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Welcome from Chair of GB


A message from our Chair of Governors...



Dear Parents and Carers,


On behalf of the Governing Body, I am delighted to welcome you to our school. Hawarden Village is the largest Church in Wales school in North East Wales and is situated in the historic village of Hawarden, close to our local parish church of St. Deiniol’s.


There are currently 18 members of the Governing Body representing our key stakeholders including parents, teachers, support staff, the church, the local authority and our local community.


The Governing Body is primarily responsible for:


  1. Overall strategy including the mission, aims and policies of the school.


  1. Providing challenge and support for the Headteacher in his day-to-day leadership and management of the school.


  1. Being accountable to all stakeholders for the standards achieved and provision made for the education of all pupils.


The Governing Body formulated the school’s mission statement, which embodies what Hawarden Village Church School stands for and is aiming to achieve. In our prospectus we aim to explain what our mission will mean in practice for your child. All our Governing Body meetings begin with an input from pupils as we consider their experiences should be the main focus of our role.


In 2016 the Governing Body appointed Mr. Jamie Tennant as Headteacher with the task of leading the school forward following our successful inspections.


You can rest assured that all the staff and governors and everyone associated with our school are committed to ensuring your child benefits from a happy and successful start to their school life.


On a personal note, as a parent whose son attended Hawarden schools and a former Headteacher of Castell Alun High School, I recognise the value of a first class education and I am committed to ensuring that Hawarden Village Church School provides your child with that priceless experience.


As Chair of Governors of Hawarden Village Church School, may I extend a very warm welcome to you all and look forward to meeting you in the future when your child becomes a member of our school community.


Mr Don Platten

M.Ed: M.C.M.I. Chair of Governors