Governors

The school governing body consists of 15 members. Since we are an academy school, they are also known as directors. Governors are volunteers who serve the community without remuneration. If you would like to speak to the governors, please contact the academy.

Accounts 201314 Holy Trinity Academy 138109

Final Accounts 2014-15 Holy Trinity CE Academy

Audited final accounts 2015-16

The Role of Governors

The role of Governors is defined in law by the school governance regulations (2013). These regulations are summmarised below:

The governing body provides non-executive leadership. In all matters, the ‘board of governors’ should operate at a strategic level, leaving the headteacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school.
The regulations define three core functions consistent with the strategic role of the board. These are to:

• set the vision and strategic direction of school;
• hold the headteacher to account for its educational performance; and
• ensure financial resources are well spent.

The board's role is to focus strongly on these core functions and avoid its time being consumed with issues of secondary importance. While a range of other issues may at times require the board’s attention, this should not be at the expense of its ability to oversee and drive up the overall educational and financial performance of the school.
Governors need a robust process and framework for setting priorities, creating accountability and monitoring progress. This is facilitated by a school development plan that sets out strategic targets and key performance indicators. The focus is on significant strategic challenges and opportunities for school improvement in line with the board’s core functions, avoiding unnecessary detail and peripheral issues.
To create robust accountability, governors need to ask challenging questions on the basis of robust objective data. Governors should not just rely on information provided by the headteacher. Rather, they scrutinise objective national data at least once a year; use visits to verify what they are told, and ensure the headteacher’s termly report provides appropriate and sufficiently detailed information.

The governing body is organised into four main committees: Buildings & Premises, Curriculum and Pupil Welfare, Finance and Staffing. The governors publish an annual governance statement with the accounts to explain how it has fulfilled its responsibilities.

Governors

Mrs Kim Riccalton

Non-teaching Governor

Subject links: Building Learning Power

Mr Graham Shore

Headteacher


Mr David Conway

Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor

Subject links: Early Years, SEN and Pupil Premium, ICT, Health & Safety

Rev Bob Kenway

Rector of the benefice of Marden Vale
Chair of the Staffing Committee

Subject links: RE & Collective Worship

Mr Will Turner

Chair of Premises Committee
Co-opted Governor

Subject links: Design Technology and Health and Safety

Mrs Janet Warnett

Chair of Finance
Foundation Governor

Subject links: Music, Art & Design, School Council

Mr Jon Gibson

Vice Chair of the Governing Body

Chair of Curriculum & Pupil Welfare Committee

Subject links: Safeguarding and English

Mr Matthew Snell

Parent Governor

Subject links: Science , Health and Safety

Mrs Cathy Thornton

Foundation Governor

Subject links: PE

Mrs Claire Ingleton

Clerk to Governors
Academy Bursar


Mrs K Riccalton


Mr Stephen Colby

Foundation Governor

Subject links: Mathematics

Mrs Rowena Wood

Parent Governor

Subject links: Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography

Mrs. Alison Milford-Silver

Teacher Governor


Upcoming Events


  1. Non-Uniform Day

    1 December @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  2. Key Stage 1 Performance

    4 December @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Key Stage Performance

    5 December @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Christmas Dinner 2017

    6 December @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. There will be no Celebration Assembly on Friday 8th December

    8 December @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm