Headteacher Representative Board

The Headteacher Representative Board is made up of the Chair or Representative of each Headteacher association in the six Local Authorities. Its aim is to act as reference point to ERW in terms of its interface with school leaders.


Purpose/Role of the Group:

To act as a reference point for ERW in terms of its interface with school leaders:      

  • Enabling ERW to test ideas and principles in advance of policy formulation and during policy development.
  • Advising ERW of potential strengths and weaknesses of proposed policies and strategies.  
  • Embracing and advocating a regional approach to problem solving.
  • Acting as a general conduit for information, using the aide memoire.
  • Feeding back to relevant headteacher groups on a regular, agreed basis.
  • Receiving the views of headteacher colleagues on agreed items.   
  • Not discussing every issue facing the region with every colleague.  


Karen Lawrence, Llanfaes Community Primary School, Powys

Sally Speedy, Ysgol Maesydderwen, Powys

Anne Lloyd, Parkland Primary School, Swansea

Russell Dwyer, St Thomas Community Primary School, Swansea

Jan Kingston, Greenhill School, Pembrokeshire 

Steve Perks, Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Carmarthenshire

Julie Kay, Special School Representative, Penmaes School, Powys

Tracey Senchal, Ysgol Coedcae, Carmarthenshire

Gwenallt Llwyd Ifan, Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig, Ceredigion

Rhianydd James, Ysgol Gynradd Cenarth, Ceredigion

Lloyd Jones, NPT

Carol Bassett, Catwg Primary School, NPT

Dave Cole, Cefn Saeson Comprehensive, NPT

Ryan Davies, Bishop Gore Comprehensive, Swansea



Local Authorites Swansea-Abertawe Neath Port Talbot - Castell Nedd Port-Talbot Ceredigion Carmarthenshire - Sir Gaerfyrddin Pembrokeshire-Sir Benfro Powys

ERW is an alliance of 6 local authorities governed by a legally constituted joint committee. Its aim is to implement the agreed regional strategy and business plan to support school improvement.