The Glyn Learning Foundation

Schools Strategy Board (Governors)

Danetree Primary School Strategic Board

Danetree 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 had been developed to support both the culture of GLF Schools and the effective management of a 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 its 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 on GLF governance arrangements can be found  here

Each school within the MAT has a School Strategy 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:

  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.

Each SSB has nine members, comprised of: voluntary members of the community, elected parent representatives, the Headteacher, the School Business Manager and members 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.

 
Mr G Hunnisett

Mr G Hunnisett (Community SSB Member)
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 SSB Member)
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 SSB Member)
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.
 

Full GLF SSB Representatives

Name Role Appointed Expires Appointed by

Gary Hunnisett

Community SSB member
14.09.15
13.09.19

LGB on skills

Paul Williams 

Co-opted

21.03.17

20.03.18

LGB on skills

Joanna Humberston

Parent SSB member
10.10.15
09.10.19

elected by parents/carers 

Bethan  Smith

Headteacher, Danetree

01.09.17
ex officio
GLF Board

Hilary Maynard

School Business Manager Danetree

01.09.17
ex officio Headteacher, Danetree
Joanne Freeman
Education Partner GLF Schools

01.09.17
ex officio
GLF Board

Gordon Cutter

Projects GLF Central Team

01.09.17

31.08.18

GLF Board
Carole Davies
Business Team GLF Central Team

01.09.17

31.08.18

GLF Board

 
















 

 

Gary HunnisettGary HunnisettJoanna Betina Humberston

Community SSB member