The Governing Body
The governing body is similar to the board of directors of a company and is responsible for making decisions regarding the way a school is run. The governing body meets at least once a term and additional meetings of sub-committees are held as required.
The Governors work with the Headteacher to:
- Agree on the aims and values of the school
- Decide what is taught
- Set standards of discipline
- Review progress at the school interview and appoint teacher
- Decide on school budget expenditure and approve school development plans provide parents with information about the school
- Prepare action plans to ensure improvements following school inspections.
School governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They are obliged to work as one body.
The governing body consists of:
- Teachers at the school
- LEA representatives
- Non-teaching school staff
A parent governor is:
- a parent of a child at the school
- elected by the school’s parents
- serves, as do other governors, for four years.
The school’s governors
Chairman: Mr Paul Jeffries
Deputy Chairman: Mrs Emma Goad
Miss Siân Evans
Local Education Authority Representatives
Dr Andrew Connell
Mr Rhys Taylor
Mr Iolo Williams
Non-teaching staff representative
Ms Rachel Chugg
Mrs Emma Goad
Mrs Ruth Frost
Mr Ian Timbrell
Mrs Jenny Williams
Dr John Mark Frost
Dr Carys Jones
Mr Tomos Phillips
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs Ann Williams
Parents who are governors present the views of parents to the Governing Body but they are expected to speak and act as individuals. They should not consider themselves as a voice or as envoys for parents: they do not vote on behalf of all parents. They have equal status in the work of the Governing Body and have voting rights. Four parents are elected as members of the Governing Body every four years.