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Welcome to the Local Committee


The Highfield Schools are delighted to be part of the Nexus Education School Trust (NEST), and although we work very closely with them, the governance of our schools is carried out by the Local Committee working across both Highfield Schools.


The role of the Local Committee is to provide strategic leadership and to fulfil our statutory obligations.

Our key responsibilities are:

  • Setting the aims and objectives for the schools

  • Setting the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress made towards achieving these aims and objectives

  • Being a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher and Leadership Team.


  1. are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and play a vital role in raising school standards. To operate effectively the Local Committee appoints members who bring a wide range of knowledge and experience. The Local Committee consists of the Headteacher, Community members, Parent members and Staff members.


Local Committee meetings occur every half term and Local Committee Members visit the schools on a regular basis.


Further information on the Local Committee can be found below, but if you wish to contact me then please do so by email: or via either school office.


Jo Addison

Chair of the Local Committee
Local Committee Member Office Dates Attendance at meetings 2017/18 Declarations of Interest Employment & Skills

Jo Addison

Chair of Local Committee

Appointed 2011 & 2015

Elected Chair November 2017







Part time bookkeeper

Budget management

Media Production

Mohit Aiyar

Local Committee Member with responsibility for Inclusion

Appointed Dec 2015






Business Development in Banking/Technology. Specialising in business analysis and growth, programme and IT management.

Tim Ayres


Local Committee Member

Elected by staff 2017






Class teacher at Highfield Junior School.

Vice president of Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC


Fiona Bratt

Vice Chair of Local Committee with responsibility for Achievement, Curriculum and


Appointed 2010 & 2014





Primary school teacher working within the borough of Bromley



Fiona Cape

Local Committee Member with responsibility for Safeguarding


Appointed 2011 & 2015





Self employed Counsellor Financial Services; Family Liaison Officer; Links with PLRA


Andrea Ellis

Local Committee Member

Elected by staff November 2017







Class teacher at Highfield Infants' School


Kira Gabbert

Local Committee

Member with responsibility for Provision, Resources and Finance


by parents May 2016



Revoker LLP member, Exec. Committee Member and Beckenham Conservative Association (BCA), Deputy chair (political) of Shortlands Ward (BCA), Member of Bromleyand Chislehurst Conservative Association, Shortland Safer Neighbourhood Watch panel member and treasurer. Management Consultant

Ann Golding



Appointed 2008 HIS

2014 HJS




Headteacher across HIS & HJS

Coaching, Leadership development, moderator.

Nicola Osinaike

Local Committee Member

Appointed May 2017



IT Audit Manager specialism risk management, governance and strategy

Orla Penruddocke

Local Committee Member


Elected by Parents May 2017




Chartered Health Psychologist Communications Manager


Koyeli Solanki Clerk to the Local Committee Engaged December 2014      



For more information on what Governors do and how they are appointed, please look at the following websites.