Welcome to Greystoke’s Advisory Board

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 2021

Ronnie Richardson


Samantha Brown

Parent member

Term of Office 9.5.19 – 8.5.22

Attendance at AB Meetings 2021-22: 2/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2020-21: 4/4

NHS Education England since July 2018; Project Manager (workforce transformation) since May 2021. declared on 31.8.21

My son is in year 3 at Greystoke. I am glad my child is at this school and want all fellow parents and pupils to feel the same.

In my day job I am a Project Manager for the NHS supporting doctors in their educational journey from medical graduate to fully qualified consultant. Previously I managed Apprenticeships at an FE College, have been through an Ofsted inspection and worked in 14+ education policy. However, I knew nothing about how primary schools function until I took up this role and am enjoying learning.

I have a PRINCE2 project management qualification with plenty of experience in managing budgets, risks and people. I like to think I am friendly, approachable and motivated by finding the best solution for all and cake! I do like cake!

Jane Rowlings

Community member

Term of Office 24.10.19-23.10.22

Attendance at AB Meetings 2021-22: 2/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2020-21: 3/4

No business interests declared 26.8.21

My name is Jane Rawlings. Previously, I worked as a speech and language therapist for the NHS and later, in my own independent practice.

As part of my job, I provided speech and language therapy input to children on the Special Needs Register (SEN), and enjoyed working in the school setting.

I also worked with children who had communication difficulties but who weren’t on the register.

As part of this, I helped their schools to develop appropriate resources and targets, and strategies to help.

When I finished working as a therapist, I found that this was something I really missed. Being a member of the Advisory Board here at Greystoke is a great way for me to maintain contact with education.

Karin Roberts

Staff Member

Term of Office 1.11.20-31.10.23

Attendance at AB Meetings 2021-22: 2/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2020-21: 4/4

No business interests declared 31.8.22

Karen joined the advisory board in November 2017 as the elected staff member. She brings with her a unique perspective and understanding of how the school operates and how decisions will affect its development. 

Mark Rose

Parent Member

Term of Office 10.05.21 – 09.05.24

Attendance at AB Meetings 2021-22: 2/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2020-21: 1/1

No business interests declared 26.10.21

My name is Mark, I’m the newest member of the Greystoke Advisory Board and I currently have twins in Reception at the school. 

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.

Currently I’m on a career break, 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.

Aneeta Hulait

Community member and Chair

Term of Office 17.5.21-16-5-24

Attendance at AB Meetings 2021-22: 1/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2020-21: 4/4

Fostering team manager, Leicester City Council since Sept’14; registered member of Social Work England declared on 26.10.21

Hello, my name is Aneeta Hulait and I am the current Chair of the Greystoke Advisory Board.  I have been a parent member since 2017 and Chair for the last 2 years. I am parent to three children – two girls of 17 and 16 studying for A Levels and my son is in Year 4 at Greystoke.

My working background for the last 25 years has been in Children’ s Social Care. I have been a Team Manager for the Fostering Service of Leicester City Council for the last 6 years.

I went through a Scottish Education system and have continued further education and learning throughout my life.  It was the foundation of a solid school education with excellent teaching that inspired the curiosity and critical thinking that gave me a love of learning.  I have the same ambition and aspiration for the children at Greystoke which is why I chose to become part of the Advisory Board. It is great to work alongside a school team and board who want to pursue that same vision.

Paul Meredith

Community member

Term of Office 5.9.19-4.9.22

Attendance at AB Meetings 2021-22: 2/2

Attendance at AB Meetings 2020-21: 4/4

No business interests declared 9.9.21

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. 

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 Head of Governance, Helen Stockill: hstockill@discoveryschoolstrust.org.uk

You can contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Aneeta Hulait, directly ahulait@dsatgreystoke.org or via the Trust Clerk.

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

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