Chair and Vice Chair
Andrew Harper-Chair of Governors
It is a privilege to be Chair of Governors at Brightside NI School for a second time. Having previously been a governor at the school for 10 years during which time my three sons were educated here, I have full appreciation of just how exceptional this school is.
Every child truly matters to everyone involved with the school and it completely deserves its Outstanding rating from Ofsted.
Myself and the entire Governing Body will provide committed support and challenge for the staff and leadership within the school.
Pat Tomlinson- Vice Chair of Governors
I have lived in Brightside since 1982 and have held various school governor roles since 2008.
Both my grown up children and my grandson have happily attended Brightside School over the years.
I’m currently working as a freelance Early Years Childcare Assessor/Tutor and I have an up to date knowledge and understanding of Early Years education. I have undertaken this role (freelance and staff posts) for the last 20 years.
I also work as a volunteer at the local church, being involved in children’s work.
I feel that these roles help me to support the school in my role as Chair of Governors.