Governing Body 2022 – 2023 (End date of term of office)
Cllr Phil Wynn
Dawn has worked in the education sector for over 25 years, 15 years at a senior leadership level. She has worked in the UK and internationally, recently returning from a two-year project working with headteachers in South East Asia.
Dawn is passionate about inclusion and has a wealth of experience in providing the very best educational opportunities and outcomes for all. She is also a certified project manager.
Dawn Spence PGCE, MA, NPQH, PMP
Rev James Harris
He has also previously served on Wrexham SACRE (statutory advisory committee on religious education). Until his retirement in 2022 he was a parish priest in the Church in Wales, serving most recently in Minera, Coedpoeth and Bwlchgwyn.
Rev James Harris BA, BD, MPhil
Jonathan works in corporate IT for a global energy company. He has over 25 years of management experience, leading departments with more than 200 people and annual budgets over $20 million.
Professionally certified as a project manager he is also trained in process improvement, interviewing, coaching and mentoring and value assurance audits.
Jonathan has two children as Clywedog with a third to join in the September intake.
Jonathan Cullender - PMP PMI-ACP GWCPM
She has worked within the Education sector for 10 years. She began working within Education rising from a L1 Teaching Assistant to a HLTA position.
Lauren is a mum of 2, with many years of Governor experience.
She was previously a staff governor at Hafod Y Wern and a Parent governor at Ysgol Rhosymedre. Lauren is also currently on the parent panel at Ysgol Rhiwabon where her children currently attend.
Nicholas has been the Head of Geography at Ysgol Clywedog since 2019. Prior to this he taught at Castell Alun. Before becoming a teacher, Nicholas spent 15 years in industry working for Tarmac (Anglo American), Michelin Tyres Plc, Jaguar Land Rover and the 'Britain is Great' Campaign. He has worked in the USA, Canada, Middle East and across Europe.
Since joining Ysgol Clywedog, Nicholas has overseen the rapid increase in the uptake of Geography at GCSE, introduced the new Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture for KS4 and started the award winning Eco-taskforce and Bee Team.
Nicholas Brown BSc (Dual Hons), PGDip Env, PGDL, PGDE, MA
Rebekah is a current teacher of English at Ysgol Clywedog and NASUWT union representative, who also represents Wrexham teachers at a local level. She is keen to help create a teaching and learning environment where both students and teachers thrive and are supported to develop themselves individually and as part of the school community.
Rebekah has worked in education for a decade and has brought her passion for literacy, clear communication and equitable learning opportunities from her background in SEBD schools and work with the Plain English Campaign.
Rebekah Griffiths BA (Hons), PGCE, DipLM
Alicia Marie Owen
She is currently Digital Learning Manager at a local University, where she leads on the embedding and promotion of digital learning and digital skills across the institution.
A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Alicia is a core member of the University’s Academic Development Team, which recently won an Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence.
Alicia has served as a community governor at Ysgol Clywedog since 2020 and is a former pupil of the school.
Alicia Owen PGCE, MA, MSC, FHEA
Paula is an education researcher whose work focuses on employability and social mobility. She is passionate about developing high-quality, career-connected learning which meets the needs of the local and regional economy and supports young people to achieve their potential.
Paula has worked across North Wales' further education sector for over 25 years and is a community governor at Ysgol Clywedog. Throughout her career, she has achieved teaching excellence awards and led dynamic college teams to achieve excellent inspection outcomes that remain sector-leading across the Welsh Further Education sector.
Paula Wood PGCE, MA.
I currently work part-time as a Education Support worker in local Wrexham/ Shropshire schools & I live just over the Welsh border, near Oswestry.
Clerk to Governors
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