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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.

Governing Body Membership

Position Name Date of Appoint Date Term Ends Appointing Body
Chair Mr Christian Wilcox 09/10/2019 09/10/2022 Parent
Vice Chair Rev Kathy Trimby 07/04/2014 Ex officio Foundation
Headteacher Mr Paul Thompson 01/01/2010 Ex officio School
Staff Governor Mr Gareth Jones 15/03/2016 15/03/2023 Staff
  Vacant     Foundation
  Mr Daniel Jones 1/10/21 1/10/24 Parent
  Mrs Hannah Littleford 23/3/21 23/3/2024 Co-opted
  Mrs  Janet Brown 11/09/2019 11/09/2022 Co-opted
  Mrs Roberta Houghton 10/06/2020 10/06/2023 Local Authority
         

Governor Committees

Committee Membership
Staff Discipline/Dismissal Committee Chair, Ann Jones,  Roberta Houghton
Staff Discipline/Dismissal Appeals Committee Vice Chair,  
Pupil Discipline Committee Chair, Ann Jones, Janet Brown
Pupil Discipline Appeals Committee Vice Chair, Hannah Littleford, Roberta Houghton
Salaries, PM & Employment Issues Committee Chair, Rev Trimby, Roberta Houghton
Complaints Committee Vice Chair, Janet Brown, Daniel jones
Reserve for all committees Christian Wilcox, Hannah Littleford, Janet Brown

Link Governors 2020/21

Link Responsibility Governor
Child Protection, Safeguarding & Well Being Janet Brown
RE, Collective Worship & British Values Rev Trimby
Pupil Premium, SEN & LAC Ann Jones
Math Christian Wilcox
English Roberta Houghton
Science Hannah Littleford
Health and Safety Daniel Jones
Behaviour, Attitude, Mental Health and Well-being Christian Wilcox

Governor’s Profiles

Mr Christian Wilcox (Chair)

I joined the Bryn Offa governing body in Autumn 2019 as a the parent governor representative. At the time I had two children in Bryn Offa. I am keen to help support the work the school does and ensure that pupils education and wellbeing is at the heart of every decision. My background is in Civil Engineering and am used to leading large teams and programmes of construction work as well as partnership working with local authorities and private businesses.

 

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.

 

 

Roberta Houghton

I recently joined the Bryn Offa Governing Body as the Local Authority Governor.  Since my appointment I have not been able to meet the other Governors in person but have been made welcome by both them and the school staff and look forward to the return of normal activities in the not too distant future.
 
Whilst brough up in the area I have spent many years in South Wales working for the NHS delivering Primary Care IT systems.   I moved back to the area a few years ago where I continue to work in my job part-time whilst spending most of my spare time taming a very overgrown garden.
 
I have a keen interest in education with a daughter-in- law who is a primary school teacher and two grandchildren entering early years schooling.
 
 
Mrs Janet Brown
 
I am a retired Secondary Head Teacher and have Degrees in Music and Humanities, and also Post Graduate Diploma in Music/ English. I have taught in rural secondary schools and city schools in Shropshire and Wolverhampton and also spent 3 years in a senior position in a British School in Berlin before returning to a senior post in UK.
 
 
Mr Daniel Jones
 
Autumn 2021, I joined the board of governors, representing as a parent. I have one daughter in school and one soon to start, 2022. Bryn Offa is an excellent school, with excellent staff, doing an excellent job. I feel my work as a Learning Support Assistant at Derwen College will help to bring further understanding of SEND and methods used to improve equality, diversity, and inclusivity associated with this time in our children’s lives.
 
I have an agricultural background, growing up on a farm locally. This has led me to teaching horticulture skills and understanding to young adults with SEND. I love my job, its a fantastic place to work, if I can bring a smile to a face a day it is well worth it. Everyone deserves a chance at life.
 
 
 
Mrs Hannah Littleford
 
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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.

 

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28th April 2022

Apologies – Daniel Jones and Hannah Littleford

Present – Christian Wilcox (Chair), Paul Thompson, Gareth Jones, Janet Brown, Roberta Houghton, Rev Trimby

 

20th January 2022

Apologies – Rev Trimby, Janet Brown, Ann Jones

Present – Christian Wilcox (Chair), Daniel Jones, Hannah Littleford, Gareth Jones, Roberta Houghton, Paul Thompson

 

18th November 2021

Apologies : Rev Trimby, Ann Jones and Janet Brown

Present – Julian Liddiatt (Chair), Paul Thompson, Christian Wicox, Daniel Jones, Hannah Littleford, Gareth Jones, Roberta Houghton

 

30th June 2021

Apologies:, Rev Trimby

Present: Julian Liddiatt (Chair) Paul Thompson (HT), Janet Brown, Roberta Haughton, Ann Jones, Gareth Jones , Hannah Littleford Christian Wilcox

26th May 2021

Apologies: Hannah Littleford, Rev Trimby

Present: Julian Liddiatt (Chair) Paul Thompson (HT), Janet Brown, Roberta Haughton, Ann Jones, Gareth Jones , Christian Wilcox

28th April 2021

Apologies: Janet Brown, Ann Jones, Rev Trimby

Present: Julian Liddiatt (Chair) Paul Thompson (HT), Roberta Haughton,

Gareth Jones Lisa Humphreys, Hannah Littleford Christian Wilcox

24th March 2021

Apologies: Rev Trimby

Present: Julian Liddiatt (Chair) Paul Thompson (HT), Janet Brown, Roberta Haughton, Ann Jones, Gareth Jones Lisa Humphreys, Hannah Littleford Christian Wilcox (16.54 onwards)

February 24th 2021

Apologies – Rev K Trimby

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox, Mrs Roberta Houghton

January 27th 2021

Apologies – Rev K Trimby, Mr J Liddiatt

Present – Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox, Mrs Roberta Houghton

December 16th 2021

Apologies – Rev K Trimby, Mrs J Brown

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox, Mrs Roberta Houghton

November 25th 2020

Apologies – Rev K Trimby

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox, Mrs Roberta Houghton

October 21st 2020

Apologies – Rev K Trimby, Mr G Jones

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox, Mrs Roberta Houghton

September 23rd 2020

Apologies – Rev K Trimby, Mrs J Brown

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox, Mrs Roberta Houghton

July 8th 2020

Apologies – Rev K Trimby

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox, Mrs Roberta Houghton

June 11th 2020

Apologies – Rev K Trimby

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox

May 6th 2020

Apologies – Rev K Trimby

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox

March 4th 2020

Apologies – Rev K Trimby

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox

January 22nd 2020

Apologies – Mrs L Humphreys

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Rev K Trimby, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr Christian Wilcox

December 11th 2019

Apologies – Mrs L Humphreys, Mr C Wilcox

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Rev K Trimby, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones

November 13th 2019

Apologies – Rev K Trimby

Present – Mr J Liddiatt, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs L Humphreys, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr C Wilcox

October 9th 2019

Apologies – Mr J Liddiatt

Present – Rev K Trimby, Mr P Thompson, Mr G Jones, Mrs M Walpole, Mrs L Humphreys, Mrs J Brown, Mrs Ann Jones, Mr C Wilcox

September 11th 2019

Apologies – Ann Jones

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