The Governing Body is made up of individuals who are representative of different sections of the academy and the local community. Some are elected by parents and staff while the rest are appointed by the Trust; their term of office lasts for 4 years, after which they will need to be re-appointed if they wish to continue being a Governor. Currently our Governing Body is made up of the following people: Mary Tailby – Chair of Governors Term of office: 28th January 2015 Mary used to be a primary school teacher. When Holy Trinity CofE Academy, Rothwell, first became a sponsored academy, Mary was appointed Chair of Governors when the new Governing Body was formed in January 2015. Mary works voluntarily for a charity that supports disadvantaged families in Leeds, aiming to help people break the poverty cycle, advance their educational skills, promote healthy lifestyle choices and emotional well-being and improve the quality of their family life. Married with two teenagers she works as part of the pastoral team at her church, Hope City Leeds. Lydia Burfield - Vice Chair Term of office: 28th January 2015 Lydia is a Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist). For the past 15 years she has worked for Leeds Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), part of the NHS. She works with children and young people with mental health problems and their families. In addition she leads the CAMHS training department designing and delivering a range of training for professionals working in schools, voluntary sector and the health sector. As well as a direct clinical and training her role includes leadership responsibilities. Lydia first moved to Leeds over 25 years ago to study Psychology at Leeds University. Since then she has gone on to complete an MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy and an PGCE and MA in Clinical Education. Lydia has two children, one of whom is a pupil at Rothwell Holy Trinity CofE Academy. In 2013 she became parent champion at Holy Trinity CofE Academy and is now the Vice Chair of the Governing Board. Darren Foulke - Principal (Ex Officio) Term of office: 1st April 2014 Darren is the Principal of Holy Trinity CofE Academy and began this role at the same time that the school first became a sponsored academy. He came to the role with 8 years of Senior Leadership experience as Vice Principal of Manston St James Primary Academy and as Assistant Head Teacher at Pudsey Primrose Hill. He has a MA in Education and has successfully completed NPQH. Darren has nearly 20 years of teaching experience and has taught in both KS1 and KS2 as well as the Independent sector. He has a wealth of experience in leading core curriculum subjects and Inclusion and has a passion for school leadership and school improvement. Married with 3 young children means that Darren spends his time outside of school enjoying family time. Kelly Morland Term of office: 28th January 2015 Kelly originally from Chester-le-Street in Co.Durham and moved to Rothwell, Leeds, in 2007. She qualified as a Podiatrist in 2001 and worked for the NHS until she moved to Leeds. Kelly now works in the local community doing home visits which fits well around her family. Kelly was appointed as a Parent Governor at the academy in 2015. Kelly is married with 3 children, two of whom attend Holy Trinity CofE Academy. Kate Eastwood - Staff Governor (Teaching) Term of office: 17th November 2016 Our most recently appointed governor, Kate is currently Year 6 Class Teacher at Holy Trinity CofE Academy. Richard O'Brien - Staff Governor (Non-teaching) Term of office: 28th January 2015 For eleven years Richard worked in commercial liability insurance (Zurich) before moving on to participate in a year-long collaboration with McKinsey & Co. Management Consultants. In 2001 – and with the much-needed help of his wife, Jo – Richard left his career in the private sector to become the primary carer for their two children. Whilst doing this, he studied at university in Leeds and Sheffield, ultimately gaining a PhD in American Literature. Since then he has worked in local Primary schools as a teaching assistant, supporting children with a variety of learning needs. Working alongside the teaching staff, he is currently a Curriculum Support Assistant at Holy Trinity CofE Academy, focusing on the maintenance and improvement of literacy levels. Keith Lynch Term of Office: 28th January 2015 Keith has spent his professional career in education, starting out as a teacher of history at Wolfreton School, Hull. Later he took the position as Head of Humanities in Wakefield and then as Deputy Head at Wakefield City High School, where he was involved with the conversion of the school into an Academy. He has served on the Governing Bodies of four schools. As Chair of Governors at Heath View Community School, he worked alongside the Head Teacher to successfully convert the school into an Academy. He has been a member of the Rothwell Holy Trinity PCC for a number of years and was recommended by the PCC for the role of Governor at Holy Trinity CofE Academy. Outside the realms of education, Keith is an avid reader, keen cricket fan, a proud supporter of Leeds Rhinos and an occasional runner. Sheena McMain Term of office: 28th January 2015 Sheena has been Curate at Holy Trinity Church Rothwell since 2013. She grew up in Scotland and studied medicine at Edinburgh University, but has lived in Yorkshire for 30 years. Before training for ordination in the Church of England Sheena worked for many years as a GP partner in a large practice in Meanwood. She had a particular interest and experience in the continuing education and training of doctors: as Programme Director of the GP training scheme in Leeds, Masters Programme Director at the Academic Unit of Primary Care at Leeds University and as Associate Dean in the School of General Practice in the NHS postgraduate training organization with special responsibility for communication skills and managing poor performance. Sheena believes in everyone becoming the best person they can be and making the most of every opportunity in life. She enjoys the outdoors and walking her naughty black Labrador, Byron. Mark Wilkinson Term of office: 28th January 2015 Mark was born and has lived in Rothwell all his life. He has a long association with Holy Trinity CofE Academy and is part of the alumni of the school. He has never lost touch with its roots, knowing many of its past pupils and teachers. Mark worked locally for many years before changing career direction and training as a Registered Nurse. He is now a Charge Nurse at Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield. Mark graduated from the University of Bradford with a first class BSc Hons degree in Nursing Studies. He is highly in involved in nurse education training, mentoring student nurses and occasional lecturing in the Skills Lab at the University of Huddersfield. He has also interviewed potential students starting degree courses. Mark’s work provides a vast amount of transferrable skills in planning and implementation of the strategic planning at governor level. Mark is married and has two sons both of whom attend Holy Trinity CofE Academy. As a Parent Governor Mark understands the issues facing parents and their children. He wants fair access to the best in primary education and a firm foundation to carry on study at secondary level and beyond. Something he has benefitted from during his time at the school. Mark’s interests are varied, in the past he has worked, voluntarily, at Pinderfields for twelve years. He is an active member of Holy Trinity Church Rothwell, singing in the choir for numerous years. He was also Churchwarden for seven years.
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