Agenda Item No.







Minutes of a meeting held on 30th September, 2103.


Present:  Councillor C.P.J. Elmore (Chairman); Councillors P.J. Clarke, C.P. Franks, F.T. Johnson and Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson, together with Mrs. M.E. Gibbs (Vale Governors Association).


Also present: Councillor Ms. B.E. Brooks (substitute for Councillors C.P.J. Elmore, F.T. Johnson and Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson) and Councillor J.W. Thomas (substitute for Councillor T.H. Jarvie.)



(a)       Apology for Absence


This was received from Councillor T.H. Jarvie.



(b)       Declarations of Interest


Councillors C.P.J. Elmore, P.J. Clarke, F.T. Johnson, Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson and Mrs. M.E. Gibbs withdrew from the meeting, as appropriate, as they were precluded from presiding over vacancies where they themselves were Governors.  Councillor C.P. Franks withdrew when the appointment of a Governor for Murch Junior was being considered as the applicant was a relative. 



(c)        Guidance Regarding Appointment Process – 


The Chairman advised that a late application had been received for Murch Junior School which was agreed to be tabled at the meeting.


Following consideration of the criteria for the appointment of Local Authority Governors and the applications received, including the late application, it was subsequently




(1)       T H A T the guidance regarding the appointment process be noted.


(2)       T H A T the guidance with regard to late applications be waived and Mrs. Dixon’s application be considered when determining appointments as LA Governors.


(3)       T H A T it be noted that Members were precluded from taking part in consideration of vacancies at schools where they themselves were a Governor or they knew the applicant.  Substitutes were permitted in these cases.





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 item of business on the grounds that it involves 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.





The Head of Governor Support informed the Panel that with regard to applications for Barry Comprehensive, Mr. L. Kellaway had withdrawn his application for that position.  The Chairman also advised that he would vacate the Chair with regard to the appointments for Barry Comprehensive and Holton Primary Schools and it was agreed by the Panel that Councillor F.T. Johnson would take the Chair for these appointments.


In considering the applications and, in particular, the quality of some of the applications received, it was subsequently


RECOMMENDED to Cabinet – T H A T the following appointments be made for the schools as set out below:




Albert Primary

Mr. P. Andrews

Barry Comprehensive

Councillor Dr. I.J. Johnson

Barry Island Primary

Mr. J. Jowett

Cadoxton Primary

Mr. M. John

Cogan Primary

Mr. J.P. Williams

Colcot Primary

Mr. L. Kellaway

Councillor Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson

1 Deferred

Cowbridge Comprehensive

Councillor G. Cox

Eagleswell Primary

Mr. D. Thomas

Evenlode Primary

Ms. M.E. Ingram

Ms. K.E. Pimbley

1 Deferred

Gwenfo C/W Primary

Ms. S. North

Holton Primary

Mr. B. Andrews

Llancarfan Primary

Mr. N. Crane

Llangan Primary

Councillor R.P. Thomas

Llantwit Major Comprehensive

Mrs. M. Gibbs

Murch Junior

Mrs. C.D. Dixon

Peterson-Super-Ely C/W Primary

Councillor R.L. Traherne

Mr. R.J. Bailey

(The Panel, having been advised that Mr. Bailey and Mrs. Phillips were currently being considered as Parent Governors for the school, agreed that if Mr. Bailey was to be appointed in that capacity that Mrs. A. Phillips be appointed as the LA Governor.)

Rhws Primary

Ms. J. Hopkins

St. Cyres Comprehensive

Councillor Mrs. V.M. Hartrey

St. Davids C/W  Primary

Councillor R.P. Thomas

St. Illtyd Primary

Mr. M. Reid

St. Richard Gwyn R C High


Victoria Primary

Councillor M.R. Wilson

Ysgol Gwaun y Nant

Mrs. S. Hodges

Ysgol Bro Morgannwg

No appointment as no applications had been received so deferred


Reasons for recommendations


(1)       To allow the Cabinet to consider the appointments in respect of the above schools’ governing bodies.


(2)       In consideration of the content contained within the applications.