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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 Thompson 

Staff Governor – Mr Jones

Foundation Governors – Rev Trimby (Vice Chair) + Mrs Ann Jones 

Parent Governors –  Mrs Lisa Humphreys and Mr Liddiatt (Chair)

Co-opted Governor – Mrs Walpole + Mrs Darlington 

Local Authority Governor – Vacancy


Governor Committee Membership 2018 to 2019
Staff Discipline/Dismissal Committee Chair: AJ: LA Governor
Staff Discipline/Dismissal Appeals Committee Vice Chair: LH: JD
Pupil Discipline Committee Chair: AJ: JD
Salaries, PM & Employment Issues Committee Chair: KT: MW
Appeals Committee LH: AJ & LA Governors
Complaints Committee Vice Chair: LH & JD


Link Governors
Child Protection/ Safeguarding & Well-being JL
RE/Collective Worship/British Values & SIAMS KT
Pupil Premium/SEN & LAC AJ
Maths LH
English MW
Science AJ
Health and 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 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.


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 chilren 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 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
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  Ann Jones  
  Mrs M Walpole      
 Attended    Mr J Liddiatt  Mr J Liddiatt  Mr J Liddiatt
  Mrs A Jones  Mr P Thompson  Mr P Thompson  Mr P Thompson
  Rev K Trimby  Mr J Liddiatt Mrs Darlington  Rev Trimby
  Mr P Thompson  Mr G Jones  Mr G Jones  Mr G Jones
  Mr G Jones Rev K Trimby  Rev Trimby  Mrs L Humphreys
  Mrs L Humphreys  Mrs L Humphreys  Mrs L Humphryes  Mrs M Walpole
    Mrs M Walpole  Mrs M Walpole  Mrs A Jones

Mrs J Darlington



Date Of Meeting 16/01/2019 06/02/2019 06/03/2019
 Attended  Paul Thompson    
   Julian Liddiatt    
   Rev Kathy Trimby    
   Mr Gareth Jones    
   Mrs Ann Jones    
   Mrs Lisa Humphreys    
   Mrs Joanne Darlington

Mrs Mary Walpole





Date Of Meeting 10/04/2019 08/05/2019 12/06/2019 10/07/2019