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.

Claire Morris


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

Sanjay Gandhi

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.

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.

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