Governors / Llywodraethwyr

It is the duty of the Governing Body to make decisions about how the school is run. Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities as a body but cannot act individually.

The Governing Body believe the aims of the school as set out in this Prospectus should continue to be pursued. Underpinning these aims is Blaenbaglan’s philosophy, that all our pupils are entitled to the very best education possible, which the school endeavours to provide, in close partnership with parents.
Each term the following sub-committees meet and report back to the main Governing Body meeting:
  • Finance and Staffing
  • Curriculum and Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Buildings, Premises, Health & Safety (H&S) and Community
  • School performance and attendance
  • Performance management
Other issues relating to the budget, pupil activities, school performance and the Learning Support Centre are discussed. They can only act together, not individually. Parent Governors are elected by the parents of the school. They serve, as do other governors, for a period of 4 years. Parent Governors bring the views of parents to the governing body. However, they are not delegates for parents, as they speak and act as individuals.
Click below to read the latest Governors’ report to parents:
Information on requesting a parents meeting with governors:
Governor   Term of Office Ends
David Burrows Headteacher
Pam Short (Chair) Community 02.12.2023
Bernie Henderson Community 12.11.2024




Cllr Peter Richards (Vice Chair) LA 31.08.2024
Cllr Susanne Renkes LA 30.08.2025
Emma Palmer Teaching Staff 26.09.2025
Amy Williams-Davies Non-teaching Staff 19.03.2022
Ian Rees Community 01.01.2022
Paul Morris Parent 15.05.2023
Matthew Rees Parent 19.03.2022
Gemma Cox Parent 03.01.2024


Clerk to the Governors


Mrs Rhianne Matthews

The Governors can be contacted at:

Blaenbaglan Primary School , Maes-Ty-Canol, Baglan, Port Talbot . SA12 8YF.                    Tel: 01639 769775 e-mail: