Our Governors

Chair of Governors

Jill McLaughlin

Jill McLaughlin

Chair of Governors
I started as a Governor in September 2010, joining the Board of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School before taking on the role of Chair of Governors in September 2011. During my time as Chair the school moved premises, achieved the Ofsted Outstanding standard and the Board took on the role of responsibility for Copenhagen Primary School.   After five years I stepped down from the role of Chair of Governors at the end of my term but remained very much involved as a Governor and chaired a number of committees. In 2017 the governors recognised that for the girls at EGA to really prosper and have the freedom that they needed to follow their individual paths in life, they needed to have the support and engagement of the men in their lives – their fathers, brothers, cousins and friends. They also recognised that it is essential for schools in the area to work closely together, so the Board adopted a strategy of growing the federation from two to four schools. I led the strategy working group, which was comprised of governors from all the schools involved. In September 2018, I was elected as Chair of Governors of Islington Futures, a federation of community schools.  Now retired from full time work, I held several senior management roles in the private and charity sectors. My most recent role was that of Director of Corporate Services at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, a role I held for five years until I retired in 2017. I miss my daily walk in the gardens on my way to work and I’m a passionate supporter of green spaces and outdoor activity for our mental health. Alongside my busy role as Chair, I work to support a small charity, actively encourage social tennis in the local area and am a keen advocate of the value of singing.

Chair of Governors and Committee Chairs

Federation Governors

Associate Members

Safia Ali

Safia Ali

Associate Member
  I am honoured to be given the opportunity to become a parent governor at Islington Futures Federation.  As a mother of two daughters studying at EGA, one son studying at Copenhagen Primary School and one son who will be starting Beacon High Secondary School in the academic year 2020-2021, I believe that I can bring both a parent perspective and relevant skills and experience to role of parent Governor. Originally from Somalia, I have been living in London since 1994, graduated from City University in 2001 with BSc Honours in Business Computing Systems.  I have worked in different fields as an Accounts Manager, Systems Analyst and Bilingual Interpreter /Advocate. I have also been working in the voluntary sector for the past 15 years having founded Fit Women Group (a community-based non-for-profit organisation that aims to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged women residing in Caledonian road, Islington and surrounding area through the provision of recreational and sports activities that cater for their needs). I have hands on experience in developing and managing community projects. I have been volunteering for Copenhagen Primary School for one year and assisted with fund-raising and project management. I have a great inter-personality and my passion is to make a positive difference, I hope to utilise my skills and knowledge to support the school and the Federation to ensure that the children thrive both academically and socially.
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