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Launde Governing Body

At Launde, we are extremely lucky to have a hard working and dedicated group of governors. They provide a wealth of knowledge that are used to guide and improve our school.

Let us introduce ourselves:

Inderjit Sandhu, Executive Headteacher

I have been in education since 1986 and have worked in a variety of schools since that time. I have taught across the primary age range from Foundation to Year 6, during which time I held various leadership roles within each school. I have been a Headteacher since 1997, first as Acting Headteacher and subsequently as Headteacher in two different schools.

I became a National Leader in Education in 2008 and as a result have considerable experience in supporting other schools to ensure pupils gain the best from primary education. I completed my teaching fellowship in 2012 which enable me to appreciate education on all levels i.e. local, national and international basis.

I passionately believe that we must ensure all children receive the best education that we can provide. In order to do this we must work collaboratively both within and beyond our schools, I believe that within my role as NLE, Executive Headteacher of the Scholars Academy Trust and as the lead of the Oadby Learning Partnership teaching school I am able to facilitate such learning.

Kathryn Priddey – Head Of School

Responsibilities – Finance, Audit and Staffing committee, Education committee

I have been a teacher and subsequently a Deputy Headteacher since qualifying in 1996 in Chester. I was appointed to work as a Deputy Headteacher here at Launde from April 2015 and am now Head Of School, and enjoying being part of a thriving team here. I am determined to make a difference to the lives and education of the children in our care. My mantre is ‘every second counts’.

I have two children of my own who make me very proud every day. I love spending time with them cycling, playing games, reading and encouraging them to do their very best.

Jamal Mukadam – Staff Governor

In post from: 21/11/2017

Term of office: 21/11/2017 - 20/11/2021

I am currently teaching in year 6 and have the responsibility of leading science in the school. Being a teacher works two ways for me: fostering the children's curiosity but also building upon my knowledge of different aspects within our world, including learning from the children too! It is important that the children head to secondary school understanding that learning is life long.

Darren Wragg – Staff Governor

Responsibilities – Health and Safety (within the Finance committee)

In post from: 16/06/2019

Term of office: 16/06/2019 - 15/06/2023

I was appointed Staff Governor in May 2015. I am currently working at the school as one of the Premises Managers. I have been employed in this role since December 2013. I enjoy my job of maintaining a safe environment for the children to learn and grow at our school.

I am married to Lynn and we have two grown up children. We also have a dog called Alfie who I enjoy walking every day. I am an avid supporter of Leicester City football Club and I go to their matches regularly.

Malvinder Plaha - Chair of Governors, Parent Governor

Responsibility for Finance.

In post from: 25/9/2018

Term of office: 25/09/2018 - 24/09/2021

My daughter is currently at Launde.

I am currently working as a Principal Asset Management Consultant with a world leading engineering consultancy. I have both graduate and post graduate degrees in engineering and am Chartered member of Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering. In my job I advise major infrastructure owners and government bodies on investment strategy and policy. I also help build asset management capability and improve performance at our clients, enabling them to make better investment decisions and achieve their objectives. Another key element of my work is conducting technical assurance or audits for regulatory returns at several large companies.

I am looking forward to this new role and am committed to using my skills for the benefit of the school.

Sylvie Lopez-Correia - Parent Governor

In post from: 15/6/2021

Term of office: 15/6/2021 - 15/6/2025

'I bring an honest and hard-working approach to my work. It is the same attitude I would bring to this important role. I would look to work with parents, teachers, the Head and other Governors to help drive the continued improvement needed to provide our children with the best chance of success.

I believe my experience of 15 years teaching in a comprehensive all-girls city school, combined with my most recent teaching role at a local mixed secondary school would help me contribute positively to the governing body at Launde. My daughter is now at Beauchamp in Year 8, having benefitted from an excellent education at Launde Primary. My son is currently in Year 5. I have an obvious interest in maintaining high educational standards at Launde both now and in the future. It has been, and continues to be an excellent school for both my children. I have the interests of Launde very much at heart and would like to be involved in the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, in whatever ways are helpful to the school community.’

Visveswaran Mallayan - Parent Governor

In post from: 12/03/2019

Term of office: 12/03/2019 - 11/03/2023

I am a parent of a Year 3 pupil at Launde Primary School.  I work for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust as a Research and Innovation Business Intelligence Manager and previously I was working for Leicester City Council.  Having worked in the City Council and NHS for nearly 10 years, I have gained a wealth of experience in the public sector.  I would like to use my skills to help Launde Primary School to continue to build on its success as the school of choice for children and teachers – attracting top talent to work at the school, bringing ever-evolving ideas on how to educate our children to prepare them for life after Launde Primary.

I would like our children to have fun while they learn, to enjoy being at school, to make friends and have the opportunities to try a whole breadth of activities they would not normally have access to as well as ensuring the school is providing a safe, nurturing environment for all pupils.

Nafeesa Katib - Trust Appointed Governor

In post from: 05/02/2021

Term of office: 2/2/2021 - 2/2/2025

My name is Nafeesa Katib and I have been living in Oadby for over 10 years with my husband and two children. I am originally from Pakistan and moved to UK (London ) in 1993. I am a foster carer also with working in education too. Prior to educational background which I started in 2005 I was a mortgage advisor for Natwest and Halifax also worked as a credit controller and decided to change my career after having our first child.

I am also part of ladies' board committee in Oadby Wigston Muslim Association (Oadby Mosque)  which gives me the opportunity to work with the local community to create positive relationships, raising money for various causes (Wishes for Kids, Rainbows, Red Cross etc), work on our local issues also find ways to resolve them as a joint effort. I also take part in partnership with Interfaith community, local churches and Jewish community. 

I'm excited to be part of the board to help and support everyone.


Mumtaz Kynaston-Pearson - Parent Governor

In post from: 05/02/2021

Term of office: 02/02/0021 - 01/02/2025

Hi! My name is Mumtaz Kynaston-Pearson and I am a mum to one, hopefully two (in September), students at Launde Primary School. I am also a qualified solicitor who has worked both in private practice and in industry. I currently work as legal counsel for a FTSE 250 company. As such, as well as having a firm grasp of the law, I have a good understanding of how successful organisations work and I want to bring this success to Launde.  On a personal level, I enjoy contributing to developing individuals as well as supporting the learning environment for students. As a Parent Governor I intend to offer commitment, enthusiasm and determination to make a difference: striving for academic excellence and to be a link for communication between governors and parents.

How to contact us:

The Chair and Clerk of Governors can be contacted via the school office during school hours.