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 – Chair of Governors

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.

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.

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.

Helen Austwick

Helen Austwick is a musician and peripatetic instrument teacher, working both privately and in Calderdale schools, as a Chorister Tutor at Bradford Cathedral and Halifax Minster and as a church organist.  Helen believes passionately in the benefits of musical training on all areas of young people’s education. Helen has previously served as a Governor for two Calderdale primary schools for 16 years.

In her spare time, Helen has various voluntary roles working with the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind, including being the Schools and Youth Ambassador for this region.

Graham Gribbin

Newly appointed Governor, biographical information to follow.

Lyndsey Murray

I have an extensive background in school improvement as a School Improvement Partner and Mathematics Consultant, in both the primary and secondary sectors. During my 20 years in school, I had a range of leadership and management responsibilities within pastoral and curricular areas and responsibility for the development of teaching and learning of students. I have a willingness to remain informed and up to date with educational matters and I am committed to ensuring all pupils have the best educational experience possible.

Daniel Sutherland

Newly appointed Governor, biographical information to follow

Cathy Reardon

Newly appointed Governor, biographical information to follow.

Georgiana Scully

Newly appointed Governor, biographical information to follow.

Malcolm Rogers

Newly appointed Governor, biographical information to follow.