Our School Standards Board (SSB) meets once per half term. Our SSB provides the local governance function for our schools 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:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management, including well-being, of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
It is therefore important that our SSB comprises the right people with the right skills to make appropriate and informed decisions for a school, taking into account the views of children and students, staff, parents and the local community.
The members of our School Standards Board are:
- Joanne Tanner (Chair)
- Amy Anderson - Head of School
- Claire Copeland - Executive Head Teacher
- Dr Christina Stead (Community member)
- Kola Agboola (Community member)
- Sarah Morgan (Clerk)
I have been proud to be a governor, now an SSB member, at Meridian for over 10 years. Education and aspiration are vital for young people of New Addington, and the work that the team at Meridian do to provide this is exemplary.
Director of Communications & Engagement, Royal College of Midwives
Mr Name is Kola and I am a member of Meridian’s SSB
I would like to contribute to Governance Standards and help to promote excellence of Meridian High School as a local resident.
I work as a Laboratory Technician at Kingston University. I am also the Ward Councillor for New Addington North.
Dr Christina Stead
I have been a member of the SSB at Meridian High School since September 2021
I have lived in Croydon for nearly 20 years and wanted to offer my skills and experience to a local school. I am excited to work with MHS as it continues its journey of improvement.
After taking a degree in History, I worked as a policy manager in a university before retraining as a careers advisor in my 40s. I hold a doctorate in education (my research explored women’s careers) and have taught in higher education. I currently work as a consultant, specialising in mentoring.