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

School Standards Board (SSB)

Our SSB Chair can be contacted on

Our SSB meets once per half term and provides the local governance function for Aureus School which fits within the overall governance structure of GLF Schools. Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here.

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.

The SSB continues to have parent representatives and representatives from the local community, together with our Headteacher and representatives from the Trust’s central team. It remains important that our SSB comprises the right people with the right skills to make appropriate and informed decisions for the school, taking into account the views of students, staff, parents and the local community.

Click here to view the members of our School Standards Board


SSB photos (2)Kerry Brown
SSB Chair 


I have been Chair of the SSB at Aureus since 2022 and on the board since 2020.  I have also been Chair of a Didcot primary school since 2018 and on the board as Safeguarding link governor for another local secondary college since 2022. 
Having lived in Didcot all my life I feel well placed to understand the local community and I am passionate about supporting and helping local schools to be the very best they can be.  I bring over 25 years’ experience, working in the HR field, to my role on the board and am delighted to be part of the team ensuring the Vision and Values for Aureus school are realised for every student.


SSB photos (1)Louise Sinfield
Deputy Chair

Local to School and keen to support my local community
Second time being a school Governor, previous school was a primary in Surrey, relocated 3 years ago, being involved in SSB was a way to get closer to my new community and understand the type of changes in secondary schools compared to when I was at school 30 odd years ago. 

I am a professionally qualified senior HR practitioner with 20 years experience which brings complimentary skill sets to support the strategic element of SSB, used to reviewing policies for example and thinking about longer term impact of decisions on people, of in this case the students and teaching staff.  Personal interest in secondary education with a teenage son and 3 teenage stepchildren, understanding focus areas help support at home. Keen interest in safeguarding 

SSB photosOleg Badunenko
Community Member

Oleg has been a member of the Aureus School SSB since December 2022. With a background in economics and statistics/econometrics, he works as a lecturer and researcher at Brunel University London. His research focuses among other areas on students' achievement and underachievement at both school and in higher education. I am delighted to be part of the SSB, where I can contribute to maintaining academic excellence and enhancing the school's reputation for quality education.