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:

  • Parents
  • Teachers at the school
  • LEA representatives
  • Non-teaching school staff
  • Co-optees.

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

Mr Paul Jeffries
Dr Andrew Connell

Mr Rhys Taylor

Teachers’ Representative
Mr Iolo Williams

Non-teaching staff representative
Ms Rachel Chugg

Parent Governors

Mrs Emma Goad
Mrs Ruth Frost

Mr Ian Timbrell

Mrs Jenny Williams

Co-opted Governors

Miss Suzanne Neesom
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.