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Co-opted Governors

Damian Schofield

became a school governor at Brightside in 2010 when my daughter attended the school and my son is currently in KS1.

I work as a Local Authority Finance Officer and was formerly a trustee of a local charity. I can offer my financial knowledge, advice and guidance to the school as well as bringing other skills obtained from my personal experiences both in life and in the workplace. I am keen to assist the school in helping all children by playing a strategic and challenging role as part of the school’s governing body.


Nicola Beck

I am a mum of 4 children, all of which have attended Brightside School.

I have lived in the area for 12 years. I am currently working at Brightside School. In addition to this I have currently finished my Level 3 qualifications as a Teaching Assistant. I have attended various family learning courses and parent forum meetings. 

In my role as a parent governor, I hope to be a support to both parents and for the school, bringing a positive attitude towards the children’s welfare and education.


Denise Fox

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