Our Governors



Cllr Ann Crimmings

My name is Ann Crimmings and I have been a governor at Aberdare Park Primary School for 6 years; and Chair of Governors for almost 2 years. As Chair of Governors I attend Governing Body meetings and visit the school to meet the pupils and receive updates on school progress. I have been a Local Councillor for the past 11 years and am employed as a Marketing Officer at Coleg y Cymoedd. It has been a great experience for me to be part of the Governing Body at Aberdare Park Primary School as I was a pupil at the school ‘many, many, many’ years ago! I am passionate and committed to providing an excellent and happy learning experience and achieving our vision of ‘Giving every child, every chance, every day’


Vice Chair:
Mrs Diane Hoffland

Retired school administrator.  Been on Governing Body for many years and try to support as many school events and activities as I can, especially enjoy being invited to school council meetings.


Mr David Davies


Mrs Moira Davies


Community Governors:


Mrs Elizabeth Blinkhorn


Mr Howard Lewis

Howard is retired and is a community governor at the school. He has two Grandchildren at the school. He is on the appointments committee and also volunteers for the RNLI travelling around local schools educating children about the RNLI and staying safe at the seaside.


Mr Gwynfryn Roberts

I am a Community Governor at Aberdare Park Primary. As a retired teacher, I still like to keep up to date with education. As a former pupil/parent of the school when it was Comin Infants/Juniors and grandparent of children who have attended the school, I continue to support and celebrate the success of Aberdare Park Primary. I sing with Cwmbach Male Choir as a hobby and I believe sport, health and fitness has an integral role to play in primary schools.


Parent Governors:



Paul Jones

I work as a manager at the Department of Work and Pensions. I have a daughter who attends the school. My aim is to support the school and its objectives.


Lynne Williams

I’ve been on the governing body for just over three years but I was on the original governing body at Robertstown Nursery before the school’s amalgamated. My two older boys who came to Aberdare Park Primary are now both in Aberdare Community School and I have a two year old who is will soon be in nursery. I am photographer and I specialise in portraits and weddings.


Mr Geraint Thomas


Chris Jones

Chris Jones is a new governor who is looking forward to carrying out his duties and supporting events and activities at the school.


Staff Governors:


Alison Griffiths


Mrs Diane Thomas

I have been working at the school as a classroom assistant for fifteen years (eight years as a HLTA) and was appointed as Support Staff Governor, eighteen months ago.  Both as a governor and member of staff, I have high expectations of all children and I’m committed to improving children’s educational attainment, to ensure they reach their full potential.  I adore my job and find nothing more fulfilling than observing a reluctant reader transform into a fluent, avid one or watching a child brim over with excitement at the thought of undertaking a Maths problem!  Working in the school also allows me to share my love of writing with the most creative and intriguing minds around…the Children.


Lynne Davies

Mrs Lynne Davies is a teacher and Foundation Phase Leader at Aberdare Park Primary. She has worked at the school for over 25 years and remembers teaching many of the parents during her time at the school.


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