Governing body

Trinity Academy Halifax’s Governors support our continued development, and are passionate about helping the academy to provide an outstanding within outstanding education to our young people. To read more about each of our Governors and their backgrounds, please see the information below. To download information regarding Governor Declaration of Interests, please click here .

Baker, David

Professor David Baker 

Having been involved in education all my life, I understand the difference that learning can make. A good education can help young people achieve their dreams and unlock their full potential. I passionately believe that everyone has a right to an education, irrespective of their own personal background. Higher education should be a possibility for every young person to ensure that they can progress in a career that makes best use of their talents. It is fantastic to be involved with Trinity Academy and to be able to see how it is making a difference to the north Halifax community. As a member of the church, it is wonderful to see how the academy’s Christian values not only nurture students academically but spiritually too. I strongly believe that education has a pivotal role in transforming the futures of local communities, and I look forward to working with the academy team to ensure that the facilities provide a focal point for the area.

Councillor Barry Collins

reverend angela dickThe Reverend Canon Angela Dick

Having spent over a decade living and working in the north Halifax area, the local community is very dear to me. I am passionate about seeing those living in the local area achieving their potential, and it is wonderful that Trinity Academy has been created to achieve just this. During my time in the area I worked in a number of churches and supported a variety of congregations. It is wonderful to think that the academy will be changing their lives and the futures of generations to come. Visiting the academy is a great experience, and you can feel the excitement as you walk in the door. I was able to visit on GCSE results day, and see the faces of the students who had worked so hard to achieve their potential. I am very much looking forward to seeing how the academy continues to build upon the experience offered to students and hearing how this helps the young people of Halifax to shape their own future.

Hanson John2John Hanson

Having worked as a teacher in a number of schools, I have first-hand experience of the difference positive and challenging learning opportunities can make to young people. I passionately believe that access to the right education sets a young person on the correct path for life. With experience of training teachers, I am particularly interested in how Trinity Academy can attract the very best staff in order to ensure the best possible education for learners. As a committed Christian I also enjoy seeing how the values of the academy are supporting young people in developing the right outlook and attitude for life.

Wayne KennyWayne Kenny

I have always lived in the local area (for over 40 years now!) and I feel very passionate about improving the limited opportunities for young people in north Halifax. I have admired the work of Trinity Academy, and when the opportunity arose for me to stand as a Parent Governor and use the opportunities I’ve developed throughout my career, it was an opportunity I couldn’t resist. I hope to be able to bring a ‘parents’ view in discussions and ensure that our children’s education is always the number one priority. It has been a pleasure to meet with academy staff and discover more about how children are at the forefront of every decision. I look forward to representing all parents.


Edwina Offori

Offori, Edwina

George Richardson, MBE

I was born in Huddersfield and attended Almondbury Grammar School before going on to study at Huddersfield Technical College, which has now become Huddersfield University. I first stood as the local councillor for the area of Rastrick in 1995 and in 1997 was elected as the Vice Chair of Education within Calderdale. From there I was elected to serve on the Governing Body at Calderdale College and after two years I became Chair, where I remained in post for the next decade. I applied to sit on the Regional Board of the Association of Colleges, and became Chair within twelve months. I was then elected as Calderdale Colleges’ representative Governor at Trinity Academy Halifax and I now sit on all of the separate committees within the academy.  I was awarded with an MBE for services to further education and I have a great affinity to education. I love to see children and young people succeeding and having seen the transformation in the provision of education within the area of north Halifax, it is literally a dream come true that Trinity Academy has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ judgement by Ofsted inspectors after just three years and that the academy now serves the whole community within the local area. I am also a governor at Old Earth Primary school in Elland, Brighouse High School, Woodhouse Primary School and I currently live in Rastrick.


Tagg, AndrewAndrew Tagg

I was born in Halifax and lived most of my life in Holmfield attending both Moorside Primary and J.H. Whitley Secondary Modern schools. Leaving school at 16, I had to work my way through 4 years of night school before I could attend Aston University in Birmingham. This has given me first-hand experience of how significantly education affects opportunity, and as such, I understand the struggles and barriers to progression young people have without a good education. I am passionate about young people having access to the best education available.  I hope that I can support the academy in working closely with those living in the north Halifax area, including through helping local community groups enjoy the fantastic sports facilities which will support their physical and mental wellbeing.

White, JohnWhite, JohnJohn White

As someone who was born, educated, has worked in both the private and public sector and still lives in Calderdale, I am delighted to be involved with an academy that is working to make such a difference to the lives of young people. I have experience of youth work, and have seen first-hand the difference that being supported and nurtured in the right environment can make to young people. Special Educational Needs (SEN) is a key area of interest for me and it is wonderful to see how the staff at Trinity Academy work to support learners with SEN and offer them an environment where they are encouraged to flourish. I am active in my local church and I am undertaking the Bishop of Wakefield’s Certificate in Pastoral Ministry. I am very much looking forward to seeing how the academy builds upon its existing strong links with the local community in order to make a difference to all those in the north Halifax area.

Clare Hallows

Clare Hallows is currently a Registrar at Bradford College, and has held a number of roles in education including Head of Recruitment and Admissions at the University of Salford and Head of Admissions at the University of Roehampton. Prior to that, Clare held a number of senior leadership positions in schools, including as Headteacher of Reading Girls School. Clare holds a range of professional qualifications, and is due to complete a DBA Doctorate in Business Administration with the University of Huddersfield in 2017.