Usk Church in Wales Primary School

Believe... Achieve... Succeed

Credu... Cyflawni... Llwyddo

Governing Body Vision






It is September 2024 and we are in our open Annual General Meeting with a group of children, parents, staff, PTFA, LA and community representatives.  Attendees are connected online and also meet together in the school.  Positive and negative opinions on the progress of activities in support of the whole school vision during the last year have been shared with us by all stakeholders through the many forums in place (both online and in person) and the survey / feedback tools we have available.


We talk about what our involvement has been and agree a fresh programme of work for the new academic year including who amongst us us can best lead on each topic.


The children share with us their view of school life which includes a confident presentation of how they experience and demonstrate all of the Christian values for life that are at the heart of the school for all who spend time there.  This is a very emotional time for the governors who feel proud of such special young people and to have been able to support the provision of the facilities and environment where they have been free to develop to their highest potential.


Governors share their knowledge gained about the implementation of the Curriculum for Wales framework including RVE and RSE and their experiences of involvement in the school including areas of opportunity for development of the facilities and their use.  We discuss the next strategic area for funding priority to improve the potential for the school as a Learning Organisation.


We follow this by celebrating the achievements of pupils, staff and associates of the school including academic and social experience in school and the wider community. We also consider the available opportunities to support the Head Teacher and SLT in maintaining the wellbeing framework which has evolved from the experience of the COVID-19 impact in 2020.


Governors volunteer to join committees that make the most of their experience and skills and also in some cases where they will learn more about an aspect of the school they are not familiar with.


The new chair of governors asks who would like to be vice-chair and to shadow them in preparation to take over as chair when their term of office is over.  We have a lively and warm discussion about the merits of the five governors who offer to do this, then happily and unanimously support the new vice-chair. 


The meeting finishes on time and we share together our plans for visiting and keeping in touch with the school this term as well as how much we are enjoying being part of the governing body, our pride in the school and the successes of the children and staff.


Our Governing Body is ; 

Knowledgeable, Organised, Reliable, Helpful, Confident, Dependable, Responsive, Friendly, Energetic, Supportive, Approachable, Able, Dignified, Proud, Adaptable