Meet the Governors
Mrs Shonagh Hay- Chair of Governors
I was educated in Scotland and New Zealand.
I have thirty five years experience in the Construction Industry holding Group Business Development Director positions in Tarmac Construction, Tarmac/ Carillion Professional Services followed by Amey Plc. I have also acted as a consultant in the City in London. I was elected to a Livery Company and awarded Freedom Of The City in London in 2005. I was a member of the Executive Board of The Movement for Innovation , creating change in the Construction Industry. I contributed to two publications published by Reading University. I was appointed to Capital Projects at Welsh Government until 2015. Currently, I am a member of Senior Women in Public Leadership in London. I am also Vice Chair of Governors at Monmouth Comprehensive School.
I have two children and four Grandchildren.
Mr Darian Evans- Parent Governor
I live in Osbaston and currently have two children at this excellent school.
I have been a Parent Governor since March 2017 and feel that I am able to offer the school a fair amount educational experience having been a teacher of Economics for over 20 years. I currently hold the role of Assistant Head at a local independent school and as a senior manager have expertise in the use of data, assessment and monitoring, curriculum planning, staff development, safeguarding, and reporting to parents; I am also familiar with the Estyn Inspection framework. I have always been passionate about education and firmly believe that 'every child matters'.
Mrs Sarah Morrison- Foundation Governor
Mrs Anthea Dewhurst- Community Governor
I have represented this Ward ( Dixton with Osbaston) on the Town Council for nearly twenty years,much of that time as chair of its Community Affairs Committee.
I'm very honoured to be a Community Governor for this school and do my best to help make realistic and purposeful links between the school and its local community.This year, pupils' research has contributed directly to a Welsh Government decision to fund a crossing on the Hereford Road.This will benefit many of our pupils as well as other students.Hopefully it may even convince them that they can make their voices heard to achieve improvements in their neighbourhood..
I trained as an Art teacher,but spent most of my working life teaching children with Special Needs.I believe that first hand experience makes the best and most long lasting education and the staff at Osbaston CiW have the inspiration and passion to design this into their teaching.Their ability to show how to value our local environment and relate it to the future of the wider world is particularly impressive and I aim to get involved too!
Mrs Sally Williams- Parent Governor
I am a Parent Governor with a child in Year 5 and a child at our local comprehensive school who attended Osbaston.
I am keen to work with the school, parents and local community to give our children some great opportunities and experiences during their time at Osbaston. I work for the Environment Agency as a project manager and have a background in information management both in the public and private sectors. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Mrs Kate Kelly- Parent Governor
I am a mum of 2 boys, Joe who is 17 and Ethan who is in Year 4. I currently work as a Midday Supervisor at the school where I enjoy seeing the children grow and develop their social skills.
As a Parent Governor, I am looking to support the school in allowing the children to be happy and confident to achieve the best they can be. My reasons for getting involved with the school are because I want to support the school going forward. I want to ensure, in a small way I can, that our school continues to provide our children with an environment to thrive and reach their potential.
Rev'd Catherine Haynes - Foundation Governor
Ordained in 1996, I have served two curacies in the Llandaff Diocese before moving to Swansea and Brecon Diocese to become the Vicar of two groups of parishes in mid Wales. Throughout my ministry I have been involved in many ways with children and education, having been Diocesan Children's Advisor for both Llandaff and Monmouth Dioceses, as well as Diocesan Director of Education for Swansea and Brecon Diocese. From 2012-2014 I was the chaplain for Monmouth Girls School and taught RE and PSHE in Monmouth Girls School Prep Department. Since 2014, I have been team vicar for the Monmouth Group of Parishes where I am also the community engagement minister. I regularly conduct assemblies in the school, where and chair the Spirituality Committee and the Welsh Committee of the Governing Body.
Ms Deb Morgan- Staff Governor
After completing a degree in Languages for Business in 1989, I helped to set up our local family tour business. In 1991 I gained a PGCE in French and German and began my teaching career in London. I returned to Wales in 1993.
I am a PPA Cover Teacher at the school. I am passionate about education and have high aspirations for all pupils. I thoroughly enjoy my role as it enables me to teach many of the different classes at Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 and to get to know most of the pupils in this exceptional school. I
I am in my first term of office as Support Staff Governor and I enjoy the challenge of this role. .
Mr Rhys Phillips- LA Governor
Mrs Eira Lewis- LA Governor
I grew up in a rural area outside Raglan and attended Raglan School before attending Monmouth Comprehensive School. I have been employed by the local authority since 1982 and I am currently working as the Library Officer at Monmouth Community Hub. I have worked in the library service for 36 years covering various roles.
I have worked with Osbaston for many years, welcoming the children on their weekly visits to the library. I enjoy watching the children develop their reading skills and their love of books as they progress through their time at the school
Mrs Claire Cook- LA Governor
I have three children, two of whom are pupils at our school in Years 3 & 5 and one who will hopefully attend in the future.
After graduating in 2003, I spent a number of years travelling overseas in Asia, Australasia and Africa. Following this I managed a community grant scheme where over £200,000 was allocated to support community tourism led projects throughout Powys. I have worked in marketing and communications for over 12 years, mainly within the public sector but also working with private organisations, project managing the transition process when services have been outsourced.
As a LA Governor, I am looking forward to being actively involved with teachers, parents and the wider local community to ensure our school continues to be one that we are proud of. I am passionate about education and ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to grow and develop to the best of their ability both academically and socially.
Mrs Clare Cooper- Teacher Governor
I have been teaching since 1990 and have worked for many years at Osbaston Church in Wales School. I have taught in Foundation Phase until this year when I have moved in to Key Stage 2 and am teaching Year 3 pupils. I am a member of the Senior Leadership Team in the school and have responisbility for Additional Learning Needs, Wellbeing, RE and Collective Worhsip.
I have been a Teacher Governor for 18 years and enjoy the role and being part of the strategic direction and decision making of the school.
Outside school I enjoy singing, reading and going to the cinema or theatre. A more unusual hobby is making bobbin lace.