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 married, and as 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 privilege to support Glyncoed Primary school. Our two youngest children attended Glyncoed so it’s rewarding to apply my professional knowledge and my experience as a parent of thirty-one years, to give back to the local community.
I additionally undertake work for Cardiff council, other Cardiff schools and the Central South Consortium as an ad hoc Independent Investigating Officer to resolve queries that require school governance scrutiny and to conduct disciplinary investigations. I also frequently sit as the Independent Governor on Resolution and Disciplinary Panels throughout Cardiff.
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 Chair of the Standards Committee and visit the school regularly to meet with the Headteacher."
Jane Francis [LA]
“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."
Jack Coles [Community]
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 Chair of the Community Committee. Both of her grand daughters attended Glyncoed.
Sue Matthews [Community]
I have always had the highest regard for Glyncoed Primary, my daughter attended the school in 1990 and now her son is in Year 1.
As a District Nurse with over 46 years experience caring for the communities health and well being, I am very aware that education is vital to promote self care/motivate the children mentally to believe that they can succeed in life and work hard towards their ambitions.
All this can be achieved with partnership between teachers, children and their parents working as a team.
My daughter wanted to become a Nurse as 3rd generation in our family and I feel strongly that the encouragement she received from Glyncoed School had a big impact on her following her dream of becoming a nurse - this is why I am a Governor, to just show my appreciation and give a little bit back as a thank you .
Mike Regan [Parent]
“I have a daughter in Year 5, 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 an Operations Manager for a large national restaurant group, controlling eleven Head Chefs and their teams. As part of my role, I have the pleasure of coaching some very talented young people, including working with The Prince's Trust in Bristol. The importance of innovative thinking and self-motivation is what I want to inspire in the children of our community."
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.
Claire Thomas [Parent]
Simon Woolston [Parent]
Rochelle Lane [Clerk to Governors] - Temporarily undertaken by Maggie McCran during Mrs Lane's maternity leave
As most of you will know, Miss Lane is our Assistant head so is ideally placed to understand the work of the Governing Body and to bridge valuable daily updates to enhance our work.