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 2020/21

Nikki Matthew

Headteacher (ex-officio)

Julie Simpson

Chair of Advisory Board and Community Member

Term of Office 7.10.19 - 6.10.22

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 3/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 2/4

Business interests declared on 10.9.20: Practice Manager at Market Harborough and Bosworth Partnership GP surgery since December 2001 Medical Centre; Chair and trustee of ICT cancer care charity since 2010; elected councillor, Harborough District Council Welland Ward since 1998.

Richard Kyle

Vice Chair of Advisory Board and Parent Member

Term of Office 24.9.18-23.9.21

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 2/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 4/4

Business interests declared 3.9.20: product manager Blue Yonder Inc, software and related consulting for manufacturing, retail and general supply chain companies, since December 1998

Matthew James

Parent Member

Term of Office 24.9.18-23.9.21

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 3/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 4/4

Business interests declared on 14.9.20: Site manager, Beauchamp College, since Sept’16.

Tori Douglas

 

Staff Member

Term of Office 2.2.21-1.2.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: n/a

No business interests declared 2.2.21

Susan Garon

Community Member

Term of Office 24.2.20-23.2.23

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 2/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1

Business interests declared on 25.2.20: Owner/Director Garon Ltd (Molly Maid) since December 2009.

Pauline Craig

Community Member

Term of Office 26.10.20-25.10.23

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 3/3

Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: n/a

Business interests declared on 10.11.20: Clerk, Syzygy Leisure since June’20.

Christine Faulconbridge

Community Member

Term of Office 22.3.21-21.3.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: n/a

No business interests declared 23.3.21.

 

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, Julie Simpson, directly at jsimpson@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 2020/21

Governance Strategy

PDF icon Governance Strategy V3.1 September 2019

Click here to visit the DSAT website