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. Community Governors are currently appointed by the Trustees after nomination by the Governing Board. The Local Governing Board for the 2020 / 2021 academic year is:
The Trust has the attached Scheme of Delegation. As the size of our Trust grew significantly in 2019 / 2020 our Scheme of Delegation is being reviewed by the Chairs of our Local Governing Boards and Trustees in 2020 / 2021. This sets the context of the work of the Trustees and our Local Governing Board.
Karen Burns and Bev Oldham commenced their duties in September 2016. Aimee Clare joined as staff governor in July 2017. 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. Allison Collis joined in July 2020. All Governors serve a four-year term apart from the Principals who have no end of term date.
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 2020 / 2021 academic year:
Nicky Wise resigned from the LGB in August 2020.
You can contact the Chair of Governors (Allison Collis) through the Academy office on 0161 368 5962.
During the 2019 / 2020 academic year Governors met four times (two LGB and two Staff and Pupil Wellbeing meetings) 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 role involves.