Governors


Board of Governors 2019/2020


At Akaal Primary School, we have Parent Governors (elected by the parent body), Staff Governors (two governors elected by the staff body), Trust Governors (appointed by the members) and a Foundation Governor nominated by Sikh community and headteacher as ex-officio.

Name Role
Daljit Singh Virk Chair of Governors
Member of the Akaal Academy Trust, Derby, Trust Governor
Committee – Finance and Human Resources

Re-elected

Term of Office:
06.07.18 - 05.07.22

Attendance at FGB meetings
2014-2015: 12/12
2015-2016: 5/6
2016-2017:4/4
2017-2018:3/4
2018-19: 4/4

Business Interests declared:
03.03.19 - Father-in-law of Navjot Kaur Virk, Governor of Akaal Primary School Derby
Paramjit Kaur Vice-Chair & Trust Governor (SEN)
Committee – Finance and Human Resources (Joint Chair)

Re-elected

Term of Office:
06.07.18 - 05.07.22

Attendance at FGB meetings
2014-2015: 10/12
2015-2016: 6/6
2016-2017:3/4
2017-2018:4/4
2018-19: 4/4

Business interests declared:
03.09.19 – None.
Julie Fellowes Headteacher/ Ex- officio
Committee - Finance and Human Resources, Safeguarding, pupil welfare and premises & Education & Standards

Term of Office:
06.07.14 - 05.07.18 (Staff Governor)
06.07.18 - 05.07.22 (Ex- Officio)

Attendance at FGB meetings
2014-2015: 11/11
2015-2016: 6/6
2016-2017:4/4
2017-2018:4/4
2018-19: 4/4

Business interests declared:
10.10.19 - None
Navjot Kaur Virk Trust Governor (Safeguarding and Children Looked After governor)
Committee - Safeguarding, pupil welfare and premises (Chair)
Term of Office:
06.07.14 - 05.07.18

Re-elected

Term of Office:
06.07.18 - 05.07.22

Attendance at FGB meetings
2014-2015: 6/12
2015-2016: 6/6
2016-2017:4/4
2017-2018:4/4
2018-19: 4/4

Business Interests declared:
03.09.19 - Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby.
Parent Governor (from 23.9.19) of Derby Grammar School.
Daughter-in-law of Daljit Singh Virk, Chair of Governors the Akaal Primary School Derby
Elaine Bowen Trust Governor
Committee - Education and Standards

Term of Office:
06.07.14 - 05.07.18

Re-elected

Term of Office:
06.07.18 - 05.07.22

Attendance at FGB meetings
2014-2015: 9/12
2015-2016: 5/6
2016-2017: 4/4
2017-2018: 2/4
2018-19: 3/4

Business interests declared:
03.09.19 – None.
Rod Dubrow-Marshall Trust Governor (Pupil Premium)
Committee - Education and Standards (Chair)

Term of Office:
08.09.15 - 07.09.19

Re-elected

Term of Office:
9.9.19 to 8.9.23

Attendance at FGB meetings
2014-2015: n/a
2015-2016: 3/6
2016-2017 :3/4
2017-2018:4/4
2018-19: 3/4

Business Interests declared:
03.09.19 - University of Salford
Director / Trustee / Governor – Wigan UTC, Wigan
Director / Trustee – Northern Schools Trust, Liverpool
Director / Trustee – Preston Guild Link, Preston
Director / Trustee – International Cultic Studies Association, Massachusetts, USA
Dirrector – Dubrow-Marshall Partnership, Buxton
Director – Re-Entry Therapy, Information and Referral Network (RETIRN), Pontypridd
Maninder Purewal Parent Governor
Committee - Safeguarding, pupil welfare and premises

Term of Office
Expired 1st December 2019

Attendance at FGB meetings
2014-2015: n/a
2015-2016: 3/6
2016-2017:4/4
2017-2018:3/4
2018-19: 4/4

Business Interest declared:
28.11.19 - Director of Punjab Times Trust Ltd. Father - Rajinder Singh Purewal - Trustee of Akaal Academy Trust Derby Ltd.
Sarbjit Bitter Trust Governor (Finance)
Committee - Finance and Human Resources (Joint Chair)

Term of Office:
20.09.14 - 19.09.18

Re-elected

Term of Office:
20.09.18 - 19.09.22

Attendance at FGB meetings
2014-2015: 4/5
2015-2016: 4/6
2016-2017:4/4
2017-2018:3/4
2018-19: 3/4

Business Interest declared:
03.09.19: None
Matthew Hallam Staff Governor
Committees - Safeguarding, Pupil Welfare & Premises

Term of Office:
07.03.19 - 06.03.23
Attendance at FGB meetings
2018-19: 2/2

Business Interest declared:
19.09.19: None
Manjit Singh Garcha Parent Governor
Committee – Finance and Human resources

Term of Office:
01.12.15 - 30.11.19 (Resigned on 9/12/18)

Attendance at FGB meetings
2014-2015: n/a
2015-2016: 3/6
2016-2017:3/4
2017-2018:3/4
2018-19: 1/2

Business Interest declared:
14.04.16 - Father is a member of the Akaal Academy Trust
Paramjit Singh Bilan Parent Governor
Term of Office:
07.03.19-06.03.23

Attendance at FGB meetings
2018-19: 2/2

Business Interest declared:
03.09.19: None
Heather Carr Staff Governor (Assistant Head)
Committee: Education & Standards

Term of Office:
25.09.18-24.09.22

Attendance at FGB meetings
2018-19: 4/4

Business Interests declared:
03.09.19 - Daughter of Catherine Arundel, Teacher at Akaal Primary School.
Step-daughter of Stephen Arundel, Clerk to the Governing Body, Akaal Primary School.
Vicki Kavanagh Trust Governor
Committee: Education & Standards

Term of Office:
04.12.18 – 03.12.22

Attendance at FGB meetings
2018-19: 2/3
Business Interest declared:
03.09.19 - Governor of St Martins Church of England Primary School, Sandwell, West Midlands
Tirath Singh Dhatt Trust Governor
Committee: Education & Standards

Term of Office:
06.12.16 – 05.12.20

Attendance at FGB meetings
2018-19: 4/4
Business Interest declared:
03.09.19 - Brother in law of Sarbjit Bitter, Governor at Akaal Primary School

Additional Information


Akaal Academy Trust Derby Ltd - Articles of Association

Akaal Primary School - Funding Agreement