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Advisory Board

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 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 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 2019-2020

Name Position Held
Aneeta Hulait


Parent member and Chair

Term of Office 17.5.17-16-5-21

Attendance at AB Meetings 2019-20: 3/3

Attendance at AB Meetings 2018-19: 3/4

Interests declared 9.10.19: employment as team manager at Leicester City Council Fostering Service since 9/14, and membership of HCPC.

Samantha Brown


Parent member

Term of Office 9.5.19 – 8.5.22

Attendance at AB Meetings 2019-20: 3/3

Attendance at AB Meetings 2018-19: 1/1

Interests declared on 9.10.19: Account Manager at NHS Health Education England since July 2018.

Karin Roberts Staff member

Term of Office 31.10.17-30.10.20

Attendance at AB Meetings 2019-20: 3/3

Attendance at AB Meetings 2018-19: 4/4

No relevant interests declared 9.10.19

Paul Meredith Community Member

Term of Office 5.9.19-4.9.22
Attendance at AB Meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB Meetings 2018-19: n/a
No relevant interests declared 3.10.19


Jane Rawings Community Member

Term of Office 24.10.19-23.10.22
Attendance at AB Meetings 2019-20:2/2
Attendance at AB Meetings 2018-19: n/a
Interests declared 2.11.19: owner of Playing with Fabric, craft and sewing business since 1.9.19.


Ronnie Richardson


 Head Teacher


Scheme of Delegated Authority

Scheme of Delegation 2019/20


Goverance Strategy

Governance Strategy September 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: hstockill@discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk

You can contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Aneeta Hulait, directly ahulait@dsatgreystoke.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


Click here to visit the DSAT website