Farndon Fields Primary School

Farndon Fields Primary School

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Meet the Advisory Board

The role of the Advisory Board

Farndon Fields Primary School is part of Discovery Trust. The Trust has a Board of Trustees (sometimes known as the board of directors or governing body) who are ultimately responsible for governance of the schools in the trust and is accountable for their performance. To support their work, the Trustees delegate governance function to be carried out locally through the school Advisory Board.

As an Advisory Board our focus is on challenging and supporting the school to provide the best possible education for all pupils. We help influence the direction of the school by offering our experience and expertise to strengthen the decision-making process, and challenge the leadership team to help ensure that the school is meeting the needs of the children.

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 on the basis of the skills; Parent and staff members are elected to the board by the parent and staff body respectively.

Advisory Board 2023-24

Simone Harrison

Headteacher (ex-officio)

Business interests declared 7.9.23: Director of company, 50% shareholder, Cherrybrook Properties Ltd since June21; Member of governing body and director of the trust, Welland Park Community College Academy Trust since July23.

Matthew James

Chair of  the Advisory Board and elected Parent Member

Term of Office 23.9.21-22.9.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 3/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 4/4

Business interests declared on 17.9.23:  Site Manager at Beauchamp College, Lionheart Education Trust since 2016.

Ozlem Brokenshire

Elected Parent Member

Term of Office 5.7.21-4.7.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 3/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 3/4

No business interests declared 16.11.23

Tori Douglas

 

Elected Staff Member

Term of Office 1.2.24-31.1.27

Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 0/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 4/4

No business interests declared 12.2.24

Pauline Craig

Community Member

Term of Office 25.10.23-24.10.26

Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 2/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 4/4

No business interests declared 25.9.22

 Verina Wenham

 Community Member

Term of Office 23.1.23-22.1.26

Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 3/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 3/3

Self-employed associate with Hoey Ainscough Associates Limited (HAA) since Jan’22; Trustee and honorary Secretary of the Northamptonshire Victoria County History Trust since June’22; member of the Law Society. declared 1.12.23

Emma Tapson

Community Member

Term of Office 23.1.23-23-22.1.26

Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 0/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 2/3

Buyer, Farndon Fields Farm Shop since September’24 declared 10.1.24.

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 Trust Central team c/o clerk@discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk

You can contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Matt James, directly at mjames@dsatfarndonfields.org or via the Trust Clerk

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

Scheme of Delegated Authority

 Scheme of Delegation V7.0

Governance Strategy

 Governance Strategy V4.0

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