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.
 

Robin Chalmers

Chair of Governors

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.

Sanjay Gandhi

Co-Opted Governor

I’ve been a Governor since January 2020 and am a member of the Teaching Learning & Standards committee.

I’ve lived in Queens Park for the past 30 years and work as a Teaching Fellow at the Open University. My main area of research explores ways to reduce the recruitment and attainment gap of BAME students. Prior to becoming an academic, I worked as a Strategy Consultant in the media and telecoms sector.

For the last 15 years. I’ve been a volunteer and a Trustee at The Foodchain, a charity that ensures people living with HIV in London lead healthy, independent lives.
I’m looking forward to getting more involved with the local community and bringing my skills and experience to the governing body.

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.

Claire Morris

Vice-Chair

I became a Governor in January 2014 and Chair in September 2016. I participate in all of our three committees throughout the school year and governance is my link area.

I have lived in Queens Park for 17 years and I have a son in Year 5, a daughter who spent many very happy years at Salusbury and is now at QPCS as well as a niece in the school. I work in the field of digital health focussing on improving health in developing countries and I also sit on the board of two UK charities.

Kate Shand

Parent Governor

Anisha Taylor

Local Authority Governor

I’m delighted to be joining the Governing Body at Salusbury Primary School. I live in the local area and work at University College London as part of the Access and Widening Participation team. I am an educational researcher specialising in evaluation and impact. I work on assessing the value of activities designed to close attainment, access, and progression gaps for disadvantaged and underrepresented students in higher education. Prior to this, I worked as a science outreach professional designing activities for children at science festivals and community events, and set-up an educational pilot educational project in Ghana to support the teaching of science in resource-constrained environments.

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.

Esther Eldridge

Co-opted Governor

Natalie Walker

Staff Governor

I have been an enthusiastic member of Salusbury Primary School since 2015. I am the current Year 5 and Y6 phase leader. I have been living in London for five 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