There are four categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Community, LA (Cardiff Council appointed), Parent and Staff governors. All governors have equal status.
We are committed to providing a positive environment for all pupils to enjoy during their time at our school.
GLYNCOED PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY 2018 - 2019
Chair of Governors David Hughes
Vice Chair of Governors Ceri Veysey
Sharon Hulley, Mike Regan, Claire Thomas, Simon Woolston
Local Authority Governors
Ceri Veysey, David Hughes, Jane Francis
Jacky Brockway, Sue Matthews, awaiting confirmation
Liz Beevers (Head teacher), Claire Smith (non teaching governor), Lorna Simm (teacher governor)
Louise Williams (Deputy Head teacher)
Governing Bodies: Their Powers, Duties and Relationships
1. The governing bodies of all maintained schools are corporate bodies. A corporate body has a legal identity separate from that of its members.
2. The governing body of a foundation, foundation special, voluntary controlled and voluntary aided school is a corporate body with exempt charitable status. These governing bodies may wish to contact the Charities Commission to find out how charitable status can help them make the most effective use of gifts and other support from the business community, parents and others. The Charities Commission may be contacted by post at Charity Commission Direct, PO Box 1227, Liverpool L69 3UG or by FAX: 0151 703 1555, or telephone either 0845 3000 218 - General Enquiries, 0845 3000 219 - Textphone service for hearing and speech impaired callers or 0845 3000 197 – On Line Services Enquiries.
3. As governing bodies are corporate bodies, individual governors are generally protected from personal liability as a result of the governing body’s decisions and actions. Provided they act honestly, reasonably and in good faith, any liability will fall on the governing body even if it has exceeded its powers, rather than on individual members.
4. Individual governors, groups of governors or committees have no power or right to act on behalf of the governing body, except where the governing body, at a meeting, has agreed to delegate a specific function to that individual, group of governors or committee; or where regulations specify that a function is to be exercised in a particular way.
5. The governing body remains legally liable for all actions taken in its name by individuals or committees to which it has delegated functions. The governing body should therefore ensure that decisions to delegate specific responsibilities are clear and that the scope and provisions of such delegations are properly and fully recorded in the minutes.
6. The governing body as a whole needs to be insured. The LA will either pay for such insurance from central funds or it may include funding for this in the school’s delegated budget. The governing body as a whole should consider their insurance needs. Information should be available from the maintaining LA on the level of cover it provides.
7. Governors are not disqualified by the normal rules on pecuniary interests as described in regulations (Schedule 7 to the Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005) from participating in meetings about obtaining personal indemnity insurance. They can consider and vote on proposals for the governing body to take out insurance protecting members against liabilities incurred by them, arising out of their office.
8. As a corporate body, the governing body may have a seal to validate documents, such as deeds. When the seal is used, the chair and another governor who has been duly authorised by the governing body, should also sign the document to validate the seal. Legal stationers can give advice on the type and cost.
The Conduct of Governors
Governing bodies and individual governors should act at all times with honesty and integrity and be ready to explain their actions and decisions to staff, pupils, parents and anyone with a legitimate interest in the school. Governors must be aware that minutes and papers of governing body meetings should, as soon as reasonably practicable after a meeting, be made available for anyone to see them at the school. For further information please refer to Chapter 4, Governing Body Procedures and Meetings.
Glyncoed has a strict Code of Conduct Policy which all governors sign up to on an annual basis.
Some times a parent, staff member, pupil or someone in the community may raise a concern or make a complaint.
All governing bodies must have and must publish procedures for dealing with complaints.
Here is the Policy and Procedure (including forms) for Glyncoed: