Please find below details of our Governing body:

Chair of Governors and LEA Governor – David Brookes –I have been a school governor for more than 20 years. Having worked as a senior manager in the local FE college for many years I have hopefully brought much of what I have learned to help the school on its journey. Both my children attended the schools in Porth and my wife also works in Cymmer school and we are active members of a church in Porth. My passion is to give learners every chance possible to achieve their best outcomes.
LEA Governor – Cllr G Caple
LEA Governor – Mr L Hole – I work as a Quality Enhancement Project Manager at Cardiff University. As part of my role, I manage projects that look to enhance policies, processes, and procedures for the maintenance of the academic quality and standards of Cardiff University provision and the protection of the student learning experience. My role also provides me with a remit for managing institutional arrangement for external quality-related reviews and consultations.

I wanted to be a Governor for Porth Community School as I have a great belief in education for all, and the School’s mission statement – ‘aspire together, achieve together’ — is one that truly resonated with me and my belief.

Outside of work and being a governor, I enjoy watching films and TV. I also enjoy learning new things (so much so I’m currently studying towards another degree!).

LEA Governor – Cllr S Hickman
LEA Governor – Cllr R Davis – It is a great privilege to have been appointed to the Governing Body of Porth Community School.

As a governor I will support the school to the best of my ability by being a critical friend. We have great pupils and fantastic staff, supported by caring parents who want the best. If we work together, we can ensure our pupils get the best education.

I am an elected (County Borough) Councillor, for the ward of Porth. I also work part-time for The Open University where I provide employability support and help students organise work experience. I have also worked in community development, been a nurse, been an actor in theatre in-education and a teaching assistant.

Parent Governor – Mrs K Bounds – Katie has always had a keen interest in her children’s school, how it works and what can be done to help make improvements and making a difference to the children’s education. Katie feels like being a parent governor also gives back to the community she lives in. It gives Katie something to be involved in that she enjoys.

Katie is a foster carer for the local authority but has also run playschemes as a playworker aswell as being a carer for the elderly and disabled, With the experience and skills Katie is hoping they can be used to help the rest of the governors and the school wherever is needed or even have training on anything that is needed to facilitate Porth Community School.

In her spare time Katie enjoys taking the children for their rugby training and games. Taking her three dogs to the beach or mountain for them to have a good run around.

Parent Governor – Mrs H Fisher-Holland
I became a Governor as I am invested in being involved in the school process. I have a particular interest in ALN and Well-being 
Parent Governor – Mr J Butt – It is a privilege to be a parent governor for Porth Community School.

I wanted to be a governor to see how the school runs and find out how it works with the help of parents and the local community.

Parent Governor – Mrs S Thomas – Sarah feels privileged to have been appointed to the Governing Body of Porth Community School.

Sarah is an ex civil servant now a full time carer for her autistic daughter

Sarah wanted to become a school governor to become an advocate for children with additional needs.

Sarah spends her time as secretary of the PTFA for Cymmer Primary school and advocating for autism and adhd whilst supporting other parents whilst supporting them

Parent Governor – Miss R Davies
Community Governor – Mr P Crews
I have lived in Porth, and Rhondda all my life and was a pupil at the Porth Comprehensive, now Porth Community School.
Following five years of working underground at the local coal pits, I went to work in the Youth Service and Social Care, working to be a local Community Services Manager for the Local Council. The last 20 years I have been involved in Trade Union work.
I have one daughter and two grandchildren and I wanted to give something back to my local community and was hoping to support the local main school for Porth. Porth Community School was a perfect choice – community and school together.
Community Governor – Mr S Maddocks
Community Governor – Mrs G Smith –Gemma feels proud to have been appointed to the Governing Body of Porth Community School.

She works at Rhondda Cynon Taff Council as Web Content Advisor in the Web team. Over the years, she has worked in many roles throughout the Council, both for the Local Authority and funded projects and enjoys the challenges and rewards this work entails.

Gemma has a strong belief that a well-rounded, balanced, and robust learning experience should be available to all students and is happy to support in a governing role to ensure that this experience is delivered to its full potential at Porth Community School.

She enjoys walking, camping, music festivals and visiting new countries with her family, but mostly enjoys ferrying her children around to their after-school activities!

Community Governor – Ms C Jones – Cerys feels privileged to have been appointed to the Governing Body of Porth Community School earlier this year. Cerys is a Planning Manager at the University of South Wales working within the Planning and Performance team of the institution’s Executive, where she assists with the strategic planning of the organization. Cerys has also worked across multiple universities within an administrative role throughout her career, predominantly within the field of Quality Assurance.

Cerys wanted to become a school governor for a variety of reasons, the main one being she would like to make a difference to the lives of the next generation. Having worked in higher education for the length of her career, she has always been keen to ensure students are treated fairly with the view to them having the best possible student experience. She feels the skills she has honed to achieve this within higher education are equally relevant to schools and would really like to give back to the local community.

In her spare time, Cerys is Secretary and Treasurer of the Rhondda Learned Society and is also a hotel and restaurant reviewer, with dining out and following Liverpool FC being two of her favourite things.

Community Governor – Mr M Stevenson
Teacher Governor – Miss R Chidgey – I am a year 4 teacher at Porth Community School. I am committed to all aspects of school life and I feel being a Governor is an important part of this. I feel it is important for the teaching body to have a voice as part of the Governing body 
Teacher Governor – Miss K Regan – I’m a staff governor with a passion for literacy, learners and learning.
I am on the Board of Governors to represent the staff and pupils of the school and to ensure our views are expressed and listened to. Happy to represent #TeamPorth
Staff Governor – Mrs C Jones-Morgan – Carly is the Trauma Informed Lead for Porth Community School and has been privileged to work in Porth Community since the school opened, and previously in the old PCCS. Carly started in PCCS working one-to-one as a support assistant and now has the excited opportunity to develop and run her own provision in the school. Carly is an ex-pupil of Porth also.

Carly wanted to become a staff Governor to have the opportunity to represent all non-teaching staff members, and help implement decisions made to ensure the school develops from strength to strength.

In her spare time, Carly helps to run a community amateur Theatre Group.