Board of Governors
Kindness, Unity & Courage
'...but not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest and the leader as one who serve.'
Luke 22 v 26
At Trinity St Mary’s, our Vision Statement and Values are fundamental in all that we do as a school and this includes guaranteeing our Board of Governors are proactively involved with the embedding of our Vision and Values through the work that they do; working collaboratively with the school as outlined below.
The Board of Governors currently comprises of 14 members:
- 5 elected by St Mary & St John The Divine PCC;
- 2 appointed by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education;
- 1 appointed by the Local Education Authority;
- 2 elected by parents;
- 1 staff Governor;
- 1 co-opted Governor;
- The Headteacher and Vicar of St Mary & St John The Divine Church (ex-officio) are also Governors.
Please see the Governor links below for a full list of the Board of Governors and their profile. If you require assistance from any of the Governors then, in the first instance, you should contact them through the school office.
The Chair of the Board of Governor
The Chair of the Board of Governors is Mrs Hayley Van Den Bergh.
The Vice Chair of the Board of Governor
The Vice Chair of the Board of Governors is Mr Andrew Purkis.
The Chair of the Curriculum Committee is Mr Mark Synge.
The Chair of the Finance Committee is Mr Andrew Purkis.
The Chair of the Personnel Committee is Rev. Robert Tobin.
The following Governors have designated roles to support and advise the development the Board of Governors. They are as follows:
- The Designated Safeguarding Governor Leads at Trinity St Mary’s CE School are Mrs Hayley Van Den Bergh and Mrs Marian Shaw.
- The Designated SEND Governor Lead at Trinity St Mary’s CE School is Mrs Marian Shaw.
- The Designated GDPR Governor is Ms Jenny Kirby.
- The Designated Governor who looks at Pupil Premium Funding is Ms Jenny Kirby.
- The Designated Governor who looks at Premises in Mr Steve Talbot.
- The Designated Wellbeing Governor is Rev. Bernie Excell.
Children leaving Trinity St Mary’s will have high aspirations, underpinned by life skills and education to enable future choices. They will be positive contributors to society, both locally and globally, practising shared moral values with self-respect and a respect for others; leading to a fulfilling life.
We will do this by:
- Ensuring the school’s financial stability to enable future choices.
- Creating leadership throughout the school that is ambitious, flexible and encouraging.
- Promoting continuous learning for all of our community.
- Investing in a dynamic, high quality learning environment to support the curriculum and wider school life.
- Being a centre of excellence and a school of choice.
- Providing pastoral care for the whole community so everyone benefits from being part of our family.
- Promoting well-being and resilience for the whole school community.
Register of Pecuniary/Business Interest
The Governing Body is required to establish and maintain a register of pecuniary interests. This lists, for each member of the Governing Body and staff responsible for spending public funds, any business interests they, or any member of their immediate family have. This register is signed at every Full Governing Meeting and held by Helen Watts, clerk to the governors.
NB: If you require a paper copy of any non-confidential Governor minutes or would like to contact the Governors, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org