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    Welcome to the governors’ section of the Camden School for Girls website.

    The School

    Camden School is a voluntary aided foundation school within Camden Local Authority. This means that the charity, The Camden School Foundation of Frances Mary Buss , owns the school site and all the school’s buildings and has delegated control over their use to the Governors of the school. It also means the school has other responsibilities including employing its own staff and providing a 10% contribution towards the cost of almost all building work.

    The role of the governing body

    The school governing body includes governors appointed by the Foundation, the local authority, parents and staff.

    Their role is to help shape the overall direction of the school, monitor progress and standards, review and approve the budget, appoint and support the Head and senior staff, review policies and procedures and ensure the school fulfils its statutory duties.

    Governors meet regularly and non-staff governors also keep in contact with different departments of the school, have responsibility for specific policies and attend events and performances. We also hold regular meetings with parents to provide a forum for communication.
    There are two permanent committees of governors that consider detailed matters within their remit and report to the full governing body. They are:

    • Curriculum and Staffing (Chaired by Maria Kambouri, Vice-Chair is Tom Engel)
    • Finance and Premises (Chaired by Dick Tyler, Vice-Chair is Alison Minto)

    Other committees are convened as necessary to consider other matters such as disciplinary issues, fundraising and appeals.

    Key priorities

    The school has a long tradition of promoting opportunities for girls. At sixth form level it admits boys to its roll. The school aims to create a social and physical environment which combines security and care with challenge, stimulus and the highest expectations, where staff and pupils work together with the understanding and support of parents/carers. It is the policy of governors to sustain and to promote the school’s ethos, heritage and philosophy within the contexts of public policy, social trends and educational need.

    Amongst our key priorities are: improving the quality of students’ learning; narrowing the gap between the achievement of the most disadvantaged pupils and other pupils; raising attainment at KS4; taking action to secure the quality of education provided by the school despite budget cuts and maintaining our exceptional pastoral care and high educational achievements.

    You can contact us by emailing

    Please click here to see the attendance record at governing body and committee meetings for the past 12 months, click  here here to see the members whose term has expired or have stepped down in the past 12 months.

    • Amena Amer - Foundation Governor
    • Flora Cornish - Parent Governor
    • Tom Engel - Foundation Governor (Co-Vice-Chair & Vice-Chair of C&S Committee)
    • Julia Gibson - Staff Governor 
    • Tanvi Gokhale - Foundation Governor
    • Manuela Grayson - Foundation Governor (Safeguarding Link)
    • Sally Hodgkinson - Parent Governor
    • Bob House - Foundation Governor (Chair of Governors) 
    • Maria Kambouri - Foundation Governor (Chair of C&S Committee)
    • Kateryna Law - Governor & Headteacher
    • Vaishali Londhe - Staff Governor
    • Angela Mason CBE (Co-Vice-Chair, Local Authority Governor & Nominated Governor for SEN)
    • Alison Minto - Foundation Governor (Vice-Chair of F&P Committee)
    • Ceri Smith - Parent Governor
    • Daisy Srblin - Foundation Governor
    • Dick Tyler - Foundation Governor (Chair of F&P Committee)
    • Esther Windsor - Parent Governor

    There is currently 1 vacancy on the governing body.

    Nomination Form and information about who is eligible to stand for a Parent Governor are available below: