Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Angela Turner Chair of Governors
Angela has over 10 years experience as chair in the local community in another organisation and is currently the chair of governors for Mitchell Brook. Working as an executive producer in Brent enables her to support schools in providing the best learning environment for children. Angela has had a rich and varied relationship with Mitchell Brook over the years and has the unique ability to view school operations and standards from not only the perspective of a parent and member of the local community but professionally as one of Brent’s expert governors working across Brent to support other schools. Working with the UK’s biggest music competition and having links with major TV channels, Angela also has the ability to bring new and exciting opportunities to the children of Mitchell Brook and is passionate and committed to supporting schools in keeping creative arts in schools.
Alan MacDougall - Vice-Chair
Alan has been a Co-opted Governor at Mitchell Brook Primary for just over a year and has been recently elected Vice-Chair. He has been a teacher for over 35 years and was a Headteacher for the last four years. he really enjoys sharing his experience and working along side the other governors and the School Leaders in our amazing school.
"It’s a privilege to be part of the Mitchell Brook community; where parents, teachers and leaders all work together for the benefit of our children."
Raised in Manchester, I moved to London in 1997 and have lived in Harlesden, Willesden and now Harrow. I joined Mitchell Brook’s Governing Board in 2004, so have seen many changes to the school over this time.
I am a finance professional, working in Shepherd’s Bush for a large telecoms company. My wife Jennie & I travelled widely in our younger days and we still regularly visit our friends & relatives in Australia & New Zealand. The whole family enjoy both football and rugby, but these days the only time I get to kick a ball is in the park with my two young daughters.
Jennifer became a parent governor in 2019.
She has lived locally for 24 years and currently works in a law firm and her child attends Mitchell Brook. Jennifer believes that the skills she uses in her daily legal work including her awareness of confidentiality issues, ability to communicate effectively along with her enthusiasm to assist the current governors in their commitment to Mitchell Brook Primary School allow her add value to the governing body.
Shaden is a parent governor. She has a lifelong passion for education and child welfare. She worked as an early years and primary teacher for 5 years, and was elected teacher governor at the school she taught at. She believes that schools have the potential to help shape the framework and narrative of the community that they’re in, and that the school experience as whole can change children’s lives dramatically.
Shaden states that "Mitchell Brook is an extraordinary school, with dedicated and hardworking staff that consistently put the children’s needs and welfare at the heart of everything they do. I am very proud to be a Mitchell Brook parent, and a Mitchell Brook Parent Governor"
Kumud has been a Governor in Brent schools since 2002 and in Mitchell Brook Primary, for over fifteen years. She is currently retired, but was previously employed as the Student and Staff Educational Manager, in a large Secondary Brent school. She has served as a Chair and Vice Chair of Governors in two other schools in Brent. Kumud's intention as a Governor is to continue to serve the children of our community and support Mitchell Brook in continuing to provide a sustained and progressively good education to all our children.
I have lived and worked in Brent since 1985 working as a teacher in nursery and primary schools, before taking on a new role as Early Years Advisory Teacher for Brent’s Quality Improvment Team. Children are at the heart of all we do in education and deserve the best start in life that we can give them. I have recently retired so being a member of the governing body enables me to continue to learn, and to draw on my prior experience with the Mitchell Brook Team, to achieve the very best outcomes for the children.
I live locally to the school and my 3 children have grown up in the area and happily attended Mitchell Brook throughout their primary years, they are now at High school.
I have been a Parent Governor since 2008, Chair of Governors in 2012-2018; I am currently a co-opted governor.
I have seen the school develop positively in all areas over the years, including the building changes, becoming 3 Form Entry and 2 Ofsted inspections.
I am very proud to be part of the school and its local community; I myself have been inspired by the ‘Mitchell Brook Way’, becoming a Governor helped give me the confidence to embark on 4 years of study for a Degree in Midwifery. I currently work as a Community Midwife Based at the Edgware Birth Centre.