Learn about our Governors
Our aim is to make every pupil’s experience exciting and fulfilling and one they will look back at with genuine happiness. We provide a warm, supportive environment where each child is valued and encouraged to seek challenge, to value effort and to persist in the face of obstacles.
Susan is an active supporter of Holy Trinity and supported the school through its transition from an independent/private school to a Free School. Holding the post of Vice Chair of the PTA until recently, she was and still is a member of the school’s Free School Steering Group, now known as the Parents’ Steering Group and is a Holy Trinity parent. With a CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) qualification, Susan is an owner and the Finance Director of Minster Micro Computers which specialises in IT systems and ERP software, with particular focus on forensic accounting.
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Holy Trinity School, Birmingham Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2BY
Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright
Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright is the Principal of Holy Trinity School and is an ex-officio member of the Board of Governors. She has extensive experience in both state and private schools, including two periods as a Deputy Head. She came as Deputy Head to Holy Trinity School in 2004 and was promoted to be the school’s Headteacher in 2011 and was key in helping to coordinate the school’s application and transition to become a Government Free School.
Mr Paul Farr
Mr James McMahon
James is a Holy Trinity School parent and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) qualified. His valuable skills encompass a range of industries including service, manufacturing, retail and contract catering, and he is experienced at assessing financial risk, taxation, overhead expenditure control and asset management. James holds the position of Finance Manager at Roxel (UK Rocket Motors) Ltd. which is an Anglo-French company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets solid propulsion systems and related equipment for air, sea and ground forces.
Dr Roy Peakman
Roy studied Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, achieving a PhD. He worked in industry as a Research and Development Chemist, initially for Pilkington Glass plc and then for Royal Ordnance plc in Kidderminster, where he specialised in adhesives, paints and thermal insulants. Roy achieved Health and Safety professional qualifications in 1998. Working as an H&S professional for Education at Warwickshire CC (1999) and then Solihull MBC (2001), Roy provided H&S advice, support and training to Head Teachers, Governors and Staff in Local Authority schools. Roy took early retirement at the end of 2015.
Miss Katherine Slack
Katherine was a class-teacher at HTS before taking on her current role as teacher-librarian, a position that combines her teaching skills with her degree specialism in children’s literature. Katherine enjoys working collaboratively with parents and staff to enrich the experiences of our pupils; she is a member of the PTA and attends Parent Steering Group meetings. She believes Holy Trinity School offers a unique approach to education and is proud of its strong values.
Mr Andrew Bard
A Holy Trinity parent for the past 13 years, Andy is an advocate of the school and keen to support staff and pupils to further develop and ensure Holy Trinity continues to prosper. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and for 20 years has specialised in corporate restructuring, working within the corporate banking sector, advising and supporting directors and reviewing financial and operational performance.
Mr Daniel Baughan
Daniel is a senior consultant for Board MIT and is responsible for running large business software implementation projects. He brings his IT and business skills to the board and currently sits on the Attainment Committee. Daniel lives in Kidderminster with his wife and daughter.
Dr Nicholas Tate
Dr Nicholas Tate was educated at the universities of Oxford, Bristol and Liverpool, and has a doctorate in history. Following a career as a teacher and teacher trainer, he became chief executive of both the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, in which posts he was chief adviser to England’s Secretary of State for Education. He has subsequently been Headmaster of Winchester College and Director-General of the International School of Geneva. In 2012-2014 he managed the application to turn Holy Trinity into a Free School. He was appointed CBE in 2001, for services to education and training.
Mr Brian Whittall
Brian is a Director of ABS Health and Safety Ltd which offers independent Health, Safety and Asbestos advice to Construction Companies. He has previously taught City & Guilds and NVQs in Bricklaying, placed apprentices whilst working for the Construction Industry Training Board and has worked for large construction companies. Brian is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and holds professional qualifications in Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Management and Surveying.
Mr Stuart Whitehead
Stuart is a mechanical engineer by qualification and training and for the past 13 years has worked in the field of forensic investigation, specialising in the analysis of road traffic collisions and industrial accidents. In addition to his data and evidence based analytical skills, Stuart brings significant experience in the litigation process. He is often called upon in his capacity as an expert witness to assist in Mediations or to give evidence in Coroners, Magistrates, Crown and County Court proceedings. Stuart is also a Holy Trinity School parent and is keen to maintain the school’s high standards.
The Free School is run by its own Trust. Ours is called the Holy Trinity School Academy Trust. The Trust has a Board of Governors responsible for appointing and supervising the work of the Head Teacher, setting goals and objectives for attainment, agreeing the school’s strategic plan, and approving the school’s annual budget. The Board will include up to 10-11 members, including the Head Teacher and two elected parent governors.