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 ambitions.

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.


Founders/ Lead proposer Trustees Members Staff governors Parent governors
Regina Duarte LP

Ana Silva

Bernard Stillwell

Carlos Abrunhosa

David Skinner

Christopher Toye

Frederico Camilo Alves

Goncalo Caetano Alves

Mark Andrew Hunt

Piers Pendred

Tatiana Correia

Pedro Xavier

Ana Silva

Bernard Stillwell

Christopher Toye

Nuno Andrade

Piers Pendred

Tatiana Correia

Pedro Xavier







Emily Fitch

Mark Andrew Hunt

Regina Duarte





































Name and category of governor Relevant business and personal interests Term of office ends
Regina Duarte, Lead Proposer, Member Regina Duarte, Lead Proposer, Member PhD on Language Teaching.  Curriculum Development; Teacher training and education management; Delegate to EU Commission for Linguistic Policies Diplomat/Director of Camoes Institute in the UK; Attaché for Education NA
Ana Silva, Trustee Education – School leadership – Assistant Principal for results at Paradigm Trust  NPQSL Qualification School Governor 2023
Bernard Stillwell, Trustee Architect, Project management, Health and Safety  Principal at Bernar Stilwell Architects LLP. 2023
Carlos Abrunhosa, Member CEO of TALENT GROUP SGPS S./  Talent Group includes University for Creative Arts, London; EUDE Business School Madrid; Fepam, Brazil; Portuguese College, Aveiro. 2023
(Charles) David Skinner, Trustee CFO Ceuta Group Ltd Governor  at Southampton University 2023
Christopher Toye, Trustee Executive Headteacher of Wyvern Federation (Wyvill Primary and Centre for Children with Speech and Language Impairment, Vauxhall Primary, Ashmole Primary, Aurora House Centre for Children with Autism) National Leader of Education 2023
Emily Kathrin Fitch, Member Education, Consultancy SEN; School leadership; Samuel Rhodes Secondary School, Assistant Head/ Head of 6th Form College/SENCO Formal governor training; teacher governor 2023
Nuno Andrade, Trustee from 2019 An experienced Technology and Cyber Security leader with a proven track record of leading and advising organisations in large scale technology transformation programmes. Currently Chief Information Security Officer at the RSA Insurance Group Plc and previously held technology leadership roles in Banking, Fintech, Healthcare and Infrastructure. Standing member in various technology industry such as the Financial Conduct Authority’s Cyber Coordination Group. 2023
Gonçalo Caetano Alves, Member CEO of Talent SGP, S.A./Member of the Board of EUDE, S.L. Education: Marketing and Project Management 2023
Mark Andrew Hunt, Member Education (Higher/Further and School Level; Chair of Governing Body of Strood Academy and of North East Suurey College Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University for Creative Arts 2023
Piers Pendred, Trustee Education and Finance. Bilingual Schools; School Leadership; Marketing Developed the British Council bilingual school in Madrid 2023
Tatiana Correia, Trustee Scientist; Knowledge Transfer ManagerFounder of Native Scientist, charity for the promotion of Science & native tongues in Schools 2023
Pedro Xavier, Pre-Opening Team, Trustee Education, legal services, community liaison. Director of PLS Consultants – solicitors, translations, legal services Director of Strawberry Academy – nursery. LEA Governor for 6 years; training as school governor 2023
Paul Stewart, Pre-opening Team Director of Learning, Business & Operations La Retraite Roman Catholic Girl’s School 2020
Tom Legge, Pre-opening Team, Consultant Project Manager for the Pre-opening phase Director of Premier New School 2020

APSoL Trustee Pen Pictures

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.

Education committee:

–        Curriculum (all areas including Portuguese)

–        Standards and pupil progress

–        SEN policy and SEN report

–        Disadvantaged children

Admissions committee:

–        Reception admissions

–        Admissions policy

–        In-year admissions

–        Appeals

Finance and resources committee:

–        School budget

–        Pupil premium

–        Sports grand

–        Procurement

–        IT resources and computing

–        Capital projects

Safeguarding committee:

–        Safeguarding policy

–        Child protection

–        Health and safety policy

–        SCR

–        LAC

–        Vulnerable children

Principal’s review performance panel and staff matters:

–        Appraisal

–        Wellbeing

–        Targets/ objectives

Parental engagement and feedback:

–        Parental engagement

–        Community cohesion