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The Governors, Head Teacher and staff share a commitment to provide an academic and supportive environment leading to improved outcomes for the children. Each child’s needs are considered individually. The full Governing Body meets throughout an academic year. Also there are many sub-committees that meet on a regular basis throughout the year.

Governors Linked to Classes

Year 6— 
Mr. R. Matthews
Year 5— 
Mrs. A. Little / Mr. D. Willmott
 Year 4— 
Year 3— 
Mr. R. Jones
  Year 2— 
Mr. B. Acott
Year 1— 
Mrs. T. Rose
 Cllr. J. Thomas / Mrs. C. Hayvice
 Mrs. E. Banks
 Woodland Wonders— 
Mrs. J. Lynch—Wilson

Letter from the Chairman of the Governors

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

It is a privilege and pleasure to present you with the Governors Annual Report for our school. I am once again able to report that the Senior Leadership Team within the school remains settled which is always a good sign and makes the job of the Governing Body so much easier.

At the end of the summer term we sadly had to say goodbye to Miss Blantern who had been a valued member of Staff for many years, I was privileged to be able to thank her for her unstinting service to the school at the leavers’ assembly on behalf of the Governors and parents. I am sure we all wish her a very happy and healthy retirement.

This year for the first time in many years we were oversubscribed for our September entry, this is not a very nice position to be in as it means that the Local Authority have to refuse places to some pupils who have been with us throughout Nursery. It does however show how popular our school has become.

As we move into the Autumn Term we await notice of our ESTYN inspection, this is a very stressful time for Staff and Governors but is also an opportunity to celebrate and share the good practice within our school, I have every confidence that the inspection will find that our school provides an excellent education for your children and also supports them through a very important time in their lives. 

 You will all have noticed the new railings which have appeared in the school, following a risk assessment it was decided that our fencing no longer met with the local authority criteria and so needed to be replaced; I think you will all agree that Mrs Haynes has managed to achieve the necessary improvement in security without losing the welcoming look of the school. The only  purpose of the improvements is to further enhance  safety and security for your children.

The PTA still goes from strength to strength and I would like to thank all the members for everything they do for the school, and also the parents who help out in the classrooms, it is surely a sign of a happy school that so many parents are involved.

I would like to thank the Governors for electing me as chairman once again, this is a very important position but also a very rewarding one when everyone works together to make our school such a success. I would also like to thank all the Governors for their hard work and enthusiasm and for giving freely of their time for the benefit of the school. A special thank you to Mr Accott, my vice chairman, for all that he does. Once again a very big thanks to Mrs Haynes and her staff, both teachers and support staff and to you, the parents, for your continued support.

Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the children for making St Athan the excellent school that it has become.

If you have any issues which you wish to discuss with me please feel free to contact me. 

Yours sincerely,

Councillor John Thomas

Chairman of the Governing Body


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  2. Governors report to parents 2016-17