Meet the Governors

The role of a School Governor is very demanding but can be incredibly rewarding. Very generally, their role is to work with the school to provide an excellent education for all children at the school and with the Headteacher they set out the aims and policies of the school.

We have outlined the role and expectations of the Governing Body here at Salusbury School. For further information you can also visit the Department for Education’s website where there is a general overview of the role including a number of frequently asked questions answered in detail.

Below are the current list of Governors for Salusbury School. They are formed from parents, staff, Brent Council staff and members of the local community.
 

Claire Morris

Chair of Governors

I became a Governor in January 2014 and am a member of the Finance Committee as well as Link Governor for Safeguarding. I have lived in Queen's Park for over 12 years. I have a daughter, Ana Sofia, in Year 5 and a younger son in Year 2 as well as a nephew and niece in the school. My professional life has been in international development, focussing on improving health in developing countries. I currently work as an independent consultant working on sexual and reproductive health and rights and am also on the board of a number of NGOs in Africa and Latin America

Vehibye Calim

Co-opted governor

I have always had a close connection with the local area, having grown up in near by Paddington Green. I attended college at, the now Beethoven Centre, where I studied to become a Nursery Nurse and ever since remained in education gaining various experiences.

I’ve lived in Queens Park for 25 years, raising my own family. My experiences in education continued whilst raising 4 children. I was elected parent governor (at a school I had attended as a child) and served for 7 years.

I have worked at Salusbury Primary School since 2014. I have had various roles supporting in Key Stage 2. I am currently supporting in year 5. My role as given me an insight to children’s learning and supporting children through their learning journey is the most rewarding feeling which no other job, role, experience has ever given me.

I hope to bring my own experiences to the governing body as well as being a representative of all staff.

Robin Chalmers

Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor since June 2017. I am lawyer by training and currently head up corporate affairs at Channel 4. I have two children at Salusbury - James in year 6 and Evie in year 3 and I am married to Emily who has been active in FOSS and Greenspace throughout the children's time at the School.

Alan Edwards

Vice-chair (co-opted)

I have lived in the community for some 16 years and I am familiar with the school as two of my grandchildren have passed through the school and another two still attend.

I am a solicitor in private practice and have previously been a parent governor in a local school as well as
the chair of governors of Kensington and Chelsea College.

I am particularly interested in education in a multicultural environment and it's importance in developing a pluralist and tolerant society.

I am currently: A trustee of the Paddington Development Trust,
A trustee of Carnival Village Trust(funded by the Arts Council)the remit of which is the promotion of carnival arts.
Chairman of Tabernacle W 11 Ltd, which runs a community centre ,bar ,restaurant ,and theatre in Notting Hill (A wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Village Trust)
Chairman of the Mangrove Steelband(which amongst other functions provides tuition in schools)

Ella Joseph

Local Authority Governor

I have been Joint Chief Executive of Think Ahead since it was founded in 2014. Think Ahead is a new charity recruiting and training graduates and career changers to become mental health social workers.

Prior to this I worked for over a decade in different Government departments (including HM Treasury and the Social Exclusion Unit) where I managed large teams and complex projects. Most recently, I led the Department for Education’s work on special educational needs and on children’s health and wellbeing.

I live locally and have two children aged 6 and 4.

Karen Kennedy-Medford

Co-opted governor

I’m Karen Kennedy-Medford and I’m delighted to join the governing body at Salusbury Primary School.

I am in education myself, and have been teaching now for sixteen years. I am an Assistant Headteacher at Wembley Primary School. I have taught in Reception, Year 2, 3 & 4, as well as being a Literacy and English As An Additional Language Leader. I hope I can bring my knowledge and experience of education to assist with the school’s excellent progress. I also hope that by joining the governing body, we can set up links between our two schools.

Ines Saltalamacchia

Co-opted governor

I became a Parent Governor in July 2015.
I have been a parent at Salusbury for 8 years, as my 3 boys have all been happily educated here. I am personally involved with the Salusbury Partnership with Gambia. I work in Education, I am the School Director of a bilingual and bicurricular Italian and English Primary and Nursery School.

Rob Sellers

Parent Governor

I have lived in Queens Park for 8 years, and the connected area for nearly 15. We have two children at Salusbury; in year 4 and year 1. Both have come up through the nursery and now enjoy every aspect of school life. Professionally I am the Managing Director of an advertising agency, and try to bring some of my personnel and financial management experience to the Governor body.

Ginny Skinner

Co-opted Governor

I was elected in January 14 as a parent governor and am now a co-opted governor. My three sons all attended Salusbury school and have now moved up to QPCS.

My background is in communications and PR. I owned and managed a PR agency for many years, which I recently sold into a bigger media group. I am now working in a large, London-based PR agency.
My ambition as a governor is to do all I can to make the school a centre of excellence - where pupils are happy to come, teachers are delighted to teach and parents feel actively involved with the school community.

I am a director of the Charteris Sports Centre and part of the group that successfully campaigned to keep it open to serve the community.

Natalie Walker

Staff Governor

I have been an enthusiastic member of Salusbury Primary School since 2015. I am the current Year 4 leader. I have been living in London for three years after moving from Sydney, Australia. I came here after completing a four-year degree at the University of Notre Dame. I am excited to be the staff governor and looking forward to learning a lot on the way