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. As a long term member of the PTA, Susan is a member of 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 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. James has been a parent and supporter of the School since 2004.
Clerk to the Governors
Jo's love of all things administration began when she was offered a job at the European Space Agency in Germany, assisting a multinational team of twelve. She was lucky enough to watch live, a rocket being sent off to space; to this day she loves rockets and space!
Jo was Secretary to the Worcester Tourism Association for twelve years and has also run her own holiday accommodation business and qualified as a Conference and Events Manager.
Jo is looking forward to being part of the Holy Trinity community.
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 retired in 2015 which allows him to attend Health & Safety meetings during the School day and he is also the Link Governor for Safeguarding.
Miss Katherine Slack
Katherine is a Phase 1 Associate Head with responsibility for Reading and Phonics and a Year 1 class teacher at Holy Trinity School. She enjoys working collaboratively with parents and staff to enrich the experiences of our pupils; she is a member of the PTA and has taught at the school for more than ten years. Katherine believes Holy Trinity School offers a unique approach to education and is proud of its strong values.
Ms Sam Ward
My name is Samantha Ward; I am a staff governor at Holy Trinity School. I have worked at Holy Trinity School since September 2015 and I currently teach in year 3. I am part of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities team and Currently Looked after Children’s Coordinator. I am also the Link governor for Pupil Premium. I feel very lucky to be part of a dedicated and hardworking team who constantly strive for excellence and the best possible outcomes for our children.
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 and Stuart Whitehead is now the Link Governor with the English Department.
Mrs Yvonne Wilkinson
Yvonne Wilkinson is the Head of King Edward VI Five Ways School (appointed in 2012), in Birmingham, the largest and only coeducational selective academy within the KEVI Multi Academy Trust. The school as judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2008. Yvonne has worked in a wide variety of schools; primary, secondary, girls-only, boys-only, co-educational, grammar, independent, comprehensive and international over the past 35 years.
For the last 15 years she has worked as a Headteacher with 9 years previously in two independent school in Worcestershire (Holy Trinity School for six years) and Yorkshire (Gateways School). Yvonne was also Deputy Head and Acting Head at King Edwards VI Five Ways School (1997 - 2003). Yvonne has also worked for 10 years as an ISI Inspector. She worked as a member of the Interim Executive Board of the Park View Educational Trust in Birmingham and she has provided ‘leadership support’ as Head in a Birmingham inner city school judged to be in ‘special measures’. Yvonne currently sits as a member of the Board of a primary Multi Academy Trust and also a secondary MAT within Birmingham.
Yvonne is also a Headteacher consultant for The Prince’s Teaching Institute and is Treasurer of the National Grammar Schools’ Association.
She also still loves teaching geography.
Yvonne is married with a son, who works as a doctor, and a daughter (former HTS, Gateways and KEFW student) who is also hoping to qualify as a doctor very soon... fingers crossed!
Vic and Bob, her two lively Jack Russell Terriers, keep her ‘on her toes’ in her spare time!
I am a retired lawyer having worked in a top four Birmingham firm for some 35 years where I became a partner. In all I have spent 50 odd years in the law dealing with a variety of cases from crime to injury and disease. Acting for individuals, corporate clients, insurers,Lloyds syndicates and unions.
I have always had a pragmatic approach.
I became a consultant in recent years handling over 1000 noise induced deafness cases on behalf of telephone engineers.
I enjoy travel at home and abroad, gardening and watching sport. Particularly motor racing. I attempt golf.
My daughter was a Holy Trinity pupil and is now a teacher at the school. Granddaughter Lily is at Little Trinity.
Rachel is an HTS parent. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and tending to her marine aquarium. She is also a keen epicure, DIY-er, gardener and orchid collector.
I am a Chartered Control Systems Engineer/Manager with 20 years' experience in many industries including Water Treatment, Power Generation from black bin bag waste, Theme Park Attractions, Special Gases, and most recently conquering Mayonnaise production. I manage a team of engineers now, having spent the first 15 years of my career travelling the world and working on the tools. I am accustomed to handling large budgets, liaising with clients, and forging fruitful working relationships.
In my spare time, I really enjoy spending time with my family, travel in the UK and abroad, Muddy Obstacle Runs, CrossFit style Fitness Training, and I love my food.
I am a HTS parent, and I have a passion for helping the school to maintain its 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.