School Advisory Board

Board of Governors


Welcome to the Advisory Board of Parkland Primary School


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 and oversight, the Board has delegated governance function to be carried out through committees, locally through each school Advisory Board and through the central executive team.

The School Advisory Board has a key role in influencing the direction of the school by offering their experience and expertise to strengthen the decision-making process to support the strategic development of the school and ensure it is meeting the needs of the children. The functions of the Advisory Board are set out in the Trust Scheme of Delegation which sets out the requirements of the Trust and details where the Trustees delegate governance functions locally.

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.


School Advisory Board Members: 2020 - 21


  • Jo Andrews

    Headteacher

  • Celia Varley

    Chair of Advisory Board and Community member

    Term of Office: 16.1.18-15.1.2021

    Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21 1/1

    Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20 3/3

    Business interests declared 16.9.20: Education consultant, CFV Ltd since April 2011

  • Sanjay Thakrar

    Vice-Chair and Community member

    Term of Office: 8.6.20 - 7.6.23

    Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21 1/1

    Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20 3/3

    Business interests declared 8.9.20: school governor at Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School.

  • Fiona Ellis

    Staff member

    Term of Office: 28.9.20-27.9.23

    Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21 1/1

    Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20 3/3

    No relevant business interests declared 3.9.20.
  • Samantha Creed

    Parent Term of Office: 16.10.20-15.10.23

    Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21 n/a

    No business interests declared 16.10.20

  • Niki McMillan

    Parent Term of Office: 24.5.18- 23.5.2021

    Attendance at AB meetings 2020-21 0/1

    Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20 2/3

    Business interests declared 10.9.20 cleaner at Parkland Primary School since September 2019 and midday supervisor since December 2019.


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 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Celia Varley, directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the Trust Clerk

Board meeting minutes are available on request. Requests should be directed to the Trust Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Discovery Schools Academy Trust Website

Scheme of Delegated Authority

Governance Straregy

 

 

 

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