Agenda Item No.







Report of a meeting held on 1st October, 2012.


Present:  Councillor C.P.J. Elmore (Chairman); Councillors P.J. Clarke, C.P. Franks, T.H. Jarvie, F.T. Johnson and Mrs. M. Gibbs (Vale Governors Association).


Also present: Councillor Ms. B.E. Brooks (substitute for Councillor Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson), Councillor R.F. Curtis (substitute for Councillor C.P.J. Elmore in the determination of applications relating to Barry Comprehensive School and Holton Road Primary School), Councillor N.P. Hodges (substitute for Councillor C.P. Franks in the determination of applications relating to St. Cyres Comprehensive School and Ysgol Pen y Garth) and Councillor J.W. Thomas (substitute for Councillor T.H. Jarvie in the determination of applications in respect of Cowbridge Comprehensive School).



(a)       Apology for Absence -


This was received from Councillor Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson.



(b)       Declarations of Interest –


The following declarations were received:


            Councillor Ms. B.E. Brooks (Governor – Jenner Park Primary School)

            Councillor C.P.J. Elmore (Governor – Holton Road Primary School)

            Councillor P.J. Clarke (Governor Applicant – Rhoose Primary School)

Councillor C.P. Franks (Governor Applicant – St. Cyres Comprehensive School and Ysgol Pen y Garth Primary School)

Councillor T.H. Jarvie (Governor – Cowbridge Comprehensive School).


(Note: The above Members withdrew from the meeting during consideration of applications in respect of the related schools and, where applicable, the relevant substitute assuming their position when such withdrawals occurred.)



(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 agendaed reports the Head of Governor Support tabled late applications in respect of Cadoxton Nursery School, Cogan Primary School, Holton Road Primary School, Llanilltud Fawr Primary School, Palmerston Primary School and Ysgol Dewi Sant Primary School for consideration by the Panel.  These applications had been received after the original closing date of 27th September 2012 and all these schools had received insufficient or no applications for their current vacancies.  The Panel agreed to consider these late applications in light of this information. 


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:




Governing Body of Albert Road Primary School

A. Niblett

Barry Comprehensive School

Councillors C.P.J. Elmore and A.G. Powell

Governing Body of Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

Councillors A.G. Powell, A.J. Moore and N. Moore

Governing Body of Cadoxton Nursery School

T. O’Neill and P. Pinder

Governing Body of Cogan Primary School

L. Packer

Governing Body of Colcot Primary School

C. Williams

Governing Body of Cowbridge Comprehensive School

P. Lewis and Councillor A. Parker

Governing Body of Dinas Powys Infant School

Councillor K. Hatton


Governing Body of Fairfield Primary School

N. Gibbs and R. Jowett

Governing Body of Gladstone Primary School

Councillor Dr. I.J. Johnson

Governing Body of High Street Primary School

J. Ferris

Governing Body of Holton Road Primary School

L. Sword and Councillors P. Drake and C.P.J. Elmore

Governing Body of Jenner Park Primary School

Councillor R.J. Bertin

Governing Body of Llancarfan Primary School

K. Kemp

Governing Body of Llandough Primary School

Councillor K.E. Edmunds

Governing Body of Llangan Primary School

J. Corwin and A. Thomas

Governing Body of Llanilltud Fawr Primary School

M. Mason

Governing Body of Llantwit Major Comprehensive School

Councillors E. Hacker and G. John

Governing Body of Murch Junior School

J. Williams and Councillor K. Hatton

Governing Body of Oakfield Primary School

L. Ware

Governing Body of Palmerston Primary School

A. Roberts

Governing Body of Peterston Super Ely C/W Primary School

S. Curtis

Governing Body of Rhoose Primary School

Councillors P.J. Clarke and H.J.W. James

Governing Body of Romilly Primary School

M. Gibbs and Councillor R.F. Probert

Governing Body of St. Cyres Comprehensive School

C. Turner and Councillors L. Burnett and C.P. Franks

Governing Body of St. Illtyd Primary School

B. Morgan and H. Walter

Governing Body of St. Richard Gwyn R/C High School

D. Williams

Governing Body of Sully Primary School

Councillor R.A. Penrose

Governing Body of Ysgol Dewi Sant

I. Davies and R. Lloyd James

Governing Body of Ysgol Gwaun y Nant

D. Treharne

Governing Body of Ysgol Pen y Garth

D. Horgan and Councillor C.P. Franks


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


            Barry Island Primary School

            Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

            Colcot Primary School

            Eagleswell Primary School

            Evenlode Primary School

            Ysgol Gwaun y Nant.


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.