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Advisory Board

At Discovery Trust the Board of Trustees (sometimes known as the board of directors or governing body) is ultimately responsible for governance of the schools in the trust and is accountable for their performance. To support effective governance, the Board delegates governance functions to be carried out through committees, locally through each school Advisory Board and through the central executive team.

The Advisory Board has a range of responsibilities:

  1. Supporting good governance of the school.
  2. Safeguarding and promoting the values of the school.
  3. Supporting the Headteacher of the school and being a critical friend.
  4. Monitoring the achievement, quality of teaching and behaviour and safety.
  5. Supporting effective financial governance.
  6. Engagement with the school’s key stakeholders e.g. parents/carers, pupils and staff.

The Advisory Board consists of parents, staff and community representatives; the Headteacher is a member of the Advisory Board by virtue of their office. Community Members are appointed by the Advisory Board and are people, who in the opinion of the Advisory Board, have the skills required to contribute to the work of the board; Parent and staff members are elected to the board by the parent and staff body respectively.

Advisory Board members 2020-21

Name Position Held
Andie Bailey Head of School (ex-officio)
Sarah Sadler Executive Headteacher (ex-officio)
Stephen Hilton Chair of Advisory Board and Parent member
Term of office 7.11.20-6.11.23
Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 4/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 4/5
Business interests declared 16.9.20: Marketing Analyst and Insight Manager at 3M UK Plc since 2003.
Vacancy Staff member
Marceline Lindsay Community member
Term of Office 1.9.20-31.8.23
Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 2/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: n/a
Business interests declared 12.9.20: Change Manager at Revenue and Customs Digital Technology Services since Sept’20
Ruth Malkin Community member (interim)
Term of Office 28.4.20-31.7.22
Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 4/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 2/2
Employee at Santander Technology since 1987 declared 3.9.20
Helen Stockill DSAT Head of Governance and Community member (interim)
Term of Office 28.4.20-31.7.22
Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 4/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 2/2
 Joanne Angus Parent member
Term of Office 27.5.21-26.5.24
Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 0/0
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: n/a
No business interests declared.
Natalie Willcock

Community member
Term of Office 27.5.21-26.5.24
Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: n/a
Business interests declared 23.6.21: Headteacher of Corby Glen Community Primary School.

 

Scheme of Delegated Authority

Scheme of Delegation 2020/21

 

Governance Strategy

Governance Strategy September 2019

 

Get in Touch

If you have a passion for improving outcomes for children and would like to use your skills and expertise to contribute to the governance of our schools please get in touch by contacting the Head of Governance, Helen Stockill: hstockill@discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk

You can contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Stephen Hilton, directly shilton@dsatcaptainsclose.org or via the Trust Clerk.

Board meeting minutes are available on request. Requests should be directed to the Trust Clerk clerk@discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk

 

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