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 2021/22

Nikki Matthew

Headteacher (ex-officio)

Richard Kyle

Chair of Advisory Board and Community Member

Term of Office 23.9.21-22.9.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 3/4

Business interests declared 27.9.21 Employee, Blue Yonder Inc. since 1998.
Julie Simpson

Vice-Chair of Advisory Board and Community Member

Term of Office 7.10.19 - 6.10.22

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 4/4

Business interests declared on 6.9.21 Practice Manager at Market Harborough Medical Centre since 2001; Trustee at Integrated Cancer Therapies since 2010; Elected Councillor Welland Ward, Harborough District Council, since 1998.

Matthew James

Elected Parent Member

Term of Office 23.9.21-22.9.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 4/4

Business interests declared on 13.9.21 Site Manager at Beauchamp College, Lionheart Education Trust since 2016.

Tori Douglas

 

Elected Staff Member

Term of Office 2.2.21-1.2.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 2/2

No business interests declared 5.9.21 Staff member at Farndon Fields Primary School since August 2016.

Pauline Craig

Community Member

Term of Office 26.10.20-25.10.23

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 4/4

Business interests declared on 5.9.21 Clerk for Syzygy Leisure since July 2020.

Christine Faulconbridge

Community Member

Term of Office 22.3.21-21.3.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 2/2

Business interests declared 15.9.21 Employed at The Well (Charity) since July’21; Lay Council Member, The Institute of Osteopathy since Oct’21.

 

Ozlem Brokenshire

Elected Parent Member

Term of Office 5.7.21-4.7.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: n/a

No business interests declared 27.8.21

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: hstockill@discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk

You can contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Richard Kyle, directly at rkyle@dsatfarndonfields.org or via the Trust Clerk

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

Scheme of Delegated Authority

PDF icon Scheme of Delegation 2021/22

Governance Strategy

 Governance Strategy V3.4 September 2019

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