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Mr Jonathan Morgan

We are shocked and saddened by the news that our Headteacher, Mr Jonathan Morgan, has passed away suddenly. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and the whole school community at this extremely difficult time.

Mr Morgan was well-regarded and liked by colleagues, pupils, parents and others he came into contact with through his work. He was an integral part of our school community for many years.

“His passion and vision were instrumental during the redevelopment and construction of the new Ysgol y Gogarth school building, which opened in 2014, and he was very proud of both the school and its pupils.

Jonathan was an inspirational leader who cared deeply about children and young people. His expertise, knowledge, and approach to inclusion were enormously valued by everyone who worked with him, and he was very much part of our extended leadership team.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife and family at this time.” Dr Lowri Brown, Conwy Head of Education Services.

A number of opportunities for support have been made available to pupils and staff and will continue for some time.

There is the opportunity to sign a book of condolence in school for those who wish. Parents may prefer to send the class teacher a message which can then be included in the book.

The Governing Body have put in place the following arrangements regarding school leadership. Lisa Kovacs will step into the role of Acting Headteacher and Jon Goodwin as Acting Deputy Headteacher.

The school would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of support and condolence. We are overwhelmed by your kind words and thoughts.

"Jonathan was an inspiring and respected educationalist who achieved so much. Throughout his career, Jonathan has been an incredibly influential strategic partner who has provided expert advice on several Welsh Government policies, including the implementation of the additional learning needs reforms, COVID policy and community-focused schools policy.

His willingness to participate in stakeholder groups that informed Welsh Government policy highlights his commitment to making a difference not only for the children, young people, and families within his own community but for children, young people and families across Wales. We are extremely grateful for his involvement, support and valuable contributions.

Jonathan's vision and commitment to educating and supporting children and young people are testimony to his wonderful compassion as a human being and his lifelong advocacy of children and young people with additional learning needs. I have no doubt, that his legacy will be the continued success of Ysgol y Gogarth as well as our commitment to progress educational policy and developments in Wales."
Jeremy Miles AS/MS (Minister for Education and Welsh Language)