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 Martin Oldknow, 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||01/08/2014||* Chairman
* Health & Safety
|Mr Mark Harvey||Parent Governor||17/01/2010||* Vice Chairman
* Behaviour and Attendance Governor
|Mrs Sally Clifford||Local Governor||01/04/2015||* Pupil Premium|
|Dr Mary Chambers||Local Governor||01/01/2016||* SEN LAC and Safeguarding|
|Mrs Shirley Hamilton-Plumb||Local Governor||16/03/2018||* Student and Parent Voice|
|Miss Darina Hall||Local Governor||15/02/2019||*Careers/Employment Engagement|
|Mrs Alison Adair||Local Governor||06/12/2019||*|
|Mrs Philippa Cousins||Local Governor||10/12/2019||*|
|Mr Jonathan Winch||Executive Principal|
|Mr Darren Warburton||Finance Director|
|Professor Mark Pike||CEO|
|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 the Board of Emmanuel Schools Foundation.
The governing body convenes at least twice per term, focusing on curriculum and standards once a term, and finance and resources once a term.
The details of the delegation are contained within a scheme of delegation which can be found here.
The declarations of interests for the LGB Board of Trinity Academy can be found here.
Governor’s attendance at Local Governor Board meetings can be found here.
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 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 can be found here.
Emmanuel Schools Foundation is the school’s sponsor. Contact details can be found here.