School Governor / School Strategy Board (SSB) Member, Surrey

Closing date:

GLF SchoolsSurrey

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for people from the local community who can share their viewpoints, experience, skills and fresh ideas.

We have exciting and rewarding opportunities across Croydon, Surrey, Crawley, Wokingham, Didcot and Banbury for you to join a local governance committee known as a School Strategy Board (SSB) at a GLF School in your community.

GLF Schools is a family of non-selective schools including primary and secondary schools, aspiring to create a group of academies with a reputation for delivering an outstanding education for all children and students. Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right maintaining its unique characteristics and individual identity. Whilst all schools serve to meet the needs of the local community, all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

As a SSB member at a GLF School, you will help plan the strategic direction of the school by setting the values, aims and objectives for the school. The SSB  is responsible for promoting high standards ​of achievement and attainment.

As a school SSB member, your work will include:

  • Determining the school improvement strategy which includes recommending the budget and agreeing the staffing structure
  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Planning the strategic direction of the school by setting the values, aims and objectives for the school


Expertise that will contribute to effective governance includes:

  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • HR
  • IT
  • Education
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management


Time commitment:

SSB meetings

Meetings take place every half term ie. about every 6 weeks. Meetings last two hours. Timings vary but most SSBs take place at the beginning of the working day or early evening. There are papers for you to read prior to meetings to ensure that questions can be prepared.


Free training sessions are offered termly which last between 1.5 - 2 hours. Online training is also available for specific courses. 

If you would like to be considered for this position, please download and complete the application form. Alternatively, if you would like to know more about governance at GLF, email our recruitment team. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff ​and volunteers to share this commitment.

GLF Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expects all staff, SSB members and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check ​and section 128 check.

Please note; to apply for this position please click the apply button below. On submitting your basic information you will receive an automated email with a link to the full application form which should be completed and returned to

Please get in contact if you haven't received the email (it should be sent almost intantly but may end up in your junk folder)

More about GLF Schools
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Claygate House, Littleworth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9PN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8716 4987

GLF Schools is a Multi Academy Trust; a group of schools governed through a single set of members and directors to help maintain, improve and raise high educational standards across a number of schools.  We currently have a mixture of primary an...