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26/05/19

Have a wonderful 104th birthday Sir! https://t.co/1bXHi7W221

24/05/19

Interesting comments about the success of project based learning at School 21 - sounds like our ITP! https://t.co/jPpoYzjWPM

24/05/19

Retweeted From Schools Week

Well that's a set-bacc: Ministers face renewed calls to review the EBacc after three of their claims about it are debunked https://t.co/VBX9Ry36U7

24/05/19

Hi Frank - these would be great. Perhaps you could send us contact details?

21/05/19

Great to see so many wonderful entries from our Year 7s. 👍 https://t.co/q0IeKNwxAy

19/05/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

KS2 teacher required in Redhill for September 2019. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and caring two form entry school, currently on an exciting journey of improvement. Full time, permanent and MPR. https://t.co/UT5VLTwPFj https://t.co/iO5K8zn8Pb

10/05/19

Lovely for our students to be providing a love and joy for the Arts with the local elderly home. https://t.co/Up53lpIotB

06/05/19

We look forward to showing you around our school and seeing our excellent relationships, care and guidance for our children. https://t.co/ofFcILXfj6

22/04/19

Looking forward to our third term tomorrow- don’t be late! https://t.co/gnq1hwMUvm

22/04/19

We hope that all our wonderful students have had a great break and are looking forward to starting school tomorrow? Just remember to park and stride or you helmet with the bike of a scooter! !

16/04/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teacher of Technology required for brand new six-form entry secondary school in Mersham - The successful candidate will ensure that Technology has a high profile across the School through offering vibrant and exciting learning opportunities https://t.co/7mrCS2cii9 https://t.co/lJyzxPBpvN

09/04/19

Retweeted From Integrity Coaching

If the BBC2 Documentary "School" proved anything, I believe it's that as a profession, it's time we start better supporting those that lead our schools... https://t.co/uAy8FeG1fq

05/04/19

Wishing our whole community a Happy Easter! https://t.co/iTmJ3lp3tp

05/04/19

How far can you send an egg without it cracking - teamwork challenge. https://t.co/RIxK7sdoMN

05/04/19

Students at Merstham Park enjoying our House Master Tasks today - well done to you all. https://t.co/H1QS222yKY

04/04/19

Passionate teaching will never change at our school and a delay in the arrival of our new building won’t alter that. Proud to be part of big changes and a new community. https://t.co/9BpbzzfZvZ

03/04/19

Great things will be achieved, but our new building has been delayed - our standards are high and it will be time well spent. https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP Looking forward to a bright future.

02/04/19

We continue with excellence while the new building is developed. There has been a delay, but nothing has changed in our big plans for a fantastic future https://t.co/Jc3FxBiQgP

01/04/19

Fantastic to have our students participating at the GLF Schools Science Fair for winners! https://t.co/tsLHYaXwDS

01/04/19

Our amazing school will have a fantastic new home, but there has been a delay. We are all committed to creating the best, but it will take a bit more time than we hoped - see the full story https://t.co/Jc3FxB1fph

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Governance

Merstham Park 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 aims to have 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.

Name

Role

Term of Office

Date Appointed

Paul Carpenter

Chair of Governors

4 Years

01/09/2018

Martin Beard

Headteacher

 

 

Russell Bennett

Education Partner (GLF)

 

 

Mark Leach

School Business Leader

 

 

Nick Clark

Community Governor 

4 Years

01/01/2019

Dave Shadrach

Parent Governor 4 Years 25/02/2019