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|
|Cllr John Mullen|
|Teacher Governors (2)|
|Associate Staff Governor (1)|
|Associate Pupil Governors (2)|
|Zakk Coopey (Head Boy)||N/A|
|Daisy Phillips (Head Girl)||N/A|
|Parent Governors (6) One Vacancy|
|Dr. Kelly Tanner||13/11/2026|
|Co-opted Governors (6)|
|Louise Pine (Vice Chairperson)
|Chair of Governors|
|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.
- 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:
- Finance and buildings
- 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.