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Governors

Governors

 

School Governors have a key role to play in shaping the ethos of schools, raising standards and supporting teachers, families and most of all pupils.

 

Our school is a Voluntary Aided School. This means religious education and worship is led through the Christian faith and that we are able to apply specific requirements for pupil entry and staff appointments. Governors are involved in appointing members of staff, deciding policies and looking after budgets and buildings. The Governing Body are the employers of the staff in the school and are also the admitting authority. They are also responsible for ensuring they have a good understanding of teaching and learning in the school and of how the curriculum is developed and implemented in the school. The Governing Body’s role is that of a “critical friend,” being supportive of the school but not afraid to ask difficult or challenging questions.

 

The Governing Body are not, however, involved in the day-to-day running of the school as that is the responsibility of the Headteacher.

 

No individual governor has any over-arching authority; sub-committees have delegated powers awarded by the Governing Body as a whole. The Chair, however, has the authority to answer letters, deal with emergencies and liaise with the Headteacher without constant recourse to the full Governing Body.

 

The Church in Wales is our founding body and appoints the majority of governors, known as Foundation Governors. The Governing Body is a vital part of the leadership of the school and our role in developing the work of the school as a church school is independently inspected. The Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team, staff and governors work as a united team dedicated to realising a shared Christian vision for the school.

 

The full Governing Body meets four times per academic year.

 

There are 16 governors in total with a wide variety of experience.

 

Composition of the Governing Body 2021-22

 

Governor Type

Name

Foundation

Revd Canon Dr Jan van der Lely (ex-officio)

Mrs Elizabeth Elias

Mr Ben Jenkins

Mr Gareth Morris

Mr Neil Roberts

Mrs Angelina Rodriques (Vice-Chair of Governors)

Revd Emma Rees-Kenny

Ms Layla Fear

Vacant

Parent

Mrs Amelia Russell

Vacant (election Autumn Term 2021)

Local Authority

Mr David Oliver (Chair of Governors)

Mr Philip Barratt

Headteacher

Mrs Annette James (ex-offico)

Teacher

Ms Misha Bannister

Support Staff

Mrs Liz McGhie

Co-Opted Governor

Mrs Sam Bebb

 

The Diocesan Director of Education for Llandaff is Mr Andrew Rickett.

 

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Helen Treherne. She can be contacted via the school. Any letters you wish to be passed to the Chair of Governors can be addressed for their attention either via the School Office or sent via email to: clerk@llandaffprm.cardiff.sch.uk.

 

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