Governors

Our governors play a key role in our continued improvements, and bring a range of skills and expertise to our academy.

Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA)

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Structure

Body Chair
Board of Directors Mr. Tom Miskell
Audit Committee Ms. Elaine Beaumont
Commercial Interests Group (C.I.G.) Mr. David Baker
W.R.E.S. t/a White Rose Maths (sub-committee of C.I.G.) Mr. John Barraclough
Trinity Academy Halifax L.G.B. Mr. David Baker
Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge L.G.B. Ms. Georgie Scully
Trinity Academy Cathedral L.G.B. Mr. John Hanson
Trinity Academy Bradford L.G.B. Mr Emmerson Walgrove
Trinity Academy Leeds L.G.B. Mr Tim White
Trinity Academy St Edward’s L.G.B. Mr Nigel Leeder
Trinity Sixth Form Academy L.G.B. Mr. Brendan Evans
Trinity Academy Akroydon L.G.B. Mrs. Jackie Tagg
Trinity Academy St. Chad’s L.G.B. Ms. Jag Oates
Trinity Academy St. Peter’s L.G.B. Ms. Sue Sutton

Jagbir Oates

I want to use the varied knowledge and expertise from my career in financial services

I am a mum of twin boys both of whom attend St. Chad’s. I am currently the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors and also a Foundation Governor. I was born and brought up in Calderdale but when I moved to Hipperholme with my husband and young son I was keen to find a way of becoming part of the community to. For me becoming a governor was a great opportunity to do this. I was subsequently appointed as a Local Authority Governor (LEA) in December 2015. I want to use the varied knowledge and expertise from my career in financial services to work with the governing body to endure that both St Chads and pupils go from strength to strength and thrive.

Sally Lloyd

I have a wide spectrum of skills in the field of education, to offer the children and families of Trinity Academy St Chad’s.

I am lucky enough to have become a governor of Trinity Academy St Chad’s. Born and brought up in the local area, I have sought to support my local community over several decades, as a secondary school teacher. I have one daughter, who has grown-up to become a teacher too. I am able to offer my skills-base and experience by diversifying into the support of primary-aged children. By working as a part of the governance team, I hope to not only aid our students’ academic progress over time, but also to offer an holistic, supportive perspective, which can take into account the challenges our young people can face, as they engage with school life and prepare for the different stages of growing-up. It is an honour to support them in their journey to fulfil their potential.

Gavin Logan

Suzanne Longley

I have skills in planning and delivering services with responsibility for monitoring and quality assurance.

I have been a school Foundation Governor at St. Chad’s for the past two years. I am also a Sunday School Leader at St. Chad’s Church. I manage a voluntary sector social enterprise in Bradford supporting adults with learning disabilities through day time opportunities in horticulture and related activities. I have skills in planning and delivering services with responsibility for monitoring and quality assurance. I have a daughter in school, love spending time outdoors and enjoy singing in a choir.

Sara Smith

I applied to become a governor of St. Chad’s in 2018 as I wanted to be involved in helping to support and improve the school after the Ofsted review. Protecting the ethos of the school was also important to me; I have two children who attend St. Chad’s and I wanted to ensure that the happy, nurturing character of the school was protected as the school underwent its improvement journey.
After several years of teaching science qualifications in post-sixteen education, I now work with science apprenticeships; carrying out independent assessments and quality assurance checks on individuals working in the science industries. My experience of working in education and with academic and vocational qualifications has given me a wide range of skills that are beneficial to the role of a governor.

Matthew King

Alistair Gordon

Interested in Becoming a Governor?

We are looking to recruit a number of governors to support our school.

The role of a governor can be very rewarding, and volunteering within our schools will provide you with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local community and the future of our young people.

Governors will sit on our Local Governing Body and work with the senior leadership team to ensure students are receiving the best education possible and that all resources are being used effectively to support this ambition. A strong governing body is made up of a group of people who will contribute various skills and experience, and who will commit to working together for the benefit of the trust and the local communities in which we work.

Being a governor requires individuals to learn about schools and ways of working, and it is also about individuals bringing their skills and experience to contribute to an existing skillset. It is important that every governing body is made up of a group of people who have an understanding of their role and responsibilities, who are committed to gaining knowledge about the school and who will ask challenging questions to scrutinise leadership and decisions made within school. Governing bodies have key strategic responsibilities and these need to be explored within every meeting, without getting involved in the day to day operational activity within the school.

Governors play an important part in every school and we invite you to learn more about Trinity Multi-Academy Trust, our schools and the opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our young people.

If you are interested in discussing our governor vacancies further, please complete the Expression of Interest form below and return to the email address given on the form. We will then get in touch to arrange a further conversation.