Governor Pen Portraits

Dr. Jason I. Broch  (Chair)

Jason is chair of the Governing Body as well as being the lead governor for Upper Key stage two and the teaching of mathematics. He has been a member of the Governing Body since 2012.

In his professional life Jason is a GP as well as Assistant Chair of NHS leads CCG. He brings skills around good governance and organisational leadership with knowledge of the wider public sector, including both the Leeds children’s and young people’s plan and the joint health and well-being strategy.

Jason is also a governor of the Leeds Jewish Free School, as well as having children at both schools.

Jason believes that through strong focused leadership Brodetsky, we can deliver an outstanding education and ensure our children reach full potential.

Carolyn Glynn (Vice Chair & Foundation Governor)

Carolyn Glynn is a Foundation Governor and is currently the Chair of the Resources Committee.

Professionally Carolyn is an Accountant and now specialises in risk management. This includes governance & compliance and risk consultancy work in the both the public and private sector.

Carolyn attended a Jewish school all her life and believes that Brodetsky Primary School should be the best it can be in terms of Education, Jewish studies & values and providing opportunities for all children.

Carolyn has two children who both attend Brodetsky Primary School and and in her spare time loves to be with her family, loves to cook and shop and go on holiday as much as possible.

Adam Baxter (Foundation Governor)

Adam became a Governor in 2019 and sits on the Resources Sub Committee.  His professional background is as a Chartered Surveyor specialising in commercial property management.

Adam is passionate about the school’s success having seen all three of his children pass through the doors from Reception through to Year six.  He also has a vested interest in the future success of the school as his wife (Mrs Baxter) is the EYFS coordinator.

Adam is also a Board Member of the Leeds Jewish Housing Association and chairs their Operations Sub Board.

Cllr. Dan Cohen (Foundation Governor)

Dan joined the Brodetsky governors in 1998, originally to help with the schools PR, fundraising and marketing.

He wants to ensure that Brodetsky is the best primary school it can possibly be and that it is constantly striving to improve its pupils’ academic achievements.

Dan is the Chair of the Limmudei Kodesh (LK) committee and within that role he challenges the school’s teaching staff to find new and innovative ways of delivering high quality Hebrew and Jewish learning to be able to show both parents and governors that high expectations are being met.

His vision for the school is summed up by our mission statement that our pupils should be “Happy, well-educated and proud to be Jewish”

Dan has a passion for ensuring all young people in our community have access to the best possible education. This is one of the key reasons that he took a lead in the project to establish the Leeds Jewish Free School.

He became the Leeds City Councillor for Alwoodley in 2011 and is the Shadow Cabinet Member for Children and Families.

In is rare moments of free time he spends it with his wife and 4 children (all of whom are either at Brodetsky or its nursery).

Rabbi Jason Kleiman (Foundation Governor)

Rabbi Jason Kleiman is minister of the Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue. Born and raised in Leeds, Rabbi Kleiman attended Leeds Grammar School before completing his studies in Theology and Religious Studies.

He later attended Jews College in Hendon and has since served communities in Reading, Catford and Clayhall, Ilford before returning to his hometown.

He sits on the Limmudei Kodesh sub committee and is married to Elise. They have 3 sons.


Rachel Gould (Parent Governor)

Rachel has been the parent governor since October 2021 and leads the Teaching and Learning subcommittee. Rachel attended Brodetsky as a child with her siblings and she is extremely proud that it will play a central role in the upbringing of her children, nieces and nephews.

Rachel spent 13 years in education, 8 of which as part of the Headship Team in large schools and academies, often in challenging circumstances. She is a qualified English teacher but has assumed whole school responsibility areas such as teaching and learning, literacy and safeguarding. Currently she is a Policy Lead at the Department of Health and Social Care.

Rachel started running during lockdown and managed to raise £3,800 for the school’s library provision by running the Leeds Half Marathon.

Rebecca Skolnick (Staff Governor)

Rebecca has been a Staff Governor since November 2017 and is currently the English Coordinator and Year 1 Class Teacher at Brodetsky Primary School.

She is an ex- pupil of Brodetsky Primary School and has many fond memories of the school. She has two children, both at the school.  Rebecca feels extremely passionate about helping to make the school the best it can be, both as a teacher and a parent. and is really proud to be part of such a warm and friendly team.

In her spare time Rebecca is on a charity committee which raises money for various areas of the community, including Brodetsky Primary School.