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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section!

Llysfaen Primary School has an active and committed governing body with a shared desire to work in partnership with Mrs Jenkins and her staff to make this high performing school even better. 

The governing  body is accountable for the strategic direction of the school and for the quality of education that it provides.  At Llysfaen Primary School governors fulfil this role by:

* attending full governing body meetings ( 5 evening meetings a year - Wednesday 6pm).
* sitting on one or more of the 3 main sub-committees - Finance & Staffing; Standards & Curriculum; Health, Safety & Wellbeing (up to 6 meetings a year - usually at 5pm on a Tuesday);
*sitting on the discipline, complaints or appeal sub-committees (only if required); 
* some governors take on an additional link role with responsibility for a particular area such as child protection, governor training etc;
*preparing and publishing our annual report to parents. 
* undertaking the Headteacher's performance management process with the Consortium Improvement Partner.
*participating in joint staff and governor development events;
*attending the Parent Forum
*supporting the school and representing the governing body at school events;
*keeping up to date with developments in the education sector and attending training and events provided by the City of Cardiff Council.

Support for new governors includes training, an introductory session at the school (including welcome meetings with the headteacher and the chair of the governing body) and mentoring by an experienced governor for the first year.

There's more information about our work and the election process below. The majority of our meetings take place outside the working day but some aspects of our role are fulfilled during school hours.  Employers often allow paid leave to carry out these duties. 

We have a friendly and supportive approach to our work and a range of skills and experience.  For more detail please contact the school office and either the Headteacher or I will be happy to chat to you further.

Nicholas Barber
Chair of Governing Body

The current Governors are:


The Head Teacher

Melanie Jenkins


2 Teacher Governors

Richard Jones

Laura Cannon


1 Non Teaching Staff Member

Mair Bishop


4 Parent Governors

Sarah Worley-James (Safeguarding Governor & Chair of Standards & Curriculum Committee)

Bethan Jones

Caroline Craven

Fergus Feeney


4 Local Authority Governors

Sian-Elin Melbourne (Cllr)

Susan Powell (ALN & Equalities Governor)

Caroline Du Cann (Vice Chair of Governors)

Nicholas Barber (Chair of Governors & Chair of Health, Safety & Wellbeing Committee)


5 Community Governors

Ian Gunney (Chair of Finance & Staffing Committee)

Helen Hancock

James Griffiths

Annette Nightingale

Laura Buttigieg


Clerk to the Governing Body

Donna Frowen