Agenda Item No.




Minutes of a meeting held on 4th March, 2103.


Present:  Councillor C.P.J. Elmore (Chairman); Councillors C.P. Franks, F.T. Johnson and Ms. B.E. Brooks (Substitute for Councillor Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson) and Mrs. M.E. Gibbs (Vale Governors Association).



(a)       Apologies for Absence –  


These were received from Councillors T.H. Jarvie and Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson.



(b)       Declarations of Interest –


The following declarations were received:


            Councillor C.P. Franks (Governor St. Cyres Comprehensive School)

            Mrs. M. Gibbs (Governor Llantwit Major Comprehensive School).


(NOTE: The above Members withdrew from the meeting during consideration of application in respect of the related schools.)



(c)        Guidance Regarding Appointments Process –


RECOMMENDED - T H A T the guidance report regarding the appointments process be noted.



(d)       Exclusion of Press and Public -


RESOLVED - T H A T under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act, the relevant paragraphs of the Schedule being referred to in brackets after the minute heading.



(e)       Applications for the Appointment of Current Local Authority Governors' Vacancies (Exempt Information - Paragraph 12) –


In addition to the applications contained within the report, the Head of Governor Support tabled late applications in respect of Cogan Nursery School, Eagleswell Primary School, Evenlode Primary School, Y Bont Faen Primary School and Ysgol Gwaun y Nant for consideration by the Panel.  These applications had been received after the original closing date for receipt of applications and all of the schools had received insufficient or no applications for their current vacancies.  The Panel agreed to consider these late applications in the light of this information.


It was reported that Councillor E. Hacker had resigned as School Governor for Llantwit Major Comprehensive School and so a further vacancy existed on this school’s Governing Body. 


Having considered the criteria for the appointment of Local Authority Governors and the applications received, including those late applications, it was subsequently


RECOMMENDED to Cabinet –


(1)       T H A T the following appointments be made for the schools as set out below:




Albert Primary School

S. West

Barry Island Primary School

S. Bechares

D. Vining

Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

Ms. S. Harris

Cogan Nursery School

Ms. C. Foster

Eagleswell Primary School

G. Cheshire

Evenlode Primary School

Ms. J. Trott

S. West

R. Noormohamed

Llancarfan Primary School

Councillor H.J. W. James

Llantwit Major Comprehensive School

D. Mutlow

Councillor E. Williams

Palmerston Primary School

Councillor N. Moore

Peterston Super Ely C/W Primary School

Ms. A. Tiessen

St. Cyres Comprehensive School

Ms. J. Trott

Sully Primary School

G. Morley

Y Bont Faen Primary School

T. Williams

Ms. N.C. Thomas

Ysgol Gwaun y Nant

B.J. Davies

Ysgol Iolo Morganwg

A. Cairns MP

O. Saunders-Jones

T. Williams

Ysgol St. Curig

Ms. S. Williams


(2)       T H A T vacancies at the following schools be deferred until the next Panel meeting, likely to be held in October 2013, having received insufficient or no applications for their current vacancies:


            Barry Island Primary School

            Cadoxton Primary School

            Colcot Primary School

            Holton Primary School


Reasons for recommendations


(1)       To allow the Cabinet to confirm the appointments in respect of the above schools’ Governing Bodies.


(2)       To fill vacancies on the related School Governing Bodies.