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Governing Body


Mr William Davies (Chairperson)

I am a governor nominated by RCT Council and I am in my second 4-year term of office at the school. I was appointed chair of the governing body in the last meeting held in December 2015. I worked in education departments in three different county councils for a period of 43 years before retiring in January 2007. I try to use my previous working experience to support the school and the governing body as much as I can. I am also the chair of a governing body in a primary school in Bridgend Council

Mrs Sally Churchill 

I am a parent governor at Pontypridd High School where my son is currently studying for his A-levels. I am a former teacher and have just retired from managing information systems with Rhondda Cynon Taff Council. I have recently taken on the role as vice chair of the board of Governors at PHS and am looking forward to contributing more to this excellent and caring school

Mr Huw Cripps (Headteacher)

Community Governors 

Mrs Catherine Naamani (Community Governor)

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Mr John Collins (Community Governor)

Although now retired, I have been involved in education both as a School Teacher and University Lecturer. For the past 43 years I have been connected with the school as a parent, teacher and for the last 23 years a governor.
Pontypridd High School has always been a caring and inclusive institution that places the welfare of its pupils at its heart. It is always striving to ensure the best education provision for all and constantly reviews its achievements to guarantee that it is continually moving forward

Mrs Susan Bunney (Community Governor)

I am currently a community governor, having previously been a parent governor for many years. I enjoy working with the staff and children and am proud to be a member of the ever-changing Pontypridd High School community

Mrs Sally Moses (Vice Chairperson, Community Governor)

I have been a Parent Governor of Pontypridd High for nearly three years. My children have had a very inspirational time at Pontypridd High and I believe totally in the ethos of the school. As a governing body, we will continue to strive for continuous improvement

Local Authority Governors 

Mr William Davies (Chairperson)

Councillor Steve Carter (Local Authority Governor)

Mrs Christine Murray (Local Authority Governor)



Mrs Sally Churchill (Parent Governor)

Mrs Amanda Halling (Parent Governor)

I have been a secondary school teacher for twenty years and I believe that every child deserves the highest quality of education. Both of my sons attend the school and I want to offer my support to the staff and pupils in any way I can.

Mrs Rebecca Peplow (Parent Governor)

I work in the Education Department for Cardiff Council, supporting children from Ethnic Minority, Gipsy/Traveller and LAC background. I also help organise events for our MAT and SEREN students in Cardiff. Both my children attend the school and I would like to offer my support to both pupils and staff in any way I can.

Mr Barrie Allen (Parent Governor)

I am a Parent Governor at Pontypridd High School where my daughter is currently studying in year 7. I am a Chartered Accountant who lives near the school and works for South Wales Police. I have only recently taken on the role of Governor at the school and am looking forward to working with my fellow Governors to help support the staff and pupils at this excellent school.

Mr Jonathan Davies (Parent Governor)

 Mrs Shelley Meredith (Parent Governor)

I work as the Behaviour and Inclusion Manager and The Safeguard Co-ordinator at a secondary school in RCT. I am a mother of two children and I have been a Parent Governor since Autumn 2015. I find Pontypridd High School looks to support, nurture and encourage the pupils to achieve their individual goals

Teacher Governors 

Miss Claire Angell (Teacher Governor)

I have been teaching English at Pontypridd High School (once Coedylan) for over 25 years and have wide experience at all levels. For many years I was a Head of Year, in charge of Looked After Children, and all forms of Equal Opportunities provision. I became a Teacher Governor to continue to use this knowledge and experience to support the school into the future

Mrs Debra Davies (Support Staff Governor)