Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

School Strategic Board

As part of the GLF Schools multi academy trust, Hillcroft School is able to benefit from the support and opportunities that are offered by the Trust.  Being part of the Trust allows us to work within a governance structure which is different from a traditional Governing Body model and from September 2017, our local governance body is now a School Strategy Board (SSB).  Our SSB meets once per half term and provides the local governance function for Hillcroft 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 Head Teacher, Miss Brazier, our School Business Manager, Mrs Conway, 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.

Below are details of our current SSB. SSB members can be contacted via their email addresses below or via the school office.

Janet Worth - Chair of SSB

My name is Janet Worth and I am the newly appointed Chair of the SSB.  I was appointed as a Parent Governor in May 2015 and have two grandchildren at Hillcroft.  I am a lawyer by profession, but worked at a senior level in the public sector for  30 plus years until I stopped paid work in 2008.  Becoming a Governor at Hillcroft is an opportunity to continue using my skills to help Hillcroft provide the best possible education for their children.

When I was at primary school I used to read a book a day from the library. I still love reading now.

I can be contacted by email on or by letter via the school office. You will also see me around at school events, open days etc 

Janet Worth 1

Louise Marriage - SSB Member

I have been a Governor since May 2015. I have two children in the school. My job is making policy in a large independent industry regulator. I became a governor because I think with my skills and experience I can support the school in helping everyone to reach their potential. 

When I was at primary school my favourite subject was reading,  I wasn’t very keen on sport. I am still the same now.

I can be contacted by email on

Louise Marriage

Dave Shadrach - SSB Member

I have been a Governor since May 2015 and I have two Children in the School. My job is an operational role within a Government organisation and I have a particular interest in Health & Safety. I became a Governor to help the School encourage learning and social development with a particular focus on ensuring a safe environment.

When I was at school, my favourite subjects were maths and art although I’ve always really liked music.

I can be contacted by email on

Dave Shadrack

Adam Jewell - SSB Member

I am the newest governor and have been coopted onto the governing body because of my finance experience. I am a Chartered Accountant and my job is to manage a finance function including budgeting, cost analysis and cashflow. My son has recently joined Hillcroft and I have become a governor because I want to make a positive contribution to the school that he attends. My key area of focus will be the financial management of the school.   

When I was at primary school I loved learning about the stars, space and the planets. This led me to study Astrophysics at University and I still love reading about the latest Nasa missions out in to the solar system.

I can be contacted by email on

Adam Jewell

The Governors section of the website is still under construction.  It is a place where we will put any reports we make and is somewhere that Parents and all the school community will be able to see what Governors are doing and our contact details are available should you need to contact us. 

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