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School Strategy Board



Our Schools Strategy Board (SSB) 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.  We have a joint SSB between William Morris Primary School and Longford Park Primary School to further strengthen our collaborative working.  Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here. 


The three core functions of governance are: 


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 
  • Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management, including well-being, of staff. 
  • 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: 

Rani Tandon - Chair of School Strategy Board (SSB)

Julie Hiddleston - Executive Headteacher

Chloe Benjamin-Smith - Member of SSB

Dan McGowan - Member of SSB

Pippa Jones - Member of SSB

Sarah Lynagh - GLF Schools - Member of SSB

Jon Malcolm  - Member of SSB

Rebecca Payne - Member of SSB

Clerk to the Governors - Clare Powell

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