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Parent & Community Advisory Board - applications invited

posted 23 Nov 2017, 02:58 by Michele Colt   [ updated 23 Nov 2017, 02:59 ]
Applications are invited to become a member of the first Richmond Park Academy (RPA) Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB). The board will form an important role as part of the governance of the school and will work closely with the AET Management board and the Principal, Mr Mundy-Castle.

PCAB objectives
Community – a school does not exist independently of its community of local residents. The PCAB will act as a link between the two, ensuring that children benefit from local opportunities for learning, development and employment.
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 Principal and the Governing Board to find solutions. PCAB members may also support panel hearings where appropriate.
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.

PCAB member - person profile
A PCAB member will be either a parent or a member of the local community. They are likely to have backgrounds in finance, HR, communications, education or sport administration. However, other backgrounds will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate their commitment to RPA’s future development. Successful applicants will also:
  • be good inclusive communicators who make all stakeholders feel that their voice is important and that they have access to information and activities
  • Be creative and able to demonstrate problem-solving initiative
  • Be positive in outlook
Commitment required
The PCAB will meet at least once a term and ideally, once every half term. In addition, where members have professional expertise in areas of relevance to the academy, they may be invited to attend meetings of the Governing Board for particular topics.  

If this is something that you would be interested in applying for, please contact Mr Mundy Castle’s PA in the first instance expressing your interest  and including a 200 word summary of how you thinks your skills and experience can support Richmond Park Academy's future development. The deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday 1 December.

We look forward to hearing from you