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, 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 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 2018-2019

Name Role
Mr Matt Peet Headteacher
Mr Gareth Lapworth Chair of Advisory Board & appointed community member
Term of Office: 28.11.18-27.11.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 3/3
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: n/a
Business interests declared 11.10.18: Employee and director of ExamTrack Ltd since 2017
Mr Tony Corbett Vice-Chair of Advisory Board & appointed community member
Term of Office: 12.10.17 – 11.10.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 2/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 3/4
No relevant business interests declared 10.10.18.
Mr Chris Hulbert Elected staff member
Term of Office: 17.9.18-16.9.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 2/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: n/a
Business interests declared 10.10.18: teacher at the school since Aug'17.
Ms Jennifer Connelly Elected parent member
Term of Office: 10.10.18-9.10.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 3/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: n/a
No business interests declared 10.10.18.
Mrs Jill Craig Appointed community member
Term of Office: 13.2.19-12.2.22
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 2/2
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: n/a
Business interests declared 13.2.19: owner/director of Clear Thinking Management Ltd since January 2015; interim IT Director at BPAS since February 2019.
Parent member vacancy
Anna Mousley Clerk to the Advisory Board

Scheme of Delegated Authority


Scheme of Delegation 2018-19

Governance Strategy V2.1 October 2017

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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