Chair of Governors
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
I was elected in January 14 as a parent governor and am now a co-opted governor. My three sons all attended Salusbury school and have now moved up to QPCS.
My background is in communications and PR. I owned and managed a PR agency for many years, which I recently sold into a bigger media group. I am now working in a large, London-based PR agency.
My ambition as a governor is to do all I can to make the school a centre of excellence - where pupils are happy to come, teachers are delighted to teach and parents feel actively involved with the school community.
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.
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