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Discovery Academy

MacIntyre Academies

Discovery Local Advisory Board 

Discovery's Local Advisory Board (LAB) plays a key role in supporting MacIntyre Academies Trust Board to fulfil their regulatory duties by providing local scrutiny and inputting into the governance structure of the organisation.

Particular focus is given to:

  • Implementation of the School Improvement Plan and school curriculum
  • Implementation of MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy 
  • Attainment and progress reports, including pupil premium
  • School Budgets 
  • Recruitment, HR and staffing structures
  • Local academy marketing and relationships with all local stakeholders
  • Other locally co-ordinated activities and forums
Local Advisory Board Membership
 
Name and position Appointed by Declaration of Interest Date Signed

Kirsty Firth

Chair of Governors

Duly Elected

(12/15)

none 08/12/16

Matthew Pike

Principal, Governor

Ex officio

(12/15)

Married to a member of staff at Discovery Academy 01/12/15

Abubaker Malek

Community Governor

Appointed

(12/15)

none 08/12/16

Stacey Cleaver

Staff Representative

Duly Elected 

(12/15)

none 08/12/16

Dianne Jarrett

Appointed

(02/17)

none 13/02/17
       

Michaela Soporova

Community  Governor

Appointed

(12/15 - 04/16)

none 08/12/16
Natalie Macpherson Trust Board (12/15 - 02/17) Director at MacIntyre Charity (sponsor) 08/12/16

Sarah Geddes

Parent Representative

Duly Elected

(12/15 - 09/17)

none 08/12/16

Jess Neale 

Staff Representative

 Duly Elected

(06/16 - 09/17)

none 04/04/16

*The term of office is 4 years for all Board members
Further governance information