Parent Advisory Body

Leigh Beck Junior 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

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


Parent Advisory Body membership

Executive Headteacher
Aaron Wright 

Director Appointees
Robin Thompson-Clarke
Hayden Tyers (Director of Schools) 

Co-Opted Members
Abe Fidler

Parent Members
Andre De Can
Mathew Baker

Parent Observers
Leisa Merrick

Staff Members
Steph Crump (Head of School)
Toyah McHiggins

Meeting dates 2022/2023

Thursday 06 October 2022
Thursday 24 November 2022
Thursday 16 March 2023
Thursday 06 July 2023

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