School Governors

Contact the Governors' Support Team

Charlie Blythe – Principal Governors’ Support Officer

Charlie leads the team providing support and advice to governors on governing body procedures and Welsh Government regulations.

Charlie works closely with school improvement advisers on aspects of school improvement, disseminates information and guidance, leads some governor training courses and writes training materials. She supports the establishment of temporary governing bodies of new schools, attending their meetings and supporting schools considering federation arrangements.

As well as providing advice, support and information to governors, Charlie also attends a number of governing body meetings to provide support.

Charlie prepares meeting schedules, agenda and other documentation, and oversees the production of minutes, reports and training programmes.

Tel: (01437) 775132


Meinir Williams, Rhian Derrick and Lauren Clewes – Governors Support Officers

Meinir, Rhian and Lauren are the Governors' Support Officers, supporting Charlie in her role. The team act as minute clerks to several governing bodies and prepare the meeting packs for all termly full governing body meetings. They are responsible for their own schools and are the first point of contact in the event of any governor queries. They are responsible for the production of the training programme, and ensure the effective administration of all governor training including arranging self-review sessions and bespoke training, and maintaining and updating governors' training records.

The team maintain the governing body membership database, and assist in giving advice, support and guidance to governors.

Tel: (01437) 775939



Rhian Derrick

(01437) 775103

Lauren Clewes

(01437) 775162


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ID: 1263, revised 26/07/2023