Greystoke Primary School

Working together to provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment so that all our children reach their full potential.

Welcome to Greystoke’s Advisory Board

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, the Board delegates governance functions to be carried out regionally through a Cluster Governing Body and Central Executive Team, and locally through the school Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board has a range of responsibilities:

1. Supporting good governance of the school.

2. Safeguarding and promoting the values of the school.

3. Supporting the Headteacher of the school and being a critical friend.

4. Monitoring the achievement, quality of teaching and behaviour and safety.

5. Supporting effective financial governance.

6. Engagement with the school’s key stakeholders e.g. parents/carers, pupils and staff.

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.

Advisory Board members 2017-2018

Governor Position Held

Rob Pope


Parent member

Term of Office 17.5.17-16-5-21

Attendance at AB Meetings 2017-18: 4/4

Attendance at FGB Meetings 2016-17: 2/2

Interest declared 27.9.17: employment as Winvic Construction since April 2015.

Aneeta Hulait


Parent member

Term of Office 17.5.17-16-5-21

Attendance at AB Meetings 2017-18: 3/4

Attendance at FGB Meetings 2016-17: 1/2

Interest declared 27.9.17: employment as team manager at Leicester City Council Fostering Service, and membership of HCPC and UNISON.

Karin Roberts




Staff member

Term of Office 31.10.17-30.10.20

Attendance at AB Meetings 2017-18: 2/3

Attendance at FGB Meetings 2015-16: 2/2

No relevant interests declared 27.10.17

Danny Lee

Community member

Term of Office 16.5.18-15.5.21

Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 1/1

Connor Acton

Community member


Term of Office 29.8.18-28.8.21

Mary Thornton

Head Teacher

David Briggs

Ex-officio (Cluster Leader) Discovery Schools Academy Trust

Paul Stone

Ex-officio (CEO) Discovery Schools Academy Trust

Anna Mousley

Clerk to Advisory Board


Scheme of Delegated Authority

  Scheme of Delegation 2017/18

Goverance Strategy

 Governance Strategy V2.1 October 2017

Click here to visit the DSAT website

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 Helen Stockill at