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

C/O Trinity Academy St Peter’s
St Peter’s Avenue
Sowerby Bridge
Halifax
HX6 1HB

Principal at Trinity Academy St Peter's

Rachel Dawson

Principal

Having experienced a variety of roles working with children, both in education and in the community, I know the importance of putting the best interests of children at the centre of everything we do.

I am the Principal at Trinity Academy St. Peter’s. Having experienced a variety of roles working with children, both in education and in the community, I know the importance of putting the best interests of children at the centre of everything we do. I strongly believe that all children are entitled to a top-quality education which is inspiring, inclusive and that will stay with children throughout their lives. I look forward to working with all stakeholders and supporting Trinity Academy St. Peter’s in becoming a place of excellence.

Sue Sutton

Chair of Governors

I am committed to working alongside and supporting the Senior Leadership Team to provide the best educational experience for all our pupils.

My name is Sue Sutton. I have lived in Calderdale for 24 years and I am a retired Headteacher, having led 2 primary schools within the Local Authority. I’ve been a member of the Governing Board for 7 years and currently hold the posts of Safeguarding Link Governor and the Chair of the Governing Board. I am committed to working alongside and supporting the Senior Leadership Team to provide the best educational experience for all our pupils.

Trinity Academy St Peter's school Governor

Paul Wallis

Governor

I joined the governing body at Trinity Academy St Peter’s as I wanted to help support my local school achieve the best educational experience for all our pupils

I’ve been a member of the Governing body of Trinity Academy St Peter’s for over two years having joined as a Parent Governor with one child currently attending school. I am a qualified HR Professional working within a large Financial Services organisation and have a range of transferable skills that bring non-educational experience and expertise to the education sector. I am committed to the success of our school and with a willingness to develop knowledge in all educational aspects, I will continue to proactively support the school’s senior leadership team in striving for continuous improvement and the nurturing of a positive learning environment for all.

Alison Stewart

Governor

Trinity Academy St Peter's Governor

Hannah Tuffnell

Governor

I joined the governing body of St. Peter’s in March 2020 as I wanted to help to support and improve the school.

I have worked in education for over 10 years and I am passionate about ensuring that all young people receive their entitlement of world class education. I am an Assistant Principal at Trinity Academy Halifax, leading on curriculum development and I have delivered both academic and vocational qualifications. I hope to bring my expertise to the governance team at Trinity Academy St Peter’s to ensure that our students make exceptional academic progress and engage in a broad, balanced and nurturing curriculum.

Trinity Academy St Peter's Governor

Mark Foster

Governor

I joined the governing body at Trinity Academy St Peter’s as I wanted to support the Academy through it’s improvement journey.

I am passionate about inclusion and have always had the philosophy that all children can and should achieve. Having been professionally involved in education for nearly 20 years I will provide a wealth of experience to the Governing body and wider school community. I am currently the Director of Trinity Teaching School Alliance so am directly involved in day to day teacher training as well as CPD and wider school Improvement, all of which involves skills that can be transferred to the governing body at Trinity Academy St Peter’s.

Sarah Hardacre

Governor

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.