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In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, school governors are members of a school’s Governing Body. In state schools they have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend. They are the largest volunteer force in the country.


Bryn Offa School Governors

Chair – Mr Julian Liddiatt 

Vice Chair – Reverend Kathy Trimby 


Membership of Governing Body at Bryn Offa


Headteacher – Mr Paul Thompson 

Staff Governor – Mr Gareth Jones

Foundation Governors – Reverend Kathy Trimby (Vice Chair) and Mrs Ann Jones 

Parent Governors –  Mrs Lisa Humphreys, Mr Christian Wilcox and Mr Julian Liddiatt (Chair)

Co-opted Governor – Mrs Mary Walpole and Mrs Janet Brown

Local Authority Governor – Vacancy


Staff Discipline/Dismissal Committee Chair: AJ: LA Governor
Staff Discipline/Dismissal Appeals Committee Vice Chair: LH: MW
Pupil Discipline Committee Chair: AJ: JB
Pupil Discipline Appeals Committee LH: AJ: LA Governor
Salaries, PM & Employment Issues Committee Chair: KT: MW
Complaints Committee Vice Chair: LH: JB
Child Protection, Safeguarding & Well Being JB
RE, Collective Worship & British Values KT
Pupil Premium, SEN & LAC AJ
Maths LH
English MW
Science JL
Health & Safety LH & MW




Governor’s Profiles

Julian Liddiatt (Chair)

I re-elected Chair in October 2018 and joined the Governing Body in Autumn 2018. I have two children Robert and Charlotte at Bryn Offa and want to do the best for them and all the other children at Bryn Offa during my time as a Governor. I currently work as an Account Manager for Ricoh who manufacture photocopiers and printers


Mary Walpole

I thoroughly enjoyed my career as a teacher at a variety of schools. During my time at Bryn Offa I gained a Post graduate qualification in specific learning difficulties and a National Professional Qualification for Headship. I worked particularly with Early Years with specialisms in Music, piano playing and taking the choir and recorder groups.
I was Deputy Head at the school for a period of 12 months and this included leading of the school through an Ofsted Inspection and achieving a ‘very good’ assessment.
Since retiring I have become a member of the local W.I. and the Local Parochial Church Council. I also sing in a local choir, enjoy walking and gardening and watercolour painting.


Reverend Kathy Trimby

I was ‘re elected as Vice Chair in October 2018 and sit on the Board as a Foundation Governor as the local Rector of Llanyblodwel, Llanymynech, Morton and Trefonen parishes, known collectively as the Border Benefice. As well as being committed to the Spiritual and Moral Education of the children and staff in our school, I am also firmly committed to their emotional and mental well-being as well and I strive to ensure that all who teach and learn at Bryn Offa, are happy, healthy and well rounded, well adjusted individuals both inside and as far as possible outside the school as well. My greatest wish is that the children and staff are the very best of themselves that they can be in all things and with all people.


Mrs Lisa Humphreys

I joined the Governing Body of Bryn Offa CE Primary School as a Parent Governor in Spring 2018, having previously been a pupil at Bryn Offa. I have two children currently at Bryn Offa in Class One and Class Four. I became a Governor because I am driven to get the best for our children. I will always support the school where I am happy with the provision, and have the confidence to question and challenge where I feel things can be improved. In my current job I manage the hospitality at the local golf club, as well as the health and safety. I’ve completed my NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety) Certification and I also volunteer for St John’s Ambulance.


Register of Business Interests

From 1 September 2015, Governing Bodies are under a duty to publish their register of interests on their website. The register should set out the relevant business interests of Governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern. The register should also set out any relationships between Governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives. ‘None’ should be recorded on the entry on the register by Governors who have no interests to register.


Governor Business Interest Relationships to Staff Members Date Term Ends
Mr Julian Liddiatt (Chair) Photocopy firm None 10/10/21
Rev Kathy Trimby (Vice Chair) Nil None NA
Mrs Mary Walpole Nil None 8/4/22
Mrs Janet Brown Nil None 11/9/23
Mrs Ann Jones Nil None
Mr Gareth Jones Nil None
Mr Paul Thompson Nil None NA
 Mrs Lisa Humphreys  Nil  None  8/4/21


Attendance at Meetings


September 11th 2019


  • Ann Jones


  • Julian Liddiatt
  • Rev K Trimby
  • Mr P Thompson
  • Mr G Jones
  • Mrs M Walpole
  • Mrs L Humphreys
  • Mrs J Brown


October 9th 2019


  • Mr J Liddiatt