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What is the role of the governing body?

Governing bodies are responsible and accountable for all major decisions about the school and its future. Governors have a legal responsibility to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors work in partnership with the head teacher and other school staff to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.

The governing body has 3 main roles:

  • To set strategic direction
  • To monitor and evaluate performance
  • To ensure accountability

What do governors do?

School governors make important collective decisions and the governing body is answerable to parents and the community. The responsibilities of the governing body include:

  • promoting high standards of education and achievement
  • planning the school’s long-term future
  • setting the school’s aims and values
  • appointing senior staff including the Head teacher
  • budgetary allocation and control
  • deciding on the number of staff to be employed
  • making sure that the curriculum is broad and balanced

Governors Declaration of Interests


Zadvinder Singh Padda - Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Governing Body

Safeguarding Link Governor,


Zadvinder has 20 years’ experience in Leadership roles spanning the Public, Voluntary and Private sectors. He has served in Senior Governance roles for West Mercia Police Authority and in Higher Education for the University of Worcester.

Educationally Zadvinder has completed a Diploma in Management, the Prince 2 Management course, as well as a BA Honours and an Executive MBA from the University of Birmingham Business School.

Zadvinder is a Multi Awarding Winning Early Years Founder and Operator, having opened nurseries in the borough of Sandwell that have won Nursery of the Year in the borough as well as National Awards from NMT and NDNA.

He also has become a Nuffield Farming Scholar from his experience in agriculture and has an Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Society of England. Whilst also becoming a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow and a Director of Sandwell Consortium during his time in the Voluntary Sector.


My contact details are:

FAO: Chair of the Governing Body
The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton,
Millfields Road
01902 925390

Major Singh Rana - Chair of Finances and Resources Committee

Major is Head of Tax for Müller Dairy UK and has been with the business for over 14 years. Prior to joining Müller  Major was with Ernst & Young and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Corporate Treasurer and Chartered Tax Advisor. Major joined the Board of Governors in May 2016 and Heads up the Finance Committee. Major is married with two sons and is also on the board of a local Football club. He enjoys jogging in his spare time and holds a season ticket at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Luke Darbey - E-Safety link Governor

E-Safety link Governor

Luke completed his BSc in Business and Management at Aston University. This led him into a business role at SYCC. Luke has over 10 years’ experience from the Charity Sector. While in his current role of Community Centre Manager at Smethwick Youth & Community Centre Luke has led projects in the Employment, Youth, Sport and IAG fields. He has experience in funding, financial management, budgeting and project management in both third sector and childcare activities; whilst also being DSL trained.

Luke declares some of his main interests as behaviour management and working with young people to help them develop into active members of adult society. This passion has led Luke into the foster care sector; where he has experience of caring for Looked After Children

Anita Notta - Principal


Gurpal Singh - Staff Governor

Staff Governor

Manraj Singh Dhillon - Staff Governor

Staff Governor

Harjinder Singh Dhariwal

School Governor

John Brockley

School Governor

Dee Howe - SEND, EAL and Pupil Premium

School Governor for SEND, EAL and Pupil Premium