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Meet our governors

Regent High School's governors come from a variety of backgrounds.  This page provides a brief snapshot of the people who currently make up our Governing Body.

If you would like to know more about what our governors do, please visit the Our Governors page.

Abdiwahab Ali

Category of governor Co-opted governor
Date governorship commenced July 2016
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'I work for a community organisation as a Youth and Community Development Co-ordinator, supporting young people and their families in overcoming everyday issues.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School?

'Being a Camden resident for over 25 years, I'm very familiar with Regent High School. It is a school moving in the right direction and so I wanted to join in order to make a positive contribution.'

What do you most like about Regent High School? 'I like the diversity of Regent High School and where it is situated in Camden; the new building is also very eye-catching as well.'

  

Ria Bartlett

Category of governor Co-opted governor 
Date governorship commenced July 2016
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'I manage the on-site learning programme at the British Library, which includes our work with schools, young people, families and adult learners.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School?

'I’ve worked with Regent High School for over 10 years in my roles at the British Library. As a result, I feel invested in the school and wanted to be able to make a positive contribution to its governance.'

What do you most like about Regent High School?

'I’ve always been hugely impressed by the school’s ongoing commitment to cultural and creative education for their students.'

 

  Dr James Briscoe

Category of governor Co-opted governor
Date governorship commenced May 2012 
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'Biomedical research scientist at The Francis Crick Institute. I am interested in how the spinal cord and brain is formed in embryos before birth.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School? 'To support the type of community school that I benefited from and to help promote STEM subjects.'
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'The diversity, energy and aspiration displayed by students, staff and parents.'

 

Shakira Chowdhury

Category of governor Co-opted governor
Date governorship commenced  January 2016
What do you do outside of being a governor?

'I have been working at Regent High School for ten years, initially as the Every Child Matters Officer, and more recently as a Teaching Assistant, working in the SfL team with vulnerable young people.

 

'As a member of the PTA I have an active involvement with my son’s school, education and extra-curricular activities, spending weekends taking part in sailing at our local sailing club and various competitions, volunteering at Royal Air Force Cadets, Drill Squad. I constantly learn new things from my children and the students I work with.' 
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School? 'I wanted to make a positive contribution towards Regent High School.'
What do you most like about Regent High School?

'I love working with student of all abilities. I am proud of being a part of the Regent High School community.'

   

  Tim Robertson

Category of governor Local Authority governor 
Date governorship commenced July 2014 
What do you do outside of being a governor?

'I am the Chief Executive of The Anne Frank Trust UK, a charity which provides anti-prejudice education in schools and communities across the country. My voluntary roles include being a Patron of Printfest, a national art festival, and an Elder in the Quaker Meeting for Worship at Friends House, Euston.'

 
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School?

'My husband and I live a short distance from the school. I worked for 13 years in children's services in Camden, and I am strongly committed to securing the best outcomes for local young people.'

 
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'I like the culture of excellence we are building at Regent High School; excellence both in educational standards and in the care we provide for the wellbeing of our wonderfully diverse community of students.'