Governors

The school's governing body has three main jobs:

  • to ensure that the school has a clear vision and strategy;
  • to hold the leadership to account for the performance of the school;
  • to oversee the school's financial performance and ensure its money is well spent.

The full governing body meets once a term. There are also two committees each of which meets twice a term. The Resources Committee looks at the finances, staffing and premises of the school. The Teaching, Learning Curriculum and Community Committee is responsible for overseeing the educational performance of the school and how it links to parents and the wider community in Broomhill and Sheffield. You can find on the website the membership of the governing body and of each of the committees.

Derek Grover

Chair of Governors - I have been a governor at Broomhill Infant School since 2006 and chair since 2010. I am also vice-chair at Norfolk Park Special School and a National Leader of Governance, in which role I am currently working with seven schools' governing bodies across the city. I am a member of the Sheffield Diocesan Board of Education, director of the Sheffield South East Education Trust and chair of the Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English. I am an enthusiastic amateur musician and a cricket fan. It has been wonderful to see Broomhill develop over the last ten years, under three very different head teachers, all of them so inspiring in their different ways.

Catherine Timbers

Headteacher - I have been the Head Teacher at Broomhill Infant School since September 2015. It is my pleasure and privilege to work in such an inclusive, exciting and creative school. I love it and feel I have found ‘a place where I was meant to be!’ I was born in Sheffield, attended The University of Sheffield and now live in Ecclesall with my husband and two boys. We are an active family and enjoy camping, cycling, swimming, running and walking. I enjoy cooking, baking and gardening when I’m at home. I have a close family and many gorgeous friends.

Jo Jones

Deputy Headteacher - I have worked at Broomhill Infant school for over twenty years, in fact I am now the longest serving member of staff! During that time I have been lucky enough to work in all bases and year groups. Broomhill is such a special little school, I have never wanted to leave! I became Deputy Head Teacher in September 2015 and currently teach in Green Base. I am responsible for English, Art and Design and Technology, and also work closely with the many students we have in school. I have three children, Will, Charlie and Ella who range in age from 6 to 17! They keep me pretty busy but in my spare time I enjoy reading and baking, as well as going to the cinema, theatre and gigs.

Kate Underwood

Associate Governor - I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at Broomhill Infant School since 2005 and have been a Governor for 6 years. My two children loved their time at Broomhill and both have very happy memories of the exciting activities and visits they enjoyed whilst they were at Broomhill. In fact I came to Broomhill Infant School myself as a child, Many years ago! I sit on the TLCC committee as a non-teaching member of staff.

Toby Wilson

Parent Governor - I have been a parent governor at Broomhill since our eldest son started at the school. He is now at Nether Green Juniors and our younger son is at Broomhill. We live very close to the school in Broomhill and we enjoy the area, especially the Peak District, where the whole family enjoys biking, boating, swimming and climbing. I work as an IT consultant at Sheffield City Council working with schools across the city helping to improve their IT systems.

Lorraine Hill

Community Governor - I have been a governor since 2014. I sit on the Teaching, Learning and Community committee (TLCC) and Resources committee. I am responsible for inclusion and for e-safety, I also volunteer at Forest School and read with my linked base once a week. I have two children, James and Polly who both attended Broomhill Infant School. I live in Broomhill and my hobbies include badminton, Pilates, walking, skiing, holidays, live music and socialising with friends.

Helen Whysall

Foundation Governor - I became a Governor at Broomhill when Oscar, my youngest, came to school here, but they have all now moved on. I became a Governor because I love to get involved behind the scenes and support school as much as I can. My area of responsibility is Personnel, and I love the responsibility and challenge that gives to me. I’m very proud that I played a small part in recruiting Mrs Timbers as our fabulous Headteacher.When I’m not at school I’m looking after my 3 children, walking my Labrador and generally getting people together by organising events; which is what I love doing most. This can be a summer fair, a coffee morning or a full blown Street Party. I’m a fluent French speaker and love my holidays in France going swimming, walking, canoeing and lots of eating. I am also a Governor at Broomhall Nursery School. I’m obviously not very good at saying goodbye to somewhere my children have loved!

Deborah Lodge

Co-opted Governor - I am co-chair of the Resources committee and have been a governor at BIS for more than 10 years. I work at the University of Sheffield, where my role includes Finance and I bring this expertise to the governing body to support financial decision making and monitoring. I love BIS and its inclusive ethos and creative approach to everything. It is a pleasure to support such a wonderful learning environment.

Abdool Gooljar

Co-opted Governor. I am a Qualified Social worker, President of ISB South Yorkshire and Acting Chief Executive Families Relief. Travelling round the world I have seen how many Children are deprived education due to poverty and Parents unable to afford education. I have been a governor at Broomhill School enables me to make sure Children's received a good education, As a Parent myself I know how I worry about my children’s education. I want to make sure they benefit and have a brighter future. I am also Executive member Sheffield Interfaith Leader group.

Rebecca Linsell

Parent Governor - I became a Governor at Broomhill when my twins Ted and Tilly joined the school in the Autumn term 2016. My eldest child Seb also came here sometime ago, he is now at secondary school.I love Broomhill Infants School and all of the opportunities it provides our children with. I see the role of Parent Governor as a way of contributing back to the school. I also read with the children as a parent volunteer, as often as I can.I live in Broomhall and I am a solicitor and managing partner of a small local law firm. Whilst my children and their activities seem to take up the majority of my spare time, I love cooking and baking and enjoy swimming and running.

Sarah Colver

Co-opted Governor - I have been the Associate Vicar at St Mark's Broomhill and Broomhall since mid April 2016, and I'm enjoying settling in and getting to know the community. We moved here from Swallownest on the east side of Sheffield, where I was curate for three churches and served as a school governor at the local church school during my final year.. Prior to ordination training I had worked part time as a teaching assistant at Dobcroft Infant School, so I'm delighted to find myself back in an Infant School setting again! My family and I live in Broomhill, and are greatly enjoying the opportunity to renew old friendships as well as making new ones.

Imran Ahmed

Local Authority Governor- I have worked within Sheffield City Council for over 12 years, with my current job as Commercial Manager. My daughter (Laibah) is a pupil at Broomhill Infant School and as a parent I have a keen interest of being involved in the decision making process of the education and environment setting that my child receives. Being the LEA Governor allows me to be part of the process, but also gives me the opportunity to contribute back to the school.I started my role as Commercial Manager in July 2016, but prior to this I worked as a Facilities Manager (FM) for over 8 years, with developed professional skills and qualifications in all areas of Health and Safety and Safeguarding, Project Management and Procurement. As part of my FM role, I supported school Senior Leadership teams throughout Sheffield, to manage the statutory compliance elements of their facilities. I am a member of the Resources Committee at Broomhill Infant, where I can contribute to decision making around the schools development. I have spent most of my life living in Sheffield around the S10 area and went to local schools, as well as Sheffield Hallam University. I enjoy spending time with the family, being involved in local community events.

Jamie Caine

TLCC Observer - Through working within various educational settings over the last 10 years, my experience has enabled me to understand matters imperative towards education within and outside classroom settings. I am currently a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. My voluntary work in community development has engaged me in various social cohesion projects, on a micro and macro scale. This has enabled me to understand some of the social and educational needs within Sheffield’s diverse communities. As a Group Scout Leader of 298th Sheffield, I am proactively involved in developing young children outside of compulsory education. Three of my children currently attend Broomhill School, and my wife and I view this school as the perfect transition from Nursery to Infants. Finally, I hope to support the continuous improvement of the teaching and learning curriculum at Broomhill Infant School.