Ysgol Gynradd Llanmartin Primary School

"Together we can achieve"

Governor Pen Portraits

Martyn Kellaway - Chair of Governors

I have been an LEA Governor since 2009 serving for a lot of that time as a member of the Teaching and learning sub committees am also a Class Governor for Year 2 and have enjoyed seeing the children at “work” and hoping to follow the children’s progress as they progress through the school although I don't manage to visit school as often as I'd like to.

I am also the chair of the governing body which meet at regular intervals throughout the school year the governor’s act as a sounding board or critical friend to challenge and check appropriate decisions are made for our children’s progress based on information received from the senior management at the school. We also review policies such as attendance (a Welsh government target) grievance, bullying etc.

I try and hold monthly meetings to discuss overall progress at the school with the Head Teacher and on occasion can get involved in Disciplinary / Grievance / Redundancy and Pupil Exclusion Panel

I am married and lived in the area for over 25 years. Both our children have attended Newport schools, one whom is still in a local comprehensive school.


Sue Seedhouse - Parent Governor

I am pleased to have been a Parent Governor since October 2014.  I am the Chairperson for the Teaching and Learning Committee and I also serve on the Health and Safety Committee which meet on a regular basic every half term.  My youngest son attends Llanmartin Primary School as did my two older children.  They are all growing up to be confident, independent and caring people.


Janice Chappell – Community Governor

I am a Community Development Officer at the Newport Gwent Dragons, working in the region with local schools since Gateway Rugby was launched, in August 1999. Due to the nature of my work I have experience of working with all types of people.

I have been married for twenty seven years and have two grown up children.  I have been visiting Llanmartin Primary School for many years working with the pupils and understand the commitment needed to ensure standards continue to raise. I am keen to offer my time and knowledge so our learners can reach their individual potentials in a safe, nurturing environment.


Vanessa Jones - Community Governor

I have been appointed very recently as a Community Governor and attended my first meeting in November 2016. However, my association with Llanmartin Primary School goes back a number of years as, prior to my retirement in 2015, I was the Clerk to the Governing Body, employed by the Education Achievement Service (EAS).   I undertook this role for five years or so but had attended many meetings of the Governing Body during the preceding fifteen years.

I hope that my knowledge and experience, gained during many years of working in the Education Sector for the Local Education Authority (LEA) and the EAS, will benefit the Governing Body, Mrs Curtis, children and parents and that ‘Together we can achieve’.

I look forward to taking up my role and taking part in the strategic life of the school.


Anne-Marie Selwyn - Non-teaching Governor

I have worked in the school since 2002 where I have worked with all ages and year groups of children within the school. I am currently supporting in KS2 classes in the morning and in the afternoon I deliver Intervention programmes throughout the school. I thoroughly enjoy my work with the intervention groups as I see the progress made by the children and the confidence they gain in a short space of time, while working in small groups. I am also an active member of the PTFA and support them in raising funds to benefit the children in school. I am currently in my second term as staff governor on the governing body. I sit on both the Health and Safety Committee and the Finance Committee; I am also Governor with responsibility for AEN, Attendance and Eco Schools grants. I am currently in my third term as staff governor on the governing body. I sit on both the Health and Safety Committee and the Finance Committee; I am also Governor with responsibility for Attendance and Eco Schools grants.


Angela Hill - Teacher Governor

I am currently the Teacher Representative on the Governing body. I have worked at Llanmartin Primary School for twenty years and have taught throughout Key Stage 2 and in the Learning Resource Base. I enjoy the daily challenge of providing pupils with fantastic learning opportunities and enabling them to reach their full potential.  I lead learning in Key Stage 2 and am also the coordinator for English (for which I have a passion!) and Welsh throughout the whole school. The pupils, parents and community of Llanmartin Primary School ensure that my work is always interesting and exciting.


Jonathan Barry - LEA Governor

I am currently an LEA Governor and Chair of the Finance Committee and have been in this role since January 2017. I have been a senior leader in schools in both Wales and England and am currently Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education at the University of South Wales.

We work very closely with the school and staff share their expertise to mentor and develop our student teachers. I am passionate about education and am very keen to help support senior leaders within Llanmartin Primary School and contribute, in a supportive role, as the school continues to go from strength to strength.


Rebecca Price - Parent Governor

I have been a Parent Governor at Llanmartin Primary School since 2015 and love being a part of the fantastic team here.  I am on the Teaching and Learning and Staffing committees here as well as being the Welsh Link Governor.

Both of my children attend the school and have grown in so many positive ways since being here.  I myself, also attended the school and am committed to fulfilling my role to the best of my ability for the benefit and future of all children at Llanmartin Primary School.