Parent Advisory Body

Ruskin Academy 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 Boards 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

Parent Advisory Body members

Acting Head of School  
Nicky Kingsnorth 

Director Appointees
Robin Thompson-Clarke 
Roy Clare
Hayden Tyers

Co-Opted Members
Steve Mutton (Chair)
Thomas Preece (Vice-Chair)

Parent Members
Susan Coe-Welch

Parent Observers

Staff Members
Brendan Brannigan
Martine Wallinger

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

Meeting dates 2021/2022

Tuesday 05 October 2021
Tuesday 23 November 2021
Tuesday 08 March 2022
Tuesday 05 July 2022

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