Hi, my name is Ivan Lakeland and I have been a Co-Opted Governor since September 2017. I have two children, one who attended Brookfield Primary & Juniors, and another who is currently in Year 5.
My day job is working for the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency as a Traffic Enforcement Manager. I am responsible primarily for a team of seven, with shared responsibility for a team of 90, working with Highways England & the Police across Kent, Surrey & Sussex, checking vehicles to ensure they are safe & legal whilst on our roads.
In my spare time, I love listening to music, photography, playing the Bass Guitar, watching films, and I completely and unashamedly still play videogames!
I joined the Governor Board just as the Federation was formed and it has been an interesting to see the schools join forces and work through the challenges this has presented. It is evident that the primary focus of the teaching team is to improve the educational experience of every pupil and it is a privilege to be involved with this, even if it means the occasional wet sponge at the School Fair!!