Brocklewood Primary and Nursery School

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Meet the Governors


Rebecca Langton

Chair of Governors

Rebecca Langton is a local councillor for the Bilborough ward and Nottingham City Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Strategic Transport. Rebecca is responsible for issues including street cleansing, community cohesion and working with the voluntary sector, as well as highways and transport investment for Nottingham.

Rebecca is on the Board of Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham Futures, and chairs the Nottingham Arimathea Trust, a small charity which houses refugees and asylum seekers.


Date of Appointment: 1st December 2020
Term of Office Ends: 1st December 2023

Appointed by: Local Governing Body
Business or Pecuniary Interests: Councillor, Nottingham. City Homes and Cabinet Member for Communities and Strategic Transport
Governance Roles in other Schools: None


Lucy Cassidy

Vice Chair of Governors


I joined as a Governor at Brocklewood Primary School in January 2020. In my day job, I work for Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee as Practice Liaison Manager where my role is to represent, advise and support General Practice. I have worked in a variety of administrative, management and operational healthcare roles for over 12 years in Nottinghamshire.

I have a Masters Degree in Public Health and an interest in health and wellbeing in the workplace and hope to bring this knowledge and experience to the role of Governor. I have also previously volunteered for Framework Housing Association as a Mental Health Support Worker and I am a Dementia Champion for Alzheimer’s Society.


Date of Appointment:  6 January 2020
Term of Office Ends: 6 January 2023

Appointed by: Local Governing Body
Business or Pecuniary Interests: Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee
Governance Roles in other Schools: None



Heather Tarrant

Head Teacher

As the headteacher, I have been a governor at Brocklewood Primary School since the amalgamation of the Infant and Junior Schools in 2012. Prior to this, I was the headteacher of Brocklewood Junior School after spending 3 years as the deputy head. I moved to Nottingham from St Albans in 2003 where I taught for 9 years. I am also the Derby Partnership Lead for Transform Trust, working in partnership with the schools in the Trust in Derby supporting school improvement.

In addition, I am a mother to two girls and am a parent governor at a primary school in Nottinghamshire.  


Term of Office Ends: Ongoing
Appointed by: Ex Officio
Business or Pecuniary Interests: Trustee of Keys To Success Partnership
Governance Roles in other Schools: Parent Governor at The Lanes Primary.


Sally Overton

Deputy Head Teacher / Staff Governor


I joined the Governing Body in November 2016 and have been the Deputy Head Teacher for 4 years.

I have been a primary school teacher for 33years and have taught at Brocklewood Primary School for the last 27 years.

I am also an SLE for Early Years and the EYFS governor for another primary school within Transform Trust.


Date of Appointment: 1st November 2016
Term of Office Ends: 31st December 2022 (Re-elected in 2019)

Appointed by: School
Business or Pecuniary Interests: None
Governance Roles in other Schools: None

Aaron Bird

Safeguarding Governor


I joined the governing body in September 2019 wanting to learn more about the role of school governance as well as wanting to give something back to the local community.  Throughout almost all of my teaching career, I have taught within the NG8 postcode starting at the former Highwood Player Juniors – your friendly rivals from across the field! 

I am currently the Deputy Headteacher at Robert Shaw Primary, which is also a Transform Trust school.  After only a year as a governor, I am already incredibly proud of the tireless work the whole team does for the children and families, and I look forward to being part of the team and the journey. 


Date of Appointment: 7 October 2019
Term of Office Ends: 7 October 2022 (re-appointed)

Appointed by: Trust Appointed
Business or Pecuniary Interests: None
Governance Roles in other Schools: None


Tanya White

SEND Governor

I have been a primary school teacher for 21 years.  I have taught from Nursery to Year 6 in a number of different schools both in the UK and in Hong Kong.  I currently work for Transform Trust as an Associate Head Teacher.  In this role, I work alongside schools within the Trust to develop teaching and learning in order to make sure all of our children receive the excellent education they deserve.  I have a passion for all things science and technology.

When I am not working with schools, I have two teenage sons who keep me busy plus two cats, a hamster and several fish!  I also love to sing with a large Nottingham choir.


Date of Appointment: 10th October 2018
Term of Office Ends: 9th October 2021 (Re-elected in 2021, now ends 9th October 2024)

Appointed by: Co-Opted (Transform Trust)
Business or Pecuniary Interests: None
Governance Roles in other Schools: None



Marie Davidson

Parent Governor


Date of Appointment: 14th  March 2023
Term of Office Ends:  13th March 2026

Appointed by: Parents
Business or Pecuniary Interests: None
Governance Roles in other Schools: None