The Glyn Learning Foundation


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. 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:
Mr G Hunnisett

Mr G Hunnisett (Ordinary Governor)
Chair of Governors
Gary has headed up new business development for Smart Training for the last 18 months. Prior to that he spent three years as Head of Operations and 10 years as a Business Development Manager serving major blue chip companies in the food and drink retail sector. During this time, Gary spent three years working on a half a billion dollar start up company, gaining a unique insight enabling him to support any new business. To support him with his roles he completed a two year senior management course and MBA level, supported by Mars, BMW and several Government bodies. He has a strong proven record of: investing in people linked to reward and recognition, driving change through strategic planning, developing a true customer focused business, maximising sales through targeted marketing and competitor analysis. 

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Mr P Williams (Co-opted Governor)
Vice Chair of Governors
Paul Williams has been a Parent Governor at Danetree since 2011. He has two children, one who has just left Danetree and one who has just joined! Paul is a Programme Manager in a Telecoms company and works in London. He really enjoys being a governor and is passionate in wanting Danetree’s children to reach their potential at the school and enjoy the time they are with us.


Ms J Humberston Ms J Humberston (Parent Governor)
Safeguarding Governor
Ms Joanna Humberston has just been elected to join the governing body of Danetree School as a parent governor. She currently has a son in Year 5, and her youngest son will be joining Year 3 in September 2016. Having spent her professional life in secondary education, she is currently involved in the delivery of modern foreign languages in the primary sector in several schools and is overwhlemed by the enthusiasm and the motivation of the youngest learners. Since her son joined Danetree in 2013, the nurturing of curiosity and a deep-rooted love of learning have unreservedly impressed her. She attributes this to the refreshing, innovative vision of the school; ensuring that the themed learning is purposeful, creative, kinesthetic and enjoyable for all and she looks forward to being involved as Danetree enters its exciting new phase. Her interests include music, drama, and dance.