Usk Church in Wales Primary School

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Parent Governors

Nicki Lloyd, Parent Governor


I became a parent governor in May 2021, 14 months after the start of the COVID pandemic. I joined the governing body after what must have been an extremely challenging year for them and the school. The dedication and enthusiasm to the children’s learning and wellbeing throughout this public health crisis has been nothing short of inspiring.


Looking forward to our “new norm” I hope to make a valuable contribution to the school, drawing on my knowledge and experience of working in a healthcare training environment for the last 14 years. I believe the views of parents and carers should have a platform to be heard and welcome any correspondence from the parent and carers community.


I live in Llangybi with my husband and 2 sons, one of whom started Reception in 2020. His little brother will hopefully be joining him in September 2022.


I work for Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) which is a Special Health Authority that sits alongside Health Boards and Trusts. I manage GP Specialty and Further Training in Wales and have a special interest in sustainable healthcare and differential attainment.

Charlie Marshall, Parent Governor


I became a parent governor in 2022, shortly after my kids joined the school. Because they joined from another school, I was really keen to get involved and help make sure it was a somewhere they would be happy and settle.


I started out my career as a journalist, but have since moved into writing, content creation and strategy, particularly in relation to sustainability, equity, and healthcare. 


Through my job I get to meet a huge variety of people with fascinating stories and experiences. I also volunteer as a mentor, helping disadvantaged young people through education and their early careers. This has really underlined to me the importance of a broad and engaging school experience, that goes beyond academics alone to stimulate and inspire young people, and build skills for the future workplace.

Dr James Osborne, Parent Governor


I became a parent governor in 2022 shortly after my daughter joined the school.

I used to run the code club at the school long before my daughter was born, however I had to give that up due to work commitments.


I am currently the Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University.

I am responsible for various areas of curriculum development and have experience of teaching computing topics to students young and old over many years.


I have been involved in outreach programmes like code club, various supercomputing related ventures, advanced research computing, and working with big data.


I am a trustee on the board of the Roger Edwards Educational Trust which funds various educational endeavours for the benefit of the residents of Usk.


I am also involved in Usk Show and enjoy spending a week every year to help setup and take down the largest one day show in Wales.


Katherine Hoar, Parent Governor


I stepped into the role of a parent governor in 2022. As a parent of a child in Year 1, I am personally invested in the school's success and the well-being of every student.


With a background in Child Development and Psychology and currently working in school environments, I've seen the incredible impact that a positive school environment plays in a child's educational journey, overall well-being, and future success. Thus, I am passionate about fostering strong connections between the school, parents, and the wider community to ensure our children get the best support possible.


I am committed to ensuring that the voices of parents and carers are heard, fostering an environment where open communication is valued, and where the collective goal is to provide the best possible educational experience for our children.