School Advisory Board



Welcome to Leighfield Primary School'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 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: 2017-18


Name Role
Sarah Eaton Interim Head of School
David Briggs Executive Head
Emma Spiers Chair of Advisory Board and Parent member
Term of Office: 1.2.17- 31.1.21
Attendance at FGB meetings 2017-18 3/3
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Business interests declared 18.9.17: teacher at Catmose Federation since 2016 and Director RSAcademics since 2004.
Barney Sturgess Vice-Chair and Community member
Term of Office: 1.2.17- 31.1.21
Attendance at FGB meetings 2017-18 2/3
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Business interests declared 18.9.17: proprietor and director of Sturgess of Leicester.
Chris Merricks Community member
Term of Office: 1.2.17- 31.1.21
Attendance at FGB meetings 2017-18 2/3
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 3/4
No relevant business interests declared 18.9.17
Lynn Gant Staff member
Term of Office: 1.2.17- 31.1.21
Attendance at FGB meetings 2017-18 3/3
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Business interests declared 18.9.17: Y2 teacher at the school since 2005 and member of the GTC; spouse a director of Total Interim Management Ltd
Vicky Craven Community member
Term of Office: 1.2.17- 31.1.21
Attendance at FGB meetings 2017-18 3/3
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Business interests declared 18.9.17: TA at the school since 2014

Scheme of Delegation


The latest version of our Scheme of Delegation can be downloaded here


Governance Strategy


The latest version of our Governance Strategy can be downloaded here


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:

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Further information can be found on the Discovery Schools Academy Trust Website here



Leighfield Primary School
Newtown Road
Uppingham
Rutland
LE15 9TS



Chris Kenworthy, Office Manager office@dsatleighfield.org



01572 823489

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