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Governing Body Annual Report 2017 click here.

Governors work with the headteacher and staff to make sure that Trinity Fields provides effective and successful teaching and learning for all of our pupils and to help raise standards.

The governing body is accountable to parents, the local authority (Caerphilly County Borough Council) and the local community for what they do, for the results they achieve and for the way in which they use our resources.

Our governing body meets at least once a term, with additional sub-committee meetings throughout the year. Our governors work with the headteacher and staff to fulfill 3 key roles. These are:

  • Strategic role- relating to the school's aims, developing policies, targets and monitoring to see if these are achieved;
  • "Critical friend" role- such as acting as a sounding board for ideas, offering support and constructive advice;
  • Accountable role- where governors must be prepared to explain their decisions and actions to anyone who has a legitimate interest in the school such as the local authority, parents/carers etc.

 The role of Governors in Trinity Fields includes the following tasks:

  • agree the school's aims, values and policies;
  • contribute and approve the school development plan;
  • approve and monitor the school budget;
  • make sure that the curriculum is taught and that there are enough staff to teach it;
  • monitor and review the school's progress towards targets;
  • ensure that pupils' needs are met;
  • recruit and select staff (in partnerships with the School Council);
  • provide parents and carers with information on the school;
  • develop action plans after an Estyn inspection;
  • promote the school's commitment towards"healthy eating";
  • develop and maintain positive links with local business and the community;
  • support the day-to-day decisions taken by the headteacher;
  • promote and enhance the effectiveness of the governing body.

Further information about the role of governors and the work of the governing body can be found at the Governors Wales website:

For the new rules concerning requesting a meeting with the school governors please see this document.  Copies can also be obtained from the school.

Governing body vacancies: there are currently NO vacancies on the governing body of Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre.

Safeguarding: our safeguarding governor is: Mr. Brian Witchell


Members of Trinity Fields' Governing Body



Barrie Jones

Community Govenor



Brian Witchell

Community Governor



Jill Farrier

Parent Governor


Hefin David AM

Vice Chair of Governors


Mike Cook

Chair of Governors


Ian Elliott MBE



Angela Kenvyn

LA Governor


Helen Muscat

Support Staff Governor


Anthony Rhys

Teacher Governor

Jenny Watkins

Parent Governor

Amanda Hurst

Parent Governor

Father Stephen Kirk

Community Governor

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To be appointed

Parent Governor

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Julie Parry (Clerk)


Links with United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC):

Article 3 (Best interests of the child): The best interests of children must be the primary concern in making decisions that may affect them. All adults should do what is best for children. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children. This particularly applies to budget, policy and law makers.

Article 12 (Respect for the views of the child): When adults are making decisions that affect children, children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account.

Article 23 (Children with disabilities): Children who have any kind of disability have the right to special care and support, as well as all the rights in the Convention, so that they can live full and independent lives.

Article 28 (Right to education): All children have the right to a primary education; young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education of which they are capable.

Article 29 (Goals of education): Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest.




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Trinity Fields School & Resource Centre
Caerphilly Road
Ystrad Mynach
CF82 7XW
Tel: 01443 866000 Fax: 866045