School Info

Governors

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

Governors’ Membership

FGB Attendance 2017-18

View PDF

Information on Membership of the Governing Body

View PDF

Governors Code of Conduct

View PDF

Governance Handbook January 2017

View PDF

Instrument of Government Document

View PDF

How do I become a Governor?

How Do I Become a Governor?

View PDF
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.

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.

Morag Stuart

Morag Stuart

Vice Chair - 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.

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.

Jihana Ali

Jihana Ali

Parent Governor

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.

Charlie Charlton

Charlie Charlton

Parent Governor
Albyn Leah Hall

Albyn Leah Hall

Parent Governor

I emigrated from Los Angeles at the age of nineteen and have been an active citizen of Kentish Town ever since. I am a published novelist, screenwriter, psychotherapist, and proud Torriano parent. I run my own practice but I have also taught therapy and creative writing, worked in universities and prisons (I’ve written extensively on political prisoners in Northern Ireland.) I also facilitate workshops for people suffering with infertility issues. While the work I do varies greatly, all of it gives expression to my love of story: the story of the individual, namely, when balanced against his or her role in the greater world. Never are these issues better reflected than in school, in which we encourage children to be self-assured individuals while acting inclusively towards others. Living in times of uncertainty and division as we do, it is vitally important to create a spirit of hope, unity, and empathy for our children, even in the face of difference. A society is only as good as its schools, and I am honoured and excited to be a governor at this one.

Emma Bell

Emma Bell

Parent Governor

I’ve had two children at Torriano, been active in the PTA and have always felt feel very lucky to be part of such a warm community and a school which gives pupils so many thoughtful, horizon-expanding opportunities. In my professional life I’ve worked internationally and led organisations that support children and families with issues like health, education and domestic violence. I’ve also held a number of Trustee roles in charities like Home Start Camden.

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.