Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Schools Strategy Board

Hammond Junior 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 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.

The members of our School Strategy Board are:


Nick Harris Community Member of SSB. Chair of SSB. 21/10/18 (2nd term) 4 years 20/10/2022
Jane Jeffreys Parent SSB Member. Vice Chair 01/02/2017 4 years 31/01/2021
Amy Batalli Parent SSB Member 13/02/2019 4 years 12/02/2023
Alister Moses Education Partner 01/09/2018 1 year 31/08/2019
Lee Parsons Executive Headteacher 01/09/2018 Ex officio N/A


To contact the Chair of our SSB, please email our Ruth Harrison