School Governors

The Governing Body plays a key role in the leadership of the school. Governing body members come from all sectors of the community and may be contacted directly via the school office. These include members nominated by Camden Council, school staff, parents elected by the school community and co-opted representatives. Parent governors are highly visible in our playgrounds at the beginning and end of the school day. 

The governors meet termly as a full governing body and  hold a meeting annually at which they report to parents.

Governors are available at parent/teacher evenings to discuss views and opinions of parents. 

Declaration of Interests of Governing Body October 2018

Record of Governors Attendance 2017-18

 Minutes of Governors meetings are available from the school office on request or can be downloaded below.

Minutes of Full Governing Body 2018-19

Minutes of Full Governing Body 11.12.18

Minutes of Full Governing Body 20.09.18

Minutes 2017-18

 Minutes of Full Governing Body 21.09.17

Minutes of Full Governing Body  07.12.17

Minutes of Full Governing Body 21.06.18

POLICY, PLANNING,FINANCE AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

Minutes of PPFP 27.11.18

Minutes of PPFP Meeting 22.2.18

Minutes of PPFP Meeting  24.5.18

BUILDINGS, ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

Minutes of BECS Meeting 7.2.19

Minutes of BECS Meeting  1.11.18

Minutes of BECS Meeting 17.5.18

CURRICULUM AND PUPILS COMMITTEE

Minutes of Meetings 2018-19

Minutes of Curriculum and Pupils Meeting 5.2.19

Minutes of Curriculum and Pupils Meeting 22.11.18

Minutes of Meetings 17-18

 Minutes of Curriculum and Pupils Meeting 23.11.17

Minutes of Curriculum and Pupils Meeting 7.6.18

 Membership of Committees:

BECS COMMITTEE 

 

CURRICULUM AND PUPILS COMMITTEE

 

PPFP COMMITTEE

Mark Chesher

Chair

Co-opted Governor

   Will Young

Chair 

Local Authority Governor

 

 Mahad    Sahal     

Acting Chair

Parent Governor

Alice Eggeling Parent Governor    Debra Easter       Henry Fraser  Co-opted Governor
 Simin Suleimano Darino   Parent Governor   Laura Brown  Co-opted Governor    Nayem Chowdhury  Co-opted Governor
      Jemima Wade  Headteacher   Sarah Atkinson  Teacher Governor  

 Jemima Wade

 Headteacher

The following are the terms of reference for each of the above committees.

Terms of reference for the BECS committee can be read here.

Terms of reference for the Curriculum and Pupils committee can be read here.

Terms of reference for the PPFP committee can be read here.

It was decided in Spring 2019 that it was more beneficial to the school to merge the committes and have just two - The Policy, Planning Finance and Personnel and Premises Committee (PPFP) and Teaching, Learning, Pupils and Community (TLPC).

Policy, Planning Finance Personnel and Premises    

Teaching, Learning,

Pupils and Community

Mahad Sahal

Chair

Parent Governor

Will Young

Chair

Local Authority Governor

Alice Eggeling  Parent Governor Laura Brown Co-opted Governor
Henry Fraser Co-opted Governor Simin Soleimani Damiro Parent Governor
Mark Chesher Co-opted Governor Sarah Atkinson Teacher Governor
Jemima Wade Headteacher Debra Easter Deputy Headteacher
Lena Seed Clerk Lena Seed Clerk

 

Further information regarding terms of appointment of current and former Governors can be found here.

 Details of Governors attendance at meetings 2014-18 can be found here.

MEET THE GOVERNORS

The following short biographies give an insight into the backgrounds of our Governing Body.

 

MARK CHESHER

Chair of Governors  (Co-opted Governor)

Chair of B.E.C.S. Committee

Mark joined the governing body in the summer of 2014 and was appointed Chair of Governors in December 2018. He lives in Camden with his wife, Jo and two small children Eve and Thomas. For his day job Mark works as a lawyer in the City of London specialising in complex commercial litigation and fraud cases. Mark is a member of the BECS committee and is the Governor for Safeguarding / Behaviour and Safety and the Child Protection Governor. 

He can be contacted through  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

mark

WILL YOUNG 

Vice Chair of Governors (Local Authority Governor)

Will is an award-winning theatre and arts producer. As founder-director of theatre company Supporting Wall, his work has been presented at leading theatres in London, across the UK and OffBroadway in New York, winning an Olivier Award, a Fringe First Award and several London OffWest End Awards among others. He has also been producer for the Birds Eye View Film Festival at the BFI Southbank and Barbican, the Women Centre Stage Festival at the National Theatre, and the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden. A Camden resident, he is active in the community and supports a range of local causes.

Will can be contacted through the school.

Will Young headshot a

HENRY FRASER

Henry was appointed as a Co-opted Governor in September 2015 . He sits on the Policy, Planning, Finance and Personnel sub - committee. He grew up in Islington and moved to Camden in 2011. His background is in corporate communications which he practised in China and London for five years. More recently he completed an M.B.A. at Insead and now runs Container City Projects, which develops innovative modular offices around the U.K. 

Henry can be contacted through the school or directly at:      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 Henry photo

MAHAD SAHAL
Parent Governor 
Mahad joined the Board of Governors in October 2016.He currently has four children at Argyle. His aim is to ensure that every child's education and experience whilst at Argyle is a happy and positive one and that they are supported in reaching their goals.

Mahad has been working with children since 1988. He has worked for the British Somali Community as a volunteer since 2006 where his duties include teaching children the Somali language and helping them with homework. He also coaches football and organises an annual football awareness tournament - 'Let's Kick Racism Out of Football'.

mahad

ALICE EGGELING

Parent Governor

Curriculum and Pupils Committee

Role: Pupil Voice and Community Governor 

Alice is a parent governor, with a daughter attending Argyle Primary. She is also a working parent, working as an architectural historian and town planner in the conservation team of a design and engineering practice in Clerkenwell. 

Alice lives close to the school in nearby Cromer Street and was motivated to become a governor to help support the school’s aim that every child is supported to achieve the best that they are capable of.

Any parent or other member of the community may contact Alice through the school.

Alice

 

LAURA BROWN

Co-opted Governor

Laura joined the governing body in September 2016 and sits on the Buildings, Environment and Community Committee. Currently living in Camden, she moved to London in 2016 to start a job within the HR department of a local University specialising in staff development and business psychology.

Laura can be contacted through the school.

Laura Brown head shot

SIMIN SOLEIMANIi DAMANI

Parent Governor

Simin Soleimani Darino joined the Full Governing Body in September 2017and is also a member of the Buildings, Environment and Community committee. Before moving to the UK, Simin taught Maths and Physics. Her aim as a governor is to support a creative and stimulating learning environment for Argyle’s pupils instilling in them a love for learning. By doing so, she believes the children will have the opportunity to develop confidence and independence, allowing them to aspire and succeed.

Simin currently has two children at Argyle and lives in Regent Square. She can be contacted via the school office.

Simin Soleimani Darino

SARAH ATKINSON

Staff Governor

Ms Sarah Atkinson is a Year 6 teacher at Argyle Primary School and has joined the governing body as a staff governor. She has a deep commitment to education, having worked in local authority schools in Islington for 12 years before joining Argyle in September 2015.  Prior to this she worked in television and film including several years at the BBC.  She has also lived and worked abroad in France and Hungary.

 

sarah