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Governance Statement 

Governance across the GGL Federation ( Greenside & Griffin )


The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust is the education charity that runs the school and is responsible for the governance of the school. The Covid-19 Scheme of Delegation sets out the delegated powers during the public health emergency with local governance suspended at the present time. In line with the resinstigation of all national accountability measures local governance will resume with a focus on the breadth and depth of curriculum offer and the extent to which context is taken into account alongside the well being of pupils and staff.  


Please contact the Director of Governance and Policy if there are any questions about the governance of the school or Trust - jem.shuttleworth@elliotfoundation.co.uk

Elliot Foundation Academy Trust documents can be found here.

The GGL Federation has one Local Governing Body with responsibility for governance across both schools.

Our key strategic aims in bringing the schools together were to allow greater opportunities for all involved to develop as a result of working in partnership along with providing a more sustainable model at all levels going forwards.

Our focus is on supporting each school to achieve the best possible outcomes for every student across the federation. We do this by setting and modelling high expectations, evidencing clarity as to our role and responsibilities at a local level and against the Scheme of Delegation and by working with all stakeholders to understand our schools and what next steps are needed to further improve.


Our Local Governing Body comprises nine governors with representation from staff, parents and local community. We are absolutely delighted that each school enjoys equal representation at meetings and this reflects our commitment to working to support all across the federation.


We have a Lead Governor for each school who works closely with their respective Head of School along with our Chair of Governors who works alongside the Executive Principal.


Chair of Governors – Jem Shuttleworth ( jem.shuttleworth@elliotfoundation.co.uk )

Executive Principal – Karen Bastick-Styles ( kbs@greensideschool.org )

Lead Governor for Greenside – Andy Meeson ( andym@greensideschool.org )

Lead Governor for Griffin – Nick Flesher ( nickf@greensideschool.org )


The other members of our Local Governing Body are –

Rachel Dean

Christina Morra

Sophie Weitzman

The two schools work to the policies and practice of The Elliot Foundation Multi Academy Trust which are available on the Trust website and on the individual policy pages for each of the schools.

In line with statutory requirements our Register of Business Interests and our Attendance Register can be found below.

Register of Business Interests Document 2018-19

Attendance Register 2017-18 and 18-19

Governance Impact Statement 2017-18


If you have any questions regarding governance across the federation then please do get in touch with Jem.

Griffin Governance Pilot

​Griffin Primary School

Stewarts Road 


London SW8 4JB

Tel: 020 7622 5087​

Twitter: @PrimaryGriffin

We are proud members of The Elliot Foundation Academy Trust. For more details please click here:

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