Parent Community Advisory Board ( PCAB )
Ashingdon PCAB Impact Statement
Academic Year 2017-2018
Meet Our Parent Community Advisory Board
My name is Elizabeth (Liz) Cherry and I have been associated with Ashingdon Primary Academy since my daughter Olivia joined in September 2015, Olivia is currently in Year 2. My son Joshua has now also joined the school and started in Reception in September 2017. I have actively been involved with the school as a Governor since November 2016, juggling this role with my occupation as a Prince2 Qualified Project Manager for Olympus in Southend.
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.
My name is Keely-Ann Sinclair. I presently have a child in year 4, Miles Sinclair. I also have another child Ryan Sinclair who joined Ashingdon in year 4 and is now year 9 at Westcliff High School for a boys. So I’ve been a parent and PTA member for 6 years.
My working background is mainly in the Finance sector. I worked in London for over 20 years in the derivatives and stock markets. When I had my second child I decided to stay at home. I now do part-time bookkeeping for several small businesses. I’m also involved in two local community committees as a general member and as a treasurer.
My name is Richard Nunn and I have a child in Year 3 and hopefully another starting in September 2019. We originate far from the District, however we moved to South Fambridge in 2011 with the attractions being Ashingdon Primary School, the close proximity of the River Crouch and the rural village atmosphere that 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, impartiality and a desire to improve all aspects of the school for the betterment of all our Children, present and future.
I am Jo Nisbet, current Chair of the PSA at Ashingdon Primary Academy and Mum to two girls in the school, Isobel who is 12 and Holly who is 10 and in Year 5. I work as a Legal PA for an international law firm in the city on Monday and Tuesday of each week. I have lived in Ashingdon for the past 7 years and prior to this in Hockley so have always been local. I look forward to being part of the schools plans for the future.
My name is Kelly Holland and I am the Clerk to Ashingdon Parish Council and have held this role since 2010. I am currently in my second year of a level 5 qualification (foundation degree) in community governance. My role is very varied from managing staff and Councillors to providing services for the residents of Ashingdon. The Parish Council and myself have worked in partnership with Ashingdon Primary Academy in the past and hope to continue to do so moving forward.
I’m 38 years old and have three daughters that attend the school and my wife Louise also works on the PSA. Libby is in her final year at Ashingdon, which Phoebe is in year 4 and Amy in year 2. I was a former parent governor at the school until the academy decided to remove governors from all their schools. Whilst I was a governor I was responsible to on site reviews of the school, being part of interviews including the recent deputy head role and I was also in charge of the exit interviews for teachers leaving in Summer-17. I was also due to be assigned as year 6 governor and all teachers governor representative. I am now hopeful that this will be a new role that allows me to assist the school further over the next few years.