KSA Governors

Governors
Liz Mclelland
Associated Governor
Chris Needham
Associated Governor
Brendan English
KSA School Principal
Palvinder Singh
Chair of Governors
Sukhraj Singh
Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee, Vice Chair of Governors
Davender Kaur Bahi
Vice Principal and Staff Governor
Harnek Singh
Associate Governor
Dr. Jatinder Singh Mehmi
Associate member of governing body
Joad Singh
Chair of the Business Management Committee, Parent Governor
Mandip Chagger
Parent Governor

 

Governors' Annual Effectiveness Statement 2015/16

Click here to download the Governors’ Annual Effectiveness Statement 2015/16

Message from the Chair of Governors

I would like to extend a warm welcome and my upmost gratitude to you, for considering Khalsa Science Academy. I hope that you have found the information here useful for your decisions about your child’s early education.

It is a privilege to be part of a school where each of us is committed to providing education that is seated firmly in the universal values of respect, honesty and community.  We are an inclusive, preparing our young for the challenges of tomorrow.  We believe in unconditional and positive regard for all of our children so that they can be present as themselves.

We take our responsibility to nurture the next generation of thinkers and innovators, very seriously. As a result, we make no apologies for having high standards and expectations to ensure a safe, developmental and successful learning journey for our pupils.

 

Governance at Khalsa Science Academy

The governing body of KSA conducts its business to take account of the three roles of the governing bodies as outlined in the Governors’ Handbook:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the head teacher and senior leadership team.

 

The composition of the governing body

 

The governing body re-constituted in November 2014 and comprises of 9 governors in total. Every governor appointed to the governing body is appointed on the basis of the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

 

The number of governors in each category is:

 

  • 1 Head Teacher
  • 1 Chair
  • 1 Vice Chair
  • 1 Elected Staff Governor
  • 2 Associate Members
  • 1 Co-opted Governor
  • 2 Elected Parent Governors

 

Meetings of the governing body

 

The full governing body meets 3 times a year: all meetings are clerked by a Leeds City Council trained professional clerk. There are also 2 governing body committees which meet 3 times a year and which have delegated authority.

 

The committees are:

 

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Business Management

 

Attendance at Meetings

 

Governors have a good attendance at meetings overall. Apologies for non-attendance are considered on an individual basis: governors are aware though the code of conduct that non-attendance, which includes apologies not being accepted, will result in the removal of a governor six months from the date of first non-attendance.

Khalsa Science Academy

GOVERNING BODY MEETING ATTENDANCE LIST

FGB meetings

Business Management

Teaching and Learning

29/11/2016

13/12/2016

06/03/2017

18/04/2017

18/07/2017

29/11/2016

17/01/2017

21/03/2017

20/06/2017

23/11/2016

09/01/2017

06/03/2017

12/06/2017

Brendan English

P

P

Ap

Meeting Cancelled

Ap

Ap

Meeting Cancelled

Meeting Postponed to be held jointly with Governors on 6 March

Ap

Palvinder Singh

P

P

P

P

P

P

Sukhraj Singh Gill

P

P

P

P

Joad Singh

P

P

Ap

P

P

Davender Kaur Bahi

P

P

P

P

P

P

Chris Needham

P

P

P

P

P

Jatinder Singh Mehmi

P

P

Ap

Ap

Mandip Chaggar

P

P

P

P

P

P

Harnek Singh

At

At

P

At

At

P

Liz Mclelland

P

Ap

P

P

Key

P – present

Ap – apologies

Ab – absent (no apologies)

At – in attendance

Not on Committee or Retired

Governors Declaration of Business Interests

 

Upcoming meetings

 

Governing Body Meetings
Please refer to the events page. 

 

KSA Governors Application Form

If anybody is interested in applying for a governance role within the Khalsa Science Academy. Please download the application form linked below.

KSA Governor Application Form

 

We are working hard to update this page and will have pictures of all our governors very soon!