School Info

Governors

Minutes and papers from committee and full governing body meetings are available upon request from the school office.

Governors’ Membership

Information on Membership of the Governing Body

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Governors Code of Conduct

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Governance Handbook January 2017

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Instrument of Government Document

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How do I become a Governor?

How Do I Become a Governor?

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Luca Salice

Luca Salice

LA Governor & Chair

My children were lucky to attend both Torriano schools starting from the mid 1990s, and I have been involved with the school ever since. I have been chairing the governing body since 2002. Since 2009 I’ve also chaired Camden’s Chairs’ & Governors’ Forum, where I have tried to promote a productive partnership between Camden’s family of schools and the local authority. I believe in excellence and innovation, and I support a broad curriculum. I was born in Milan, studied chemistry and philosophy and work as a freelance translator and interpreter.

Ruairi McAleese

Ruairi McAleese

Co-opted

I have lived in Kentish Town and Camden Town for over a decade and have been a governor for most of that time. I am Government lawyer and have a worked in a number of Government departments, including the Department of Education. I am chair of the premises committee and a member of the finance and personnel committee.

 

Deepak Kuriyan

Deepak Kuriyan

Co-opted

I have lived in Camden since the late 1970’s, and both my children have been through the Infants and Junior Schools (as then were). I have been a governor since 1992. I was previously a master mariner (ship’s captain) and then changed careers to became an accountant and auditor. I am now semi-retired. I currently chair the finance committee.

Shula Chiat

Shula Chiat

Co-opted

I have lived in Camden since 1995 and work in an academic department of Speech and Language Therapy at City, University of London. I have been teaching and carrying out research in the field of language and communication problems in children for over 35 years. I am on the trustees committee for a youth club in Redbridge, now known as the Leading our Lives Youth Project, which is a flagship social and leisure provision for young people with language and communication problems.

Charlene Laidley

Charlene Laidley

Co-opted

I am an entrepreneur, women’s rights campaigner and an appointed UN Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment. I am dedicated to youth development. I believe in equal opportunities for all and that through education we can change the world. I am the founder of The FutureProof Foundation, a grassroots non-profit organization, that has for over 10 years been educating girls and young women to improve their entrepreneurship, leadership, and communication skills, in addition to co-ordinating several UN projects in connection with Women, Development and Youth. Previously, I was Strategic Advisor to Unilever, Director of Marketing and Communications at The Mayor of London and a Lecturer at the University of the Arts London.

Morag Stuart

Morag Stuart

Co-Opted

I lived in Islington for over 30 years, moving back to Camden in 2013. I am a mother, stepmother, and grandmother, with 13 grandchildren, two of whom were fortunate enough to be pupils at Torriano. I am now retired, following a career spent entirely in education, from primary school teaching to educational psychology to university teaching and research at what is now the University College London Institute of Education. My main research interests are in the development and teaching of reading, with occasional forays into spelling and oral language. I am currently Chair of the Curriculum Committee at Torriano.

Alexander Gardiner

Alexander Gardiner

Co-Opted

I grew up in Kentish Town and both my children go to Torriano. Until recently I ran a television company producing a wide range of factual programmes for all the main UK broadcasters. I helped create I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and was also responsible for the ground-breaking Exposure on Jimmy Savile and the first ever television Election Leaders’ Debate.  I’m proud of the school and hope to play my small part in helping it become ever more amazing.

Jo Fenton

Jo Fenton

Parent Governor

I have 3 children in the school (Reception, Year 2, and Year 5).  I have lived in Kentish Town for over 15 years and very much enjoy my role as school governor and supporting the school. As well as the main board of Governors I am on the Infrastructure and Premises Committee. I’ve greatly enjoyed being part of a school which has such an important and fulfilling role in the local community.

Chris Tayler

Chris Tayler

Parent Governor

I am a parent governor with two children at the school; I’m one of the Safeguarding Governors and on the Curriculum Committee. When not doing that I’m a writer and journalist and sometimes a university teacher.

Sandhya Choudhury

Sandhya Choudhury

Parent Governor

I am living in Leighton Road, Kentish Town for more than 10 years. I am delighted that my two kids go to Torriano School. The education for our children is the most important aspects for us as parents. As a governor of Torriano School my main focus is to ensure that all the children have the best start to their lives ahead. I have devoted much of my professional life in legal Education. I have completed Bachelor degree in Law (LLB) and Master in Law (LLM). Also I have completed NVQ Level 3 in child care and have poured my heart and soul into helping children learning. I have 10 years experience working with children and I have gained valuable experience working closely with children. Being a Governor takes spirit and determination and a firm belief that every person at every level can make a valued contribution. I believe that I have the passion and ambition of a mother with the genuine insight of a dedicated professional in education. I am trying to contribute Torriano School to continue to provide excellent education for all as a parent Governor. I am using the opportunity to utilizing my skills in dealing with a variety of issues, as well as working closely with parents and the local authority to achieve beneficial results for the school.

Conor Loughney

Conor Loughney

Staff

I have worked at Torriano for 7 years. I began as a teaching assistant and returned once I had completed my teacher training. I am a class teacher and a member of the senior leadership team. I lead the development of Mathematics at the school as well as providing outreach to support to other schools in my role as a Specialist Leader of Education.

Pete McGuigan

Pete McGuigan

Clerk to the Governors

Pete spent a career in education, as a teacher and Headteacher in London and Yorkshire, and worked in the third sector to develop creativity in learning and action research programmes for schools. He currently supports a number of Governing Bodies in Camden as a clerk, works for the Royal Opera House as a consultant for Artsmark and to support a large number of Essex schools to use the arts more effectively for learning, and provides training and learning materials for schools on action research and creativity – independently and through the British Council.