Chair of Governing Body, Co-opted Governor
Member of the Attainment and Progress Committee, the Personnel Committee and the Finance and Premises Committee. Chair of the Pay Committee and Link Governor for Safeguarding.
I have been a Governor since 2011. I am the Link Governor for Safeguarding. I have worked in health and social services across the tri-borough area for over 30 years both as a clinician and a Social Worker. Currently I work as a specialist nurse in contraception and sexual health for Brook Advisory, and I am a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission. I am a Trustee on the Board of Age UK, Kensington and Chelsea and I served as a Governor at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for nine years. I am committed to the School's vision to inspire and create children who are successful in their education and in their lives beyond.
Chair of the Attainment and Progress Committee, Member of the Personnel Committee.
Warren Boutcher is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. Between 2010 and 2013 he served as Dean for Taught Programmes for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the same university, with overall responsibility for student experience and teaching and learning across nine Schools from English and History to Law and Economics, and from 2017 to 2021 he served as Head of the School of English and Drama. He has been a governor at Oxford Gardens since May 2012.
Member of the Attainment and Progress Committee.
I have been teaching at Oxford Gardens Primary School for 12 years and became a teacher Governor in March 2020. Initially I started teaching in KS1 for a number of years (specifically in Year 1) then later on I progressed into teaching across Lower KS2, then Upper KS2 and Year 6. I feel that as a teacher who has taught extensively across both Key stages I have been fortunate enough to see the progression of the school curriculum, skills and attitudes within each year group first-hand and how these feed into the children’s progress and attainment. Having studied further and completing a MA in Special and Inclusive Education, whilst teaching at Oxford Gardens has given me a broader perspective on children’s needs and outcomes in education. I have also had the opportunity to further my skills by training as a Mental Health First Aider and engaging in Emotional Health Coaching to support our children in the school; not just with their education but also pastorally. Over the years I have forged close working relationships with parents, colleagues and other external agencies and I believe that as a Governor I can bring a different and crucial teacher perspective to the meetings.
SEN and Attendance Link Governor
I have been working at OGPS, in Foundation Stage for 12 years. I hold a BA Honours Degree in Teaching and Education and also have a Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management for Early Years. I have personal experience of Special Educational Needs and am very interested and knowledgeable in this area. I am the Link SEND and attendance Governor. I have been a governor at the school since June 2014, initially in the Staff Governor category and latterly in the Co-Opted Governor category.
Clerk to the Governing Body
I am the Governance Professional to the Governing Body and have worked with the school since 2013. I work as an independent clerk across the Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea; Southwark and Bromley.
Parent Governor. Member of the Attainment and Progress Committee.
I have three children who have all attended OGPS from nursery and now the youngest is in year 4. The two older children have left and now in secondary school, years 11 and 9. I have worked on a number of art projects for the school and some of these projects have included the input of children. I have also run the after school mosaic art club for 4years and I have recently started working on a Co-operative enterprise art workshop in the morning. I work externally with the local community on a variety of projects. I joined as a parent governor in November 2019. I hope that my experience as a parent of children who have come to the school and continue to do so, as well as my experience in my professional life will help me accomplish my role as a parent governor.
Cllr Walaa Idris
Member of the Finance and Premises Committee
I was elected councillor for the beautiful Brompton and Hans Town ward in 2018, and became the LEA governor for Oxford Gardens Primary School in 2020. Between 2006 and 2012 I was the LEA governor for Chelsea Open Air Nursery School, during the same time I was a trustee for the Chelsea Youth Programme. A resident of RBKC since 1991, I lived in the north, the south, the west and now live in the east of the borough since 2005. With a degree in Psychology and Sociology, professionally I am a Property Consultant and split my time between council duties and my consultancy. Rooted in the community where I served as a neighbourhood watch panelist, resuscitated a failing youth program and co-founded a Residents Association. I also, set up a mentoring program for a financial think-tank, to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds get mentoring from top FTSE companies. Helped in reforming the Legal Aid programme and was a trustee for Mankind Initiative, a charity for male victims of domestic violence. My professional training coupled with my diverse experiences allows me to work well with others and gives me the ability to understand and positively tackle a variety of issues and challenges. With a degree in Psychology and Sociology, professionally I am a Property Consultant and split my time between council duties and my consultancy. Rooted in the community where I served as a neighbourhood watch panelist, resuscitated a failing youth program and co-founded a Residents Association. I also, set up a mentoring program for a financial think-tank, to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds get mentoring from top FTSE companies. Helped in reforming the Legal Aid programme and was a trustee for Mankind Initiative, a charity for male victims of domestic violence. My professional training coupled with my diverse experiences allows me to work well with others and gives me the ability to understand and positively tackle a variety of issues and challenges.
Vice-Chair of Governors; Chair of the Personnel Committee
I joined OGPS as a co-opted governor in November 2020 looking to further integrate with my local community. Having previously worked in White City as a media planner where I also ran the agency’s EDI and charity workstreams, I am now Head of Marketing for CoppaFeel! a breast cancer awareness charity for young people. I seek to apply my professional experience to my governorship as Chair of the Personnel Committee.
Co-opted Governor. Member of the Finance and Premises Committee
I have been a Governor since 2023, and I am a member of the Finance and Premises Committee. I am committed to the school's vision, underpinned by high standards and expectations for all, as well as the commitment to lifelong learning as a key to personal fulfilment. I live in Northwest London with my wife and two children. I am proud father to a 18-year old son and 15-year old daughter. My son is profoundly deaf and wears bilateral cochlear implants.
I am a Parent Governor appointed in February 2023 and I have two children, one of them attends Oxford Gardens Primary School. I have been an Early Years teacher since 2016, teaching in nursery as well as Year 1. From a teacher’s perspective I find OGPS a nurturing and positive environment for my son. I am proud to be part of the Governing Body.
Co-opted Governor. Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee
I was happy to join the Oxford Gardens community as a governor in summer 2023. I have worked as a civil servant since graduating university in 2005, specialising in government finance in HM Treasury and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. I have lived in the local area for over 12 years and feel a strong connection to this vibrant and diverse part of London. I live with my husband and daughter.
Co-opted Governor. Member of the Personnel Committee.
Nabila is an experienced senior finance professional. She is currently a Senior Transformation Manager at Vodafone Group Plc leading parts of the biggest transformation projects in Vodafone. Prior to this she was a senior finance manager performing financial planning & analysis for central cost and revenue and has also gained valuable M&A experience while working on a portfolio of associates and Joint Ventures, gaining valuable advisory experience. She has also managed and allocated a €3bn intercompany budget in which complex challenges and strict timelines are the norm.
Parent Governor. Member of the Attainment and Progress Committee