Governing Body 2022  (as current on January 27th, 2023)

LA Appointed Representative (5) Term of Office Ends
CB Cllr Tom Williams
CB Cllr Andrew Farina-Childs
Christopher Hawker
Cllr John Mullen
Teacher Governors (2)
Claire McLaughlan 02/10/2026
Natalie Griffiths 19/09/2025
Associate Staff Governor (1)
Nathan Bracegirdle 26/11/2023
Associate Pupil Governors (2)
Zakk Coopey (Head Boy) N/A
Daisy Phillips (Head Girl) N/A
Parent Governors (6) One Vacancy
Noah Nyle 10/05/2026
Dr. Kelly Tanner 13/11/2026
Hannah Jones 11/05/2025
Fillippo Marozzelli 18/07/2025
Rachel Smilie 13/11/2026
Co-opted Governors (6) 
Gerwyn James 23/11/2025
Nicholas Jones 06/10/2024
Jamie Duggan 17/07/2026
Louise Pine (Vice Chairperson)

Kirsty Williams



Jane Wilkie
Chair of Governors
John Richards
Clerk to Governors Ms. April Walters (Governor Support Unit South East Wales – Education Achievement Service)


All the above may be contacted via Blackwood Comprehensive School. Elections for Parent Governor appointments take place whenever vacancies arise.

  1. Governors Functions

The Governing Body meets regularly to consider issues underpinning the effective running of the school. Half-termly meetings are supplemented by regular meetings of sub-committees covering issues such as:


  1. Finance and buildings
  2. Standards
  • Curriculum
  1. Staffing
  2. Appointments
  3. Pay Review
  • Performance Management


The Headteacher distributes a written report prior to each meeting for discussion and minutes of all meetings are available from the school.


Governors frequently participate in training and other seminars and courses and in the many functions organised by the school.  We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and committed group of Governors who take an active interest in all aspects of the life and work of the school.  Attendance at meetings is excellent.  Governors have not received travel or subsistence from the school’s budget share.


The most recent Estyn report states that the governing body provides effective oversight of the school’s work. Governors have a sound understanding of the school’s strengths and areas requiring improvement. They have secure knowledge of performance data and they use this appropriately to challenge the school to help bring about improvements. The governing body plays a suitable role in setting the strategic direction of the school and, through its useful range of sub-committees, monitors progress towards strategic priorities effectively.