School Advisory Board


Welcome to our School Advisory Board

At Discovery School Academy 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 2020-2021
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 14.3.16-13.3.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 4/5
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 4/4
Business interests declared 2.12.19: employee of 3M UK Plc.

Nic Bates
Staff member
Term of Office 23.4.18-22.4.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 3/5
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 4/4
No relevant business interests declared

Ruth Malkin
Community member (interim)
Term of Office 28.4.20-27.4.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 2/2
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: n/a
Employee at Santander Technology since 1987 declared 18.9.20

Sophie Moss
Community member
Term of office 4.5.17-3.5.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 4/5
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 4/4
Business interests declared 13.9.20: Assistant Headteacher at St Peter and St Pauls CE Academy, RISE Academy trust since Aug 2010.

Helen Stockill
DSAT Head of Governance and Community member (interim)
Term of Office 28.4.20-27.4.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 2/2
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: n/a

Vacancy
Parent member


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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Stephen Hilton, directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via the Trust Clerk

Board meeting minutes are available on request. Requests should be directed to the Trust Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Scheme of Delegation
Governance Strategy
Discovery Schools Academy Trust Governance

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