Parent Advisory Board

Thomas Gamuel Primary school is governed locally by its Parent Advisory Board (PAB).

As an academy, the ‘Trustees’ are accountable for the quality of education being provided. The Trustees appoint people to serve on Parental Advisory Boards alongside the elected staff and parents who are in post to hold the local senior leadership team to account for standards and safeguarding.  Through this, the Trust ensures strong local governance of each academy and retains a clear line of sight into the performance of each academy within its community. 

The Parent Advisory Board consists of parents, staff and community representatives; the Head of School is a member of the PAB by virtue of their office. Co-opted Members are appointed by the PAB and are people, who in the opinion of the Board, have the skills required to contribute positively to the wellbeing of the school. Parent and staff members are elected to the Board by the parent and staff body respectively.

 The Parent Advisory Board has a range of responsibilities including:

  • supporting good governance of the school
  • safeguarding and promoting the Trust’s values
  • supporting the Head of School and being a critical friend
  • monitoring achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety
  • engaging with the school’s key stakeholders, for example, parents/carers, pupils and staff

Parent Advisory Board members

Executive Headteacher
Andrew Bocchi

Director Appointee
Hayden Tyers

Co-opted Members 
Nick Gordon (Chair)

Parent members
Sameera Sheikh
Nahla Eleheikh
Samara Brade

Parent Observers
Autumn Woolcott
Fethia Youcef 

Staff members
Stefanie Janikiewicz
Zakera Pirbhai

For more information on the Parent Advisory Board, click on the links below:

Meeting dates 2018/2019
26 September 2018
7 November 2018
16 January 2019
6 March 2019
22 May 2019
3 July 2019


To contact the Chair of the Parent Advisory Board, please write to the school at the address given below or use the 'Contact Us' section on this site. 

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is a strength of the school. It enables pupils to develop resilience in overcoming barriers to learning. It allows pupils to consider moral issues in depth

Ofsted report, October 2016