Our Governors

Welcome to the Holy Trinity Governing Body

The Governing Body needs to take a strategic role, act as a critical friend to the School and be accountable for its decisions. It should set aims and objectives and agree, monitor and review policies, targets and priorities.

The Governing Body should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Please contact the Chair of Governors, Helen Morris, if you wish to see minutes from Full Governor Meetings.

Governors' Details, Register of Interests and Attendance Record

Details of the Governing Body membership, committees membership, governor responsibilities and the Register of Governors' Interest. The following interests have been declared:

  • Helen Morris - Trustee of Gloucestershire Learning Alliance Multi Academy Trust

  • Steve Jordan - Leader of Cheltenham Borough Council.

Current Governors

Name
Governor Position
Committee Membership
Elected By
Term Dates
Business & Financial Interests
Attendance
Mr Kurt Doyle
Acting Headteacher
Finance and Resources, Strategy and Standards, Ethos
Ex-Officio
1.09.2022 -
None
Mrs Helen Morris
Chair
Finance and Resources, Strategy and Standards, HT Performance, Assessment
Local Authority
1.12.2017 - 30.11.2023
None
3/5
Mrs Katherine Lynch
Vice Chair (Ex Officio)
Strategy and Standards, Ethos, HT Performance, Looked After Children (EYFS), Church School Distinctiveness, SEND Governor
The Diocese of Gloucester
1.12.2019 - 30.11.2023
None
3/5
Name
Governor Position
Committee Membership
Elected By
Term Dates
Business & Financial Interests
Attendance
Mr Mark Nixson
Co - Opted Governor
Finance & Resources
Governing Body
10.02.2022 - 09.02.2026
None
Ms Debbie Burston
Parent Governor
Ethos
Parents
04.10.2021 - 03.10.2025
None
Ms Kate Westmacott
Parent Governor
Parents
23.11.2020 - 22.11.2024
None
Mr Steven Jordan
Co - Opted Governor
Finance & Resources
Governing Body
1.9.2019 - 31.8.2023
None
3/5
Vacancy
Staff Governor
Ethos
Staff
Mr Alex Pardoe
Co - Opted Governor
Finance & Resources
Governing Body
25.9.2019 - 24.9.2023
None
3/5
Vacancy
Foundation
Ethos
The Diocese of Gloucester
3/5
Mrs Lynda Britton
Associate Member
Associate on Ethos
Governing Body
1/1/2021 - 31/12/2022
None
N/A

Previous Governors

Name
Governor Position
Committee Membership
Elected By
Term Dates
Business & Financial Interests
Attendance
Mr Barry Lambert
Foundation Governor
Ethos
The Diocese of Gloucester
1.3.2019 - 28.09.2022
None
Mrs Jenny Evans
Staff Governor
Staff
15.10.2021 - 28.09.2022
None

Our Governing Body was reconstituted in September 2015 and comprises 10 governors made up as follows:

  • The Head Teacher

  • 1 x Staff Governor

  • 2 x Parent Governors

  • 2 x Foundation Governors

  • 1 x Local Authority Governor

  • 3 x Co-Opted governors

Our Governing Body subcommittees are:

  • Ethos

  • Finance and Resources

From September 2022, it was agreed by governors that all matters relating to Quality of Education, Standards and Curriculum would be incorporated into Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings. 

Becoming a Governor

Being a Governor - If you are thinking of becoming a Governor watch this short video.

Make Schools Your Business - We all believe that schools should provide the best education possible for our children, but you don't need to be a politician or a teacher to help. You can use your business skills to help support local education by becoming a school governor today.

Inspiring Governance Website - information for potential, new or current governors.

Gloucestershire County Council information for Governors

Contacting the Chair of Governors
Please use the following email to send a message to Helen Morris - Chair of Governors (chair@holytrinity.gloucs.sch.uk). Your message will be sent direct to her and will remain entirely confidential.