Brentwood High School and Community College

David Cooke

Full Name:   Mr David Cooke 

Please detail Date of appointment, Term of office and date of standing down (where applicable) and who you were appointed by.


Appointed by Board of Governors 07.10.13 – 06.10.17


Can you tell us something about yourself and what strengths you bring to the governing body? Include occupation and background if relevant.

Ex Parent of Brentwood, Qualified Psychiatric Nurse (RMN) Community and Ward based, Experience in Crisis intervention, Out of hours Mental Health provision in A and E, and Cognitive Behavioural Nurse therapist in Eating Disorders.

I have experience in working as part of a team, multi-agency working and managing my own case load, which I have been able to readily utilise as part of the Governing Body, especially within the Personnel committee.

I enjoy being part of a dedicated team at Brentwood where I can use my main strengths of being an effective listener and a coordinator of services to best meet the needs of individual Pupils and the School. 


Do you have any relevant business or pecuniary interests? Are you a governor in another education institution?



Do you have any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff?



Why did you want to be a governor at Brentwood?

Brentwood has provided not only education to my son Adam, but care and support to the whole family, and I wanted to give something  positive back to the School

What impact has being a governor at Brentwood had on you?

I have gained an enormous amount of respect for the whole team at Brentwood, and have had a great sense of achievement watching it continually set and maintain high standards which benefit all the Pupils