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School Standards Board (SSB) - Governing Body

Hardwick Primary School is part of the GLF multi academy trust.  The Trust Board have overall responsibility for the school of which they have delegated to the SSB the responsibility to implement and review the school’s strategic plan.

The SSB for the academic year 2021-22 will be composed of the same members of the Cherry Fields Primary School SSB, which the Executive Leadership Team also lead. There will be one meeting each half-term that is focusses purely on strategic aspects of the school. 

The SSB is made up of individuals with a diverse set of skills and expertise which we effectively deploy in order to support the Headteacher in the formulation of strategic plans and policies for the short, medium and long term future of the school

Structure of the SSB including roles and responsibilities

The School Strategy Board’s three core functions are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its budget has an effective impact on children’s learning.
Role Responsibility
Chair
  • Be able to demonstrate the competencies set out in the DfE Competency Framework for Governors (in addition the Chair should be able to demonstrate the specific competencies for the Chair role).
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the school, within the overall vision for the Trust.
  • Contribute to the remit of the SSB to oversee educational and financial performance of the school and to ensure pupil and staff well-being.
  • Participate in stimulating excellent, well-rounded and carefully considered strategic decision-making.
  • Develop good working relationships with colleagues on the SSB to facilitate effective communication and decision making
SSB Members
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the school, within the overall vision for the Trust
  • Contribute to the remit of the SSB to oversee educational and financial performance of the school and to ensure pupil and staff well-being.
  • Participate in stimulating excellent, well-rounded and carefully considered strategic decision-making.
  • Develop good working relationships with colleagues on the SSB to facilitate effective communication and decision making
Clerk
  • Be responsible for advising School Strategy Board (SSB) on constitutional matters, duties and powers and will work within the broad current legislative framework.
  • Secure the continuity of governing body business and observe confidentiality requirements.

 

SSB Members

Name Type of Member Date Appointed End of Term
Martin Burke Chair (Trustee) 01.09.2021 31.08.2025
Neil Hancox Parent 01.12.2020 30.11.2024
Setul Meta Community 01.09.2021 31.08.2025
Kevin Gawley Community (GLF Staff) 01.09.2020 31.08.2024
Fiona Garman Community (GLF Staff) 01.09.2021 31.08.2025
Graeme Page Executive Head of School    
Julie Hiddleston Executive Headteacher    
Anne Alderman Clerk    
Natalie Broad GLF Education Partner    

 

SSB Meeting Dates 2021-2022

Autumn 1 Tuesday

28/9/21  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Autumn 2 Tuesday

911/21  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Spring 1 Tuesday

18/1/22  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Spring 2 Tuesday

15/3/22  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Summer 1 Tuesday

17/5/22  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Summer 2 Tuesday

12/7/22  1:00pm – 3:00pm