jezselle Panayi
I currently work as a Y6 teacher at Kenmont and started my teaching career at Brackenbury as an NQT six years ago. Most of my teaching experience has been across Upper Key Stage 2 which has given me the insight into where our children end their primary school journey - I look forward to taking this knowledge with me into different year groups.
This year, I became English Lead and have since enjoyed developing Kenmont's curriculum to ensure it is diverse, engaging and challenging for all of our children. It has been a great opportunity to interact with staff, children and parents from all year groups and get to know the school community quickly. I look forward to the rest of my teaching journey at Kenmont and being part of the federation.
Mr Matthew PitchersParent Governor
Mr Matthew Pitchers
I am a new parent governor of the Federation. As a father of three boys, the oldest of which is in reception at Brackenbury, I have a keen interest in helping the new Federation and wider community. I am a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and currently work in investments. A resident of Shepherds Bush, I moved to London in 2007 from Merseyside.
Ms Sophie MaclachlanCo-opted Governor (Staff)
Ms Sophie Maclachlan
I joined Brackenbury in 2021 and currently work as Year 6 teacher. I started my teaching career six years ago and taught for four years at school in Twickenham.â€‹ I have worked across Key Stage 2 in Years 4, 5 and 6, which has deepened my knowledge and understanding of the curriculum in this key stage.
I initially joined Brackenbury as DT lead - where I enjoyed developing the curriculum to include computer aided design - but the following year I became Science Lead. This has allowed me to develop a science curriculum which is accessible, diverse and exciting with the intent for children to continue with science subjects in secondary schools and later life. Being Science Lead has allowed me to work across the school with staff, children and parents and I am looking forward to working with the community of the three schools in the federation. Brackenbury is a wonderful school to work at where all staff are committed to the Brackenbury vision & ethos of developing lifelong learners who have the skills to be happy and successful in our ever changing world. I am looking forward to this role and being part of the governing board.
Mr Alastair RossParent Governor
Mr Alastair RossI have lived in Kensal Green since 2017. I started as a Governor at Kenmont shortly before the federation was established. My children attend Kenmont and I feel privileged to be able to support the federation as it grows from strength to strength.I am a middle leader at a local secondary school with a role that focusses primarily on curriculum and assessment. A secondary role I have is training, developing early careers teachers alongside helping to lead the coaching programme.
Ms Sharon TobuttCo-opted Governor
Ms Sharon Tobutt
I joined Kenmont as a Parent Governor in 2020. Since then, I have been Vice Chair Governor and Co-opted Governor. I am proud that both my children were at Kenmont from Nursery through to Year 6. Both have continued to flourish at QPCS and sixth-form college. I have lived in Kensal Green for nearly 30 years and value the strength of our diverse community. I am a primary school teacher and have been teaching for over 15 years. I also have a wealth of experience as an English Lead.
Dr. Charlotte Vidal-HallCo-opted Governor
Dr. Charlotte Vidal-Hall
I have been a governor at Brackenbury for 13 years and recently became Brackenbury's vice chair after 5 years as chair of the Brackenbury governing board. I have lived in Hammersmith and Fulham since 1979 and have 4 children who all went to primary school in the borough. I was an early years and primary school teacher in local nursery and primary schools for 15 years before becoming an educational researcher. I now lead research projects at Ofsted where I have worked on projects including reading in secondary schools, managing behaviour in schools and the education inspection framework.
Ms Finola WestLA Governor
Ms Finola West
I have lived in Hammersmith for over 20 years and my son attended Brackenbury school from Nursery to Year 6. I have been a member of the Brackenbury Governing Body for five years, initially as a parent, and now as the local authority governor. I take an extra interest in the curriculum pupils engage and achieve in, and how we work in partnership with our families and our local community. I have worked in education for over 30 years as a primary school teacher and now as a senior lecturer in primary education at a University in South West London.
Ms Magda WoodCo-opted Governor
Ms Magda Wood
I have worked in education businesses for over twenty years, creating award winning digital products and classroom resources and working leadership teams to guide and grow impact that benefits teachers and students. My current role is Chief of Learning at the Micro:bit Educational Foundation, where we promote the importance of digital skills, knowledge and understanding of technology and computational thinking in children's education around the world. I'm a local resident near Wendell Park School and very happy to be able to contribute to the community as a school governor.
Ms Ayan YusufCo-opted Governor (Staff)
Ms Ayan Yusuf
I have taught at Wendell for 8 years now and very much look forward to my future endeavours here. Every day at Wendell Park is unique, fulfilling and exciting. I guess that’s what I love the most about our wonderful Wendell community.
I came to this wonderful school straight from University and completed my NQT year in Year 5. What a year that was! Since then, I have worked across the board and have taught in Years 3, 5 and 6. I am a dedicated ECT mentor and greatly relish my role in developing newly qualified teachers - inducting them to the all-important ‘Wendell Way.’
The various roles which I hold – that of Maths lead, Assessment Lead and of course, creative director of the infamous (and annual!) W Factor – mean that I work across the entire school and interact daily with the staff, children and parents. I love my job wholeheartedly and feel passionate about the work we do. I am fully committed to the Wendell Park vision & ethos and believe that as a school, we continually strive to provide an inspiring, nurturing and challenging environment, which allows all of our children to be happy, safe and successful. We ensure that all of our children leave school with a sense of pride and accomplishment in themselves and their abilities, and with a strong vision of their own futures. I am incredibly proud to be a member of Wendell Park and look forward to sharing in all of its future successes.