Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

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. Further information about governance at GLF Schools can be found here.

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)

Mr C McCarthy, Executive Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and leadership of the schools and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the SSB.

For details of GLF's Scheme of Delegated Authority please click here

For details of GLF's Financial Statements, Funding Agreement, Articles and Memorandum of Association please click here

Governor Attendance and Business Interests can be viewed by following this link

Wheatfield and Windmill Schools' Strategy Board Members                    

Wheatfield and Windmill 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

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.


Mr D Fisher (Ordinary Strategy Board Member)

Vice Chair of Strategy Board for Windmill and Wheatfield

Dave has a long standing interest in education and has served as a governor at three different local schools since 1997.  Dave has lived locally on Woosehill for nearly 30 years and until recently worked in Finance for Reading Borough Council.  His two grown-up children have each benefitted from a fantastic education at local schools at which he has been privileged to help as a governor, particularly in the field of finance.  Dave looks forward to a new challenge at Windmill and Wheatfield Primary Schools.  

Kelly Jones

Ms K Jones (Parent Strategy Board Member)

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.

Mr C McCarthy

Mr C McCarthy (Executive Head of Windmill and Wheatfield Primary Schools)

Carl has worked in a number of different schools, in both the independent and state sectors, and supported other GLF schools as an advisor.  He is the joint Executive Head for Windmill and Wheatfield Schools as well as for Frogmore Junior School which recently joined the GLF trust.


Mrs A O'Sullivan (Parent Strategy Board Member – Windmill)

Mrs C Scragg

Mrs C Scragg (Assistant Head of Inclusion  - Windmill)

Clare is the Assistant Head of Inclusion for Wheatfield and Windmill Primary School.  She has worked in a number of schools across Staffordshire and Berkshire and gained her National SENCo Award in 2012. 

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Mr M Stockle (Parent Strategy Board Member – Wheatfield)

Chair of Strategy Board for Wheatfield and Windmill Schools

Mike is a parent governor for Wheatfield School, Chair of the LGB and a member of the standards committee. He has been a governor since 2014. He works for an engineering contractor in Reading, where he is a Chief Engineer. Mike has two daughters at Wheatfield. He is highly committed to being a governor and is looking to help the schools enable all the children who attend the schools to achieve their potential.

If you wish to contact Mr Stockle this can be done via a confidential letter handed in to the school office or via a confidential email addressed to