The Governing Body is responsible for both the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The Governing Body sets the strategic direction of the school and then ensures that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving that vision. Governors make decisions about many aspects of the school including the curriculum, staffing and the school’s finances.
Meet Our Governors: Trevor Payne - LA Governor Adele Davies Cooke - LA Governor Andy Hughes - LA Governor Susan Powell - LA Governor Kim Brookes - Community Governor Sian Parry - Community Governor Vacancy - Community Governor Katie Thomas - Community Governor Stephen Foley - Minor Authority Governor Emma Williams - Parent Governor James Appleton - Parent Governor Nicola Haigh - Parent Governor Rachel Foley - Parent Governor Dafydd Johnson - Staff Governor Andrea Taylor - Staff Governor Sian Hayes - Non-teaching Staff Governor Rhainnon Denham - Non-teaching Staff Governor
Sian Parry I have two children who attended Gwernymynydd CP school. I qualified as a primary teacher (a long time ago) and have worked in a variety of childcare and education settings in the UK. I am currently employed as lecturer where I teach childcare students the skills and expertise needed to work in today's early years settings. As a governor I hope to contribute my knowledge of the education system and practical experience.
James Appleton My family and I moved to Gwernymynydd in November 2016. Whilst I am from North Wales originally I lived in London for 17 years firstly to attend university and then through work as a solicitor. We returned to North Wales to be closer to family but also as we were keen for our sons to grow up in a small village community. We have settled quickly here and I was very pleased to take the opportunity to become a parent governor earlier this year. The school will play an important role in our lives for years to come and so I am happy to help in any way I can. I took a career break when we moved so am currently a stay at home dad. I have however tried to keep busy through voluntary positions; I coach minis rugby at Mold Rugby club, I am a Community Counsellor for Gwernymynydd and am in the process of becoming a volunteer Mentor through Flintshire Social Services.
Tanwen Messum-Johnson My name is Tanwen Messum- Johnson I am a Family Engagement Worker, supporting families and Children with Additional Learning Needs and complex medical and physical needs. I am also a Certified Grief Recovery worker and Safeguarding Lead, I am passionate about supporting families, ALN inclusion and well being and mental health. I have a daughter in year 1 and a 9 month old baby who will also eventually go to Ysgol Y Waun. Ysgol Y Waun is a fantastic school and my daughter is so happy with her friends and the staff here, there is a lovely sense of community and togetherness and it made me want to become a School Governor.
Katie Thomas My name is Katie Thomas and although I am a Community Governor I have two children in Ysgol y Waun. I have an interest in psychological wellbeing and the development of school environments in which children, and staff, feel able to thrive to reach their full potential. In my work as a governor I hope to represent the voice of the local community and parents.