Jujar Singh, M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons) – Chair of Governors

I am currently Risk Audit Manager for a large UK & International Bank, and have worked in various risk management and audit roles for over 10 years.  I have a good track record of managing large projects and delivering these on time, whilst considering the relevant key risks and ensuring there are appropriate controls mechanisms in place to mitigate these. My experience includes challenging stakeholders to ensure they are held accountable and monitoring the remediation of any highlighted weaknesses with appropriate actions plans. I also have experience of coaching and mentoring junior staff, as well as sharing of industry wide knowledge through way of presentations.

Outside of work, I enjoy getting involved in and helping out with community projects. I have been a governor at KPS since October 2015, and am honoured and humbled to be chosen as the Chair in 2017. I initially wanted to get involved to offer any skills I have built over the years, which would benefit the governance at KPS. I strongly believe that, the foundations and opportunities we create for our children through their early years will have a positive impact for their entire lives. I am keen to continue to support the Senior Leadership Team at KPS to create a nurturing and empowering environment for our children in order to help them to reach their full potential.

Tony Ark, BA (Hons), FPMI

I work in Human Resources as a HR Reward Specialist for a large global company. I have been working in HR for over 20 years and am a qualified pensions professional. I work within a senior team and my experiences include project management; company benefits; recruitment and selection; budget control; data analysis; communication delivery and contract negotiations.

I have previously been a school governor in Slough for four years between 2007 and 2011, where I was a Parent governor. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and found it to be truly rewarding. For me, it brings a sense of joy in being able to play a part in improving children’s education whilst at the same time being able support the school’s staff. Whilst in the role, I was chairing meetings, speaking in groups, asking questions, making suggestions and appointing staff. I will bringing these experiences to the governing board to help further drive school improvement. I have children and so feel the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children of all ages. I will continue to apply my mantra of “Every Child Matters” throughout my role as a governor.

Amarpreet Singh Dhaliwal

I am the Local Authority governor here at Khalsa Primary School. I was elected as a councillor for the Langley StMarys ward in May 2015. Since then I have sat on the Constitution committee and the Audit and Corporate Governance committee at Slough Borough Council. I work for a global telecommunications firm headquartered in London and Newbury, my field of expertise is CRM and IT management.

My aim is to draw upon my experiences from council and work towards a robust and well governed KPS. My main function is to ensure the school is fully supported in any area’s where the council’s help is required and that there are good links between both organisations. I am passionate about KPS’s continued success.

Mandip S Thandi – MBA, DipM MCIM, BSc.

I have been a Parent Governor at KPS since 2012. I have 20+ years experience in various commercial Business 2 Business roles, such as Sales, Business Development, Account Management, Operations & Marketing. My roles have exposed me to leading change management projects, people management and building positive internal & external relationships to build long term profitable relationships.

My experience includes 10+ years in Occupational Health & Safety and I have a NEBOSH H&S Certificate. Based on my experience I am Vice Chair for the Full Governing Board and the Finance/Resources sub committee, I am also the lead Governor for H&S for KPS.

Tarvinder Singh. Foundation Governor.

Having been a parent at the school since 2009, I have had a vested interest in the school’s well-being and success. I feel a deep sense of responsibility and pride in being able to support the school as a Governor.

Professionally, I work in a global role as a Digital Marketing Manager in the IT industry. Over the years, through voluntary service, I have offered my professional skills in helping the school such as managing a project to create the school website, in the past I have been an active member of the PTA and helped organise the annual school mela and winter fair.

In my role as Governor, I act as a critical friend to the leadership team to ensure that we support and challenge them to achieve the best that they can. My primary focus as a Governor is on safeguarding, child protection and SEND. I work closely with our Designated Safeguarding Lead, together we work to ensure that safeguarding is given the highest priority at Khalsa Primary School. This involves ensuring effectiveness of safeguarding for everyone in the school. Over the years I have gained familiarity with guidance and legislation and am confident in challenging the leadership at KPS on strategies for monitoring and improving the behaviour and safety of pupils.

Through personal experience I have genuine interest in SEND. In my role as SEND Governor, I work closely with the SENCo to carry out monitoring activities. These include ensuring the progress of learners with SEND are closely monitored through reviewing and understanding internal and external data as well as understanding how the SEND budget is used. In turn, it is my responsibility to inform the governing body on all aspects of SEND provision.

I am proud of our school and am committed to help ensure the school remains a safe, happy, and healthy learning environment for our children to enjoy and achieve their full potential. I am a strong supporter of the school ethos and principles, it is a unique environment, every parent and pupil should take advantage and benefit from this.

Jaspreet Kaur

Jaspreet Kaur. Associate Governor.

I am a secondary school History and Sociology teacher, with an academic background in BA History and MA Gender Studies. Within my previous teaching roles, I taught History and Sociology across KS3, 4 and 5. Previous roles also included Head of EAL and Linguistic and Cultural Inclusion; my responsibilities have included ensuring that students are given the support and access to English that they need at all levels. I was also promoted to Head of Sixth Form Committee and Student Voice. This additional role allowed me to support school charity events, whole-school initiatives, open evenings and fresher’s fairs, as well as providing UCAS application and future pathways support. I have also spent time training in lead safeguarding and pupil referral units and have experience working with excluded young people.

I am also a mentor and ambassador for The Girls Network – an organisation on a mission to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models. I am also an ambassador for Binti International.

Aside from teaching, I am also an award-winning spoken word poet and community activist. My work tackles issues related to gender discrimination, mental health stigma, the postcolonial immigrant experience, and more. I am currently taking a break from teaching to work on my narrative non-fiction which will be released in late-2020.