Our Local Governing Body is made up of volunteers from our sponsors; The Drapers’ Company and Queen Mary University of London.

Drapers’ Brookside under the direction of the Multi-Academy Trust, have an established governing body who have an important role in shaping the success of Drapers’ Brookside and ensuring the school meets it education vision. The governors hold key responsibilities including;

  • ensuring the quality of educational provision
  • monitoring and challenging the performance of the school when needed
  • overseeing the finances of the school
  • employing staff
  • communicating with the Multi-Academy Trust with updates and developments of the school.

The school is very fortunate to benefit from a governing body, which includes representatives from a range of professional backgrounds. The Governors include a number of our sponsors, parents and a representative from the local community.  Sponsor Governors are appointed by the sponsor, who also determine their term of office, which is not limited.  Non-sponsor Governors have a 4 year term of office, which may be renewed

There are 10 school governors. The governors form the Local Governing Body and the Chairman and Vice Chairman are Directors of Drapers' Multi-Academy Trust. Records of attendance at meetings are published in the Multi-Academy Trust's Financial Statements.

Prof. Virginia Davis

Acting Chair of Governors

Sponsor Appointed Governor

Mr Charles Strick

Sponsor Appointed Governor

Ms Pat Gallan


Mr Peter Craig-Cooper

Sponsor Appointed Governor

Ms Suzanna Middleton

Parent Governor

Mr Wayne Middleton

Parent Governor

All members of the Governing Body, Directors of the Multi-Academy Trust and Senior Staff are required to annually complete a declaration of interest form in the autumn term, wihch is inspected as part of the statutory audit process.

No Directors, Senior Staff or members of Local Governing Bodies have any business interests or are connected parties to any financial transactions with any of the Multi-Academy Trust's schools.