Staff and students of Upton Court Grammar School said their farewells to two long standing teachers this week, as they move on to new professional challenges.
Mrs Ravinder Ghei began her career at the school in 1994 and held many positions including Head of Business and Economics and Senior Assistant Principal. She was instrumental in many areas of school development, and made a significant impact on the recruitment of new entrants to the teaching profession in Slough by leading the local alliance of initial teacher training. Serving on the Senior Leadership Team, Mrs Ghei also provided guidance to pastoral leaders providing real developmental opportunities to thousands of young people, many of whom progressed onto outstanding careers of their own. She has now taken up the position of Director of a Teaching School in Berkshire from April.
Also saying her goodbyes was Ms Sukhjit Gill, Head of Computing since 2012. In addition to leading her department and teaching ICT skills, and Computer Science at GCSE and A Level to the highest standard, Ms Gill also pursued her passion for providing support to homeless members of the community. She founded the UCGS Outreach programme, leading teams of Sixth Form students of Upton Court Grammar School to pursue donations of food and clothing and distributing these around central London. In addition to helping vulnerable members of the community, Ms Gill taught students the value of selflessness and extending charitable support to the less fortunate. She is continuing her teaching career as Head of Computing at a Surrey independent school in April.
Head of Upton Court Grammar School, Mark Pritchard, said “Mrs Ghei and Ms Gill have made significant contributions to our school community. They will both leave an impressive legacy that we will work to maintain. They will be missed by staff, students and their families, and all at Upton Court Grammar School wish them well in their future endeavours.”
Picture attached : Sukhjit Gill (left) and Ravinder Ghei (right)