Our Governors

Welcome to 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 Duncan De Gruchy
Head Teacher
Finance and Resources, Strategy and Standards, Ethos
N/A
None
3/5
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
Ms Kate Westmacott
Parent Governor
Parents
23.11.2020 - 22.11.2024
None
Mr Steven Jordan
Co -Opted Governor
Finance & Resources, Creative Curriculum
Governing Body
1.9.2019 - 31.8.2023
None
3/5
Miss Fran Mitchell
Staff Governor
Strategy and Standards
Staff
15.10.2019 - 14.10.2021
None
2/5
Mr Alex Pardoe
Co-Opted Governor
Finance & Resources, IT & Communications
Governing Body
25.9.2019 - 24.9.2023
None
3/5
Mrs Rebecca Holmes
Parent Governor
Strategy and Standards
Parents
1.7.2019 - 30.6.2023
None
2/5
Mr Barry Lambert
Foundation
Ethos
The Diocese of Gloucester
1.3.2019 - 28.2.2023
None
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
Mrs Rebecca Holmes
Parent Governor
Strategy & Standards
Parents
1.7.2019 -
None
Mrs Emma Yorke
Parent Governor
Finance and Resources
Parents
14.10.2016 - 13.10.2020
None
Mr Richard McConnell
Co - Opted Governor
Ethos
Governing Body
1.4.2016 - 1.4.2020 / 1.4.2020 - 23.9.2020
None

Our Governing Body has been 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:

  • Strategy and Standards

  • Ethos

  • Finance and Resources

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

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