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


Sally Thompson - Chair of Governors

Sally has recently retired from a post as Vice Principal of an Academy in Sandwell and therefore brings a wealth of educational knowledge and experience to the governing body. Sally's aim is to work towards a vision that the children at the school will get the best possible education, that they will be happy and safe and enjoy their time at school. Sally's role is to support the head teacher and the SLT, but also to challenge rigorously where necessary to ensure the above outcomes.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please email Sharon Nicholson: or the telephone: 01902 558655

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.

Anita Notta - Principal and Staff Governor


James Morris - Governor

James is a director of a IT company in Wolverhampton that provides services to schools. James’s extensive experience in this field will ensure that The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton develops an innovative ICT strategy and solutions that enhance the learning process.

Charlotte Harding - Staff Governor

I have been in education for over 20 years. I trained in English at St. Martin’s College, Lancaster University.  I then completed my PGCE in English. I started teaching in various inner city schools in Birmingham in 1996, and have seen many changes in the way teachers and students need to work together.

Governance is an area of school life that has always interested me and I relished the opportunity to join the board of Governors for TBSS.  I enjoy knowing how things work and also the opportunity to suggest my own ideas. I have been described at ‘passionate’  and I suppose that when it comes to enabling students to thrive academically and personally, then there is some truth to it.

I have recently taken on the role of Governor with responsibility for SEND which I consider to be a real priority. Students should be given every chance to excel, regardless of their starting point.

On a more personal level, I sing and perform with Harlequin Pantomime Productions. Last year the pantomime was ‘Puss in Boots’.  This year we are starting to prepare ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ which I help to write.  When I’m not performing in shows, I take part in various running related activities. I have completed 3 half marathons and I am training for my first full marathon;  The Birmingham International Marathon, later in October 2017. I will run this to raise money for TBSS and also Cancer Research UK. I welcome sponsorship. 26.2 miles is a long way to run.

Harpreet Kaur Dhillon - Staff Governor

I am a charismatic individual with a thirst for knowledge from people in all different fields and diverse backgrounds. Before becoming a teaching assistant, I have 4 years of helping manage the family businesses (newsagent, fish and chip shop and a hairdresser). I work closely with the EAL students and support the Punjabi enrichment programme at TBSS, as I have GCSEs and A levels in Punjabi. I am responsible for inducting the children and assessing their English skills.

I completed my GCSEs at Bruntcliffe High School, as well as completing my 5 A levels at Bruntcliffe 6th form. I studied History, Psychology, Philosophy and Ethics, English language and Punjabi. From this I then moved onto Huddersfield University where I graduated in 2011 with a Law degree. I have also completed various online courses such as data management, office management, first aid course, advanced safeguarding children level 2. I have also spent 2 years at the Gurdwara on a voluntary basis teaching the first classes Punjabi every Saturday and Sunday. I am currently finishing off my level 3 and level 4 teaching assistant course. I would like to move on from being a teaching assistant to become a qualified English teacher.

Working in this unique environment has given me an appreciation for the day to day working of the school, not just in the classroom but also in the wider sense of whole school needs and the position of the school in the wider community.  I am proud to work at TBSS and believe that the school will provide a fantastic academic and pastoral experience for our students and our community.

Jatinder Singh Sandhu - Parent Governor

Jatinder Singh Sandhu – Parent Governor

Lakhvir Kaur Bassi - Governor