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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 

Record of Governors Attendance 2019-2020

Record of Governors Attendance 2018-19


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



Chair of Governors  (Co-opted Governor)

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 PPFP 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



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 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



Co-opted Governor

Laura joined the governing body in September 2016 and sits on the Teaching, Learning, Pupils 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


Parent Governor

Simin Soleimani Darino joined the Full Governing Body in September 2017and is also a member of the Teaching, Learning, Pupils 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


She is a member of the PPFP Committee.

Elena grew up in Milan Italy and moved to London 10 years ago. She spent the past 10 years in the Investment Banking industry focussing on structured transactions in the Commodities sector. She now works as an Investment Analyst for a family office. Elena has been a Camden resident since 2016.

 elena 2


Parent Governor

Tsedey joined the Full Governing body in Dec 2020 and sits on the Teaching, Learning, Pupils and Community Committee.

She is a Camden resident and has over 20-years of experience working across health and community engagement.

Tsedey is passionate about the education of the children at Argyle and wants to support the school, alongside parents to enable the children to fulfil their full potential and embrace the Argyle Code, making them confident and open learners with the life skills needed to help them flourish for their new adventures in secondary school and beyond.

Tsedey currently has 1 child in Argyle Primary School.



Staff Governor

Kareen is a memeber of the Teaching, Learning, Pupils and Community Committee

After working in several primary schools as a Teaching Assistant Kareen joined Argyle in 2010 as a Receptionist and Welfare Officer. Since taking up this post she has developed an interest in children's well-being and has had the opportunity to work in different roles, and explore what it takes to ensure that every child has the best school experience. 

As she has worked in the classroom and is now involved in the financial running of the school she has an overall perspective of the work of colleagues and how it is important for their well-being to be considered. She feels she has an honest and realistic view to bring to the governing body and hopes to use her wider experience of school life  to support decision making.




Yusra was appointed as a co-opted Governor in December 2020 and sits on the PPFPP Committee. She currently lives in Camden, having moved here for her job in  multinational digital technology.

She has a keen interest in STEM education.



 Membership of Committees

Policy, Planning,Finance, Personnel and Premises   Teaching, Learning, Pupils and Community
Henry Fraser


Co-opted Governor

Will Young


Local Authority Governor

Elena  Lonardoni


Co-opted Governor

Kareen Baker


Staff Governor

Mark Chesher Co-opted Governor Laura Brown Co-opted Governor
Yusra Hussain Co-opted Governor Simin Soleimani Damani Parent Governor
Jemima Wade Headteacher Tsedey Yilala Parent Governor
Lena Seed  Clerk Debra Easter  Deputy Headteacher
    Lena Seed Clerk


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

Terms of reference for the Policy, Planning, Finance, Personnel and Premises can be found here.

Terms of reference for the Teaching, Learning, Pupils and Community Committee can be found here.

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


Minutes of Full Governing Body Meeting 17.9.20


Minutes of Extraordinary Full Governing Body Meeting 13.7.20

Minutes of Full Governing Body 18.6.20

Minutes of Extraordinary Full Governing Body Meeting 13.5.20

Minutes of Full Governing Body 26.3.20

Minutes of Full Governing Body 12.12.19

Minutes of Full Governing Body 12.9.19


Minutes of PPFP 5.3.20

Minutes of PPFP 23.5.19

Minutes of PPFP 27.11.18


Minutes of TLPC 11.2.21

Minutes of TLPC  12.11.20

Minutes of TLPC  19.5.20