Advisory Board


Welcome to the Advisory Board of Fossebrook Primary School


At Discovery School Academy 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, the Board delegates governance functions to be carried out regionally through a Cluster Governing Body and Central Executive Team, and locally through the school Advisory Board.

The School Advisory Board has a key role in influencing the direction of the school by offering their experience and expertise to strengthen the decision-making process to support the strategic development of the school and ensure it is meeting the needs of the children. The functions of the Advisory Board are set out in the Trust Scheme of Delegation which sets out the requirements of the Trust and details where the Trustees delegate governance functions locally.

The Advisory Board consists of parents, staff and community representatives; the Headteacher is a member of the Advisory Board by virtue of their office. Community Members are appointed by the Advisory Board and are people, who in the opinion of the Advisory Board, have the skills required to contribute to the work of the board; Parent and staff members are elected to the board by the parent and staff body respectively.


School Advisory Board Members: 2016/17


Name Role
Christina Cazalet Chair of the Advisory Board
Term of Office 7.11.16-6.11.2020
Attendance at AB meetings 2016-17: 5/5
No relevant interests declared 10.11.17.
Kathie Wade Headteacher
Lucinda Ball Parent ABM
Term of Office 4.11.16-3.11.2020
Attendance at AB meetings 2016-17: 4/5
Business interests declared 10.11.16: husband Key Account Manager for Wastecycle, Waste collection and recycling contracts since March 2015
Jo Stone Staff ABM
Term of Office 25.4.16-24.4.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2016-17: 4/6
Attendance at AB meetings 2015-16: 2/2
Business interests declared 26.9.16: husband CEO, DSAT
Sachin Dogra Parent ABM
Term of Office 4.11.16-3.11.2020
Attendance at AB meetings 2016-17: 3/5
No relevant interests declared.
Lisa Morgan LA ABM
Term of Office 2.11.15-1.11.19
Attendance at AB meetings 2016-17: 4/6
Attendance at AB meetings 2015-16: 4/5
No relevant business interests declared 29.9.16
Gareth Lapworth Community ABM
Term of Office 19.6.17-18.6.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2016-17: 1/1
No relevant business interests declared 19.6.17
Paul Stone Ex-officio, CEO, Discovery Schools Academy Trust
Dawn White Ex-officio, Cluster Leader, Discovery Schools Academy Trust
Anna Mousley Clerk to Advisory Board

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 Helen Stockill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Job Descriptions


Coopted Community LA

Parent Job Description

Staff Job Description

AB Code of Practice

AB Terms of Reference

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