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Leaders and governors are ambitious for all pupils."

Ofsted 2021


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.


Our Governors


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. 


Jennifer Bartley- Vice Chair


Jennifer became a parent governor in 2019 and has now moved to Co-opted governor.

She has lived locally for 24 years and currently works in a law firm and her child attended Mitchell Brook until this year. 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.


Adrian Papprill  



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. 


Kumud Deshmukh


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.


Andrea Grey


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.



Dawn Martin




In the course of my career, I have accumulated 35.5 years of experience working for the local authority (Brent Council). With an extensive professional background in the council and community housing industry, I would like to contribute my practical, innovative Property and Finance Services Management skills to assist the current board in making important educational decisions, since education shapes children's futures.

In order to give the children the best chance of success, I will collaborate with the head teacher and the other governors to set the school's vision, aims, and objectives. Mitchell Brook Primary School is a wonderful school, and I am proud to be part of its governing board.


Elton Scarlett



Staff Governor

School role: Pastoral Manager (Behaviour), Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL), Nurture Group Practitioner, CPI Safety Instructor


As an ex pupil of Mitchell Brook, I feel so proud to represent the school alongside my colleagues. Giving back to the school means so much to me and I have given my all to support the children and families that I work with. I have been part of the governing board for a number of years now and although I’m new to governing, I have developed a wealth of knowledge in my understanding of how my team supports the school and their ambitions.



Nicholas Prempeh


Nicholas Prempeh is an accomplished education professional with over 15 years of experience. Currently serving as the assistant head and SENCo at an Alternative Provision in West London, Nicholas has dedicated his career to helping students succeed academically and personally.


Born and raised in Brent, Nicholas has always had a strong connection to the community. He attended schools within the borough, which provided him with valuable insights into the educational landscape of the area. This firsthand understanding allows him to effectively address the needs of students and provide them with tailored support.


In addition to his work in education, Nicholas is also actively involved in other endeavors. He co-owns a boxing club that operates both in amateur and professional circles. His passion for boxing not only reflects his commitment to physical fitness but also highlights his ability to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


Furthermore, Nicholas serves as a trustee for a medium-sized charity, further demonstrating his dedication to making a positive impact on society.


Nicholas sought to become a governor at Mitchell Brook Primary School. Driven by his passion for education and desire to make a positive impact on young lives, he saw this opportunity as a way to contribute directly to the development and success of future generations. By leveraging his extensive experience and knowledge, Nicholas aims to help shape policies that ensure all students have equal opportunities for growth and achievement.


Alan MacDougall 


Alan has been a Co-opted Governor at Mitchell Brook Primary for just over three years andafter recently retiring, has now moved to being an Associate Governor. He was a teacher for over 35 years and was a Headteacher for 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."