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The Governing Board

Mr Dave Spencer - Chair of Governors

Mr Og Owen - Vice Chair

Mrs Carla Good - Parent Governor

Miss Charlotte Abraham - Staff Governor

Mr Nick Rynn

Mr Stuart Fox

Mr Robin Bakewell - Parent Governor

Mrs Hilary Thomas

Mrs Kathy Weston - Headteacher

 

Mrs Fran Lennon - Clerk

Trinity Primary School

Governor Register of Interests March 2020

 

Name of Governor

Governor

Category

Appointing  Body

Term of Office

Governing Body Position/Committee

Relevant

Business

Interests

Other

Educational Establishments Governed

Relationships with

 school staff, partners, spouses, relatives

David Spencer

Co-opted

GB

3 years from November 2017

Chair

Resources

None

None

Parent

 

Og Owen

 

Co-opted

 

 

GB

 

4 years from Dec 2016

Vice-chair of governing body

 Standards

 

None

 

None

 

None

Stuart Fox

Co-opted

GB

4 years from 22/1/2019

Resources

Non

None

None

Carla Good

Parent

Elected by parents

3 years from Nov 2017

Wellbeing

None

None

Child at school

Nick Rynn

Co-opted

GB

4 years from

Wellbeing/LAC

None

None

None

Robin Bakewell

Parent

Elected by parents

4 years from

Wellbeing

None

None

Parent

Hilary Thomas

LA

GB

4 years from December 2019

Standards and Wellbeing

Works for charity that can support families

None

None

Charlotte Abraham

Staff

GB

4 years from December 2019

Standards

None

None

None

Staff member

Kathy Weston

Staff

Headteacher

September 2017

duration of position

Headteacher

None

None

None

Staff member

Historic Information

Spencer Harling

Co-opted

GB

4 years from

Resigned March 2020

Resources

None

Non

Parent

Shaun Benton-Fife

Staff

Elected by staff

Nov 2017

Resigned Sept 2019

Standards

None

None

Child at school

Staff member

Dame Oremi Evans

Co-opted

Co-opted by other governors

3 years from March 2017

Resigned Aug 2019

Wellbeing

Executive Headteacher Herefordshire Council

Whitecross High School

None

Sue Woodrow

Local Authority

LA

1/11/16

Resigned March 2019

Chair/Standards

Employed by LA

None

None

Keith Lawton

Co-opted

Co-opted by LA

1/11/16

Resigned March 2019

Resources

None

None

Past Chair of Bishops School

None

 

Dave Spencer (Chair)

I have worked in the health, fitness and leisure industry for 30 years working for some of the largest operators in the industry which included working 11 years in London with 4 years working at the Harbour Club in Chelsea which is one of the most prolific clubs in the UK. I currently work for Freedom Leisure a leading charitable trust provider overseeing leisure centres and active community teams covering the Forest of Dean and Malvern Hills. As some of my sites are dual use, I work closely with our site partners with these being local secondary schools within the area I manage.

I am sports mad with football being my main sport and played for local teams over the years but now enjoy the more relaxed veterans’ football. 

My reason for wanting to become a governor was so I could play a part in my daughter’s education and I am pleased to say that since she started at Trinity she has grown in confidence and has really taken to her educational journey. 

 

Og Owen (Vice Chair)

In my previous post I was Head of a large Humanities faculty in a local secondary school. I had responsibility for History, Geography and RE. The main aim of the post was to respond to a growing number of national initiatives at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. The faculty invested heavily in curriculum development and was in the forefront of teaching and learning in the school. I became a staff governor and served on various governing sub committees. Towards the end of my career I became an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) with the Authority and worked with a number of primary and secondary schools, bon developing Humanities and on educational issues in general. On retiring in 2010 I became involved in Teacher Training though the local consortium and set up a training programme for trainees as well as doing lesson observations across the West Midlands. I was also involved at the same time in working with English Heritage to make their historical sites more accessible to school visits. I have been a governor at Trinity since January 2016.

 

Carla Good (Parent)

I have been a Childminder for the last ten years and love working with children.  I continue this outside of work by being involved in the running of a local Scout Group and managing an Orchestra in Malvern.  I wanted to become a Governor for the school to be able to use the knowledge that I have gained over the years I have spent in childcare to help support the continuing development and safety of the children within the school.  Since becoming a Parent Governor, I have now become the Link Governor for the Early Years and have more recently become the Safeguarding Governor for the school.

 

Nicholas Rynn (co-opted)

I spent 37 years in the Army as an Infantry Officer leaving as a Lieutenant Colonel.  In my last decade of service I specialised in Human Resources.  At one stage I was responsible for the career planning of 13,500 soldiers.  I then ran the Army's Internal Complaints System.  Whilst living in Glasgow I spent 6 years working as a volunteer with the Scottish Children's Hearings - under Scottish law the responsibility for putting children into, and taking them out of, Social Services care lies primarily with a Panel of lay people. I was a member, or in later years the Chair, of such Panels.  This gave me an intimate, and detailed, understanding of the massive challenges faced by Children who need of the sort of help and care that only Social Services can provide.  I am a trained Harassment Investigator and am a Civil Service qualified job interviewer.  I have written, and run, large budgets and management plans and run organisations with up to 500 employees. 

On leaving the Army I set up my own firm, Nicholas Rynn Limited.  I research and write Expert Witness Employment Reports for the Civil Courts.  I specialise in personal injury claims made by soldiers and airmen who have been medically discharged from the Armed Forces.

 I arrived in Hereford just short of 3 years ago - my daughter is a local GP and I help look after my two school age granddaughters (who are not at Trinity).  I am a firm believer that each of us has a responsibility to try and make our community a better place.  That is why I have become a School Governor.  

 

Stuart Fox (co-opted)

I am a public relations consultant and for 25 years was a director of one of the UK's leading independent PR and communications agencies.  Originally from Wolverhampton, I moved with my family to Herefordshire from London 15 years ago.  I firmly believe that all children should have the best start in life and that school should enable them to achieve and believe in a safe, stable and caring environment.  I Chair the Resources Committee and have a particular interest in English and am therefore the Link Governor for this subject area. 

 

 

Robin Bakewell (Parent)

I am one of the Parent Governors and have two children who both attend Trinity School.

As a physiotherapist, I have a keen interest in movement, exercise and health promotion and how this can benefit children from a young age.

My profession links well to my role as part of the well-being committee for the school. I feel privileged to be part of the school’s governing body and hope to have the opportunity to make a difference, not only for our children now, but for children in years to come.

 

Miss Charlotte Abraham (Staff)

I am a Year 3 teacher and have been at Trinity for just over a year and a half. I came to Trinity fresh out of University where I graduated with a 1st class degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. I have lived in Hereford for the majority of my life and knew from an early age that teaching is what I wanted to do. Since becoming a qualified teacher I have been intrigued by the inner workings of a school so when the opportunity arose to represent the staff on the governing body I was keen to get involved. I am looking forward to bringing forward the voice of my colleagues and making a further contribution to the children of Trinity Primary School’s education.

 

Mrs Hilary Thomas (LA)

I have lived in the local area for 28 years, and my four boys all went to Trinity Primary School. They loved its open space and enjoyed the opportunities that a larger school gives. In the last 20 years I have been both a teacher and a school consultant listening to the views of children. I now work in a charity supporting families. I have experience of school leadership as an Acting Head and SENCo, but most importantly I bring the experience of being a parent of a mixed bunch of lads, some of whom struggled in school. I am therefore passionate that schools develop the whole child and develop an enjoyment of learning for ALL children.

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