GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Governance - School Standards Board

As part of the GLF Schools multi-academy trust, The Beacon is able to benefit from the support and opportunities of that trust membership.  Being part of a Trust allows us to work within a governance structure which is different from a traditional Governing Body model and from 2020 our local governance body is now called a School Standards Board.  This Board will continue to include parent representatives, elected in the same way as parent governors were previously, and representatives from the local community, together with our Executive Head - Mr M Duffiield, Head of School - Mr J Grant Duff and representatives from the Trust’s central team.

The Beacon’s Schools Standards Board (SSB) meets once per half term and provides the local governance function for the schools which fits within the overall governance structure of GLF Schools.

Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here:

Register of Business Interests for all Governors within GLF Schools

GLF Articles and Scheme of Delegation for SSB

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.

School Standards Board

The School Standards Board has the following Core responsibilities:

  • Strategic oversight of the education provision of The Beacon School
  • Strategic oversight of compliance of the School with Trust policies
  • Supporting the Trust Board to ensure good governances across the Trust

The SSB is also the Board's interface with pupils, staff, parents and the local community, ensuring that stakeholder voices are heard and responded to and providing a local focus on wellbeing of pupils and staff.

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 The Beacon School Standards Board are:

  • Harvey Morris - SSB Chair, Community SSB Member
  • Jennifer Guppy - Parent SSB member
  • Dan Masterton - Parent SSB Member
  • Andrea Wright - Community SSB Member
  • Caroline Christer - Community SSB member
  • Fraser Desforges-Medhurst - Community SSB member
  • James Grant Duff – Head of School (ex officio)
  • Matt Duffield – Executive Headteacher (ex officio)

Tessa Jones - Clerk 

To contact the Chair of our Standards Board, please use the following email:

Please contact the Clerk to The Beacon School Standards Board, if you are interested in participating in governance at The Beacon School using the following email:

Join the SSB

SSB Member role description

Disqualification Criteria and Vetting