Falcons Primary School



The Governing Body of Falcons Primary School is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school, monitoring progress and holding the Headteacher and senior leadership team to account.

The Governing Body consists of Governors appointed by the Akaal Education Trust Members as well as Parent Governors elected from amongst the parents of children at the school and a Staff Governor elected from amongst the staff at the school.  The Governing Body operates Sub Committees and Task Groups as necessary and may co-opt individuals with specific skills, experiences or knowledge to attend specific meetings.

The Governing Body is also known as the Board of Directors and Trustees of the school and is accountable to the trust members as well as to the Department for Education, Education Funding Agency and regulatory bodies including OFSTED.

The Governing Body is guided by various legislation that applies to all schools as well as requirements specific to this school contained in the Articles of Association and the Funding Agreement agreed by the Secretary of State.

Governors can be contacted via the school office.

 Governing Body

Gurinder Singh Joshan Community Governor - Chair of Governors
Gurinder has significant school governance, business and community experience.  As well as being a Company Member and Chair of Governors at Falcons Primary School, he is also currently Chair of Governors of a federated Infants and Junior School and a Governor at a Secondary school in Sandwell as well as being Chair of Directors of a Multi Academy Trust.  Gurinder has also previously chaired an Interim Executive Board and been a management committee member of a Pupil Referral Unit.  Gurinder is a Director of a long established family business – a plumbers merchants and amongst his community interests includes being appointed as a Non Executive Board Member of West Midlands Strategic Police and Crime Board, a member of Sandwell Police Independent Advisory Group and being a national executive member of Sikh Council UK.

Vi Dempster -  Community Governor
Born and educated in Scotland, I came to Leicester in 1974 and worked for over 20 years as a Children’s social worker. I have been a school governor since 1997 and a City Councillor since 2005.

Peter Chilvers - Community Governor
Pete has been the Chief Executive of the SDSA since 2008 and was previously a headteacher, working in primary schools in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. The trademark of the SDSA’s approach is a conviction that the solutions to most improvement challenges are to be found in schools close to the ‘front line’. The SDSA belief is that the system needs facilities that enable effective practice to be shared. Pete is therefore proud that the SDSA has developed a role as a facilitative organisation, rarely standing up at the front as the ‘expert’ but almost always quietly supporting colleagues in well-organised activities to collaborate around a clearly articulated common purpose to address priority needs.

Manraj Walia - Parent Governor
I have been involved with Falcons from the very Beginning and got involved in supporting the school when it was going through a turbulent time just before it was going to open.I am currently head of Science at Brookvale high school in Groby in Leicestershire, I have been a staff governor there too. I have been a committee member at the Sikh community centre in Leicester. I have a passion for getting the best out of students and getting them to understand their routes so they then can decide what their future. This is the main reason why I have strongly supported Falcons Primary. I know my son will excel in his ability with the support of his teachers but at the same time he will continue to respect and appreciate his roots.

Kuljit Singh- Parent Governor
I have been involved with Falcons Primary School from its outset as a volunteer. I currently work as a Manager of the Sikh Community Centre and also devote some time to providing the faith element into assemblies at the school. I am proud to be a Parent Governor at the School and sincerely aspire for the school to be a beacon of outstanding educational provision in the city.

Alpa Kotecha Community Governor-Vice Chair of Governors

Davinder Singh Dhesi Community Governor

Jasbir Mann Head Teacher

Kartar Singh Bring Community Governor

Pat Mason Community Governor
Executive Headteacher of two Catholic Academies; one in Oakham and the other in Stamford. Prior to this I was the Headteacher, for 21 years of St Thomas More Academy in Leicester.

The Governing Body has established two standing Sub Committees.  These are the Staffing & Finance Committee and the  Curriculum & Standards Committee.  Membership of these committees is detailed below.

Curriculums And Standards
Peter Chilvers Community Governor  -Committee Chair
Gurinder Singh Joshan Chair of Governors
Jasbir Mann Headteacher
Vi Dempster Community Governor
Manraj Walia Parent Governor

Staffing and Finance
Davinder Singh Dhesi Community Governor-Committee Chair
Gurinder Singh Joshan Community Governor- Chair of Governors
Jasbir Mann Headteacher
Kuljit Singh Parent Governor
Alpa Kotecha Community Governor
Pat Mason Community Governor
Kartar Singh Bring Community Governor

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