Welcome to the Advisory Board of Merrydale Junior School

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 regionally through a Cluster Governing Body and Central Executive Team, and locally through the school Advisory Board.

The School Advisory Board has a key role in influencing the direction of the school by offering their experience and expertise to strengthen the decision-making process to support the strategic development of the school and ensure it is meeting the needs of the children. The functions of the Advisory Board are set out in the Trust Scheme of Delegation which sets out the requirements of the Trust and details where the Trustees delegate governance functions locally.

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.

 

School Advisory Board Members: 2017-18

Catriona Mugglestone

Headteacher (ex-officio)

Lesley Butcher

Chair of Advisory Board and Community member

Term of Office: 01.11.16- 31.10.20

Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 4/4

Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4

No relevant business interests declared 5.10.17

Steve Wilson

Vice-Chair and Community member

Term of Office: 01.11.16- 31.10.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 4/4

Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4

Business interests declared 5.10.17: trustee of MS Therapy Centre (Chairperson) since 2012; Vice-Chair at Marriott Primary School since 2015, and a member of Leicester City Schools Forum since 2011.

Sarah Chalmers

Staff member 

Term of Office: 28.11.17 – 27.11.20

Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 3/3

Employed as office manager at Merrydale Junior School since August 2017 declared 8.12.17

Nilam Tanna

Parent member 

Term of Office: 22.2.18 – 21.2.21

Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 2/2

Business interests declared 21.2.18: podiatrist at Shuropody since July 1997; member of Health and Care Professionals Council since 1997

Parent member

Vacancy

Dawn White

Cluster Leader, Discovery Schools Academies Trust

Paul Stone

CEO, Discovery Schools Academies Trust

Anna Mousley

Clerk

Get in Touch

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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 Helen Stockill at hstockill@discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk

 

Please click here to view/download the Scheme of Delegated Authority

 

Please click here to view/download the Governance Strategy

 

Further information can be found on the Discovery Schools Academy Trust Website here

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