The school is managed by a Board of Directors which consists of representatives from the London Welsh Community, Parent Body and the Lead Teacher.
Should you wish to write to any member of the Board, you can address your correspondence for the attention of the Board/Board Member to London Welsh School, Hanwell Community Centre, Westcott Crescent, Hanwell. W7 1PD or contact Margaret Jones the Chair via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or Glenys Roberts, the Vice-Chair on email@example.com .
The school is managed by a Board of Directors who are responsible in law for the school and we have a duty of care towards the children, their parents, staff, visitors and others associated with the school.
It takes responsibility for the way the school is led, sympathetic to its founding principles of ensuring the school strives for a high standard, bilingual education to all pupils.
Its key responsibilities are to focus on three core strategic functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
2. Holding the Lead Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
3. Ensuring prudent financial management of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
For more information on the purpose of the Board of Directors please see below.
Our current Board : -
Chair – Mrs Margaret Tudor Jones
Margaret was born in Machynlleth, but taught in London Primary schools for forty years, before retiring in July 2013. Having been a Deputy Head and Inclusion Manager, her knowledge and experience in education is invaluable to the Board.
Curriculum and Standards and Vice-Chair – Mrs Glenys Roberts
Glenys’s involvement with The Welsh School began in 1989 when her children attended the Mothers and Toddlers Group. She subsequently led the Mothers and Toddlers Group and later led the Nursery School. She also taught part-time at the school. Glenys now teaches in schools in West London. Her involvement and experience in education will be of benefit to the running of the school. Glenys is from a Welsh speaking family from Llanelian near Colwyn Bay.
Curriculum and Standards - Mrs Ann C Batey.
Originally from Crymych, Pembrokeshire, Ann graduated from Bangor University with a degree in Welsh literature. After a period of teaching in North Wales, she spent her career as a teacher in London primary schools. She specialized in working with young pupils on Reading Recovery programmes and with those who had English as an additional language until she retired recently.
Finance - Mr Neil Thomas
Originally from Cardigan, Neil was educated in various schools including a small rural school in Pembrokeshire. He later went on to Jesus College, Oxford before training as a chartered accountant. Neil has worked for British Airways, Siemens, Atos before moving to Royal Geographical Society and now Nacro, which is involved in mainstream education as well as its traditional activities of secure education, housing and offender rehabilitation. His interests include rugby and he volunteers regularly to fundraise for Winston’s Wish, a charity in the field of childhood bereavement.
Finance – Mr Huw Llewelyn Davies
Huw was born and brought up near Porthmadog, Gwynedd. After graduating in Mathematics, he started his career in London in Chartered Accountancy, which involved auditing the accounts of a wide variety of Limited Companies. He then worked in Risk and Control areas of international banks from 1987 until 2016.
Ethics – Reverend Robert Nicholls
Originally from Penclawdd near Swansea, Robert was educated at Gowerton School and University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Following a number of years as Head of Music at Maes-yr-yrfa Welsh Medium Comprehensive School, he became a HMI Inspector of Schools. In November 2015 he was inducted as Minister at Eglwys Gymraeg Canol Llundain / The Welsh Church of Central London, Eastcastle Street, Oxford Circus.
Media - Mrs Sioned Wiliam
Sioned Wiliam’s expertise is in media and broadcasting. She has worked as a presenter and a producer for over 20 years in both England and Wales. She is currently the Commissioning Editor for BBC Radio 4 Comedy.
Parents Representative – Mr Jonathan Wright
Jonathan has been involved with the school since 2014 when his son joined the nursery class. Originally from Cwm Gwendraeth, Jonathan graduated from UMIST with a Masters degree in Software Engineering. His expertise is in IT and GDPR, and he runs his own IT company.
Secretary – Mrs Eleri Brady firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from Aberystwyth, the school has been part of Eleri’s life for the last 25 years. Her 5 sons attended the school, and they are certain that the school was vital in keeping the Welsh language alive in their home.
Information about the Board - The purpose of the Board of Directors
Our Current Strategic Plan: Strategic Plan 2015 -19
Annual Report to Parents 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors’ Annual Report June 2018
Annual Report To Parents 2015-2016: Annual Report to Parents 2015-2016
Welsh Schools Trust – Articles of Association: WST Articles of Association