Our Governing Body as of 2020
|Chair of Governors/LA Appointed||Mr Andrew Farina-Childs||30/11/17||29/11/21|
|Vice Chair of Governors/LA Appointed||Mr John Richards||07/10/19||06/10/23|
|Headteacher||Mrs Jane Wilkie||01/09/18|
|Community Representatives appointed by the GB||Mrs Deborah Gronow||23/05/18||22/05/22|
|Mr Nick Jones||07/10/16||06/10/20|
|Mr Guy Lacey||25/03/17||24/03/21|
|Mrs Linda Price||08/10/16||07/10/20|
|Mrs Jayne Matthews||21/05/19||20/05/23|
|LA Representatives appointed by the LA||Mr Christopher Hawker||16/05/19||15/05/23|
|CB Cllr Tom Williams||03/09/16||02/09/20|
|Mrs Claire Barley||23/01/17||22/01/21|
|Parent-Elected Representatives||Mr Tim Bennett||15/05/17||14/05/21|
|Mrs Emma Chalk||26/10/17||25/10/21|
|Mr Richard Gibbs||07/11/18||06/11/22|
|Mr Gerwyn James||09/02/18||08/02/22|
|Mr Mark Watkins||07/11/18||06/11/22|
|Staff-Elected Representative||Mr N Bracegirdle||27/11/19||26/11/23|
|Teacher-Elected Representative||Ms E Plumley||02/03/18||01/03/22|
|Teacher-Elected Representative||Mrs N Griffiths||01/09/17||31/08/21|
All the above may be contacted via Blackwood Comprehensive School. Elections for Parent Governor appointments take place whenever vacancies arise.
- Governors Functions
The Governing Body meets regularly to consider issues underpinning the effective running of the school. Half-termly meetings are supplemented by regular meetings of sub committees covering issues such as:
- Finance and buildings
- Pay Review
- Performance Management
The Headteacher distributes a written report prior to each meeting for discussion and minutes of all meetings are available from the school.
Governors frequently participate in training and other seminars and courses and in the many functions organised by the school. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and committed group of Governors who take an active interest in all aspects of the life and work of the school. Attendance at meetings is excellent. Governors have not received travel or subsistence from the school’s budget share.
The most recent Estyn report states that the governing body provides effective oversight of the school’s work. Governors have a sound understanding of the school’s strengths and areas requiring improvement. They have secure knowledge of performance data and they use this appropriately to challenge the school to help bring about improvements. The governing body plays a suitable role in setting the strategic direction of the school and, through its useful range of sub-committees, monitors progress towards strategic priorities effectively.