MEET THE TEAM
There are 13 governors with a wide cross-section of financial, business, legal, architecture, educational including SEN, clergy and outdoor pursuits experience. Click on their photo to learn more about them. To contact any of them please email the Clerk to the Governors on
Revd. Dr Gaskell
Rt Revd Sinclair
Functions and Roles of the Governing Body
The role of Governors is strategic not operational and can be summarised as follows:
Ensuring the school operates according to its constitution;
Setting the school's vision and aims
Establishing and maintaining the school’s ethos
Setting the school’s plans and policies
Monitoring and evaluating school performance
Promoting self-evaluation to sustain school improvement
Appointing the Head, Chaplain and Bursar
The Governing Body does not control or manage the day-to-day running of the school. That is the role of the Headmaster and his Senior Leadership Team. For example, decisions such as whether to admit pupils to be educated at St David’s, discipline and the appointment of staff are vested exclusively in the Headmaster, not the Governing Body. The Governing Body supports the Headmaster, monitor his performance and ensures that the Headmaster is implementing agreed policies and strategies.
Governing Body Meetings
The Main Board meetings happen once a term. In addition to this there are also three Sub-Committees that also meet termly, normally 2-3 weeks before the Main Board:
Education (including pastoral, safeguarding and chaplaincy)
Other meetings or conference calls are arranged as required.
The Constitution of the Governing Body
St David’s College is a registered charity and the members of the Board of Governors are all Trustees. They have a legal duty to act in accordance with well-defined rules and principles that reflect their status as Trustees. They are also Members and Directors of St David’s College Trust (Llandudno) Limited (a registered company) however, in both roles, they are still commonly referred to as Governors.
All Governors are volunteers who receive no remuneration for serving on the Board and its committees.
Selection of Governors
The Governing Body seeks to ensure that at all times there is an appropriate spread of skills and expertise represented on the Board in order to properly discharge its duties. All governors are DBS checked, and once appointed undertake a formal induction and training programme to ensure they are equipped so St David’s benefits from their contribution