Parent Advisory Body

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

As an academy, the ‘Trustees’ are accountable for the quality of education being provided. The Trustees appoint people to serve on Parental Advisory Bodies 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 Body 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 well-being of the school. Parent and staff members are elected to the Board by the parent and staff body respectively.

 The Parent Advisory Body 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 Body members

Executive Headteacher
Andrew Bocchi

Director Appointees
Hayden Tyers
Andy Ehiogu

Co-opted Members 
Nick Gordon (Chair)
John Robinson

Parent members
Irfana Daya
Samara Brade

Parent Observers
Autumn Woolcott
Fethia Youcef 
Aneela Husain

Staff member
Stefanie Janikiewicz

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

Meeting dates 2019/2020

Wednesday 25 September 2019
Wednesday 13 November 2019
Wednesday 15 January 2020
Wednesday 4 March 2020
Wednesday 20 May 2020
Wednesday 1 July 2020

To contact the Chair of the Parent Advisory Body, 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