Brightside Nursery Infant School

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Co-opted Governors

Denise Fox

I have lived in the area for 28 years. Both of my children and three of my grandchildren have attended Brightside School. 

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.


David Brough

I am a father of two children who attend or have attended 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.



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.


Peter Stockdale 

Hello, my name is Peter Stockdale.  Just like every other parent I want the very best for my children and since they will spend almost as much time at school as they do at home I feel that parents and staff must all work together to give them the best possible start in life.

My mum and dad were teachers and I’ve done some work in schools and colleges so I have some idea of the massive amount of effort that goes into running a modern successful school.

Ours schools are fast becoming small businesses in their own right and with new educational targets and continuing budget cuts it’s even harder to provide the kind of education that every single child deserves.My expertise is in the area of IT and technology and I’ve been involved in both very small and very large businesses. I believe that being a governor has the special ability to bring a fresh perspective to the workings of the school.

There will always be times when challenging questions must be asked and I’m not afraid to find out why things happen the way they do, to stand up on behalf of others and focus on what is most important.


Alexzandra Boast

My name is Alexzandra Boast.  I have previously worked at Brightside School for over eight years as a teaching assistant and I am now working as a private tutor. I have a degree in Speech and Language and have developed a range of strategies to support children in developing their speech and language skills. From working at the school previously, I have a good understanding of the curriculum both in KS1 and in EYFS and an excellent understanding of how children with SEND can be supported to ensure they reach their potential.