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How do I become a Governor?
How Do I Become a Governor?View PDF
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.
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.
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.
I am lucky enough to have two kids in Torriano. I love the school’s methods and aspirations and hope to support them in any way I can through my role with the governors.
I have had careers in engineering, performing arts and sports among other things and practical experience gained from these fields, which informs my daily work, began while at school. I learnt that sports helped my maths, maths helped my art, art helped my english and so on. My primary role will be as maths governor but I will strive to support any activity where my experience can be of assistance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My name is Jihana and I am a mother of three, two of which are at Torriano Primary School (Rayaan in year five and Adam in nursery), as well as being a student myself at Torriano many years ago. I was in pursuit of becoming a parent governor at the school, as I felt that I could be the voice of many parents at Torriano, especially with its diverse community and multi-ethnic background. I am committed to the school’s ethos and vision of providing high quality education and feel that I have the skills and knowledge necessary to be a beneficial part of the governing body at Torriano. I am a senior midwife in Central London and have been practicing for five years in various areas of maternity. I am currently undertaking my Masters and have training in safeguarding children and young people at level three. This aims to meet statutory requirements that ensure up to date information surrounding child protection. I am delighted to be part of the governing body at Torriano and am committed to helping and being part of the communication pathway between parents and staff at school.
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.