Welcome to Greystoke’s Advisory Board

Are you interested in joining our Advisory Board?
We are looking for a parent member to join our Greystoke Advisory Board. Please see the power point below and the information on this page. To enquire further about this opportunity or express your interest please just contact the school office.
 

At Discovery 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.

Advisory Board Members 2023

Ronnie Richardson

Term of Office ex-officio

Attendance at AB Meetings 2023-24: 2/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2022-23: 4/4

Parent of Discovery Trust staff member declared 23.10.23

Headteacher

Lindsay Jones

Parent Member

Term of Office 2.2.24-1.2.27

Attendance at AB Meetings 2023-24: n/a

Attendance at AB Meetings 2022-23: n/a

No business interests declared

 

I’m Lindsay and
I am a parent member of the Advisory Board with a child in KS1. 

I have worked
within the education sector for the last 20 years, and I believe being part of
the Senior Leadership Team at a large Further Education college gives me a
sound understanding of the challenges and priorities in education. I therefore
bring a range of skills, knowledge and professional expertise to the group
whilst providing a parent’s perspective to support developments at the school.

I am passionate
about working with the trust, the school, parents, and children to embed its
core values and together continue to make Greystoke a place where children are
happy and can thrive. 

Lucy Darlow

Parent Member

Term of Office 2.2.24-1.2.27

Attendance at AB Meetings 2023-24: n/a

Attendance at AB Meetings 2022-23: n/a

No business interests declared

I’m Lucy and I am a parent member of the advisory board. I have been a teacher for the past 10 years in a city based school and I feel that having this background knowledge of the education system will help me within my advisory board role. I am looking forward to working with the trust to not only gain more insight into the Greystoke way but also to share ideas on how to continue to keep it a great place for children to learn. 

 

 

Paul Meredith

Community member & Chair

Term of Office 4.9.22-3.9.25

Attendance at AB Meetings 2023-24: 2/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2022-23: 3/4

No business interests declared 31.8.23

I moved Leicester in 1984 and have worked in City Schools since 1985. We live in Leicestershire and my children attended County schools. Taking a break from teaching in September 2018, I became a Community Member of the Advisory Board as I felt that I had skills and experience as a class teacher and Senior Manager to support Greystoke School. As an active member of the Advisory Board we can work together as a community to raise standards, to support children, parents and teachers to help deliver a pertinent, relevant and fun curriculum, to inspire and motivate the next generation. 

Lizzie Wright

Staff Member

Term of Office 26.9.22 – 25.9.25

Attendance at AB Meetings 2023-24: 2/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2022-23: 3/4

No business interests declared 31.8.23

I started as the deputy headteacher at Greystoke Primary School in August 2022, having previously worked in two contrasting schools within Leicester and Leicestershire. I have worked as a classroom teacher in KS1 and KS2 and as an assistant headteacher. My background is in music and performance and before my career in education I worked as a musical theatre performer. I still have a passion for music; along with travelling, spending time with my friends and family and reading (particularly children’s literature). Becoming part of the school’s Advisory Board has enable me to work with all stakeholders to ensure we are providing the very best for our children here at Greystoke.

Sam Belson

Community Member

Term of Office 7.3.24-6.3.27

Attendance at AB Meetings 2023-24: n/a

Attendance at AB Meetings 2022-23: n/a

No business interests declared

My name is Sam and
I am a community member of the Advisory Board. I have worked for the NSPCC (National
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) for the past 13 years at their
training centre in Leicester. At
the NSPCC we put children first in everything we do, we believe in children, we
want what is best for them and we make sure we fight for every childhood.
 As a member of the Advisory Board, I will strive to do the same for the
children of Greystoke Primary School.

 

Mark Rose

Parent Member

Term of Office 10.05.21 – 09.05.24

Attendance at AB Meetings 2023-23: 2/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2022-23: 4/4

No business interests declared 4.9.23

My name is Mark, I am a parent member of the Advisory Board, I have twin children in KS2. 

Professionally I’ve always worked in Marketing and Communications across a number of sectors from Financial Services and Engineering to Aerospace, Oil & Gas and, most recently, Pet Food, working with colleagues across the world to develop and manage global and European projects.

I now work on music projects as a stay at home parent, with the focus being on supporting my family, which is why I wanted to take an active role in learning more about the great things happening at the school and looking at where I can add my own expertise to help shape and develop the vision for pupils, teachers and parents.

 

Alongside maintaining the academic results, I also strongly believe in the core values the school promotes and the mental & physical well-being of the children to learn, have fun and be inspired in their educational journey with the support of a great community.

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 Trust Central team c/o clerk@discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk

You can contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Paul Meredith, directly pmeredith@dsatgreystoke.org or via the Trust Clerk.

Board meeting minutes are available on request. Requests should be directed to the Trust Clerk clerk@discoverytrust.org

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