Falcons Primary School


The Trust

Falcons Primary School is a school established and overseen by the Akaal Education Trust.  This is a trust created by the Leicester community to provide excellent education in a Sikh faith school setting for children in Leicester.

Akaal Education Trust is a charitable trust and a company limited by guarantee registered with Companies House and governed by an Articles of Association document.  The trust has Members who are responsible for appointing the Directors who are also the Trustees and Governors of the school.  Members are one of the layers of accountability and leadership and delegate many of their responsibilities to the Board of Directors (Governors).

The current Members of the Trust are Mr Gurjit Singh Bahra, Mrs Daljit Kaur, Mr Gurinder Singh Josan.

Gurjit Singh Bahra   
Member of Trustees


Gurjit  is the longest standing member of the Akaal Education Trust and has over twenty years' experience working in the public sector with over fifteen years working within the Education Departments of both City and County Councils.  In his current role he is the Head of School Admissions and Pupil Services for Leicestershire County Council.  Gurjit's wife is a secondary school Mathematics teacher and they have two children at secondary school.  His next aim is to work towards securing a secondary Sikh school in Leicester for both the current pupils attending Falcons Primary School as well as new pupils that wish to join in future.

Gurinder Singh Josan
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.

Daljit Kaur
Member of Trustees

Daljti Kaur

With over 10 years of teaching experience and a leading head of department in a Boys Independent School in Leicestershire, she is amply positioned to offer help and support to Falcons.
Daljit teaches Computing and cross-curricular, she enjoys using new technologies including iPads and incorporating new ideas into the classroom. She is a mum to two boys at secondary and a daughter at primary. Her spare time is dedicated to working on community based projects and working for S.H.A.R.E. charity. She is extremely excited and dedicated to helping Falcons be the best it can, and to become an outstanding School.

Cllr Piara Singh Clair
Member of Trustees

Since 1991 I have been a local Ward Councillor in the Leicester East area of Leicester. During this time I have occupied a number of significant roles and chaired many major Council committees. I was honoured to be appointed as Lord Mayor and High Bailiff of the City of Leicester during the year 2004/05 municipal year. 
More recently, in 2011 I became Assistant City Mayor in the City Mayor’s Executive Team and in 2018 was appointed as Deputy City Mayor with specific responsibility for Culture, Leisure, Sport and Regulatory Services.
I am also proud to have been an active member of the Leicester Sikh community for the last 40 years, and am a married family man with three grown up children. 
I became trustee of Falcon Primary School in 2018 and I am very keen to use my experience and knowledge gained in my many years of public and community service to see Falcon Primary become recognised widely as outstanding primary school.  I am also committed to doing whatever I can to help the staff, parents and pupils of Falcon Primary work closely together to create an engaging, enriching and ultimately successful school.”

Tim Foster
Member of Trustees

Tim has extensive experience as a head teacher and executive head teacher in nine schools across Leicester and Leicestershire.  He is in a strong position to offer advice and guidance to support Falcons. Previously an NLE (National Leader of Education), Tim has supported school improvement in a number of schools. As the head teacher of Abbey Primary, he lead the school to an 'outstanding' Ofsted and Teaching School status. Most recently, Tim has been acting executive headteacher at Oakfield Short Stay School (the pupil referral unit for the county) and is currently interim head at St Paul's CE Primary in Woodhouse Eaves. His key areas of expertise are the quality of teaching and learning, and community engagement. Tim is honoured to have been asked to become a 'Member of Trustees' at Falcons and will do all he can to support the next steps in the school's journey.

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