School Strategy Board
School Strategy Board members (formerly Governors) are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The GLF Trust Board delegates certain functions to School Strategy Boards (SSBs), which form the local governance level within GLF schools.
The role of the School Strategy Board (SSB) is absolutely key to the effectiveness of Windmill and Wheatfield Primary Schools. SSB members provide strategic leadership and accountability. Individual SSB members may not act independently of the rest of the Board, decisions are the joint responsibility of the SSB.
The role of the SSB is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
set the aims and objectives for our school
set the policies for achieving our aims and objectives
set the targets for achieving our aims and objectives
monitor and evaluate the progress Windmill and Wheatfield Primary Schools are making towards achievement of their aims and objectives
be a source of challenge and support to the Executive Head Teacher (a critical friend)
Mrs L Parsons, Executive Headteacher, is responsible for the internal organisation, management and leadership of the schools and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the SSB.
Windmill and Wheatfield Schools' Strategy Board Members
Windmill and Wheatfield schools are part of GLF Schools.
Mrs N Broad (GLF Schools Education Partner)
Natalie is part of the GLF Central Team with special responsibility for curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment across all GLF primary schools. She is the trusts Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and the linked Education Partner for Windmill and Wheatfield schools.
Mrs T Brown (Head of School - Wheatfield)
Tamara is the Head of School for Wheatfield Primary School and also the Early Years Lead for both Windmill and Wheatfield Schools. She provides Early Years support for other GLF schools and is a qualified Higher Level Teaching Assistant assessor.
Miss N Cotter (Head of School - Windmill)
Mr S Hinton (Parent Strategy Board Member - Windmill)
Simon has two daughters who currently attend Windmill Primary School. A keen historian, Simon studied history at Manchester university and went on to a successful career in finance after studying to become a chartered management accountant. He is excited to be a member of the SSB and support both Windmill and Wheatfield as they continue to grow and develop. In his spare time Simon enjoys spending time with family and friend and enjoys watching all sports, especially Formula One and football. Originally from west London, he is an avid QPR supporter and is very much looking forward to getting back to see them play in Shepherds Bush.
Ms K Jones (Parent Strategy Board Member - Wheatfield)
Chair of Strategy Board for Wheatfield and Windmill Schools
Kelly has two children, her daughter is currently at Wheatfield Primary School and she hopes her son will attend Wheatfield when he is of school age. Kelly has an international background in business, with a career focusing on finance and operations. Having been educated in the United States to a high degree, Kelly is passionate about learning, understanding the local curriculum and ensuring our children have the best start in life. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and children, tap dancing, seeing as many West End Shows as possible, and her cat.
If you wish to contact Ms Jones, this can be done via a confidential letter handed in to the school office or via a confidential email addressed to email@example.com
Mrs W Measures (Ordinary Strategy Board Member)
Wendy has a Masters Degree in Engineering and has worked in design, operations, procurement, and strategy management all within the energy industry. Wendy has 2 primary aged children and currently works with secondary schools helping improve their careers strategies and provision. She has a keen interest in STEM and sustainability, including the energy transition and the benefits of active travel to school. She is keen to ensure that all children get the best start in life through a rounded education. Wendy is also a British Cycling Coach and volunteers at a local cycle club.
Mrs L Parsons (Executive Headteacher)
Lee is the Executive Headteacher of Windmill Primary school, alongside being the Executive Headteacher at Wheatfield Primary, Lightwater Village and Hammond Junior Schools.
Lee has been in Primary Education for over 20 years and has worked across three Local Authorities as well as the GLF Trust. She has always been part of school’s governing bodies in a variety of capacities, including parent governance and so has a wealth of experience with the inner workings of school leadership and governing bodies.
Lee spends most of her spare time supporting the different sports that her two Primary age sons participate in!