Who We Are


The Foulds School Governing Body is made up of parents, staff, community and Local Authority representatives. 

It has 3 core aims: to provide a strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school; to support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school; and to hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education. 

Bronwen Tumani 
                Chair Of Governors
                Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor at Foulds since 2010 and have been chair of governors since May 2012. I am a national leader of governance and provide support to help develop other governing bodies. I run training courses for Barnet Governor Services and am a freelance adviser for the Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI) conducting external reviews of governance for schools; advising on headteacher recruitment and other matters related to governance. I am also a fee paid panel member for the Judicial Appointments Commission and for Ministry of Justice Public Appointments. Prior to this, I was a non executive director for an NHS trust and a leader within the civil service for 15 years. I am committed to public service and I believe passionately in Foulds and in working to ensure that every child has the happiest and best possible educational experience.
 James Freed

Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor at Foulds since May 2017 and sit on the Curriculum and Welfare committee. Professionally I am Chief Information Officer at Health Education England (HEE), the organisation responsible for commissioning and  delivering education to the NHS workforce, I lead on a programme to deliver digital skills to the three million staff working in Health and Social Care in England. I am also responsible for making sure HEE makes the best use of data, information,
knowledge and technology. I’m a volunteer for the Barefoot programme supporting computing in schools.


Cllr David Longstaff

LA Governor 

I am a councillor for High Barnet and was appointed as a Local Authority governor to Foulds in 2010. I am a member of the Resources committee. I previously worked as an Analyst-programmer in IT development. I now work as an actor and role-player, working with companies to recruit, train and develop staff. The school has a great atmosphere and I enjoy being a member of the Governing body, where everybody strives for the betterment of Foulds.
Jonathan Huddleston

Joint Vice-Chair of Governors
Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor at Foulds since June 2014 and vice-chair of governors since Spring 2016. I sit on the Curriculum and Welfare Committee, where I use my experience of working in education to support and challenge the work of the school. I am currently Deputy Headteacher at Chancellor’s School in Hertfordshire and have been a senior leader in schools for nine years. My specific areas of interest are in curriculum and teaching and learning and I have led a number of national workshops and conferences for Middle and Senior Leaders in education for a variety of organisations including Keynote, The Goethe Institut and SSAT. I firmly believe that Foulds is committed to providing an outstanding educational and personal experience for all children and am motivated to support and sustain this ethos.
Karen Hardy

Co-opted Governor 
I have lived in the community for 28 years and this is my second period of governor at Foulds, previously as a community governor and now as a co-opted governor. I am chair of the Curriculum and Welfare committee. With both of my children having gone through the education system locally, starting at Foulds and ending in University, I wanted to bring that broad experience back to have an impact on the education of children at the school. 
Kavita Band
Joint Vice-Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor since 2013.  I have worked in banking and financial services for the last 25 years in a series of finance, compliance, corporate governance and risk management roles.  I am proud to be able to serve as a governor at Foulds School.  I am passionate about helping Foulds to be the best it can be and to support the staff, children and parents.  I am currently responsible for Health and Safety, Safeguarding, SEN and Looked After Children.  I am Vice Chair of the Resources Committee. 

Paul Ferrie

Co-opted Governor 
I have been a Governor at Foulds since 2010, initially as a community Governor and now as a co-opted Governor. I am Chair of the Finance and Premises committee and I bring experience from the secondary sector where I have been part of the Leadership teams of 3 different schools within Barnet over the past 12 years, including at headship level. I am also an Additional Inspector for Ofsted, trained to inspect in both the Primary and secondary sectors and I bring that expertise to Foulds Governing Body. I thoroughly enjoy being part of the Foulds community and am committed to ensuring that its outstanding success, together with its unique culture and ethos, continues for many years to come.
Lisa James


Parent Governor
 
I have two children in Foulds (Reception and Yr3) and have been a Parent Governor since May 2017. I have over 20 years experience designing and project managing events for the corporate sector. My work has allowed me to lead teams positively through periods of change, be responsible for the profitability and growth of the department and ensure we are always ahead of the competition. As an individual I am passionate about working in collaboration for a common goal, challenging the status quo and ensuring the companies I work with fulfill their potential.

Katherine Strong

Staff Governor 
I’ve now been teaching for nearly 20 years (although I’m not too sure where the time gone!!!) and I’m delighted to now be teaching at Foulds as the KS1 Phase Leader and Leader of English.  It’s really exciting to be part of a new teaching journey with all of the wonderful staff, children and parents of Foulds.  At my previous school, I had experience of working as the Staff Governor which was really interesting but mostly it was really lovely to meet and work alongside other governors who didn’t work in the education sector. 
Helen Browett
Headteacher 
I have worked at Foulds since 1988, initially as a part time teacher, then as a class teacher, then Senior Leader and then Deputy. I was appointed as Headteacher in the summer of 2015 and am proud to be leading such a wonderful, special school, building on the shared values and inspiring ethos which has developed over the years. I consider myself fortunate to have such a great team of hard working and committed governors who provide both challenge and support.
Vicki Wilkinson
Co-opted Governor 
Maisie Cox

 Governing Body Clerk 
 Nivi Narang Briffa



Parent governor
I became a parent governor in December 2017 and have previously been a co-opted governor at a primary school in Stanmore.  I have 19 years’ experience in communication and branding, engaging a variety of audiences - from children and youth to politicians and the media at BBC (BBC Education and CBBC), Unilever and charities Oxfam, War Child and EveryChild. I have enjoyed developing and launching successful brands including CBeebies and GCSE Bitesize. My advocacy and campaigning experience in the international development arena has contributed to changes in policies, attitudes and beliefs related to child protection issues in both UK and developing countries.  It has been a privilege to support the rights, needs and passions of children and young people over many years – enhancing their education and protection and also empowering them as active global citizens. I look forward to continuing this journey to help children at Foulds reach their full potential.

Maggie Lakin

Co-opted governor

I have been a co-opted governor at Foulds since June 2017. I am a legal editor at Thomson Reuters, and previously worked as a solicitor at international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, where I was also part of the Smart Start Experience, a mentoring and coaching programme for students from selected schools. Foulds is already an excellent school, and I am committed to collaborate with staff, students and the governing board to continue to make Foulds a happy and competitive place for children to develop, learn and grow. I am a member of the Resources committee.