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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

Responsibilities are in brackets


Headteacher – Mr Thompson (Ex Officio member)

Staff Governor – Mr Jones

Foundation Governors – Rev Trimby (RE, Collective Worship, Christian Distinctiveness, Leadership and Management) + Mrs Ann Jones (Science and Looked after Children)

Parent Governors –  Mrs Lisa Humphreys (Child Protection / Safeguarding and child wellbeing) and Mr Liddiatt (Chair)

Co-opted Governor – Mrs Walpole (Special Educational Needs, Health and Safety) + Mrs Darlington (Curriculum and English)

Local Authority Governor – Vacancy



Governor’s Profiles

Julian Liddiatt (Chair)

I re-elected Chair in October 2018 and joined the Governing Body in Autumn 2018

I have 2 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


Ms Joanne Darlington

I am on the governing body at Bryn Offa as a  parent governor with two children, Violet and Molly in school. I have a background in fundraising and project development for charities.  I am currently Fundraising Manager at Cheshire Wildlife Trust and lives in Pant.  I have over ten years experience in senior management roles in small and medium size charities, developing my skills and experience in organisational strategy and planning, financial planning and control and team working.


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 and for a period of 12months I was the acting head and this included the 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.
Member of the Local Parochial church Council
I sing in a local choir, enjoy walking and gardening and watercolour painting.


Rev 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 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.


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
Mr Julian Liddiatt (Chair) Photocopy firm None 12/9/18
Rev Kathy Trimby (Vice Chair) Nil None 12/9/18
Mrs Mary Walpole Nil None 12/9/18
Ms Joanne Darlington Nil None 12/9/18
Mrs Ann Jones Nil None
Mr Gareth Jones Nil None
Mr Paul Thompson Nil None
 Mrs Lisa Humphreys  Nil  None  12/9/18


Attendance at Meetings

Autumn 2018

Date Of Meeting 12/09/18 10/10/18 14/11/2018 12/12/2018
Appologies Mr J Liddiatt  Mrs J Darlington    
  Mrs M Walpole      
Attended Mrs A Jones  Mr P Thompson    
  Rev K Trimby  Mr J Liddiatt    
  Mr P Thompson  Mr G Jones    
  Mr G Jones Rev K Trimby    
  Mrs L Humphreys  Mrs L Humphreys    
  Mrs M Walpole Mrs M Walpole    



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