Local Governing Board

At Discovery Academy we have a Local Governing Board (LGB) who work closely with the Principal along with other Senior Leaders at the Academy.

Discovery Academy is a proud part of Victorious Academies Trust.  You can find out more about our Trust on their website  please click here. The Trust has delegated the role of making many key decisions that affect the education and wellbeing of our pupils to the LGB.

The Governors are involved in:

  • Setting the Academy’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and making sure money is well spent.

The LGB is vital to the successful running of the Academy. Governors from our local community bring a wide range of skills and experience to the LGB. Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils at our Academy and have an important role in LGB decision making.

You can find more details about our Governor’s, Term of Office, Register of Interests and Attendance on our Trust website click here.

You can contact the Chair of Governors (Aimee Clare) through the Academy office on 0161 368 5962 or via email aclare@victoriousacademies.org.

If you would like to help the Academy and share your expertise by becoming a Governor, please contact the Principal via the Academy office who can tell you more about what the roles involves.


Our current members are:
Aimee Clare Community Governor Trust Appointed Chair
Laura Beckett Parent Governor Vice Chair
Rachel Pangburn Parent Governor
Cllr Betty Affleck Community Governor
Desmond Clare Community Governor
Vicky Wong Staff Governor
Beverley Oldham Principal
Other attendees include:
Mark Walsh Deputy Principal
Darren Ravenscroft Finance Officer