Ysgol Y Draig Aims Governing Body Report to Parents


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  Rebecca Lloyd-James

Chair of Governors

Rebecca Lloyd James is Chair of the Governing Body at Ysgol y Ddraig. She has been a school governor for many years. Rebecca works in publishing, for a London-based company and for a Firefly Press, a children's publisher based in Cardiff and Aberystwyth. She is also the owner of Nickleby’s Bookstore in Llantwit Major. She has three daughters, the youngest of whom has just begun studying for A-levels. "I'm proud to be involved with Ysgol Y Ddraig, which has taken its place at the heart of the Llantwit Major community, and continues to grow and improve, thanks to the efforts of staff, parents, governors and, of course, the children."


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  David Thomas

Local Authority Governor

David Thomas is Vice Chair of the Governing Body and Chair of the Finance Committee. He is a Finance Manager with Lloyds Banking Group. He is married to Mair and has three daughters. Dave is enthusiastic about continuing to be part of the Governing Body and using his 20 years of experience and knowledge of being a school governor to ensure the successful future of Ysgol y Ddraig. He is eager to work with the community and the headteacher to ensure that the school delivers the education and development that the children of Llantwit Major deserve.


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  Phillip Hibbert

Local Authority Governor

Phil Hibbert is the Minister of Bethel Baptist Church in Llantwit Major. He has the privileged and unique perspective of being both a governor at Llanitud Fawr and a parent of a child at Eagleswell and is ‘deeply passionate’ about this project. His hopes as a parent for our new school is to ensure that it safe and meets the children’s every need. As a member of the community and the governing body his hopes include a new phase for our town with a school that will not only bring our community even closer but will provide everyone with something that our whole community is proud of.


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  John Durrant

Local Authority Governor

I have the privilege of being one of the governors appointed by the local authority to serve on the Governing Body of Ysgol y Ddraig. Before my retirement I worked as a teacher and in local government.  I believe the new suite of buildings and the contribution of the School staff will provide an environment which will help pupils to achieve their potential.  I am also committed to see the School continue to be a resource for the local community.  


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  David Powell

Local Authority Representative



Ysgol Y Draig Aims  James Emery

Local Authority Governor

James is a first-time Parent Governor. He has lived in Llantwit Major for 33 years, is married to Debbie and has 4 children, two of which; Katie and Ben attend Ysgol Y Ddraig. He runs 2 businesses with his brothers – COS Group and Skogstad UK. James also sits on the Board of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce. He is a life-long Cardiff City fan, and is keenly involved in the local live music scene. He is excited about contributing to a new chapter in the education of the young people of Llantwit Major.


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  Sally Hanks

Local Authority Governor

Sally has lived in Llantwit Major since she was 5 years old. She has three sons who attended LLanilltud Fawr Primary School and Llantwit Major Comprehensive. Sally sat as a parent governor to both schools some years ago. She decided to stand as a Town Councillor and was elected in May 2012 and has recently been elected as our town Mayor. It is in that capacity that she now sits on the Ysgol Y Ddraig Governing Body as a Minor Authority representative.



Ysgol Y Draig Aims  Sarah Crowe 

Teaching Staff Representative

Sarah Crowe has been a teacher, initially at the former Llanilltud Fawr Primary, and now Ysgol Y Ddraig since 2006. Sarah has served as a governor since 2011 as an elected Staff representative. She is currently a class teacher in Year 4 and has had experience across all age ranges. She is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and leader of learning for Science and Technology. She has lived in Llantwit Major with her husband and two daughters since 2003, both of whom attended primary and secondary education in Llantwit Major.


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  Cheryl Roberts

Non-Teaching Staff Representative

I have lived and worked in Llantwit Major for the last 15 years . Both my daughters attended Llantwit Major Comprehnsive school . Having been an active member on both previous governing bodies, I am thrilled to have been elected non-teaching representative onto our Ysgol Y Ddraig Governing Body . I am excited to be moving forward with 'Team Dragon'; working with the staff and families to build a successful future for our children.


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  Harriet Maidment

Teaching Staff Representative

Harriet Maidment started teaching in Llantwit Major over 12 years ago.  She has experienced teaching across the primary phase and is presently teaching in Year 2.  Harriet is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and has responsibility for leading Mathematics and Numeracy across the school. Harriet, who has lived in Llantwit Major for a number of years, has two children who attend the school and so sees the school as an important development for the community as a whole.


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  Nathan Mullet

Parent Governor

Nathan is a first time Parent Governor. He attended Llantwit Major Comprehensive School and fulfilled the role of Head Boy in his final year. In 2011, Nathan set up Vale Gymnastics, a highly regarded local gymnastics club which is attended by many of the school's children and wider community of Llantwit Major. He has two children who attend the school and is very grateful and excited to be involved in the success of Ysgol Y Ddraig.


Ysgol Y Draig Aims  Rachel Hillier

Parent Governor

I am a parent governor, mum to two girls and a solicitor.  I'm also chair of the Ysgol y Ddraig PTA.  I live in Llantwit Major and work in Cardiff.   I'm proud of our school and the learning, opportunities, experiences and community it offers to staff, parents and pupils, but the governing body is vital to ensure the school continues to improve and grow.  As a governor I aim to bring a parent's perspective, as well offering my professional skills to the governing body.