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John Holden

John Charles Holden



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

I was appointed in 2004 by the Local Authority -  renewable annually


Can you tell us something about yourself and what strengths you bring to the governing body?

I am really old (Dob 4/6/47) and have a background in business, the military and local politics. I am a parent of three grown up children and a grandparent  to  three really young ones. I have strong communication skills and a good working knowledge of financial systems.


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

No relevant interests.

I am also a governor at Tyntesfield and Stretford Grammar.


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

None that I can identify.


Why did you want to be a governor at Brentwood?

In the beginning I didn’t. I knew nothing of the school or the role of a governor. After 12 years I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.


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

I do not know where to begin. The experience of truly dedicated and kind professionals and wonderfully strong parents has, I hope, made me a better person, but that is for others to judge.