School Governance

The Anglo-Portuguese School of London is being proposed by a group of professionals and educationalists all of whom are committed to the principles and benefits of bilingual education.

The Lead Proposer for the project is Regina dos Santos Duarte Phd. Since 2011, Regina has been coordinating the teaching of Portuguese Language in the UK and the Channel Islands, working with over 4,000 students in over 80 schools.

The project also has the backing of the Camões Institute, the Portuguese Embassy in London and the Portuguese Ministry of Education. We are grateful for the sponsorship and support of Talent Group which is providing significant support to help us realise our ambition.

Regina dos Santos Duarte – Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees
Regina works in education for more than 20 years. She holds a PhD in the field of language teaching and literacies. She is the Director of Camões institute – the Portuguese Institute for the promotion of
Portuguese language and culture at the Portuguese Embassy. She believes that an outstanding primary education is the foundation for strong, independent and happy adults.





Christopher Toye – Trustee, Co-Chair of Governors 

Christopher Toye has been a Head teacher in the London Borough of Lambeth for eighteen years, and is currently Executive Headteacher of the Wyvern Federation. He jointly leads the Lambeth Teaching Schools Alliance and is a member of the steering group for the Lambeth Schools’ Partnership.  Christopher is a National Leader for Education, supporting schools in Norfolk, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Devon and London.




Bernard Stilwell – Trustee

Bernard is an Architect in practice and a tutor at Westminster University. He is fully bi-lingual in English and Portuguese. He has been a Trustee of the APSoL school since the outset and a school Governor since June 2020. He lives in South London.




Ana Silva – Trustee

Ana has worked in education for over fifteen years as a teacher and senior leader in both the primary and secondary sector.  She currently works as a school improvement advisor across different schools in a Trust, and as a leadership and creativity coach.
She has a wealth of experience mentoring, coaching and leading in inner London schools.





Rachel Martin – Trustee

Rachel is a School Business Manager at a Lambeth Primary School, where she has worked for 11 years.  Originally from Devon, she currently lives in Streatham.




Pedro Xavier- Trustee

Pedro Xavier is a trilingual language specialist that works closely with the emigrant community in Lambeth.

He was awarded a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language with English Language & British Culture and Communication Studies, and subsequently an MCIL from the Chartered Institute of Linguistics.

He worked as an Executive Officer at the DWP, teacher at both the University of Middlesex and Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College in London, a Local Education Authority Governor for Bishop Thomas Grant Secondary School and even an external consultant for the Portuguese Consulate in the United Kingdom.

He also runs a successful children’s Nursery (strawberry Academy in Vauxhall).



Trustees appointed 14/07/2022:

Patrick Rebuchat, Trustee and Governor

Georgina De Costa, Trustee and Governor

Staff Governor: Lucy Mathieson, Assistant Head

Parent Governors: Joao Martins, Laurie Forcier


Talent Education Trust Members:

Gonçalo Caetano Alves


CEO of Talent SGP, S.A./Member of the Board of EUDE, S.L. Education: Marketing and Project Management 2023
Carlos Abrunhosa


 CEO of TALENT GROUP SGPS S./  Talent Group includes University for Creative Arts, London; EUDE Business School Madrid; Fepam, Brazil; Portuguese College, Aveiro. 2023

Emily Kathrin Fitch


 Education, Consultancy SEN; School leadership; Samuel Rhodes Secondary School, Assistant Head/ Head of 6th Form College/SENCO Formal governor training; teacher governor 2023

Mark Andrew Hunt


 Education (Higher/Further and School Level; Chair of Governing Body of Strood Academy and of North East Surrey College Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University for Creative Arts 2023



Register of Pecuniary interests for Members, Trustees, Governors and Employees:


Term of office

Type  Responsibility Declaration of interest
Regina Duarte


16/7/2020- 15/7/2024

Appointed by the Trust


Governing Body Member

Chair of Governors at APSoL Director of Camões Institute in the UK – Portuguese Embassy

Trustee at Respeito, charity Started 2020.


Christopher Toye


17/7/20- 15/7/2024






Appointed by Trust

Governing Board Member

Vice Chair of APSoL Governing Board Executive Headteacher Wyvern Federation


Governor at Lilian Baylis Technology School


Deputy CEO Reach South Academy Trust


Bernard Stilwell


16/7/2020 –



Charity Trusteeship APSoL Governing Body Member Bernard Stillwell Architects LLP


Part-time Lecturer at the University of Westminster


Openchair LTD – Company Directorships


Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects


Member of the Architects Registration Board ARB (formerly known as ARCUK)


Rachel Martin


01/10/2020 – 01/10/2024

Appointed by Trust

Governing Board Member

APSoL Governor School Business Manager at Vauxhall Primary School
Nuno Andrade


16/07/2020 – 15/07/2024

Appointed by the Trust







APSoL Governor

Chief Information Security Officer at the RSA Insurance Group PLC
Ana Silva


16/07/2020- 15/07/2024

Appointed by the Trust




APSoL Governor Advisor at Paradigm Trust
Pedro Xavier


16/07/2020- 15/07/2024















Appointed by the Trust

















APSoL Governor

















LEA Governor at Bishop Thomas Grant Secondary school





Non-Executive Director


Sergeant at Metropolitan Police – City of Westminster


Equality Commissioner London Borough of Lambeth



CEO Radio Portuguesa



Health and Safety Committee

Health & safety, Lettings, First Aid, Medical needs, Risk assessment and visits, premises management documents

Ana Silva, Bernard Stilwell, Patrick Rebuschat, Pedro Xavier


Education Committee

SEND, curriculum, behaviour, Early Careers Teachers, Early Years, RSE

Regina Duarte, Chris Toye, Catia Verguete, Ana Silva, Patrick Rebuschat
Finance Committee

Scheme of delegation, finance audits, Academy Finance Handbook, Complaints, Charging and remissions

Mike Giddings, Rachel Martin, Bernard Stilwell, Chris Toye, Marta Correia


Safeguarding Committee

Child protection, safeguarding, complaints, exclusions, anti-bullying, online safety,

Regina Duarte, Chris Toye, Georgina De Costa
Admissions Committee

Admissions policy, attendance, parental engagement and voice


Rachel Martin, Regina Duarte, Chris Toye
Staff (HT) Appraisal Committee

Appraisal and capability, staff code of conduct, whistleblowing policy  

Regina Duarte, Chris Toye, Ana Silva, external Advisor


Talent Education Trust Annual Reports and Financial Statements 

10036154 Talent Educationst 21-22 FinStat

We are always looking for more volunteers to join our group. If you are interested in being part of this exciting venture, please get in touch:

Trustees are responsible for overseeing the management side of the school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable the school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children. The Trustees at APSoL will form committees where they can do this collaboratively.