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School Governor Vacancies Available

The Vale of Glamorgan Council invites Applicants from those wishing to be considered for current Local Authority (LA) school governor vacancies.

The LA Governor Appointments Panel will consider based on the contribution applicants can bring to a school in terms of their skills and experience.


Factors for consideration include: 


  • Experience as an effective school governor measured in terms of possession of relevant skills, knowledge and experience including skills that match the challenges of the individual school. 

  • The contribution made during a term of office and regular attendance.

  • A genuine desire to help improve standards of education within the school in partnership with the headteacher and the rest of the governing body.

  • A knowledge of and an interest in the community in which the school is situated.

  • A knowledge of modern education issues.

  • A commitment to regular attendance at full governing body meetings as well as meetings of any committees of the governing body to which they are elected.

  • A commitment to attend governor training courses to update their skills and knowledge to enhance their ability and effectiveness as a governor

Currently there are vacancies at the following schools:


Albert Primary 

Oak Field Primary

Barry Island Primary School       

Pendoylan C/W Primary School

Cadoxton Primary  

St Athan Primary School

Colcot Primary School

St David’s C/W Primary

Evenlode Primary School 

St Helen's Catholic Primary

Fairfield Primary School 

St Illtyd Primary School

Gladstone Primary School   

St Joseph's R/C Primary School

Gwenfo C/W Primary School 


High Street Primary School   

Victoria Primary School

Jenner Park Primary 

Whitmore High

Llandough Primary School

Wick & Marcross C/W Primary

Llanfair Primary School

Ysgol Iolo Morganwg

Llangan Primary School

Ysgol St Curig

Llantwit Major School

Ysgol Y Ddraig

Sully Primary School 


Please note that the meetings of Welsh Medium Schools are not all conducted in Welsh, and that where they are, simultaneous translation facilities are provided.


If you can fulfil the above criteria and are interested in being considered as an LA governor at one of the above schools, please contact the Governor Support Unit via email at or on 01446 709107 (direct line) or fill in the appropriate forms here:


LA Governor Application form

LA Governor Skills Register form 


Closing date for the receipt of completed application packs is no later than Wednesday 27 September 2023 at midday.