The Governing Body is responsible for both the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The Governing Body sets the strategic direction of the school and then ensures that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving that vision. Governors make decisions about many aspects of the school including the curriculum, staffing and the school’s finances.
A message from the Chair of Governors
Welcome to Gwernymyndd C P School, a school I am very proud to be associated with. My name is Emma Williams and I am the current Chair of Governors. I have lived in Gwernymynydd since 2003 and enjoy life living in a close knit community. I am a working parent of two children, one a former pupil and the other, a current pupil of the school. I am a part-time solicitor by profession.
I have actively been involved with the school since 2008, firstly joining the PTA, then becoming a Parent-Governor in February 2014. My reason for becoming involved was quite simply, to support the school which provided and continues to provide my children such a happy and nurturing start to educational life.
The governing body is made up of a team of volunteers. We have volunteers representing parents, staff, local authority and community. The Governing body works together as a group in a strategic role to oversee the direction and leadership of the School for which the Governing body is legally accountable. The Head teacher and her team manage the school on a day to day basis and the governors meet altogether termly and in small working groups as necessary to look at specific projects, developments and to monitor the work of the school.
This is a happy community based school where teachers and support staff are committed to every child’s success. The staff team, with the governors, work very hard to value every child and support them not only in their academic achievement but to become confident and well-rounded individuals.
I look forward to contributing to the school's continuing success.
Mrs Emma Williams
Meet Our Governors: Sian Parry I have two children who attend Gwernymynydd CP school. I qualified as a primary teacher (a long time ago) and have worked in a variety of childcare and education settings in the UK. I am currently employed as lecturer where I teach childcare students the skills and expertise needed to work in today's early years settings. As a governor I hope to contribute my knowledge of the education system and practical experience.
James Appleton My family and I moved to Gwernymynydd in November 2016. Whilst I am from North Wales originally I lived in London for 17 years firstly to attend university and then through work as a solicitor. We returned to North Wales to be closer to family but also as we were keen for our sons to grow up in a small village community. We have settled quickly here and I was very pleased to take the opportunity to become a parent governor earlier this year. The school will play an important role in our lives for years to come and so I am happy to help in any way I can. I took a career break when we moved so am currently a stay at home dad. I have however tried to keep busy through voluntary positions; I coach minis rugby at Mold Rugby club, I am a Community Counsellor for Gwernymynydd and am in the process of becoming a volunteer Mentor through Flintshire Social Services. Kevin Hughes
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