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.

School Standards Board

Welcome to the School Standards Board (SSB) area of Chestnut Park Primary School website.

Chestnut Park Primary School is part of the GLF multi-academy trust. The Trust Board have overall responsibility for the school. They have delegated to the SSB the responsibility to implement and review the school’s strategic plan.

Declaration of business interests and attendance at meetings

Members of the SSB
Anna Simmonds (Chair)- any correspondence or formal complaints should be addressed to the Chair c/o the school
Dr Anna Simmonds Safeguarding and Child protection
Julie Harris    Community SSB Member, Vice Chair, SEND & LAC, Pupil Outcomes
Sharon Williams Community SSB Member
Aasia Aslam Community SSB Member, Parent Governor
Asma Elmaslouhi  Community SSB Member, Parent Governor
Bethan Smith Executive Headteacher
Hayley Lewis Head of School
Natalie Broad SSB Member and Education Partner from GLF Schools

The SSB is made up of individuals with a diverse set of skills and expertise which we effectively deploy in order to support the Headteacher in the formulation of strategic plans and policies for the short, medium and long term future of the school

Dr Anna Simmonds  

Chair of SSB

I have been Chair of the SSB at Chestnut Park since January 2016. I became a governor because I wanted to use my skills to support the school in helping all children reach their potential. I love being involved with Chestnut Park and am proud of all that's been achieved since opening in 2015.

I currently work for the Prevent Team and previously work for Croydon Council as an intelligence analyst in Children's Social Care. Prior to that I spent eight years as a neuroscientist at Imperial College London, conducting research into the neuro science of foreign language learning. Before that I worked as a languages teacher in West Sussex, Hampshire and Kent.

Julie Harris

Vice Chair of Governors

My name is Julie Harris and I am Chestnut Park’s vice chair of the SSB. I am really proud to be involved with the development of this fantastic school and to be working with the team of highly professional staff and governors who are determined to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils – your children.

I am passionate about education and believe that, with hard work and the right support, dreams can become a reality. I have been a successful headteacher of three Croydon schools and, although now retired, am very pleased to be able to offer my skills and experience as a member of the SSB at Chestnut Park.

On a personal level, I have two grown up sons and five grandchildren who keep us very busy. Inevitably, with a life time of involvement in schools, I am interested in our grandchildren’s educational experiences and support whenever needed. I always tell our grandchildren they can be whatever they want to be and this is a message I believe to be universally true. But, with a small codicile, they need to work hard, be commited to their goal, be supported by excellent teachers and be guided by their family and not pulled off course by their friends!!

With that thought, I am looking forward to working in parnership to make dreams a reality.

The committee members can be contacted through the Clerk at:


The Chair of the SSB can be contacted, in confidence, at: