Governors

The Governing Body :

The Governing Body have a general responsibility for seeing that the school is run effectively, acting within the framework set by legislation and that the policies of the Local Education Authority (LEA) and the Welsh Government are adhered to.

The Headteacher and Governing Body work in a close and balanced partnership to provide the best possible education for the pupils at Plascrug School. Governors work with the Headteacher to think strategically about how to raise standards of achievement for all pupils at the school, for setting the budget and for overseeing the curriculum. They also have powers with respect to the appointment and dismissal of staff and the exclusion and re-instatement of pupils.

The full Governing Body meets at least once each term. There are also four different sub-committees that also meet termly; Finance & Staffing; Curriculum & Policy; Health & Safety / Building & Premises. The meetings are generally held in the evenings.

What is a Governor?

A governor is someone who:-

  •  is a volunteer;
  •  cares about teaching, learning and children;
  •  represents people in the local community and the staff of the school;
  •  is part of a team which accepts responsibility for everything a school does;
  •  has time to commit to termly meetings and other occasions when needed;
  •  is willing to learn;
  •  is able to act as a friend who supports the school but is still able to cast a critical eye upon how the school works and the standard it achieves;
  • acts as a link between parents, the local community and the school.

All areas of the school and the local community are represented on the Governing Body and there are different types of Governors:

PARENT GOVERNORS

Elected by parents of registered pupils and must be parents of pupils at the school at the time of their election. Their role is to develop links between the school and parents.

LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY (LEA) GOVERNORS

LEA governors are County Councillors or members who have been nominated by Governing Body and confirmed by the County Council at their Cabinet meeting.

TEACHER AND STAFF GOVERNORS

Elected by and from the teaching and non-teaching staff at the School.

COMMUNITY GOVERNORS

A person appointed by the Governing Body. When deciding who to appoint we try to ensure that the Governing Body reflects a balance of interests.

ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY GOVERNORS

Nominated by the Town Council.

The Governing Body also includes the Headteacher and a Clerk to the Governing Body who also works for the Local Education Authority. All Governors are appointed for a period of four years.

Ceredigion Governor Support Team :

Lynda Stubbs - Senior Governor Support Officer
01970 633675

Pauline Lucas - Governor Development Support
01970 633676

Tegwen Jones - Administrative Assistant
01970 633685

E-mail address:- governors@ceredigion.gov.uk
Fax Number:- 01970 633663

Office Address:-

Governors' Section
Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn fawr
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3UE

Annual Parent's Meeting 15/16

Annual Parent's Meeting 14/15

Governors' Handbook (PDF)

Complaints Procedures to the Governing Body