Helping each child along the Stepping Stones of their own unique journey towards a brighter future

Brimble Hill School

Brimble Hill School

Our Governors

School governors play a vital role in promoting high standards of educational achievement. They share a common belief that children should receive the best possible standard of education in all areas of their development. This is in the interests of current and future pupils.

Members of governing bodies include: School staff, Parents of pupils, Members of the public from all walks of life.  Governors are committed to serving the best interests of the school.  As unpaid voluntary public servants, they help to sustain their school’s identity and provide a link within the local community.  An effective governing body is a source of enormous strength to the school.  School governance is the most important volunteering role in education.

Primary Local Governing Committee Combined Information for Brimble Hill School and The Chalet School


Role Date of Appointment Date of Expiry
Mark Westen Chair
Co-opted Governor
13.11.2019 13.11.2023
John Bird Co-opted Governor 17.03.2020 16.04.2024
Mandy McApline Co-opted Governor 15.06.2020 14.06.2024
Katie Bellamy Parent Governor
Brimble Hill School
15.06.2020 14.06.2024
Pardeep Basi Parent Governor
Brimble Hill School
17.03.2020 16.03.2024
Pete Crockett Co-opted Governor
Vice Chair
03.05.2021 03.05.2025
Tracey Gibson Staff Governor, The Chalet School 25.11.2019 24.11.2023
Pagati Gupta Co-opted Governor 30.09.2019 29.09.2023
Sachin Kotalwar Co-opted Governor 23.02.2018 23.02.2022
Gemma Neighbour Parent Governor
The Chalet School
23.02.2018 23.02.2022
Alison Paul OBE Ex-Officio
Head of Brimble Hill School
Helena Knight Ex-Officio
Head of The Chalet School
Governors who have resigned in the past 12 months: Terms of Reference:
Del Fry - November 2020
Katy Tolley - May 2021
2 Head Teachers
1 Staff Governor
6 Co-opted Governors
3 parent Governors
2 Ex-Officio Head Teachers
Terms of Office: 4 years

Governance Information:

Declaration of Interests 2021/2022

Attendance Register 2020/2021


The Chair of Governors, Mark Westen, can be contacted on email  at or via the school office on 01793 493900.