The Governors of the school are responsible for the staffing, finance, premises, curriculum and future planning of the school. The Governors work very closely with the Headteacher in making decisions about the school. At Rhiwbina Primary School there are 17 Governors:
5 are elected by the parents
4 are local authority appointees
4 are co-opted by the Governors
3 are elected by the staff of the school.
The Headteacher is also a Governor. Elections for Parent Governors occur every 4 years. The Chairperson of the Governors can be contacted through the school office.
Our Chair of Governors is now Mr Simon Edwards
He has kindly provided us with the following message...
I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to take over the role of Chair of Governors at our wonderful Rhiwbeina Primary School. The school has once again been rated as ‘Excellent’ in the recent Estyn inspection and this is due in most part to the exceptional work and service given by Carol Harry, our Head Teacher, and her dedicated and experienced staff. However, the school would not be what it is or have achieved the accolades bestowed if it were not for our fabulous, hard-working children and their supportive parents and families. We should all be fully aware of the ever increasing financial challenges that the school is facing in these austere times and we as a Governing Body actively encourage any support and initiatives that parents and children may like to suggest to help alleviate these issues.Please do not hesitate to contact me through the school at any time for any assistance that I may be able to provide.’
The role of governors
The primary role of governors is to decide with the head teacher what they want the school to achieve and to set the strategic framework for getting there by
The strategic framework is provided by the School Development Plan and the School Improvement and Action Plan which are drawn up in response to an Estyn inspection.
Governors are responsible also for the school curriculum, the management of the school’s budget and the appointment, discipline, pay and dismissal of the school staff.