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.
Councillor 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.
Mandeep Singh (Staff Governor)
I am currently the Sikh Studies & RE Coordinator at Khalsa Primary School and oversea the Pastoral (Personal development, behavior and welfare) aspect too. I have been a classroom teacher for 13 years and joined Khalsa Primary in 2013. Since joining, I have been part of the Senior Leadership Team and have overseen the religious assemblies in the Gurdwara that are done to celebrate important auspicious occasions in the Sikh Calendar.
I am also the Community Cohesion Coordinator and have hosted numerous visits over last 4 years from Islamic and Christian Faith Schools who have come to visit our school and learn about Sikhi.
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. Parent Governor.
As a parent governor I believe I am uniquely placed to understand parents’ views and to remind the governing body how matters being discussed affect parents.
I have two happy daughters currently at the school. Over the years I have offered my professional skills as Digital Marketing Manager through voluntary service in helping the school such as managing a project to create the school website and helping organise the annual school mela and winter fair. Over the last six years I have played an active part within the PTA.
I am proud of our school and am committed to help make the school an even better 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.