Parent Community Advisory Board (PCAB)

The Parent Community Advisory Board (PCAB) is a group that meets on a half termly basis, to improve the school in any manner that it can. We are currently working on an action plan, that includes improving the provision for school meals, and working alongside the school, to help develop reading across each of the year groups. The action plan, alongside minutes of meetings and agendas, can be found on the PCAB section of the academy website.

As well as school based projects, your PCAB members are there to bring any concerns that you have to the meeting, so that we can find a suitable resolution. Please let them know of any initiatives that you think we should introduce too. We will keep you posted, via the newsletter, as to when future meetings are going to take place. The next PCAB meeting is on 5th March

Ashingdon PCAB Impact Statement


Meet Our Parent Community Advisory Board

Liz Cherry

My name is Liz Cherry. I have two children, a daughter in year 4 and a son in year 2. I am on the playground most days at pick up and my email address is

Jo Nisbet

My name is Jo Nisbet. My daughter, Holly, is in her last year at Ashingdon in Year 6. I am also the current Chair of the PSA. I work in the City as a Legal PA Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so can be found on the playground Thursdays and Fridays. I am also more than happy to be contacted at any time via email at or via mobile on 07850041384 with any comments, ideas or concerns you may have.

Louise Wiseman

My name is Louise Wiseman, I work 3 days a week for Baby Sensory as a class leader, providing classes for parents & babies across the Southend area. I have been a parent at Ashingdon School now for 9 years. I have 3 girls, Phoebe in year 6, Amy in year 4, I also have Libby in year 8 at Greensward Academy, who also attended Ashingdon from Reception. I have been a member of the PSA for 3 years helping to raise funds for our school. You can find me on the playground Monday’s, Tuesdays at pick up only, Thursdays and Fridays. If you would prefer to contact me via email my email address is

Ali Wright

Hello, my name is Ali Wright and I’m a former primary school teacher of 24 years and currently a full time mum. My son, Jack, is in Y7 at Greensward after leaving Ashingdon last year, and my daughter Evie is in Y4 where I volunteer support two afternoons a week. I can be found on the playground most mornings before school and afternoons at pick up except Tuesday morning as Evie has choir. Or you can also contact me via email at

Joanne Cullis

My name is Joanne Cullis. I am a stay at home mummy to William in year three and Elizabeth in year one. I am generally on the playground at drop off and at pick up and I can be contacted by email on

Richard Nunn

My name is Richard Nunn and I have children in Reception and Year 5 . We originate far from the District, however we moved to South Fambridge in 2011 to enjoy the rural village atmosphere that still manages to retain reasonable public transport links from Hockley and excellent road access to the A130 and A’s 12, 13 & 127 beyond. I am a Building Services Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health) by trade and have been a Consultant in this regard for over twenty years working for Consultancies, Design & Build Contractors and Developers with extensive experience of the Design, Supervision, Commissioning and Troubleshooting of Systems for the Education, Healthcare, Leisure, Commercial and Large Scale Residential sectors. I am now the owner / Director of my own Design and Commissioning Consultancy. I hope to bring to the PCAB not only Construction experience but common sense, objectivity and a desire to improve all aspects of the school for the benefit of all our Children; present and future.

Victoria Handford

I'm Victoria Handford, my daughter is in reception and my youngest daughter currently attends Ashingdon pre school. I have been a French and German teacher for almost 12 years and I am really passionate and enthusiastic about education. I really care about Ashingdon school as both a parent and an educator. I am usually in the playground for after school pick ups, but am happy to receive emails too on:

Mel Brown

I, Mel Brown co-owner and supervisor of Ashingdon Pre-school have been devoted to care and education of the children attending the pre-school. For 19 years myself and the team have aimed to provide a caring, fun and creative environment in preparation for primary school. It has always been important to ensure not only the children are supported but the families as well. I have two children myself now 21 and 18 years both who attended the pre-school many years ago. Transition into a happy and well managed school is very important for the children of our pre-school. I look forward to meeting with the board.

PCAB Agenda Autumn Term 2020-21 ashindgon.docx