PCAB - Parent & Community Advisory Board

Good governance is a sign of a good school, and a critical component of good academy governance is the effective representation and contribution from all stakeholders in the academy. The term ‘stakeholder’ includes parents and the wider local community: businesses, employers and not-for-profit organizations such as charities, sports and leisure clubs, and faith institutions.

The purpose of the PCAB

The Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) has three key objectives:

  1. Community – a school does not exist independently of its community of local residents. The PCAB acts as a link between the two, ensuring that children benefit from local opportunities for learning, development and employment.

  2. Concerns – No school gets everything right, all the time, and a good school thrives on clear channels of feedback. The PCAB is an independent point of contact for stakeholders to express their concerns and will help people find the appropriate processes and channels to communicate their concerns or complaints. Where trends emerge, the PCAB will help the Headteacher and the Governing Board to find solutions. PCAB members may also support panel hearings where appropriate.

  3. Celebration - championing the strengths and achievements of the academy, recognising that success breeds success, and that it is in everyone’s interests to promote the reputation of the academy and its pupils.

Would you like to join our PCAB?

If you are keen to influence decisions for Beacon and can meet once a month during the school day with other members of our community please speak to Kim James, our PCAB Chair, or email pcab@thebeaconacademy.org.

PCAB will be meeting the first Thursday in every month from 10-11am on the following dates this term:

  • 1st October

  • 5th November

  • 3rd December

You can attend virtually or with up to 6 people in our school hall. We will sit apart and wear masks.

If you would like to attend please email pcab@thebeaconacademy.org

You can also share your views in the survey or with Kim if you are unable to attend.

Mrs Kim James
PCAB Chair