Our Governors

Governing Body 2017/2018

The Governors of Cradoc School represent the parents, the community of the area, the Local Authority and the school staff.

We are a body of people totally committed to supporting the Headteacher and staff, ensuring that the education of all the children reaches a high standard and that every child is enabled to fulfill his or her potential. We support school activities and monitor the achievements of the children in all aspects of school life. We are legally responsible for running the school and ensuring it meets all of it’s responsibilities.  We are a critical or questioning friend to the staff, ensuring the staff are challenged but supported.

We do our best to ensure that the seven years that most of our children spend at Cradoc  School are happy and successful ones and that they go on to the next stage of their education with confidence and happy memories of the time they have spent here.

If you wish to talk to any of us at any time, there will always be someone prepared to listen and to advise how best to progress any ideas or solve any problems you may have. The Clerk to the Governors is Miss Liz Davies and if you wish to contact any of the Governors she will happily arrange this – please contact her at the school office.

Governor Management Structure

School Management Structure and Governor Responsibilities

Parent Governors:


Mrs Emma Prosser (Vice-Chair). Emma has responsibility for governor induction, school attendance and sits on the staffing, finance and marketing committee.  Emma is also link Governor for School Development Priority 5B “Develop the Role of Middle Leaders in Improving Standards”.  Emma has two children at Cradoc, currently in Y6 and Y3 and a daughter who has recently moved to High School.


Dr Julia Bignall. Julia is Deputy Safeguarding Governor and Health and Safety Governor.  Julia has one daughter in school, currently in Y6 and one who has recently moved to high school.

Rhian Dillon

Mrs Rhian Dillon.  Rhian has responsibility for School Development Priorities 1A “Improve Pupils’ Ability to Apply their Literacy Skills Across all Curriculum Areas” and 2 “Raise the Standard of Pupils’ Handwriting and Presentation”.  She is also our Rights Respecting School Governor. She has one son in Year 1.

Local Authority Governors:


Mrs Gillian Thomas (Chair of Governors). Gillian is Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor, Equalities Governor and sits on Staffing, Finance and Marketing committee and Performance Management committee.  She is link Governor for School Development Priorities 4 “Improve Site Supervision and Safeguarding” and 5A “Develop the Role of Senior Leaders in Improving Standards”.

Rebecca OwenMrs Rebecca Watkins.  Bex is link Governor for School Development Priority 6 “Identify Improvement Priorities Clearly and Act Upon Findings Robustly”.   Bex has one son in school, currently in Year 1.

Minor Authority Governor:Malcolm

Mr Malcolm Roberts. Malcolm is Chair of the Premises and Health and Safety Committee.  He is passionate about improving facilities at Cradoc and responsible for ensuring the building of the car park!

Community Governors:


Mrs Sue Goodhead.  Sue has been visiting our school as a volunteer for several years now.  She has a background in education and is the ALN Link Governor.


Mrs Tina Millard. Tina has a background in finance and Chairs the Finance, Staffing and Marketing sub-committee.  She has two children in Cradoc, in Year 1 and Year 3.


Mrs Katy Cherrington.  Katy is link Governor for School Development Priority 3 “Ensure that Assessment Processes Impact Positively on the Standard of Pupils’ Work”.  She is also our School of Sanctuary Governor.  Katy has one daughter in Year 4 and a son in high school who previously attended Cradoc.

Staff Governors:Beth_Roberts

Miss Beth Roberts.  Beth is Deputy Headteacher and ALN Co-ordinator.  She is the teacher Governor.


Jan Owen : Mandy Salisbury : Learning Support Assistant


Mrs Jan Owen.  Jan is a Teaching Assistant at Cradoc.  She is the non-teaching governor on behalf of the staff, other than teachers.


Mrs Judith Morris (Headteacher). Judith is Headteacher at Cradoc and sits on almost all of the sub-committees.



Miss Liz Davies.  Liz is Clerk to the Governors.  She also works in school as School Administrator