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Meet the Governance

We are proud of our team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support us in achieving our goals.

The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust as sponsor, is responsible for a number of schools and colleges, including Brookside Primary School.  As part of its remit, The Trust continues to drive up standards, being fully committed to the further development of its provision for its stakeholders.   The Brookside Primary Local Advisory (Governing) Body (LAB) is therefore required to meet formally each term before reporting to the Academy Board as part of Governance Day, involving the Members and Directors. 

The LAB consists of community (co-opted) members, parents, guardians, carers and staff.  The skills set, expertise and commitment of each individual are fundamental, as the LAB is critical to the work of Brookside Primary School and overall governance arrangements of The Trust.   Accordingly, the Brookside Primary LAB is made up as follows:

Mujahid Hamid - Chair [Email:]

Tishauna McMaster-Isaacs - Headteacher

Sarah Driscoll - Chief Officer, Standards

Heidi Faure - Chief Officer, Operations

Debra Smith - Community

Norman Deas - Community

Mujahid Hamid 

Mr Hamid has a keen interest in the School and is focused on supporting the work of the Local Advisory (Governing) Body to the benefit all of pupils and wider community.  As an international administrator and experienced project manager who has worked in Government departments to deliver infrastructure projects in information and communication technologies overseas.  Monitoring political and social developments, he has worked in various parts of the world after moving from print media.  Mr Hamid is looking to ensure children can achieve their full potential with the right support.  Through governance, he believes that he can support the School in achieving its aims and ambitions for its pupils.

[No pecuniary interests]

Tishauna McMaster-Isaacs

Tishauna McMaster-Isaacs firmly believes that as an educator, she is an agent of change in the lives of children and by extension, the communities in which we serve.  Her focus is to maximise early childhood development and set the foundations which underpin the future successes of each child.  With more than sixteen years’ of teaching experience, she has a track record which has demonstrated creative and effective approaches to curriculum design, learning and assessment.  As a former senior lecturer in respect of teacher training, she has provided pedagogical and professional development of student-teachers and therefore well placed to ensure the needs of the pupils across early years, key stage 1 and key stage 2 are met.

[No pecuniary interests]

Sarah Driscoll

Sarah Driscoll has vast experience in educational leadership in both the primary and secondary phase, as well as Studio Colleges and UTCs.  Starting her career as an English teacher, Sarah has worked in various leadership positions as Principal, School Adviser and School Inspector. She is passionate about maximising opportunities within the Trust for cross-collaborative working and ensuring all children are supported to reach their potential from the moment they arrive in Nursery through to Post 16.  Indeed, as Chief Officer – Standards, she is committed to ensuring that all stakeholders are well placed to maximise their potential.

[No pecuniary interests]

Heidi Faure

Heidi Faure is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of success. As a former Mathematics Teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management, Heidi moved into the role of Vice Principal, before becoming Principal in January 2013; and Executive Principal in February 2018 with responsibility for the secondary phase.  As Chief Officer – Operations, she continues to be an advocate of clear targets and monitoring of progress.  She continually strives to secure fantastic outcomes for all learners. As a former governor of a local primary school, she has an absolute understanding of the needs of the community and is resolute that all children should fulfil their potential.

[No pecuniary interests]

Debra Smith

Debra Smith has been associated with the Trust since September 2008. Her experience together with an MA in Integrated Provision for Children and Families, made her well placed to discharge her role as Director of Early Years and Family Services.  With day nursery management experience and as strategic lead at a local primary school where she set up stand-alone, self-financing pre-school provision, Debbie has been active in the local community, championing the cause of families bringing up children in challenging circumstances.  As governor, she continues to be true advocate for high quality Early Years provision.

Little Marvels Nursery Services Limited (Early Years) - Professional interest only, Pecuniary interest declared 15th November 2016. Rowensbrook Training and Development, Professional interest only, first declared March 2017

Norman Deas

Norman Deas has been closely associated with all aspects of the catering industry throughout his working life.  Having graduated from the Scottish Hotel School at the University of Strathclyde, he gained practical experience within various sectors of the industry and ultimately directorships of several large contract catering companies.  In 1997, he set up Goodfellows CMS Ltd which specialised purely in Education, before selling the company to Compass in 2004 and setting up GSS Catering Management Services as a consultancy to the catering industry.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a member of the British Hospitality Association, a past Chairman and Director of the European Catering Association (GB), a past Chairman and Fellow of the Association of Catering Excellence and non-executive Director of Pride Catering from 2009 to 2015. He is also Treasurer and a Trustee of his local Church.  His outside interests include running for various charities, which included the London Marathon in 2011.  He is a keen supporter of several football clubs.

Service Level Agreement between The Trust and Norman Deas Consultancy Services to provide consultancy services on all aspects of the catering services within the Trust to ensure it operates efficiently and compliant with all food hygiene legislation and to the agreed standards as laid down by the Trust. Fee £8100 per annum, reviewable each academic year and dated 21st June 2016. 

[No pecuniary interests]


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