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.

Funding agreement and articles of association Funding Agreement and Articles of Association

Final Accounts 2014-15 Holy Trinity CE Academy

Audited final accounts 2015-16

Audited Final Accounts 2016-17

Audited Final Accounts 2017-18

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 three main committees: Finance and Premises, Curriculum and Pupil Welfare and Staffing. The governors publish an annual governance statement with the accounts to explain how it has fulfilled its responsibilities.


Mrs Kim Riccalton

Non-teaching Governor

Subject links: Building Learning Power

Mr Graham Shore


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
Vice-Chair of the Governing Body
Chair of the Staffing Committee

Subject links: RE & Collective Worship

Mr Jon Gibson

Foundation Governor

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

Chair of Curriculum & Pupil Welfare Committee

Subject links: Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography

Mrs. Alison Milford-Silver

Teacher Governor

Upcoming Events

  1. Class Swap

    16 July @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
  2. Year 6 Summer School Substitute Day at Kingsbury Green Academy

    17 July
  3. Parents’ Drop In

    17 July @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sports’ Day 2019

    18 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Leavers’ Party

    19 July @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm