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The Governing Body

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Mary Arnold (Chair of Governors)

"Every child deserves the best chances in life and this means enjoying a sound, stimulating and rewarding education as an entitlement. As a former teacher, mother and grandmother of three, I am acutely aware of children and young people's varying school experiences. I am committed to promoting the highest standards and supporting the best teaching practice in our local schools so all children love learning and achieve."

Mary was a local councillor for the Kilburn ward for many years and served as Lead Member for Children, Schools and Families. From 2014 -16, she was the independent chair for the Kilburn Children Centres Advisory Board, where she gained further insight into health, early learning and parenting in the Kilburn locality. She is currently a South Kilburn Trust Board member and is very involved in   providing much needed community facilities, especially access to employment and enterprise, improving health for all and supporting young people and their positive activities.

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Tomos Davies

In 2006 Tomos became a Science teacher in Brent and since then he has continued to work in the education sector both locally and internationally.  His deep belief in educational equity for all children has kept him working with schools and young people across London.  Tomos lives in Kilburn and is Teach First’s London Director.


Cheryl Benjamin (Associate Governor)

Cheryl has worked with children for many years as a play leader, a support worker in children's homes and supporting young adults in hostels. She is also a respite carer for the 'Children with Disabilities' team. This has allowed her to see the importance of children's education and the role it can play in shaping adulthood. She lives locally to the school and wants to ensure the success of children in the area.

Henrietta Warner (Associate Governor)

Henrietta decided to become a governor of the school, having been part of the Beanstalk Volunteer Reading Scheme at Kilburn Park for a number of years. She has witnessed the improvements that the school has made and wants to contribute more to ensure its future success. Henrietta has three children of her own and also runs a morning playgroup in the Kilburn area.

Laurence Keel (Headteacher)

As the headteacher, Laurence attends all meetings of the governing body and advises them when required. Laurence has been headteacher in four London schools. He has been the headteacher of Kilburn Park School for the past eight years.