Our Governing Body
Mr R Evans (Chair)
Term of office ends: 10/02/2026
Mrs R Mason (Vice Chair)
Term of office ends: 08/04/2023
Mrs E Price (Vice Chair)
Term of office ends: 18/03/2023
Revd. Greg Roberts
Term of office ends: TBC
Revd. David Moss
Term of office ends: 15/06/25
Term of office ends: TBC
Mr C Price
Term of office ends: 02/10/2026
Mrs E Jones
Term of office ends: 13/02/2023
Mrs Jodie Glover
Term of office ends: 14/10/2025
Mrs Ruth Aspin
Term of office ends: 02/07/2025
Mr J Pittaway
Governor's Roles and Responsibilities & Register of Business Interests
Governor's Attendance Record 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 & 2022/23
Governors’ Review of the Year 2021-22
In another challenging year, because of the continued Covid-19 pandemic at the start of the academic year, the governors have nevertheless continued to play an active role as a ‘critical friend’ to Trinity CE Primary School. Their work has been crucial in helping the school to continue to develop and improve. With the ease of restrictions throughout the academic year, Governors attended a mixture of ‘virtual’ and ‘face-to-face’ meetings, and Governor visits reconvened, allowing Governors to be connected and engaged in providing support, challenge and strategic direction to our school.
When restrictions allowed, governors were routinely involved in our monitoring cycle and took part in ‘triangulation’ of book trawls, observing teaching and pupil voice. Governors also attended ‘drop-in’ visits, open mornings and various school events e.g. Jubilee Celebrations, Sports Day, etc. The outcomes of these activities have enabled governors to fully appreciate the range of activities within school, look at the impact of school improvement initiatives and inform school self-evaluation. Governors have taken part in a range of activities to continue to strengthen the school’s curriculum and to embed the school’s vision and values throughout the school. This has supported the school in strengthening the ‘implementation’ of particular areas of the curriculum; to meet the needs of our children at Trinity. When restrictions allowed, Governors also accompanied children on educational trips and visits.
Governors have been involved in a range of activities to support safeguarding. The safeguarding governor has scrutinised the single central record to ensure that the necessary checks and procedures are followed in the recruitment of staff and other adults who work with children. Furthermore, the buildings, security, health and safety committee has also examined issues relating to safeguarding, including the site-security fencing, and has scrutinised risk assessments, audits, procedures and policies. All governors were regularly involved in the review of Covid-19 risk assessments to support the ever-changing operations of the school during the pandemic. This has provided reassurance to staff, parents and pupils that the school is as ‘Covid-19 secure’ as possible in these challenging times.
The school curriculum committee’s role has continued to be effective through monitoring the implementation of the School Development Plan, including. the continued development of the school curriculum. This ensured that subjects were well structured and sequenced logically to support children’s ability to ‘know more and remember more’. The work of the committee has also involved that the Catch-up premium has been implemented successfully to support our most disadvantaged pupils. The committee has also analysed internal and external data, as national assessments have reconvened, to inform future school development planning and identify areas of improvement.
The school finance committee has closely worked with the school to ensure that the school achieves the best value for money, especially with the ever-increasing budget pressures. The finance committee ensured that money allocated for specific purposes, specifically to support disadvantaged children through the Pupil Premium and Catch-up funding, as well as funding for PE and Sport, was also spent appropriately. Governors have continued to monitor the financial impact of Covid-19, salary increases, and the rising energy and food costs to ensure the necessary savings were made to maintain financial stability, whilst providing necessary funds to provide the best possible education for our pupils.
This year the governors will be again supporting the school to address school development priorities and to mitigate the negative impact of Covid-19 and budget constraints. The focus this year will be on further strengthening the school curriculum, implementing work to support the recovery of learning, especially in writing, continuing to mitigate the negative impact of Covid-19, including maintaining high standards of behaviour that we have always upheld, especially in Early Years and KS1, and finally continuing to strive for high levels of attainment and progress to ensure pupils can be ‘the best they can be’.