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The Advisory Board

Millgate School

At Discovery 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 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 possesses a broad range of skills and experience and 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; Parent and staff members are elected to the board by the parent and staff body respectively.

You can contact the chair, Lynn Moore by email ( or via the Trust clerk (

Click here to view the Discovery Board of Trustees.



Lynn moore 

Community member and Chair
Business and pecuniary interests: Managing Director, Independent Child Psychology Services Ltd since 1993; elected member for Knighton ward, Leicester City Council 2011; member & associate fellow, British Psychological Society, 1993 declared 27.9.23
Appointed date: 24.11.21-23.11.24

Meeting attendance 2023-24: 4/4

Meeting attendance 2022-23: 4/4

Chris Bruce (Executive Headteacher) 

Business and pecuniary interests: Chair at Leicester Partnership School declared 21.9.23

Meeting attendance 2023-24: 1/4

Meeting attendance 2022-23: 2/4

Sara Marsh (HeadTeacher) 

Business and pecuniary interests: Fiancé Jie Elveson, Millgate School; Mother Angie Blackburn, Millgate School declared 7.9.23

Meeting attendance 2023-24: 4/4

Meeting attendance 2022-23: 4/4

Adam Lapidge 

Community Member
Business and pecuniary interests: Stepbrother to Paul Stone, Trust Leader declared 30.10.23
Appointed date: 24.11.21-23.11.24

Meeting attendance 2023-24: 3/4

Meeting attendance 2022-23: 4/4

Kate Jones

Elected Parent Member
Business and pecuniary interests: None declared 8.11.23
Appointed date: 23.11.21-22.11.24
Meeting attendance 2023-24: 2/4

Meeting attendance 2022-23: 4/4

suraJ chudasama

Elected Staff Member
Business and pecuniary interests: none declared 26.9.23
Appointed date: 14.3.23-13.3.26
Meeting Attendance 2023-24: 3/4

Meeting Attendance 2022-23: 2/2


Delphi angus

Elected Parent Member
Business and pecuniary interests: none declared 27.9.23
Appointed date: 23.3.23-22.3.26
Meeting Attendance 2023-24: 4/4

Meeting Attendance 2022-23: 1/1