Welcome to the Advisory Board of Fossebrook Primary School

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, the Board delegates governance functions to be carried out through committees, locally through each school Advisroy Board and through the Central Executive Team.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.

Message from the Chair of the Advisory Board

Welcome to Fossebrook Primary School. My name is Sam Williams. I am a married mum of two boys who both attend Fossebrook. I joined the Advisory Board in April 2020 and became Chair in November 2020.At Fossebrook, every child will be encouraged and given their chance to shine regardless of ability or circumstances. It is a place of discovery and wonder, full of happy, inquisitive children, who love learning and who are determined to do their best and try new things. I am very excited about being able to support the students and teachers in any way I can.

School Advisory Board Members: 2023/24

NameRole
Jo StoneHead of School (ex-officio) Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 2/2 Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 4/4 Interests declared 7.9.23: Shareholder, Ginger Bear catering since April 2021; husband, CEO of Discovery Schools Trust.

Sam WilliamsChair and Elected parent member Term of Office 10.3.23-9.3.26 Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 2/2 Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 4/4 No relevant interests declared 1.10.23
Mark WiddopCommunity member Term of Office 27.3.23-26.3.26 Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 1/2 Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 2/2 Business interests declared 2.10.23: Employee, Barratts Plc since July22
Kellie LeesElected Staff member Term of Office 20.9.23-19.9.26 Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 2/2 Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: n/a No relevant interests declared 20.9.23
Richard BaileyAppointed Community parent member Term of Office 23.5.22-22.5.25 Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 1/2 Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: 4/4 Business interests declared 2.10.23: Senior Lecture, De Montfort University since June 2017; Fellow of Advanced HE since March 2021.
Urszula ZawadzkaElected Parent member Term of Office 22.11.23-21.11.26 Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 1/1 Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: n/a No relevant interests declared
Erica DoddElected Parent member Term of Office 22.11.23-21.11.26 Attendance at AB meetings 2023-24: 1/1 Attendance at AB meetings 2022-23: n/a No relevant interests declared

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.ukYou can contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Sam Williams, directly at swilliams@dsatfossebrook.org or via the Trust ClerkBoard meeting minutes are available on request. Requests should be directed to the Trust Clerk clerk@discoverytrust.org