Hello my name is Roy Davies. I have been married to my wife Marilyn for 56 years. We have 3 grown up children, 8 grand children and 2 great grand children. I am retired now and my main interests are DIY, gardening, local politics and community interests.
I have been an active member of the Glyncoch Tenants and Residents Association. This group has been successful in placing many flower beds around the community, installing a disabled pathway into our local park and I secured funding from the T & R to purchase paint and helped to paint the sculpture outside Craig Yr Hesg (The G Sculpture). The public bench close to the Berw Road railway bridge was also secures by the T and R group to celebrate a former member (the Mary Harvey Seat) and their work for the community.
I wanted to become a Governor in the Fern Federation because I am passionate that children in the Glyncoch community get the best education to enable them to have the best opportunity to progress and develop their options in life whilst enjoying a safe and caring environment. Also, one of my grand daughters is a teacher in Cardiff and I am aware that anyone entering the teaching profession faces many challenges. Some children learn at different paces, needing different support placing huge pressures on teaching staff to cater for all children's needs to ensure all learning activities engage and support all children in schools. As a governor, I want to be there as a support for teachers, children and parents throughout this process.
Some of my grand children have already been taught within the Fern Federation and currently my great grandson attends Craig Yr Hesg with his younger brother soon to follow. As governor , it has been hard to engage in school life at the moment but I am hoping to be able to support the school in the future by engaging in school activities , actively monitoring their progress and offering my help and expertise whenever possible. I will aim to complete various training programmes and courses organised by the local authority which will give me a greater knowledge of the factors school need to consider when supporting the children and families of Glyncoch to help me best understand how we as Governors can also support these families and the school in the future.