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Our Governing Body

The governing body would like to offer you a warm welcome to the governor’s section of the school website.

The governing body fulfils its role through full governing body meetings and a number of visits and smaller meetings across the school year. It is there to support the school and to be the 'critical friend'. Visits to the school are made by governors on both formal and informal occasions.

All governors at Llanhari Primary School are highly committed to its success. Many have had a long association with the school, and some were pupils themselves. All share in the strong caring ethos and the desire for all pupils to achieve their academic, social and emotional potential.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with parents/carers. If you wish to contact the governors, this can be done either by sending a letter (via the school office) or email  

Please mark any correspondence for the attention of either Chair of Governors: Colin Lewis or Clerk to the Governing Body: Anneli Hunt.

A school governor duties include:

  • setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the budget
  • reviewing progress against the budget and objectives
  • challenging and supporting senior staff
  • playing a part in appointing staff

The governing body in schools and colleges is made up of:

  • staff representatives
  • community governors, including parents or students
  • other local representatives, like councillors

Governing bodies in schools and colleges are accountable for:

  • the use of public funds
  • the quality of education provided
  • the wider contribution to the community

The full governing body meets 3 times per academic year for our Full Governing Body meetings. Many other sub committees meet 3 times a year such as the finance, curriculum and health and safety committee.

Governors also have link responsibilities for subjects and areas within the school and will undertake school visits to gather information and a deeper understanding.

Type of Govenor

Emma Coates

Head Teacher

Mr M Cleverley

Rev R Gratton



Mrs J. Dilworth

Minor Authority

Miss T. Burke


Mrs A Smith

Non Teaching

Mr C. Lewis (chair)

Mrs C. Lambert

Mrs S. Fender


Mrs. C. Hunt

Mrs J Pring

Mrs S Thorne



Mrs A. Hunt

Clerk to the governors

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Colin Lewis