School Governors

Contact the Governors' Support Team

Steve Stretch - Manager

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

Steve works closely with challenge advisers on aspects of school improvement, disseminates information and guidance, leads some governor training courses and writes training materials. He is responsible for establishing the temporary governing bodies of new schools, attending their meetings and supporting schools considering federation arrangements.

Steve's other responsibilities include Emergency School Closures.

Telephone: (01437) 775132



Charlie Blythe - Administrative Officer

Charlie supports the Manager in the day-to-day running of the Governors’ Support Service. As well as providing advice, support and information to governors, she also attends a number of governing body meetings as minute clerk.

Charlie prepares meeting schedules, agenda and other documentation, and oversees the production of minutes, reports and training programmes. She also maintains and updates the website.

Tel : ( 01437 ) 775103
E-Mail :


Alison Kavanagh and Jane Logan - Administrative Assistants

Alison and Jane are the Governors' Support Services Administrative Assistants, supporting both the Manager and Administrative Officer in their roles. Alison and Jane act as minute clerks to several governing bodies and prepare the meeting packs for all termly full governing body meetings. 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.

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

Telephone: (01437) 775939



Postal Address

Governors' Support Services
Education Services
2A North Wing, County Hall
SA61 1TP

ID: 1263, revised 15/11/2017