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.

Name and category of governor Relevant business and personal interests Term of office ends
Regina Duarte, Lead Proposer, Member, Chair of Governors
Regina dos Santos Duarte – Chair of the Board of Trustees
Regina has worked 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.
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Ana Silva, Trustee (Governor) Education – School leadership – Assistant Principal for results at Paradigm Trust  NPQSL Qualification School Governor 2023
Bernard Stillwell, Trustee (Governor) 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 (Governor) CFO Ceuta Group Ltd Governor  at Southampton University 2023
Christopher Toye, Trustee, (Governor) 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. 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 (Governor) 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
Tatiana Correia, Trustee (Governor) Scientist; Knowledge Transfer ManagerFounder of Native Scientist, charity for the promotion of Science & native tongues in Schools 2023
Pedro Xavier, Trustee (Governor) 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
Maria Medeiros Dias, (Parent Governor) Maria has over 15 years professional experience in audit, finance and operations in the private sector. Having lived and worked in 4 different countries, Maria is passionate and a strong advocate for diversity and multiculturalism.  Believes that quality education is the foundation for a successful future! 2023
Rachel Martin (Governor) 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. 2023

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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.