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Your Governing Body




Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors and the work that we do.


   Glyncoed school is a category GREEN A school for the sixth year running






The main role of the Governing Body is to support the Headteacher and the staff to ensure every aspect of school performance remains at a high standard – the phrase used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’.


We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The two key documents used for this are the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and the Self Evaluation Report  (SER). The SIP sets out a strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SER sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our legal duties include:-


  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • monitoring and reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher


We do not undertake the day-to-day running of our school as this is the responsibility of our headteacher, Mrs Beevers.


Our Governing Body is made up of thirteen members and meets in full twice a term.  We tailor our annual schedule of meetings to suit the availability of governors, paying particular attention to work and family commitments.


Additionally, we also meet regularly as sub-committees and working groups. The vice-chair of governors visits the school at least once a week.  At the beginning of meetings, we regularly welcome representatives of Pupil Voice e.g. School Council, who provide a short presentation to governors regarding the ongoing work of pupil teams and to put forward requests for specific ideas financing.  We have nine committees to look at particular issues and the two core groups - Resources (Finance, Premises, H&S and staffing) and Standards (incorporating Curriculum and SIP) - meeting most frequently.

Governors carry out additional volunteer work at the school, for example, by listening to the children read, attending assemblies and supporting pupils with specific projects. This type of participation helps us gain valuable insight into the school day and enables us to make well-informed decisions. 



Approved Minutes of Governing Body meetings (excludes confidential matters) are available to view at the school.  Minutes are only available once they have been formally approved at the following governor meeting.  Paper copies are available and attract a small charge to cover photocopying costs.


Contacting the Governing Body.  Until further notice, where possible, please use email to contact the Governing Body:  If you are submitting a formal complaint to the Governing Body, you must complete the form included in the Complaints Policy & Procedure (available for download from this website) and send it as an email attachment directly to the Chair of Governors:



Please note: minor concerns relating to your child should be directed to the class teacher and all complaints must be submitted via the procedure set out in the school's Complaints Policy.  This can be found in the Policy Section of this website.  


For non-urgent matters, you can email the school with 'FAO The Governing Body' as the email subject line, or telephone our reception office on 02920 733694 and request they pass on your message to us, or you can write to The Governing Body c/o the school address.  We always reply to all enquiries where you have requested a response, provided you have included contact details.








We are delighted to welcome our new Non-teaching Staff Governor Kate Williams.   Kate brings many years experience as a teaching assistant at Glyncoed. 


Jacky Brockway has been returned as a Community Governor for a term of office 2020-24. 


We are thrilled to announce that Glyncoed Primary School has been selected by NACE as one of its showcase schools demonstrating Best Practice in this field.  Well done to all our staff, pupils and families! 


Congratulations to the school on achieving the prestigious NQA (National Quality Award) that is only held by 200 of the 2,000 schools across Wales.



The governors will hold their sixth Full Governing Body meeting on 10th May 2021.

Our previous meeting agenda included:

Intervention Analysis

The Assessment Cycle for one Class

Progress of Welsh

Humanities Planning for New Curriculum

Open Door Update

Five updated Policy reviews and adoptions


Recently completed training

                 Sustainable Environmental Management in Schools

               Young Carers in School 

               Additional Needs Learning systems in Wales 2021





Bi-annual Governing Body Self Evaluation: October 2021

Skills Audit : September 2021

Governor Link visits: Virtual format 2021 tbc





Additional Learning Needs

Equal Opportunities

Race Equality and Diversity

Dave Hughes

Child Protection 

Claire Thomas

Community Liaison

Jack Cole

Jacky Brockway

Governor Training & Development

Ceri Veysey

Health & Safety

David Hughes

Mike Regan

Sharon Hulley

School Parliament

Kate Williams








Expressive Arts 

Jacky Brockway 

Sue Matthews


Jane Francis

Numeracy and Maths

Simon Woolston

Science and Technology

Mike Regan - Sc

David Hughes - ICT

Sharon Hulley - RSE


Ceri Veysey - Geog/History

Lorna Sim - RE

Health and Wellbeing-

Claire Thomas - PSE

Jack Cole - PE & Co-curricular Partnerships