At Discovery Academy we have a Local Governing Board (LGB) who work closely with the Executive and Associate Principal and senior leaders at the Academy.Their role is to make key decisions that affect the education and well-being of our pupils. They are vital to the successful running of our Academy.Governors are involved in:
Community and parent representatives form part of our LGB. They are an important link between the local community, parents and the Academy. Parents of pupils at the Academy can elect parent representatives and express their views and make suggestions about the Academy to them. All Governors are currently appointed by the Trustees after nomination by the Governing Board. The Local Governing Board for the 2018 / 2019 academic year is:
The Trust has the attached Scheme of Delegation. As the size of our Trust has grown significantly in the Autumn term 2018 the Scheme of Delegation is being reviewed by our new Trustees in the Spring Term 2019. This sets the context of the work of the Local Governing Board.
For the 2018 / 2019 year the following committees report to the Local Governing Board:
Garry White, Karen Burns, Bev Oldham and Aimee Clare commenced their duties in September 2016. Cllr Betty Affleck joined in September 2017, Tracy Powell, Sara Loftus and Gwynneth Johnson joined in summer 2018 and Daniel Hopwood joined in September 2018. Nicky Wise joined in March 2019. All Governors serve a four year term.
Governors are required to declare any business interests which they or any member of their immediate family have. This is a declaration of any personal or business interests they or any relative or person closely connected with them, have with businesses or other organisations that may have dealings with the Academy. If any interest a governor has could be seen to cause a conflict of interest they would be asked to withdraw from any decision making concerned. This is to ensure that our governors can always be seen to be putting the interests of the academy first.
The following list indicates the responses from Governors for the 2018 / 2019 academic year:
Garry White resigned from the LGB in March 2019. Kathryn Sullivan and David Thompstone resigned from LGB in July 2018, Laura Parle Ofuso resigned from the LGB in June 2018 and Andrew Hayday resigned from the LGB in March 2017.
You can contact the Chair of Governors, Nicky Wise through the Academy office on 0161 368 5962.
During the 2017 2018 academic year Governors met six times (three LGB, one Finance and Resources, one Staff and Pupil Wellbeing and one Pay Review meeting) with attendance as follows:
If you would like to help the Academy and share your expertise by becoming a Governor please contact the Associate Principal via the Academy office who can tell you more about what the roles involves.
You can see a copy of our 2018 / 2019 Governor Newsletters here: December 2018
You can see a copy of our 2016 / 2017 Governor Newsletters here: Spring 2017.