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 and oversight, the Board has delegated governance function to be carried out through committees, locally through each school Advisory Board and through the central executive team.

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 2019-2020

Name Role
Mr Robert Woolston Chair of Advisory Board & appointed Community member
Term of Office: 7.12.17-6.12.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 4/4
Business interests declared 10.10.19: Director at rg&p Ltd architects since July 1997 and member of RIBA, ACArch and ARB
Mr Simon Riley Vice Chair of Advisory Board & appointed Foundation member
Term of Office: 20.1.19 -19.1.22
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 4/4
Business interests declared 10.10.19: Director of Finance at Derby City Council since August 2019; governor at The Kibworth School since September 2019.
Mrs Gilly Paterson Headteacher (ex-officio)
Mr Andrew Petersen Elected Parent member
Appointed Community member
Term of Office 22.09.16 - 21.09.20
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 4/4
No business interests declared 10.10.19
Vacancy Elected parent member
Mr Mick Beck Elected Staff member
Term of Office: 17.9.18-16.9.18
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 4/4
No business interests declared
Mrs Emily Mclean Appointed Foundation member
Term of Office: 26.10.18-25.10.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 2/4
Business interests declared 10.10.19: teacher of Farndon Fields Primary School since August 2017.
Revd. Ludger Fremmer Foundation member (Ex-officio)
Term of Office: 3.8.09 - 2.8.23
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 3/4
Business interests declared 10.10.19: Rector at St Wilfred’s Church of England, Kibworth since 2007; Trustee of Kibworth Religious Educational Trust (registered charity) since 2007.
Helen Collins Rackley Elected parent member
Term of Office 7.2.18 – 6.2.21
Attendance at AB meetings 2019-20: 1/1
Attendance at AB meetings 2018-19: 3/4
Business interests declared 10.10.19: employee at Millgate School Leicester since March 2018
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 2018-19

  • Emily Mclean
  • Simon Riley
  • Revd. Ludger Fremmer

  • Scheme of Delegation Authority


    Kibworth CE Primary School Scheme of Delegtion



    Governance Strategy


    Kibworth CE Primary School Governance Strategy



    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, Rob Woolston, directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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