Find out a little bit more about your Governors and what their motivation was for becoming a volunteer for the school.
David Hughes - Your Chair of Governors [LA]
"It has been a privilege to have been voted in as Chair of Governors at Glyncoed Primary School. I have now worked in the local community for several years and currently employed by Waitrose, I have a strong belief in democracy and inclusion, and feel that I can add a commercial dynamic to the Governing Body.
At the age of 29 I have recently married, and yet to have children of my own, I am however focused on the need for high quality education and the strong benefits that this can bring everyone in society.
It is clear to me that the team in Glyncoed have a passionate Governing Body who put the welfare of its pupils and staff first.
Our role within the community is a great responsibility but one that I know the governors of Glyncoed and myself strive to develop."
Ceri Veysey - Your Vice Chair [LA]
“It is a delight to support Glyncoed Primary school. Our two youngest children attended Glyncoed so it’s rewarding to be able to draw on my business background and my experience as a parent of twenty-six years, to give back to the local community.
I additionally undertake work for Cardiff council and the Central South Consortium as an ad hoc Investigating Officer to resolve queries that require school governance scrutiny.
There is no substitute for a high quality education and school life should inspire children to be the best that they can be. Every child has potential and part of my role as governor is to support Glyncoed in further improving the impressive standards that our amazing pupils achieve.
I am the Child Protection Governor, Chair of the Standards committee and I visit the school at least once a week to meet with the Head teacher."
Jane Francis [Community]
“For 29 years I taught History in the Secondary sector in Monmouthshire. I loved the whole experience and in all my time teaching, I have never had one moment of boredom!! For me, teaching History was one of the best jobs in the school, partly because I love the subject but also because I found that lots of pupils enjoyed the subject too, and were fascinated by the past.
Now, I work on various Community projects sponsored by Glenwood Church (just up the road, in Llanedeyrn).
After all those years working in a school, I realize what an important part of the community a local school is, and how important it is to support all it does in educating our children."
Jacky Brockway [Community]
Jacky has worked within the financial services sector, including banking, for over 37 years. She also has considerable human resources and team management skills. Jacky is vice chair of the Standards committee. Both of her grand daughters attended Glyncoed.
Mike Regan [Parent]
“I have a daughter in Year 3, and I am a former pupil myself. Having grown up in the surrounding area and spending my early years at Glyncoed, I am very excited to be able to bring something back to the children at the school.
At work, I am a Head Chef. I have set up and controlled some of the busiest kitchens in the city and during that time I have had the pleasure of coaching some very talented young people. The importance of innovative thinking and self-motivation is what I want to inspire in the children and families of our community."
Lucy Bourne [Parent]
"I have two girls attending Glyncoed Primary school and became a Parent governor in order to actively support the school.
I am the Link governor for whole school Literacy.
Prior to focusing on being a full time mum, my professional background was in Planning Archaeology."
Sharon Hulley [Parent]
Sharon has worked fulltime as a Macmillan Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University Hospital in Wales since March 2013. Alongside her specialised medical qualifications, Sharon also holds a PGCE in Adult Education from UWIC.
Mat Forey [Parent]
"Having two children in Glyncoed primary I felt it right to support the school and give something back. I’m not from the area but the warm welcome I have down the school is reassuring and plays a role in the reason for the school’s success. I am a dad of six children and enjoy getting them out as much as possible. I’m currently the interventions officer at Kings Monkton School and have now worked in education for the past five years throughout Cardiff.
It would be a pleasure and a privilege to serve the school."
Liz Burge [Clerk to Governors]
Liz is also our front of house Receptionist so is ideally placed to understand the needs of the Governing Body and to bridge valuable daily updates to enhance our work.