Governor at GLF

Would you like the opportunity to help shape a GLF School in your local community?
We are looking for people from the local community, from all walks of life and backgrounds, who can share their viewpoints, experience, expertise, skills and fresh ideas. Could this be you?

Are you interested in being a school Governor at a GLF School? Please download a governor application form from the bottom of this page and send in your completed form to

We have exciting and rewarding opportunities across Croydon, Surrey, Crawley, Wokingham, Didcot and Banbury for you to join a local governing body 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 Governor 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 governing body is the school’s accountable body and is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards.

GLF Governors Postcard 2015 front cover

As a school governor, your work will include:

· Determining the school improvement strategy which includes approving 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

“I have always felt honoured to give something back to the community and contribute to the strategic direction of the school” GLF Governor
Being a school governor at a GLF School, I really felt I made a difference to the school environment. I could see changes being implemented that we had come up with and it was amazing to see the difference I had made” GLF Governor

If you feel that you can make a difference and would like more information, please contact Kevin Gawley, Chair of Governors on gawleyk@glfschools or Tom Wyatt at


Page Documents Date  
Governor application form GLF 2016 06th Oct 2016 Download