Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible to the Department of Education and Ofsted for the oversight and strategic management of the school. Any enquiries, issues or concerns relating to Trinity Academy should be raised with the Principal or his staff in the first instance, however, parents are free to write to Mr Nigel Robson, Chair of Governors, if they so wish.

Any letter intended for the Chair of Governors should be addressed to:

Miss C Taylor, Company Secretary, Trinity House, Sixth Avenue, Blyth, NE24 2SY.

A full list of Governors is shown below:

Name of Governor Status Date of Appointment Responsibility
Mr Martin Oldknow  Local Governor 01/08/14


Health & Safety

Finance and Audit Sub-committee member 

Mr Mark Harvey


Parent Governor 01/17/10

Curriculum and Standards Sub-committee member

Vice- Chair

Finance and Audit Sub-committee member

Pastor Graham Johnson


Local Governor 01/12/08 Ethos and Audit Sub-committee member

Mrs Sally Clifford


Local Governor 01/04/15  Finance and Audit Sub-committee member
Dr Mark Andrew Pike Associate member with non-voting rights 01/07/14

Curriculum and Standards Sub-committee member

Finance and Audit Sub-committee member

 Dr Mary Chambers



 SEN and Safeguarding

Curriculum and Standards Sub-committee member

Name Status
Mr David Page Principal
Mr Darren Warburton Finance Director
Miss Christine Taylor Company Secretary

The local governing body appoints each governor after the completion of skills audit to ensure a full comprehensive cohort of governors.

The term of office is for a duration of four years after which a governor may be re-elected.  All governors have been appointed by the Local Governing Body unless otherwise stated.

Governance functions are delegated to the Local Governing Body (“LGB”) by Emmanuel Schools Foundation Board.  The details of the delegation are contained within a scheme of delegation which can be found here. 

LGB scheme of delegation

The declarations of interests for the LGB Board of Trinity Academy can be found here.

Trinity Academy LGB Declaration of Interest Register

Governor’s attendance at Local Governor Board meetings can be found here.

Trinity Academy LGB Governor Attendance

The registered member of Trinity Academy is Emmanuel Schools Foundation.  The Board of Directors can be found on the ESF website by clicking here


Emmanuel Schools Foundation

The structure of Emmanuel Schools Foundation can be found in the Governance section of the ESF website and the memorandum and articles of association of ESF can be found here

The Board of Directors can be found on the ESF website.

The ESF Funding Agreement can be found here

Trinity Academy’s novated Funding Agreement can be found here

The current members of Emmanuel Schools Foundation are:- Reverend Professor Dr David Wilkinson, Pastor Kenneth Stone, Dr Beverley Kenny and Nigel Robson.