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. 

 Minutes of Governors meetings are available from the school office on request.

 Membership of Committees:

BECS COMMITTEE 

 

CURRICULUM AND PUPILS COMMITTEE

 

PPFP COMMITTEE

Mark Chesher

Chair

Co-opted Governor

   Debra Easter

Chair (DeputyHeadteacher)

 

 Mahad    Sahal     

Acting Chair

Parent Governor

Alice Eggeling Parent Governor    Will Young Local Authority Governor      Henry Fraser  Chair of Governors
 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

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

 Details of Governors attendance at meetings 2014-17 can be found here. 

MEET THE GOVERNORS

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

 

HENRY FRASER

 Chair of Governors

Henry was appointed as an Associate Governor in September 2015 and became Chair of Governors in June 2017. 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'.

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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

MARK CHESHER

Vice - Chair of Governors  (Co-opted Governor)

Chair of B.E.C.S. Committee

Mark joined the governing body in the summer of 2014. 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

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WILL YOUNG

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.

 

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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

NAYEM CHOWDHURY

Co-opted Governor

Nayem is a Global Agency Business Leader at Google, leading Google’s global relationship with GroupM media agency MEC. He is part of the team that manages Google’s global relationship with WPP, Google’s largest customer spending $4bn in 2015. His areas of interest include digital media, economics, innovation and artificial intelligence. Aside from his core role, he is also the EMEA chair of Google’s LBGT Group, the Gayglers. Prior to joining Google, he worked in business development at the BBC and in M&A at Goldman Sachs. He holds a degree in Economics from Downing College, University of Cambridge. Nayem is a born and raised Londoner, with a passion for food and travel.

Nayem

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