School Advisory Board

Board of Governors

Welcome to Braunstone Community Primary School's Advisory Board


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: 2017-18


Name Role
Jatinder Mahil Headteacher (ex-officio)
Cas Beckett Community member & Chair of the Board
Term of Office: 1.10.16 – 30.9.20
Attendance at meetings 2017/18: 1/1
Attendance at meetings 2016/17: 1/1
No business interests declared: 9.11.17
Emma Spiers Community member
Term of Office: 1.10.16 – 30.9.20
Attendance at meetings 2017/18: 0/1
Attendance at meetings 2016/17: 1/1
Business interests declared 13.11.17: Educational Consultant at We Love Learning Ltd since Sept’14.
Lucy McNamara Staff member
Term of Office: 1.10.16 – 30.9.20
Attendance at meetings 2017/18: 1/1
Attendance at meetings 2016/17: 1/1
Business interests declared 9.11.17: Employment as HLTA at the school.
Paul Runesha Parent member
Term of Office: 29.9.17 – 28.9.20
Attendance at meetings 2017/18: 1/1
No business interests declared: 9.11.17
Parent member Vacancy
Paul Stone Ex-officio, CEO, Discovery Schools Academy Trust
Dawn White Ex-officio, Cluster Leader, Discovery Schools Academy Trust
Robyn Cooper Clerk

Scheme of Delegation


The latest version of our Scheme of Delegation can be downloaded here


Get in Touch


If you would like to contact the Advisory Board at any time, please contact our Clerk, Robyn Cooper:

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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.

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