Parent Advisory Body

Sybourn 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
Christina Weiss (Chair)

Parent Members
Vera Minera
James Mitchell
Glen Stewart

Parent Observers
Hannah Nickson
Zaheer Khan 

Staff Members

Harriet Bennett
Diane Thomas

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

Meeting dates 2019/2020

Thursday 3 October 2019
Thursday 21 November 2019
Thursday 23 January 2020
Thursday 12 March 2020
Thursday 21 May 2020
Thursday 9 July 2020

To contact the Chair of the PAB, please write to the school on the listed address or use the Contact Us section on this site.