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 2022/23

Nikki Matthew

Headteacher (ex-officio)

Matthew James

 Chair of  the Advisory Board and elected Parent Member

Term of Office 23.9.21-22.9.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 2/2

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 4/4

Business interests declared on 21.9.22:  Site Manager at Beauchamp College, Lionheart Education Trust since 2016.

Julie Simpson

Vice-Chair of Advisory Board and Community Member

Term of Office 7.10.19 - 6.10.22

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 2/2

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 3/4

Business interests declared on 20.9.22: Practice Manager at Market Harborough Medical Centre since 2001; Trustee at Integrated Cancer Therapies since 2010; Trustee at HIPPO Hydrotherapy Pool since 2021; Elected Councillor Welland Ward, Harborough District Council.

Ozlem Brokenshire

Elected Parent Member

Term of Office 5.7.21-4.7.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 2/2

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 4/4

No business interests declared 26.9.22

Tori Douglas

 

Elected Staff Member

Term of Office 2.2.21-1.2.24

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 2/2

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 4/4

No business interests declared 5.9.22: 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 2022-23: 2/2

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: 3/4

No business interests declared 25.9.22

 Verina Wenham

 Community Member

Term of Office 14.11.22-13.11.25

Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 1/1

Attendance at AB meetings 2021-22: n/a

No business interests declared.

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@discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk

Scheme of Delegated Authority

PDF icon Scheme of Delegation 2022/23

Governance Strategy

Governance Strategy V3.8

Click here to visit the DSAT website