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Discovery Academy

MacIntyre Academies

Governance

Discovery Academy is part of MacIntyre Academies Trust which provides centralised governance to all schools and has been supported by the development of sub-committees at school level known as Local Advisory Boards.

Governance Structure

The Trust Board has Terms of Reference to set out the governance structure and purpose of the Board and also explains how it operates.

MacIntyre Academies Trust Board

MacIntyre Academies Trust Board Register of Interests 2019 -2020

Name

Relevant business interests

Trusteeships at other educational establishments or charities

Personal relationships

Date interest declared

Charlotte May

None

None

None

14/10/2019

Claire Toombs (Accounting Officer)

Macintyre Charity

None

None

28/10/2019

Anthony Greenwood

AVG Solutions, Consultant

Kirby, Mux and Elmthorpe, Consultant

Chair of Board, IEB Skilts Special School

None

01/10/2019

Sarah Burslem

Director of Community Catalysts, Community Interest Company

CEO of sponsor MacIntyre Charity

None

28/10/2019

Neil Macmillan

Director, DAS Holdings Ltd

Director, Brightside Group Ltd

Director, Allied World Managing Agency

Trustee of MacIntyre Charity.

None

21/10/2019

Martin Zahra

Director, Malta Business Network Ltd

Trustee of MacIntyre Charity

None

23/10/2019

Denise Cockrem

None

None

None

23/10/2019

Shaun Temple-Brown

(resigned 31/12/19)

None

None

None

23/10/2019

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

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
Discovery Local Advisory Board 

 

Name and position Appointed by Declaration of Interest Date Signed

Kirsty Firth                          Chair of Governors/ Parent Representative

Duly Elected

(11/19)

None 27/11/18

Matthew Pike               Principal

Ex officio

(12/15)

Married to a member of staff at Discovery Academy 13/02/18

Stacey Woolridge                   Staff Representative

Duly Elected 

(12/15)

None 13/02/18

Marion O'Brian

Community Governor

Duly Elected

(11/18)

None 27/11/18

Georgina Mawdesley

Community Governor

Appointed

(06/17)

None 27/11/18

Terri Hughes                        Staff Representative

Duly Elected

(11/19)

None  

Abu Malek               Community Governor 

(resigned 01/09/2019)    

Nikki Sullivan                         Staff Representative

resigned 11/11/19    

Anna Mullis             Community Governor

resigned 20/11/19    

Jane Mansfield                 Parent Representative

resigned 30/11/19    

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

Further Governance Information

  • MacIntyre Academies Company Number: 08334745
  • Registered offices: MacIntyre Academies, 602 South Seventh Street, Milton Keynes MK9 2JA
  • Contact details: info@macintyreacademies.org 
  • See below for relevant documents to download