GLF Schools

GLF Schools

Governing Body / School Standards Board

Where We Come From

Governors are required to act in the best interest of the school as a whole, not to represent any particular interest group.

We are elected or appointed as follows:

  • Parents - Elected by parents; must have at least one child at the school at the time of election. Are representative parents, not representatives of parents.
  • Staff - Elected by staff, must work at the school
  • Community - Asked by Governors to bring special expertise to the Governing Body


Governors are encouraged to attend regular training courses, events and workshops to improve their skills and for the overall development of the Governing Body.

All new governors attend two induction courses. Other courses cover specialist responsibilities and committee involvement.

To facilitate this, the school has bought into the Surrey Governor Training Package.

What We Do

Governors 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
  • Ensure effective use of the school’s budget
  • Appoint, promote, support and discipline staff
  • 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 Governing Body meets twice a term during the autumn, spring and summer.

The governing body meetings cover both strategic items such as, pupil progress, the school development plan, finance, staff development and information such as, the Head Teacher’s report, safeguarding and reviewing of policies. We feel this is essential so that all governors can fulfil their role in monitoring the school. Governors monitor the on-going strategic improvement plan through twice yearly monitoring visits and committee meetings. Governors receive no remuneration for their duties and responsibilities as BIS school governors.

Who’s Who

Full name of SSB Member Category Term of Office Appointing Body Nominated Office Responsibility Attendance at SSB Meetings 2020-21
Mr Andrew Burbidge
Headteacher from 24.9.18 N/A N/A N/A Present at all meetings:
Mrs Joan Mary Hornsby Community 16.07.20 - 15.07.22 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 - 15.07.22 Community Vice-Chair Safeguarding Present at all meetings:
Mrs Elizabeth Anscomb Parent 16.07.20 - 15.07.22 Parents N/A Pupil Premium Present at all meetings:
Ms Jolene Saxon Parent 20.04.20 - 19.04.22 Parents N/A Early Years
Present at all meetings:


Governor Name of Employer/Organisation Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date Declared
Andrew Burbidge
Banstead Infant School Head Teacher
Banstead Infant School
Nothing to declare 28.9.18
Joan Hornsby (Community/Chair) N/A N/A Nothing to declare 28.9.18
Ian Rivens (Community/Vice-Chair)

Institute of Cancer Research Medical / Physicist Nothing to declare 28.9.18
Elizabeth Anscomb (Parent)     Parent  
Jolene Saxon
N/A N/A Parent