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Together We Will Succeed Gyda'n gilydd byddwn yn Llwyddo

Pen-Y-Bryn, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan CF63 2XL

01446 747393

palmerstonps@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Meet the Governors

 

Governing Body Member

Representation

Mrs Brenda Cleak (Chair)

LEA

Mrs. Emma Ryles  (Vice Chair)

Parent

Ms Katy Williams

Headteacher

 

 

Mrs Nicola Herbert

Mrs Michaela Richardson

LEA

LEA

 

Mrs. Vicky Edwards

Ms Helen Jenkins

Mrs. Kate Clark

Mr. Matthew Knibbs

Community

Community

Community

Community

 

Mrs. Rebecca Breed

Mrs.  Claire Jenkins

Teaching representative

Non - Teaching representative

 

 

Mr.s Kelly Murphey

 Parent

 

 

Mrs Julie Sinclair

Clerk to the Governing Body

 

What is the Governing Body?

 

Governors are like a Board of Directors who makes decisions alongside the School Leadership and the Local Authority about how the school is run. They meet at least once a term as a full governing body and several other times in statutory and non-statutory committees.

Governors are appointed to take on a broadly strategic role in the running of the school.

The strategic role means the governing body, alongside the Headteacher decides what they want the school to achieve and set the strategic framework for getting there. It should establish the strategic framework by:

  • Setting aims and objectives for the school;
  • Adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • Setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives; and
  • Reviewing progress towards achieving the aims and objectives.

 

The governing body in carrying out these duties works alongside all stakeholders to share and achieve common aspirations and goals. This also involves particular legal responsibilities, monitoring of school regulations and the school budget. They can only act as a body, not individually.

School Governors are representatives for the:

  • Local Council
  • Teachers
  • Non teaching staff
  • Parents
  • Community Members

Parent governors bring the views of the parents to the governing body, through the appropriate channels and are not expected to be the ‘mouthpiece’ of parents. They are governors in their own right, having equal status and voting rights in the work the governing body and do not vote for all parents in general.

How can I become a Governor? 

Ask the Headteacher or contact the Clerk of Governors. Vacancies for parent governors will be advertised and circulated to all parents as they arise.