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

Head of School
Paul Acheson

Director Appointees

Co-opted Members 
Nick Gordon  (Chair), Safeguarding
Carol Humphreys
Hannah Redgewell – (Vice-Chair)

Parent members
Sue McFarlane-Hamilton
Samiya Parvez 

Parent Observers
Alina Ungurranu

Staff members
Ernestina Agyemang-Kagyah
Yasemin Oz

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

Meeting dates 2021/2022

Wednesday 13 October 2021
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Wednesday 2 March 2022
Monday 4 July 2022

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