School Governors

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 one nursery, 104 primary, 16 secondary, one middle school and six 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 will explain in detail the role and responsibilities of school governors.

Training courses and opportunities are offered with no cost to governors. Some options for Governor Training are:-

  • Our current Governor Training - Autumn Term Programme 2015
  • 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 in the programme please complete the attached application form and return to the Governor Development Officer. For further details on ‘tailored’ training courses and/or wishing to attend Neighbouring Authority Governor Training please see links on the right hand side of the page and then contact the Governor Development Officer for further information - 

As of September 2015, 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 Kylie Lewis, Assistant Governor Support Officer on 01443 744176 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 us

Tel: 01443 744000