Mrs Kailash Parekh MBE, JP
I obtained a B.Ed (Hons) Degree with QTS from Edge Hill University, and a M.A. degree in Educational Studies in 2003 from Lancaster University.
I was transferred to the St Stephen’s Primary School Governing Body from the old Christ Church Infant school in September 1992 and have served as a school governor since then. My role as a school governor has been both interesting and rewarding. I enjoy working as a team and being able to participate in decision making and influencing policy and practice for the benefit of the children.
I am very passionate about promoting equality and diversity, particularly in the field of education. I was instrumental in organising the First Hindu Youth of the North through Hindu Youth U.K in 2002. My other voluntary work includes serving as the Vice Chair on the Racial Equality & Diversity Board and as a Community Governor at Penwortham Priory High. I was also appointed as a Magistrate in October 2001 and sit on the Family panel.
Through my work in the community, I have positively contributed in promoting better community cohesion and Race Relations. My work was recognised when I was awarded an MBE in 2004 by her majesty the Queen, for my services to Community Relations and Race Relations work in Preston. This was followed by the National GG2 Diversity & Leadership award for my work in the community and for making a positive contribution to the British society.
My other achievements include: “National Training Award” for my outstanding contribution to education and training both in 2003 & 2005; Woman of the Year award, 2007 and an Honorary Fellow of UCLan