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Schools Strategy Board (SSB)

Our Schools Strategy Board (SSB), formally known as the Board of Governors meets once per half term. Our SSB provides the local governance function for our schools which fits within the overall governance structure of GLF Schools. Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here.

The three core functions of governance are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management, including well-being, of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

It is therefore important that our SSB comprises the right people with the right skills to make appropriate and informed decisions for a school, taking into account the views of children and students, staff, parents and the local community.

The members of our School Strategy Board are listed below.

To contact the Chair of our Strategy Board, please email:

School Strategy Board






Office ends

  Elizabeth Pepper

Parent Governor, Chair of Governors

29 06 2023

Alex Skinner

Ordinary Governor, Vice Chair of Governors 12 07 2020

Andrew Knight

Ordinary Governor 04 01 2021

Ian Patterson

Ordinary Governor, Safeguarding Lead 11 12 2020
  Russell Bennett

GLF Schools







Matt Duffield



Leisa Sleat

School Business Leader


Andy Ward

Associate Headteacher
  Tom Hayter

Deputy Headteacher

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