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Governing Body

Governor Responsibilities

This page has been set up so that you can learn about the Governors at our school. The Governors play a crucial role in the life and work of our school.


 

Mrs Alyson Crabb

I’m Alyson Crabb and I am currently Chair of Governors at Morriston Comprehensive School.

I have been a governor for 10 years firstly as a parent governor and now as community governor.

Being a governor at a secondary school carries its responsibilities and requires commitment. It offers you the chance to see first-hand the impact the Headteacher and his/her staff and you, as governor can make in improving education and welfare of children and young people within your community.

Central to our role within the governing body is one of support for the whole community at MCS, starting with the pupils. Ensuring the children have the best experiences and opportunities throughout their education is crucial for life-long learning and well-being.

Having taught for 28 years, I have seen governing bodies becoming more strategic. Ultimately, you support the Head teacher and staff to drive school improvement.  As Governors we endeavour to understand, challenge and share in the school’s vision and ethos, and oversee the financial performance of school to ensure money is well spent.

Cllr Andrea Lewis

County Councillor representing the Morriston Ward

Joint Deputy Leader of Swansea Council

Cabinet Member for Homes, Energy & Service Transformation

I have been a member of the governing body for Morriston Secondary for 5 years as a Local Authority Governor. I am also a governor for Morriston Primary School

Mr John Davies Mrs Diane John
Mrs Elaine Rees Mr James Osborne
Mrs Tanya Tremelling Mr Gareth Hanvey
Mr Martin Franklin Mrs Karen Carswell
Cllr Robert Francis-Davies Mr Chris Hooke
Mrs Lisa Pike

I’m Lisa Pike and I have been a governor at Morriston Comprehensive School for over 10 years firstly as a parent governor and now as a Local Authority governor.

I am passionate about ensuring all children get the education they deserve.

Mr Chris Bell
Mr Paul Relf Mrs Elizabeth
Mr Steven Minney

I have been a Local Authority governor at the school since 2007 and am immensely proud of the achievements of pupils and staff alike in that time.

As Head of Undergraduate Recruitment at Swansea University, I have twenty years of professional experience of promoting progression to higher education, developing admissions policy and working with UCAS in response to curriculum reform.

It is a privilege to sit on the governing body.  I particularly value the opportunity to be able to support the staff who teach and nuture the young people of Morriston.  Education and school are about friendships, knowledge and skills.  Morriston Comprehensive School is a community that strives to encourage excellence and high expectations for all.

Mrs Claire Reid

I have been a parent governor since my first son moved into secondary education.  Since then my second son has arrived and I have two daughters who will soon be moving to Morriston Comprehensive School.

My aim is to contribute to support the school to be the best it can be.  I feel that the role is a real privilege. I want to ensure that each and every child in the school receives the best education possible.  I want to help make a difference, not only for my children, but for children in years to come and my community.

I live locally and believe in the success of Morriston Comprehensive.  I want to support the Head teacher and staff to drive school improvement.  I have over twenty years’ experience in teaching and am keen to ask the “why” and “what” questions to look at the impact of strategies and the standards achieved.  I want to ensure that the children have the best experiences and opportunities throughout their education.  I want the pupils to know that they are cared for, supported, valued and allowed to grow to be the best that they can be.

 

Please scroll to the bottom if you are interested in being a school governor and would like an idea of what is expected.

The Governors have the responsibility to promote high quality teaching and learning in order to raise standards of education and welfare of all pupils.  Governors have the responsibility for the strategic vision and direction of the school and to support the Headteacher and staff in working towards that vision.

The Governors have many roles within the school covering different aspects of school life. They are involved in developing policies, overseeing finances and have responsibility for safeguarding as well as ensuring high standards in teaching and learning.

The Governors are all volunteers and are from all areas of the local community. For example parents, local business people, local councillors and staff.

Governors bring a wide range of skills and interest to the school attending courses in their own time run by the City and County of Swansea.

Even though you might not see them present in the school each day, they are very aware and involved in the school.

The Governors meet each term to discuss relevant issues within the school.

The various committee groups also meet regularly to discuss issues like finance, attendance, health and safety issues and progress towards targets.

A small group of Governors meet with Estyn Inspectors during school inspections.

The Governors produce an Annual Report for the parents.


What being a Governor Entails

Some of the roles:

  • Coming to full governing body meetings once a term
  • Coming to committee meetings once a term (being the chair person, if you’re the chair of the committee or taking minutes if you’re the vice-chair)
    • Attending sub-committee meetings such as Premises & Finance, Curriculum & Personnel, Pupil Welfare & Community.
  • Generally being a support/critical friend to the school
  • Attending training courses
  • Developing policies for the school