Regent High School

Language
Ambition • Inspiration • Opportunity
  • Loading twitter…

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.

  Roshan Ahmed

Category of governor Co-opted governor
Date governorship commenced September 2014
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'I am a mother of two, who enjoys reading, writing cooking, socialising and keeping up-to-date on current affairs.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School? 'I wanted an insight into how the school is run. I also have a keen interest in children’s education and would like to make a positive difference.'
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'A well-established school in the heart of the community, a modern state-of-the-art learning, environment, a thriving School Council, strong partnerships with businesses and prestigious institutions in London.'     


 

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.'

 

  Timothy Barnes

Category of governor Co-opted governor 
Date governorship commenced February 2012
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'I work with universities such as UCL, King’s College London and Loughborough in London to help young people consider entrepreneurship and develop related skills. My activities cover every business sector and scale of ambition.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School? 'Having lived locally for over 20 years, I wanted to help support a school that is embedded in the community.'
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'After five years of planning and building, we are now enjoying the new buildings and ambition of the school – it’s a pleasure to walk round each time I come in!'

 

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.'

 

  Hashinara Chowdhury

Category of governor Elected parent governor
Date governorship commenced November 2013
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'I am a parent to two students at Regent High School.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School?

'I am passionate about my children’s education and wanted to be involved in it.'

 
What do you most like about Regent High School?  

  

Professor Aldwyn Cooper

Category of governor Co-opted governor
Date governorship commenced July 2020
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'My full time role is as Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Regent’s University London.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School? 'I believe that I can add to the skillset of the board in a number of areas including strategic planning, finance, pedagogical oversight and knowledge of the developing further and higher education sectors and their links with the secondary sector.'
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'I admire the way in which the school is dedicated to a values system that seeks to get the best results for all pupils in a very diverse population.'

 

  Gareth Maeer

Category of governor Co-opted governor
Date governorship commenced November 2014 
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'I work for an organisation that funds heritage projects across the UK, called the Heritage Lottery Fund.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School? 'First of all because my daughter came here, after going to Argyle Primary School. Then I stayed because the school was going through a lot of change and I thought I could help with that.' 
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'There’s a lot of desire in the school to do the very best for students – a huge desire for success.'

 

  Vivienne Porritt

Category of governor Co-opted governor 
Date governorship commenced July 2014 
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'I am Director for School Partnerships at UCL Institute of Education. I am also a Founding member of WomenEd, a grassroots organisation that supports and connects existing and aspiring women leaders in education.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School? 'Regent High School is one of the nearest secondary schools to UCL Institute of Education and I want to strengthen our partnership so that staff and students in both the school and the IOE can learn from and with each other.'
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'I enjoy working with my fellow governors and with the school staff to support continual improvement for our students. I love the annual Achievement Evening and congratulating students on their many successes.'

 

  Dame Jane Roberts

Category of governor Co-opted governor 
Date governorship commenced September 2012
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'I am a doctor, specialising in child psychiatry, and I also have a variety of other roles – academic and non-executive – concerning public policy.' 
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School? 'With a long involvement in education in Camden and soon moving even closer to Regent High School, I was very keen to become a governor.'
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'It has incredibly committed teachers and is in an amazing area (and now, too, a building) with so many opportunities.'

 

  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 Director of the Royal Society of Literature. Previously I was Chief Executive of the Koestler Trust for arts in criminal justice, and before that a social worker and manager in Camden Children's Services. I live a short distance from school and worship at the Quaker Meeting at Euston.'

 
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School?

'I remembered Regent High School's inclusive ethos from when I was a Camden social worker. Governorship has re-engaged and re-energised me in meeting the needs of local young people, and I am pleased the school can use my experience, e.g. in safeguarding.'

 
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'I hugely admire the way that Regent High School builds academic quality and pastoral cohesion across an exceptionally diverse community of students, e.g. fully including those with special educational needs.'

 

Louise Stubberfield

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

'I’m the Education Programme Manager for the Wellcome Trust.'

 
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School?

'I wanted to use my skills and experience to support a school local to my area of work.'

 
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'It’s forward-looking and dedicated to helping pupils achieve highly.'

 

Mohiadin Wagad

Category of governor Co-opted governor
Date governorship commenced  October 2005
What do you do outside of being a governor? 'I am a Community Link Worker at Regent High School.'
Why did you become a governor of Regent High School? 'I have been a governor for the last 10 years at Regent High School. I have learned a lot about the education system at this country and I want to pass on to and use my experience with the wider community of this school.'
What do you most like about Regent High School? 'Working alongside the staff, students and parents; I feel passionate to be a part of the school community.'