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For the Governors' Annual Report to Families 2017-2018 Please Click Here

The Governing Body of St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School, as at November 2015, is comprised of 21 Governors. They are:


Mr P Mcloughlin Foundation Governor Chair of Governors
Dr M Price Foundation Governor Vice Chair of Governors
Mr S Trigg Foundation Governor
Canon P O'Gorman Foundation Governor
Mrs M Sanders Foundation Governor
Mr M Chapple Foundation Governor
Mr P Burke Foundation Governor
Mrs E McGivern
Foundation Governor
Mr K O'Hare Foundation Governor
Mrs L Hassan Scott       Foundation Governor
Miss M Gittens Foundation Governor
Vacant Foundation Governor
Miss E McDonagh Teacher Governor
Mrs B Vella-Jones   Teacher Governor
Mrs B Cleak Support Staff Governor  
Mr A Gwatkin Parent Governor   
Mr Heathfield Parent Governor  
Mr J Smith Parent Governor  
Mr D Williams LEA Governor  
Mrs K Evans LEA Governor  
Mrs C Price Clerk to the Governing Body  
Mr S Grech Headteacher  


The foundation governors are appointed by the Archdiocese of Cardiff with the support of their local parishes. The Head Teacher has an option to be a Governor and the Governors are pleased that Mr Grech exercises this option. The teaching and non-teaching governors are elected within school; the parent governors are elected by the parents and guardians of children attending the school. The Local Authority Governors are selected by the Vale of Glamorgan council.

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The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic advice and guidance to the Head Teacher and the school management team on the direction in which we want the school to go. The day to day operation of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher, not the Governing Body.

The governors oversee the budget for school, over £3.5m per year, and make decisions on where the priorities lie. The costs of operating the school are met by the Local Education Authority but for building work, as a Voluntary Aided School the governors and the Archdiocese are required to make a significant contribution to the costs. This funding is mainly raised from voluntary contributions by the parents when they join in such schemes as the school weather lottery and/or where they make a small monthly contribution to the school.

The governors have a keen interest in the pastoral and curriculum aspects of the school. This is an important part of the governors' role as we are involved in reviewing the school's academic results annually. Our exam results this year, 2015, were not to the level we expect and the governing body is working with the school to raise the results next year.

Parents can contact the governors, via the school office, at any time.

Paul Burke



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