Meet the Board
"Governors are knowledgeable and are routinely involved in the work of the school offering strong strategic support." Ofsted
Our Governing Board
Message from the Chair of the Governing Board
Cllr. Ketan Sheth, Chair of the Governing Board
By profession I am a lawyer and sit on a number of public bodies including as Chair of the valuation Tribunal for England and the NHS. I am also a councillor for the London Borough of Brent.
EDUCATION: Anaemic LLB (Hons)
Qualifications:Postgraduate Certificate in Corporate and Investment Law Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Professional Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales
Qualifications: Member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Member, Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation
EMPLOYMENT:Partner, KSL Law Consultant Solicitor, HCB Group
Public Office & Appointments etc:
➢ Ambassador, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes (2017/to-date)
➢ Councillor, London Borough of Brent (2010/to-date)
o Chair, Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (2016/to-date)
o Chair, NW London JHOSC (2016/to-date)
o Member, Mayor of London’s Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation Planning Committee (2015/20)
o Chair, Licensing Committee (2015/16)
o Chair, Standards Committee (2012/14)
o Chair, Planning Committee (2010/14)
o Chair, Staff Appeals Committee (2010/to-date)
➢ Lead Governor/Vice Chair, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) (2010/to-date)
➢ Board Member, HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College Group) (2009/to-date)
➢ Board Member, Federation of St Joseph’s Catholic Infant & Junior Schools, Wembley (2000/to-date)
➢ Chair, The Valuation Tribunal for England (1997/to-date)
Office Holding in Voluntary Organisation:
➢ Board Member, Daniel’s Den (2018/to-date)
➢ Patron, The Frank Longford Charitable Trust (2001/to-date)
➢ Committee Member, Rose Ball (Alexandra Rose Charities) (2001/04)
I write regular columns in a number of newspapers/publications
Ms Ranjana Siyani - Deputy Vice Chair
Co-Opted Governor - Term of Office 01/04/2027
My name is Ranjna Shiyani, I am the Headteacher at Ashley College, which a medical needs Pupil Referral Unit in Brent. I started my teaching career in Brent over 20 years ago and have
since gained experience of a wide range of educational settings including secondary, primary, all through behaviour PRUs and a medical PRU in Haringey and Ealing. My training is in the Arts, I have successfully led a faculty in Brent, been a senior leader at an Art Specialist School in Islington in charge of the specialism, as well as a year in an Islington primary school as a Year 5 teacher and senior leader.
I have previously held a parent/community governor role at a primary school in Harrow for over 6years. Returning to Brent in 2016 was due to my desire to work with and give back to my local community. I am passionate about supporting children and young people to succeed and help instil in them the importance of education and community.
Mr Oliver Lestner - Deputy Chair of Governors
Co-Opted Governor - Term of Office 07/03/2026
Oli is the Vice-Chair of Governors for the academic year 2019-20. He found Preston Park through the Governors for Schools charity in 2018 and jumped at the chance to help primary school pupils in his local area realise their full potential. Oli is a business strategy consultant, helping small to medium-sized businesses improve sales and profitability. He is also a chartered management accountant and sits on Preston Park's finance committee. Oli holds a first-class degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Nottingham.
Mrs Jane Noy - Parent Governor
Term of Office 31/03/2026
I am a mum to two pupils at Preston Park and I am proud to have been elected as a parent governor at the school, serving as one of the parent voices on the governing board. In my professional life I am a school leader in a Primary School in Brent and have worked in schools since 2007, specialising in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion. I grew up and was educated in Brent and relish the opportunity to give back to my local community.
Mr Hari - Governor
Term of Office 31/03/2026
I am a resident of Brent Council since 2015. We moved to London in 2011 and have previously lived and worked in the US and India.
I have a post graduate degree Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. My line of work is finance, building and managing technology systems at major banks. I spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs and am currently a director at Deutsche Bank.
I am passionate about children, volunteering my time to raise funds for children charities and help schools in communities I have lived in. As a governor, I would like to put my skills in finance, technology and project management to help the school accomplish it goals and provide the children with a safe and nurturing environment to grow.
Ms Stephanie Ezechukwu - Governor
Term of Office - 06/03/2027
My name is Stephanie Ezechukwu (LLB, LLM) and I am the Head of Prosecutions at Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), an Agency within the Department for Transport.
Having read both Law LLB and a Masters in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice from the University of Sussex, I am proud to be a corporate senior leader within the Civil Service. Professionally, I have held various legal and policy positions across Government for numerous years, including Court Advocate, Crime Policy Advisor, Judicial Assistant and Public Safety Advisor.
In addition to my work, I am a Mentor and have a long standing relationship with the Social Mobility Foundation mentoring young people preparing to study at University. I am also a regular speaker with Inspiring the Future and work to encourage students to think about legal careers, the Civil Service and the wider world of work. Outside of my work, I am a committed member of my local church, co-leading young adults with my husband and teaching in the children's ministry.
It is a real privilege to be a Governor at Preston Park Primary. I am passionate about improving the experiences and life chances of children and young people and believe that every child deserves to be treated with fairness and kindness in order to grow up safe and happy. As someone who grew up in Brent, I feel a strong affinity to the school and am committed to working with teachers, parents and pupils to making our school the best it can be for our children and for our wider diverse community.
Georgina Elizabeth Nutton
Headteacher since September 2016.
I came into headship as I knew this is where I could have the biggest impact on improving children’s outcomes. I am passionate about transformational learning and changing lives.
It is a privilege to be the Headteacher of Preston Park Primary School serving such a wonderful community. We are an exciting journey with an incredible team as we implement innovative initiatives to fundamentally improve teaching and learning.
On completing my MBA at the Institute of Education, I conducted research in Valparaiso, Chile and supported Chilean schools in rethinking curriculum design. I was awarded Advanced Skills Teacher status in 2010 and specialise in the field of Mathematics.
I love life and love learning.
Miss Likanette Boguhe - Parent Governor
Term of Office 27/01/2028
My son has just started Nursery at Preston Park Primary School. I have a personal interest in supporting the school to continue thriving. I have lived in Brent for 17 years and raised 3 children here. I have worked as a credit analyst for over 15 years and volunteered in Scouts just as long. I believe my skills through both roles will serve the school well. Further, my global background having lived in various countries and cultures has allowed me to value and appreciate the perspective mindsets and personality styles of the people I have worked with .
Mrs Jayashri Varsani
Term of office 24/09/2025
After finishing my degree in Humans Resources and Law, I went onto work within the HR section of an American Investment Bank. Following the birth of my first child, I took a career break for 12 years to bring up my three children. This was an amazing opportunity that enabled me to fully support my children during their younger education years.
I moved to Wembley in 2009 and all three of my children have attended Preston park. I have worked in various roles within the school since September 2013. During this time I have also taken on an active role within the school's Parent, Staff Association, helping to raise vital funds to ensure that the children's learning experience is further enhanced.
As a parent and a staff member, I have been part of the journey that Preston Park has been on and it has been a privilege to be able to work with the school in moving towards providing 'world class education' for all children who attend Preston Park.
- Mrs Penney French, Co-Opted - Term of Office 31/12/2018
- Ms Zahra Al-Rikabi, Co-Opted - Term of Office 22/11/19
- Ms Linda Green, Co-Opted - Term of Office 20/11/2019
- Mrs Omi Qadir, Parent - Term of Office 07/03/2021
- Ms Wajeeha Baba, Co-Opted - Term of Office 15/06/2018
- Mrs Rashika Patel, Staff Governor - Until 25.09.17
- Cllr Patricia Harrison, (Vice Chair) Local Authority - Term of Office 06/12/2018
- Mrs Humaira Sheikh, Parent - Term of Office 22.05.2017
- Ms Maria Teresa Castro - Until 07.03.2017
- Dr Vijaya Mokal-Parekh – Until 07.03.2017
- Mr Sagar Patel – Until 07.03.2017
- Mr Chetan Patel - Until 07.03.2017
- Mrs Susan Joslin – Until 31.01.17
- Mr Harshadbhai Patel Until 15.02.17
- Bhavdip Amin, Co-Opted Governor - Term of Office 26/03/2022
Parent Governors are elected by parents of children at the school;
Staff Governors: members of the school staff - elected by the staff;
Authority Governors (previously known as LEA Governors): nominated by the Local Authority;
Community Governors and Associate Governors: members of the local community (appointed by the rest of the governing body);
Contacting the Governors
The normal channels for parent consultation with school are through the Headteacher or his representative, although in most cases parents should contact the class teacher or year group leader in the first instance. Governors can make themselves available for consultation with parents if required but it is normally advisable to ensure that matters requiring the attention of the governors are first taken up through normal channels within the school.
Dates of Meetings
- Full Governing Body – 26th September 2022
- Resources Committee – 31st October 2022
- Pay committee - 31st October 2022
- Achievement and Standards Committee – 22nd November 2022
- Resources Committee – 10th January 2023
- Achievement and Standards Committee – 8th February 2023
- Full Governing Body – 6th March 2023
- Resources Committee – 20th April 2023
- Full Governing Body – 23rd May 2023
- Achievement and Standards Committee - 7th June 2023
- Full Governing Body – 4th July 2023
Declaration of Interests 2023-2024
Committee Membership & Governor Roles 2023-2024
Register of Training Record 2023-2024
Register of Attendance 2022-2023