Parent Governor - October 2020 Result

Please click HERE to view the Parent Governor Result letter

The Governing Body of Cathays High School consists of Governors who are:

• Parents of Cathays High School pupils
• Representatives from the local education authority
• Cathays High School staff
• Community governors
• The Headteacher

Current members of the Governing body are: 

Mr P. Wong - Chair of Governors Mrs M. Anderson - Parent Governor
Mrs K. A. Slade - Vice Chair (Comm Gov) Mr F. Aleem - Parent Governor
Mr S. Knight - LEA Governor Mr S. Davies - Head Teacher
Mrs J. Setchfield - LEA Governor Miss C. Suarez - Teacher Governor
Cllr N. Mackie - LEA Governor Miss I Dunne - Teacher Governor
Cllr C. Weaver - LEA Governor Mr J. Evans - Non-Teacher Governor
Mr A. Bhagat - Community Governor
Ms R. Newsome - Community Governor Mrs K. Harrington - Observer
Mr S Kielthy - Community Governor Mr J. Taylor - Observer
Mr I Hassan - Community Governor Mr H. Picken - Observer
Mrs J. Dowd - Parent Governor Mrs S. Petryna - In Attendance
Mr C. Davies - Parent Governor Mr G Rees-Thomas - In Attendance
Ms G. Wiegand - Parent Governor Mrs L. Davies - In Attendance
Ms M. Hopkins - Parent Governor Mrs S. Williams - Clerk to Governors


The Deputy Headteacher Mr H. Picken and the Assistant Headteachers Mrs K. Harrington and Mr J. Taylor attend full Governors meetings and observers and are co-opted onto various committees.

Clerk to the Governors: 
Mrs S. Williams, c/o Cathays High School, Crown Way, Cardiff, CF14 3XG. Tel (029) 2054 4426.

Chair of Governors: 
Mr P Wong, c/o Cathays High School, Crown Way, Cardiff CF14 3XG.  Tel (029) 2054 4426.

Any parent of a Cathays High School pupil may apply to become a Parent Governor. Parent Governors are elected by parental vote and serve for a term of four years. When a position becomes vacant, parents are informed, nominations asked for and the election takes place.

Governors meet regularly as a whole body to discuss school matters. They also have specific responsibilities and choose to be members of committees that are responsible for:

• Premises and Community Matters
• Finance and Staffing
• Curriculum

Each committee elects a chair and vice chair at the beginning of the academic year in September. In November/December each year the Governing Body produces its annual report on the school and this is distributed to parents. All parents are invited to the Annual Parents’ Meeting in November/December where the contents of the report can be discussed with the Governing Body.


The responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school, and many other matters, are delegated by the Governing Body to the Headteacher. In turn, specific areas of responsibility are delegated to the deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteachers and other members of the Senior Management Team.

The school is organized into groupings of teachers in subject areas. Each year group of pupils has a team of pastoral tutors and a head of year.

Click HERE to view the latest Governors Report.
Click HERE to view the latest Full Governors Meeting minutes.