Welcome to Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn’s Local Governing Body page

All schools have a Governing Body made up of a group of governors that are volunteers. Governors are involved in every aspect of school life and do specific roles according to their experience and interests. The Governing Body plays a strategic role, concentrating on the underlying principles of how the school is run. Day-to-day management issues remain the responsibility of the head teacher and her staff.

The governors focus on three core functions:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
2. Agreeing the school development plan and monitoring progress against the set targets, holding the head teacher and senior leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school, approving spend and monitoring progress against the budget, and making sure its money is well spent.

The governors meet as a full governing body to attend regular and special meetings. To help carry out the core functions each governor also belongs to one or more sub-committees - dealing with matters such as finance, staffing, curriculum and school environment. These meet three times a year and report back to the full governing body.

The governors get to know our school and pupils through making regular visits, and attending learning walks and school events. The governors also attend regular training on a wide range of subjects, from safeguarding to data analysis to help them carry out their roles to the highest standards.