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 (Parent)

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 (staff)

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

Co-opted Governor (community)

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)

Mark Frankel

Parent Governor

I've worked at the BBC for the last 15 years.  I started working for political programmes, before moving on to work as a producer and programme editor on Radio 4 news programmes (The World At One, PM, Broadcasting House, The World This Weekend and the World Tonight).  Since 2009 I've worked in the multimedia newsroom at the BBC and currently manage social media accounts for BBC News, including @BBCBreaking, BBC News on Facebook and Google+. I have two boys at the school (Jacob and Zachary) and joined the governing body in January 2012.  I am currently the chairman of the finance committee.

Sarah Davies

Co-opted Governor (community)

I have been teaching for nearly twenty years, working in the boroughs of Camden and Westminster. I feel passionately about state education and the need for community schools to protect their unique identity, personalising the schools practice to its location - whilst continually learning from and sharing best practice with and from other schools.

Having been an Assistant Head for over a decade I am an experienced leader with an excellent track record of successful school leadership. I enjoy the positivity and fully understand and embrace the challenges that diverse school communities provide. I am passionate about inclusive practice and securing the best outcomes for all children, ensuring they leave Primary School emotionally resilient and academically secondary school ready.

I live in Kensal Rise with my husband and daughter, aged 7, who goes to school locally. In my role as a community governor I feel I have an opportunity to draw on my varied skills and give something back to our community, helping to make a difference for young people and their families in the area.

Ayan Hassan

Co-opted Governor (parent)

I was firstly a parent governor and then I more recently became a co-opted governor as I now work as a teaching assistant in the school. I originally came to the UK as a refugee and have made my life here. I have three children, two of whom have been through Salusbury and are now at QPCS and one who is now in year 3. I wanted to become a governor to represent my community at the governing body level and also to give something back to the school and the community which has welcomed me and supported me through some very challenging times. I wish everyone could have an education like that provided at Salusbury.

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.

Salvatore Petrone

Parent Governor

I am the dad of 3 boys at the school and have been living in the Queens Park area for some years. For the last ten years I been enjoying the duties and adventures of parenthood. I became a Parents' governor at Salusbury in January 2014.
I work as a tax director at an international management consulting company in central London and I deal with tax work in Southern Europe and Africa.
I spend most of my spare time in running around with the boys and, when possible, I do enjoy seeing friends, travelling and reading detective novels. I also play football and basketball with other local dads when I can and, being Italian, I very much appreciate good food.

Ines Saltalamacchia

Parent 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.

Ginny Skinner

Parent Governor

I was elected in January 14 as a parent governor. I am chair of the Communications Committee and also link governor for health & wellbeing. I have one son in the school, Joel in Year 6 and my nephew Max  is in Year 4. My two older sons are now at QPCS having both attended Salusbury from nursery. I run a PR agency, House PR, which leaves me little spare time. What I do have is generally spent shivering on the sidelines of a football pitch watching my sons play! 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