GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Governing Body / School Standards Board

Our School Standards Board (SSB) has the following core responsibilities:

  • Strategic oversight of the education provision of the school
  • Strategic oversight of compliance of the school with Trust policies
  • Supporting the Trust board to ensure good governance across the Trust

What We Do

The SSB seek to maintain and improve standards of education. They: provide a Strategic View, act as a Critical Friend and ensure Accountability. Laws and regulations impose duties on governors, such as to:

  • Write and monitor the aims of the school
  • Monitor and evaluate the policies to be applied by the Head Teacher and staff
  • Ensure a Strategic Improvement Plan is drawn up
  • Act as a link between the local community and the school
  • Draw up an action plan following a school inspection
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the children


The SSB meet twice a term during the autumn, spring and summer.

The meetings cover both strategic items such as, pupil progress, the school development plan, staff development and information such as, the Head Teacher’s report, safeguarding and reviewing of policies. We feel this is essential so that all SSB Members can fulfil their role in monitoring the school. The SSB monitor the on-going strategic improvement plan through monitoring visits and committee meetings. 


Who’s Who

Full name of SSB Member Category Term of Office Appointing Body Nominated Office Responsibility Attendance at SSB Meetings 2021-22
Mr Andrew Burbidge
Headteacher from 24.9.18 N/A GLF Trust N/A Present at all meetings:
Mrs Joan Mary Hornsby Community 16.07.20 - 15.07.24 Community Chair of Governors GLF Liaison (in case of allegations against the Head Teacher) Present at all meetings:

Dr Ian Henry Rivens

Community 16.07.20 - 15.07.24 Community Vice-Chair


Risk Register

Present at all meetings:
Mrs Elizabeth Anscomb Parent 16.07.20 - 15.07.24 Parents   Pupil Premium

Present at all meetings: 5/5

Ms Jolene Saxon Community 20.04.20 - 19.04.24 Parents   Early Years
Present at all meetings:
Mrs Laura Brown Parent

20.07.21 -            20.07.25

Headteacher   SEND Present at all meetings: 5/5

SSB Contact Details

SSB Chair - Joan Hornsby         

SSB Safeguarding - Ian Rivens