Governing Body

Welcome to the Governors section of our school website. We thought you might like to know a little bit about us, our role and responsibilities. Ysgol Rhosnesni Governing Body, together with the Headteacher, staff and Local Authority is responsible for the school.  The Governing Body holds 3 mandatory meetings per year for the whole Governing Body to meet and there are also regular sub-committee meetings held to discuss more specialised areas that are a priority for our school. All Governors receive Mandatory training for their role and there is also the opportunity for training in more specialised areas relating to the school.

The Governing Body:

  • Must hold the school to account for the standards it achieves.
  • It must ensure that all resources, including the school budget and staff, are properly used to meet the needs of all students and provide value for money.
  • It works to both support and challenge the school.
  • The Governing Body appoints the Headteacher and delegates the responsibility for the day to day running of the school to the Headteacher.
  • Individual Governors have no power as such and cannot act or speak on behalf of the Governing Body unless power has been delegated to.

What qualifications are needed?

No formal qualifications are required to be a Governor, just a desire to put experience and life skills to good use to work together with the school to challenge and improve our standards.

At Ysgol Rhosnesni our Governors have a wide range of experience in many different areas and very importantly, each Governor has an interest in education and a belief in working together to improve the outcomes for our students. All Governors are committed to attending meetings regularly and contributing to our school ethos.

Who are the Governors?

The Governing Body is made up of groups who represent the ‘stakeholders’ of the school. This range of people on our Governing Body is intended to provide a broad and balanced selection of viewpoints and to represent each sector of the school’s society. Each term of office is four years and Governor’s can be re-elected for further terms.

If you wish to contact a member of the Governing Body please contact the Clerk to the Governor’s in the first instance

Please see below for our current Governing Body membership:

Community Governors

  • Mr D Hughes (Chair)
  • Mr S Parker
  • Mrs J V Baldwin
  • Mr A Davies
  • Mr P W Williams

LA Governors

  • Mrs L Closs (Vice Chair)
  • Mr P Dodd
  • Mrs A Evans
  • Mr W Baldwin
  • Vacancy x 1

Parent Governors

  • Vacancy x 2
  • Mrs R Maddocks
  • Mrs D Barnet
  • Mrs D Piercy
  • Mrs N Porter

Teacher Governors

  • Mr A Roberts
  • Vacancy x 1

Non-Teaching Governor

  • Mrs A Taylor


  • Mr PJ Agnew

Clerk to Governors

  • Ms Deborah Foulkes – email:


Latest events

Friday 2nd March

School is open as normal to all students and we will monitor the situation throughout the day.  Please take care on the roads and pavements surrounding the school as there is lots of ice.  For the safety of our staff and students please drop students outside the school gates wherever possible. 

If at any stage a decision is made to close the school the information will be put onto the WCBC School information pages by the Headteacher as soon as the school site has been inspected and information is available –

If anything changes parents will be kept up to date throughout the day via text updates and information will be made available on the schools Twitter account and the school website. 

We politely ask that you please check for online updates before calling the school directly for information.

Thank you for your support.

Miss V Brown, Deputy Headteacher


Appointment of Headteacher – 26th January 2018

The Governing Body are pleased to confirm the appointment of  Mr Andrew Brant the new Headteacher at Ysgol Rhosnesni.  Mr Brant will be joining us in the Summer Term from City Academy in Birmingham and we look forward to welcoming him to Ysgol Rhosnesni.  Please see letter below being sent home with all students this afternoon.

Headteacher Appointment Letter










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