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Chair: Mrs V Smith

Address: Monmouth Comprehensive School
Telephone: 01600 775177


Vice Chair: Mrs S Hay

Address: Monmouth Comprehensive School
Telephone: 01600 775177

Clerk to the Governors: Ms K Houghton

Address: Education Achievement Service
Telephone: 01443 863155

Headteacher: Mr H Hutchison

Telephone: 01600 775177

The Governing Body of Monmouth Comprehensive School is comprised of volunteers from our community, parents, those appointed by the Local Authority, and staff. They carry out their duties to ensure that MCS continues to deliver an exceptional standard of comprehensive education for all students in our community.  

The Governing Body has three key duties in order to help provide the best possible education for students at the school. First, it provides a strategic view, setting the framework within which the Headteacher and staff run the school. Second, it acts as a critical friend, providing support and challenge to the Headteacher and staff, seeking information and clarification when required. Third, it ensures accountability, explaining the decisions and actions of the Governing Body to anyone who has a legitimate interest.

Governors support the school in promoting high standards of educational achievement, attendance and behaviour. The Governing Body provides targets by which student achievement can be measured. Governance also encompasses curriculum requirements, determining and monitoring the school’s budget, staffing issues and ownership of the School Development Plan. As such, the role of the Governing Body is distinct from that of the Local Authority as the employer, and from that of the Headteacher and other senior leaders of the school.

The Governing Body is comprised of:

Category Name Appointed by

Parent Governor

Mrs Paula Doody
Mrs Hari Fell
Mrs Catherine Fookes
Mr Jamie Powell
Mr Matthew Thomson
Mr Daniel Wilde


 Teacher Governor

Mrs Janet Chaplin
Mr Alun Curnow

Teaching Staff


Mrs Sarah Bradley

Support Staff

LEA Governor

Mrs Nicola Allan
Ms Emma Blake
Mr Roger Hoggins
Mr Julian Morgan
Ms Hannah Woodhouse

Local Authority

Community Governor

Mrs Shonagh Hay
Rev. Catherine Haynes
Mr Stuart McLester
Mr Antony Smith
Mrs Victoria Smith (Chair)

Governing Body