School Advisory Board

Board of Governors

The School Advisory Board


Welcome to Kibworth’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 Advisory Board has a range of responsibilities:

1. Supporting good governance of the school.

2. Safeguarding and promoting the values of the school.

3. Supporting the Headteacher of the school and being a critical friend.

4. Monitoring the achievement, quality of teaching and behaviour and safety.

5. Supporting effective financial governance.

6. Engagement with the school’s key stakeholders e.g. parents/carers, pupils and staff.

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.

Advisory Board members 2017-2018

Name Role
Mrs Kate Foster Chair of Advisory Board & elected parent member
Term of Office: 22.9.16 - 21.9.2020
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 1/1
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Attendance at FGB meetings 2015-2016: 4/4
Business interests declared 21.9.17: employee of Leicester University Attenborough Arts Centre since October 2015, Trustee of Kibworth Charitable Trust since April 2014, Parent Governor at Birkett House School since September 2016 and Community Governor at The Kibworth School since January 2017.
Mr Robert Woolston Vice-Chair of Advisory Board & elected parent member
Term of Office: 3.11.13 - 2.11.17
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 0/1
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Attendance at FGB meetings 2015-2016: 3/4
No relevant business interests declared 9.10.16
Mr David Briggs Headteacher
Mr Chris Biddle Elected parent member
Term of Office: 25.11.16-24.11.2020
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 1/1
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Attendance at FGB meetings 2015-2016: 3/4
Business interests declared 21.9.17: employee of Leicester Partnership NHS Trust.
Mr Andrew Petersen Appointed Community member
Term of Office 03.12.15 - 02.12.19
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 1/1
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 2/4
Attendance at FGB meetings 2015-2016: 2/3
No relevant business interests declared 21.9.17
Mrs Rachel Langley Elected parent member
Term of Office 24.11.16 – 23.11.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 1/1
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 3/3
No relevant business interests declared 21.9.17
Mrs Gilly Paterson Elected staff member
Term of Office: 20.3.14 - 19.2.18
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 1/1
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Attendance at FGB meetings 2015-2016: 4/4
No relevant business interests declared 21.9.17
Mrs Emily Mclean Appointed Foundation member
Term of Office: 24.4.14 - 28.4.18
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 1/1
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Attendance at meetings 2015-2016: 3/4
Business interests declared 21.9.17: employee of Farndon Fields Primary School since August 2017.
Mr Simon Riley Appointed Foundation member
Term of Office: 20.1.15 - 19.1.19
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 1/1
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 4/4
Attendance at meetings 2015-2016: 4/4
Business interests declared 21.9.17: Head of Finance and Corporate Services at Harborough District Council since May 2013.
Revd. Ludger Fremmer Foundation member (Ex-officio)
Term of Office: 3.8.09 - 2.8.23
Attendance at AB meetings 2017-18: 1/1
Attendance at FGB meetings 2016-17: 3/4
Attendance at FGB meetings 2015-2016: 4/4
Business interests declared: Public Officer Holder St Wilfred’s Church of England since 2007, Patron and Chaplain of The Well (registered charity) since 2012, Trustee of Kibworth Educational Trust (registered charity) since 2007. Wife employed at Fleckney Primary School.
Paul Stone Ex-officio DSAT Direct of Schools
Anna Mousley Clerk to the Advisory Board

Foundation and Community Committee

The Advisory Board operates a Foundation and Community Committee which meets termly. The role of the committee is to protect, promote and develop the Christian character and distinctiveness of the school in partnership with the church and to help evidence the impact of the Christian vision on school performance.

Membership 2017-18

  • Emily Mclean
  • Simon Riley
  • Revd. Ludger Fremmer

  • Scheme of Delegation Authority


    Kibworth CE Primary School Scheme of Delegtion


    Get in Touch


    If you would like to contact an advisory board member at any time, or ask about joining the board in the future, please contact our Clerk to the advisory board, Anna Mousley, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (0116) 279 3462. Alternatively you can send a written message FAO Anna via the school office.

    You can also contact our Chair of the Advisory Board, Kate Foster, directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    We look forward to hearing from you!