Meet the Academy Committee Members

Mr P Cook: Chair - Co-opted Academy Committee Member

I have been a school governor for 20 years starting when my two children attended school in the 1990s. I have served on many governors’ committees and am now Chair of the Primary Academy. I am a retired local government officer finishing my career in a regeneration department in an east London local authority. I now enjoy photography, gardening and, since retirement, not travelling daily on the Northern Line.
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Mrs C. Budge: Co-opted Academy Committee Member

I started teaching in a Sutton Primary School in 1971 and, apart from a break when my children were small, continued working in four different schools across the borough for the next forty years. I was Deputy Headteacher in two of those schools and served as Staff Governor in three of them. Following retirement from school I worked for five years partly as a tutor at Roehampton University and partly as a facilitator delivering professional development courses to teachers. I am particularly interested in pastoral care, SEND, and staff professional development and wellbeing, and strongly believe that every child deserves the support they need to achieve their full potential. I am now thoroughly enjoying retirement with extra time to spend with family and friends and walking my Labrador! I am also a voluntary support worker for a local charity.  

Ms. Alyssa Nathanson-Tanner - Co-opted Academy Committee Member

Alyssa studied History at Oxford University, after which she completed a Graduate Diploma in Law, passing with Distinction. During her legal training, she was involved in an Education Law project which specialised in school exclusions and special educational needs. Alyssa has also worked as a teacher at a part-time religious school, and is Mental Health First Aid trained.

Ms P. Wright: Principal


Governance Information

Dr V Ganesalingam

I believe that education is a good investment and should benefit every individual.  My qualifications include PhD in chemistry from Imperial College London.  I am currently working as a part-time chemistry university lecturer and a private tutor in GCSE science and A-level chemistry.  I have previously served as a parent governor at a primary school and have communicated with different stakeholders by following the Nolan principles and that every child matters.  My commitments to education at all levels is of an advantage to this role and I am honoured to represent as your parent academy committee member at Brookfield Primary Academy.