Khalsa Secondary Academy support for Improvement of Education and school management.

Khalsa Secondary Academy support for Improvement of Education and school management.

1 March 2020
Petition to
Ramgharia Gurdwara (Slough) and 3 others
Signatures: 1,051Next Goal: 1,500
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Why this petition matters

As parents with pupils at Khalsa Secondary Academy, we ask you to sign our petition to show your support for Khalsa Primary School (Sikh Academies Trust) in its bid to rescue Khalsa Secondary Academy.

Parents and children of Khalsa Secondary Academy have been clear to set out that they at the minimum, require an outstanding, high performing, transparent Sikh-led Multi Academy Trust to deliver education to our children that is firmly rooted in Sikhi.

It is our belief that Khalsa Primary School (KPS) are the best choice:

1. Ofsted 'Outstanding' (Jan 2020) in all areas, with no areas of improvement.

2. Named the best state-funded primary in Slough, third in Berkshire (Real Schools Guide 2020)

3. Headteacher has been shortlisted for Head Teacher of the Year

4. Strong background of school improvement

5. Deliver a broad and balanced curriculum

6. KPS is already well established, highly valued and respected in the community

7. Huge emphasis placed upon emotional health and well-being, they understand the social and educational needs of our children

8. Board of Trustees includes global leaders in education with a proven track record of school improvement and high achievement.

The key factor for parents is that KPS is a Sikh Faith School, they will ensure this is maintained and developed at KSA.

Parents demand that the school is run according to the Sikh Code of Conduct (Rehat Maryada as issued by the Sri Akal Takht Sahib), as KPS is already.

01 March 2020: We the parents feel at the moment we have no means of communication with the Trust and feel totally ignored. The Trust refuse to give adequate and timely answers to our concerns. This lack of transparency has resulted in us losing our trust and confidence in both the KAT and its driving force, Nick Kandola, CEO.

We implore the Slough Gurdwaras, Tan Desi (MP) and Buckinghamshire County Council as part of their duty of care to both present and future children - to strongly express and communicate the opinions of the local Sikh Community and its parents to the relevant regulatory agencies, so that our voice is heard.

Summary of Key Events from a Regulatory perspective:
1. 02/12/2020 – Minded to Terminate Letter to the Members and Trustees served by The Department for Education

2. 12/02/2020 - Financial Notice to Improve served by Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA)

3. 21/01/2020 - Ofsted Outcome – Inadequate on these elements:
a. Safeguarding
b. Recruitment
c. SEND Support
d. Quality of Education

We fully trust and support the inspection frameworks and subsequent ongoing investigations that the regulatory bodies are pursuing. We eagerly anticipate a course of actions that rapidly improve the quality of education and school leadership - where every child thrives and fulfils their full potential. Specifically, we are looking for:

1. High quality learning environment
2. Transparency of financial practice
3. Capability of CEO and Trust Members to discharge their duties effectively
4. Genuine Parental Engagement


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Signatures: 1,051Next Goal: 1,500
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  • Ramgharia Gurdwara (Slough)
  • Singh Sabha Gurdwara (Slough)
  • MP Tan Desi (Slough)
  • Regional School Commissioners