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: 2018-19

Name Role
Gareth Lapworth Chair and Appointed Community member
Term of Office 19.6.17-18.6.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 4/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 4/4
Employee and director of ExamTrack Ltd since 2017. declared 11.10.18
Kathie Wade Headteacher
Lucinda Ball Elected parent member
Term of Office 4.11.16-3.11.2020
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 2/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 3/4
Employee at the University of Leicester, educational visits since March 2017 declared 11.10.18
Sarah Lampkin Elected staff member
Term of Office 2.10.17-1.10.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19 4/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18 3/3
No relevant interests declared 11.10.18.
Sachin Dogra Elected parent member
Term of Office 4.11.16-3.11.2020
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 3/4
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 3/4
Head of School at Wolfdale School, independent specialist since July 2017 declared 11.10.18
vacancy Community member
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.

Scheme of Delegated Authority

Governance Strategy

Discovery Schools Academy Trust

Fossebrook Primary School
Holmfield Avenue West
Leicester Forest East


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