Dedicated support is provided to all governors in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Governors are one of the largest groups of volunteers promoting learning opportunities, encouraging the children and young people of the Authority to reach their full potential.

Rhondda Cynon Taf has 102 primary, 16 secondary, one middle school and seven special schools/Pupil Referral Units. Governors play a vital role in the life and work of our schools, and this is recognised throughout the education system. The 'Becoming a School Governor' document (pdf) will explain in detail the role and responsibilities of school governors.

Training courses and opportunities are offered with no cost to governors.

Governor Training options

  • Our current Governor Training - Summer Term Programme 2017 (pdf)
  • It may also (subject to demand) be possible to offer ‘tailored’ training courses to individual governing bodies, or to clusters, on any topic of your choice.
  • We are linked with some Neighbouring Authorities, and therefore if you live outside of RCT it may be possible for you to attend a Neighbouring Authorities course.

If you are interested in attending any of the courses please contact us.

There is now an on-line training facility for mandatory training available for governors. If you are interested in completing this training on-line please contact Governor Support on 01443 744086 or via email

In becoming a governor, our children & young people, Head teacher & Staff, parents and communities will certainly benefit from your commitment.

If you require any further details or would like an informal discussion with a member of our team, please contact 

Governor Support

Ty Trevithick,


Rhondda Cynon Taf

CF45 4UQ

Tel: 01443 744060


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