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Co-opted Governors

Denise Fox

I have lived in the area for 28 years. Both of my children attended Brightside School as currently do two of my grandchildren.

Currently I work part time as a civil servant and I am also an elected councillor in Birley. I have had many roles as a councillor including two years in the Children's Portfolio. My hobbies are jogging, reading and spending time with my grandchildren.

I believe that all children have the right to the good education and being a governor at Brightside I will do my best to make sure the children get everything they can from their education.


Carol McNally

Hello my name is Carol. I was born in Harrogate and grew up in Barnsley. I moved to Sheffield over 25 years ago.

I have worked in education for many years teaching at Rother-Valley College in Dinnington, while running my own business for over 18 years.  

I worked for South Yorkshire Police for 12 years as a frontline Police Officer patrolling the streets of Sheffield.

I am currently taking my level 3 BSL (British Sign Language) exams and have been working voluntarily at a parent and toddler group in Doncaster. I will soon be starting a voluntary position in the deaf unit of a Rotherham secondary school supporting the deaf and hard of hearing students.

I bring to this position a wealth of experience ranging from education and business through to law.  

I am honoured to be a part of the governors at Brightside School. The children are the future so it is important that we give them the tools to go into the big wide world with the confidence and knowledge to do their best.



David Brough

I am a father of two children who attend Brightside NI School and have lived in the area since 2005.

I’m currently working as an Engineering Project Manager full time and studying for an MBA part time.

The education of children is important to ensure they get the best possible start in life and opportunities for the future.

I believe the skills I have, and skills I am learning will help support the school in delivering excellent education to future generations.