Governing Body / School Standards Board
School Standards Board
The Vale Primary School is part of GLF Schools, a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) made up of Primary and Secondary schools. The governance structure of the trust has been developed to support both the culture of GLF Schools and the effective management of growing organisation. GLF Schools recognises the individuality of each school and that each school has its own distinct character and culture that is respectful of it community and context.
The Trust Board is accountable to the Secretary of State for all schools within the MAT and responsible for compliance with government and EFSA requirements, company law and charity law. Whilst the Trust Board will always remain accountable, there is delegation of decision making where appropriate. Further information of GLF governance can be found
Each school within the MAT has a School Standards Board (SSB) to provide the local governance function, to which the Trust Board delegates.
In all schools, governance, should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
- 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.
Each SSB has a variable number of members, comprised of: voluntary members of the community, elected parent representatives, the Executive Headteacher, and a member of the GLF central team. The members discharge their duties through: twice termly board meetings, monitoring visits and contributing to other working groups and committees within The Trust. Members also attend training to improve understanding of their role and to keep up to date in the ever-changing educational world.
|Chair (Community)||Mrs Debbie Matthews|
|Vice Chair (Community)||Mrs Stella Hart - SHart.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Co-Headteachers||Mrs Cathy Browne - email@example.com|
|Mrs Sarah Leyland - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Community SSB Members||Mr Graeme Cobb - GCobb1.email@example.com|
|Miss Stella Hart - SHart.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parent SSB Members||Mr Simon Pearce - SPearce1.email@example.com|
|Mrs Spindler - ESpindler1.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clerk||Mrs Tessa Jones|