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Trust Staff


Dr. Brinder Singh Mahon OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Strategy and Faith:

Brinder has led the trust since its inception in 2011, and integrally involved in building the Trust to where it is today. He is dedicated to achieving the highest outcomes for all pupils irrelevant of background, founded on a belief that human flourishing and ‘goodness’ should form the basis of education and development from a very young age, to help shape the communities of tomorrow. He was awarded an OBE for his services to education in 2017.


Balbinder Singh Bhandal (Chief Financial Officer) Balbinder is a dedicated financial executive with a proven track record of strategic financial leadership and operational excellence. Over 25 years of experience in financial management, budgeting, and fiscal planning, predominantly in the manufacturing sector (automotive & aerospace industries). Adept at optimising financial performance, implementing cost-effective solutions, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. Balbinder possess strong analytical skills and is keen to understand the unique financial challenges faced by educational institutions.




Debbie Westwood, Director of Primary Education for the Nishkam School Trust:

As an experienced Head Teacher and Senior Leader for the last 10 years and most recently leading the Trust Primary Schools to achieve excellent outcomes nationally. Debbie has a track record of success with moving schools from requires improvement to outstanding and her passion lies in working with schools in challenging contexts on all areas of school improvement. She has experience of leading more than one school on many occasions and has been a School Improvement Adviser previously in  another Multi-Academy Trust with 16 primary schools under her remit. During her time as a Head Teacher her school was awarded the following; 

SIAMS Inspection April 2016 – Outstanding; OFSTED Inspection in November 2017 – Outstanding in all areas 

SSAT Educational Outcomes National Awards for Closing the Gap for Disadvantaged Pupils, Children’s Attainment in top 20%, Children’s progress in top 10% for 3 years consecutive years and ranked top Primary School in the Birmingham Mail 2018, as well as being shortlisted for TES Primary School of the Year 2018 and shortlisted for Head Teacher of the Year at the Birmingham Education Awards 2019 and winning Primary School of the Year at the Birmingham Education Awards 2019. Debbie received letters of congratulations from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb and Damian Hinds for excellent pupil progress – top 2% and top 3% in the last two years. 



Nishkam School Trust Staff

Dr B S Mahon

Chief Executive Officer
Mr B S Bhandal Chief Financial Officer
Mrs D Westwood Director of Primary Education

Dr P K Ahluwalia

Faith and Religious Education Lead

Mrs R Patel

Head of Strategic Development, Risk & Compliance
Mrs R K Bahra  Head of Program and Systems Delivery
Mrs S Rai Trust Quality Assurance Lead
Mrs M K Sandhu Trust Marketing & Executive Support Officer
Mr D Singh Trust Finance Manager

Mrs R K Gill

Trust Finance & Procurement Officer
Mrs U K Bhogal Trust Finance Officer
Mrs J Saini Trust Reconciliation Officer
Ms C Leonard Human Resource Manager

Mrs V K Sahotay

Human Resource Officer