The Role of the Governors

Expectation of governing bodies and their leadership is significant. OFSTED are clear about the importance of strong, effective leadership. Governors are appointed by a variety of means, but once appointed are expected to be of equal status and responsibility. They play a vital role as the school works through the difficult environment common to much of the public sector, which is how to deliver continuing improvement whilst managing within a diminishing financial resource. Being a member of the governing body requires knowledge of both board-level strategic leadership skills and corporate governance.

The Brodetsky Governing Body is made up of 7 members; 4 members are appointed by the Brodetsky Foundation Trust, 1 member is the Executive Head Teacher, 1 member is appointed by the Local Authority and 1 member is an elected parent governor. There is also scope for the governing body to co-opt 4 additional members for a year, should it be required. Currently there are 2 subcommittees of the governing body, to which certain functions are delegated. The structures of the committees and chairs (in bold) are below:

Teaching, Learning & Inclusion (including Jewish Studies): Rachel Gould, Jason Broch, Charlie Kelsey, Dan Cohen, Debbie Jacobson & Natalie Halter
Resources: Carolyn Glynn, Adam Baxter, Charlie Kelsey, Debbie Jacobson & Natalie Halter

It is expected that each governor will be part of one or more of these subcommittees as part of fulfilling the role.

The current membership of the Brodetsky Governing body is:

Dr. Jason I Broch Chair of Governing Body  (Foundation Governor)
Mrs. Carolyn Glynn Vice Chair & Chair of Resources (Foundation Governor)
Cllr. Dan Cohen (Foundation Governor)
Mr. Adam Baxter (Foundation Governor)
Rabbi Jason Kleiman (Foundation Governor)
Mrs. Rachel Gould Chair of Teaching and Learning (Parent Governor)
Mrs. Debbie Jacobson (co-opted Governor)
Mrs. Natalie Halter (co-opted Governor)
Mrs. Charlie Kelsey Interim Executive Head Teacher

Governors’ full statutory information

Governors’ pen portraits

Dates of meetings can be found on the upcoming events calendar.

Full Governing Body
Jason BrochPPPPPP
Carolyn GlynnPApPPPAp
Susy JaggerPApApPP--
Charlie Kelsey----AtP
Rabbi Jason KleimanPApApApApAp
Adam BaxterPPApApApP
Debbie Jacobson------
Natalie Halter------
Manjit HareApAtAtAtAtAt
Sagi YechezkelAtAtAtAtAtAt
P Present
Ap Apologies
Ab Absent  (no apologies)
At In attendance


For anyone interested on how to become a Governor please email our Chair of Governors, Jason Broch via the contact form.