Christine Blewett

Chris Blewett

Chair of Governing Body

Member of the Personnel Committee, Pay Committee and Finance and Premises Committee

Link Governor for Safeguarding and Leadership and Management

Co-opted Governor

I have been a Governor since 2011.  I am the Link Governor for Safeguarding and for Leadership and Management.

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 up till November of last year.

I am committed to the School’s vision to inspire and create children who are successful in their education and in their lives beyond.

Peter Blagg

Peter Blagg

Vice Chair of Governing Body

Chair of the Personnel Committee. Member of the Pay Appeals Committee and Finance and Premises Committee

Co-opted Governor

Peter lives locally and was a former pupil;  as were his children and currently his grandchildren are pupils at Oxford Gardens.

Peter has  been a Governor at Oxford Gardens for 35 years.

Farah Sayeed

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Chair of the Attainment and Progress Committee. Member of the Pay Committee.

Parent Governor

I have been a trained social worker for 18 years, working to improve the lives of children and young people at risk of harm. I grew up in the  local area and have sent all three of my children to Oxford Gardens.

I have been a parent governor at OGPS since 2008.  I spent two years as the Vice Chair of the Governing Body and have, in the past, been the link governor for safeguarding and been on the Personnel committee.

Being a governor has enabled me to work closely with the head teacher, chair of governors and the rest of the governing body to contribute to the continuous development of this fantastic community school.

Tim Jones

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Member of the Personnel Committee, Finance and Premises Committee and the Pay Appeals Committee.

LEA Governor

I have been a Governor since 2010. For four years (2010 – 2014) I was an elected Councillor on Kensington and Chelsea Council, where I served on the Family and Children’s Scrutiny Committee and the Corporate Parenting Panel. I spent over thirty years as a Headteacher of primary schools, firstly in Newham and more latterly in Brent.  Now I work as an Associate Consultant at the Institute of Education working on the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Warren Boutcher


Member of the Attainment and Progress Committee.

Co-opted Governor

Warren Boutcher is Professor of Renaissance Studies and from January 1 2017 will be Head of the School of English and Drama, 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.

He has been a governor at Oxford Gardens since May 2012. He serves as Link Governor for Assessment (monitoring the implementation of the School’s plan to improve assessment and marking practices).

Mary Radford

Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee. Chair of the Pay Appeals Committee.

Co-opted Governor

I became a Governor in 1999 and have been a member of the Finance Committee since 2003.   In my professional career I acted as a Solicitor to a Public Company.

Narjis Trabelsi

Staff Governor

I have been teaching at Oxford Gardens since September 2009 and became a teacher Governor recently.

As teacher who has taught across key stage two I have been able to see the progression of the curriculum, skills and attitudes within each year group first hand. I feel very fortunate to have worked alongside parents and colleagues as their children have developed through the key stage. Forging close working relationships and being part of the ethos at Oxford Gardens enriches what I am able to bring to the Governing body in my role as teacher Governor.

In my role as teacher governor I am able to represent a crucial perspective at Governor’s meetings. I am passionate about the development of the school and the experience I gain as a governor gives me further insight into the school and community which is invaluable to me.

Tara Swan

SEN and Attendance Link Governor

Co-opted Governor

I have been working in the school for six years and am now doing a foundation degree keeping me up to date with the changes within SEN. On a personal basis I have a son who has been statemented for the last five years and will this year be transferred to an ECH Plan. I have a very good relationship with the parents.

I am currently studying a Foundation Degree in Early Years Leadership and Management.

Tara Swan - Nursery - Nursery Officer

Sheraine Williams

Member of Attainment and Progress Committee and Pay Committee

Link Governor: Early Years Provision

Parent Governor

Pippa Jones


Member of Attainment and Progress Committee and Personnel Committee

Link Governor: Standards Across the Curriculum

Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor since May 2016. Both of my children attended Oxford Gardens from Reception – one is now in Year 6 and one has moved to secondary school.

My employment background is in Charity management and fundraising and in marketing. Until a couple of years ago I ran a small hospital-based neonatal charity.

Currently I volunteer in local schools, including at Oxford Gardens on school trips, in a classroom at another school and for a dyslexia charity, supporting children in a different school.