Foundation Governor Chair
Dr Tom Marples
Foundation Governor Vice Chair
Non-Teaching Staff Representative
New School Committee & Observer
Cllr Julie Lloyd
Minor Authority Representative
(Colwinston Community Council)
LEA Representative (Vale of Glamorgan)
Revd. Canon Edward Evans
A Message from the Chair of Governors
In 2012 when I got a substantive post in Cardiff we
started to look for a school between Swansea and Cardiff
where we would like our children to attend. This was how
we found St David’s, Church in Wales, Primary School in
Colwinston and shortly afterwards moved into the village.
We had to wait a further 3 years for the children to be old
enough to attend the school.
Since the children started school we have never been
disappointed in the way all staff in St David’s have seen to
both our children, even at times when they were clearly in
the wrong! As parent governor it became clear to me that
the sole aim of the school is to enable each and every pupil to achieve their full potential. I was further astonished on how difficult this is due to a significant shortfall in human and financial resources and how successful Mrs Hoffrock and her team is in achieving these goals, despite the obstacles.
We did not decide on a church school for the children to be indoctrinated into the dogma of Christianity, as I for one don’t feel one can force an individual to believe in anything, but we wanted our children to be exposed to the example of Christ’s love, humility and service. Outside of academic achievements I strongly feel that these attributes will make for a better society no matter what you believe or don’t believe in.
I would like to encourage all parents to work with the teachers and governors in their efforts to achieve the full potential of every pupil in St David’s. Please help us to build a bright future for every pupil and a society that mirrors the tolerance and kindness of Christ.
Newly elected Chair of Governors, Abrie Theron
You can find out more about the role of School Governors within Primary Schools by visiting the Governors Wales website.