Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Welcome to Mowmacre Hill’s 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 and oversight, the Board has delegated governance function 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 2019-20

Name Role
Mr Matt Peet Headteacher
Mrs Jill Craig Chair and Appointed community member
Term of Office: 13.2.19-12.2.22
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 2/2
No business interests declared 11.10.19
Mr Gareth Lapworth Vice Chair of Advisory Board & appointed community member
Term of Office: 28.11.18-27.11.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 3/3
Business interests declared 18.9.19: Director of ExamTrack Ltd since 2017 and Lapworth Technology Ltd since 2018; Advisory Board Chair at Fossebrook Primary School.
Mr Tony Corbett Appointed community member
Term of Office: 12.10.17 – 11.10.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 0/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 2/4
No relevant business interests declared 10.10.18.
Staff member vacancy
Ms Jennifer Connelly Elected parent member
Term of Office: 10.10.18-9.10.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 3/4
No business interests declared 11.10.19.
Parent member vacancy
Anna Mousley Clerk to the Advisory Board

Scheme of Delegated Authority


Scheme of Delegation 2019-20

Governance Strategy V3 September 2019

Discovery Schools Academy Trust Website


Get in Touch


Mowmacre Hill currently has a vacancy for a Parent Advisory Board member; please contact the clerk to advisory board for further details.

If you would like to contact an advisory board member at any time, or ask about joining the board in the future, please contact our Clerk to the advisory board This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (0116) 279 3462.

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