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Our Governors

 

 

The Holy Trinity Federation of Schools

 

On the 1st January 2018 St Joseph's Catholic Primary and Nursery School (Burnham on Sea) and Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School (Weston Super Mare) became federated as The Holy Trinity Federation of Schools with one Governing Body.

 

The Federation is an exciting new project for local Catholic Schools and the Governors chosen will work closely supported by Clifton Diocese and the Local Authorities to build a strong structure to take both schools forward.  

 

Governing Board

The names of the schools in the federation are Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School. The name of the Governing Board is The Governing Board of the Holy Trinity Catholic Federation. The Governing Board consists of:

  • 7 Foundation Governors
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Executive Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 LA Governor

 

The Governors operate as a Full Governing Board and Committees.  The Committees are; Admissions, Mission and Ethos, Pay and Performance, Resources, and Quality and Standards. 

 

The Governors are responsible for fulfilling the three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

As a Federation of Catholic Schools, we have Foundation Governors on the Board. Foundation Governors are personally appointed by the Bishop to represent his interests and those of the Catholic community as a whole. As we as sharing the responsibility of the three core functions, Foundation Governors are appointed specifically to ensure:

  • that the religious character of the school is preserved
  • that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed
  • that the religious education curriculum is in accordance with the Bishop’s policy for the Diocese.

 

Richard Ashby

Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: Safeguarding

Committees: Mission and Ethos, Pay and Performance, and Quality and Standards

Date Appointed: 04 Jan 2019

Appointing Body: Diocese of Clifton

Term of Office: 03 Jan 2023

Business Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Gerard Bromley (Chair of Quality and Standards Committee)

Foundation Governor

I was born in Manchester the first of ten children, (5 boys and 5 girls).  I was brought up in the Village of Sabden in the middle of the East Lancashire Pennines and I was educated St Theodore’s RC High School in Burnley.  On leaving school I trained as an Electrical Installation Engineer.  I was employed by the same company for 42 years traveling round the world filling various roles, ending my career as Customer Sales Engineer.

I joined the Governing Board at Corpus Christi in 2016 and I am now a Foundation Governor for The Holy Trinity Federation serving as Chair of Quality and Standards Committee and member of the Resources Committee.  I am also Chair of the Admissions Committee and a member of the Schools Admissions Appeal panel for North Somerset LA and Clifton Diocese.  My ambition is to raise the standard of the children’s education to the highest possible standard and make The Holy Trinity Federation the first choice for all parents.

Responsibilities: Health and Safety and Sports Premium

Committees: Admissions, Resources, and Quality and Standards

Date Appointed: 01 Jan 2018

Appointing Body: Diocese of Clifton

Term of Office: 31 Dec 2021

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Matthew Coggins (Chair of Mission and Ethos Committee)

Parent Governor

Responsibilities: Safeguarding and Sports Premium

Committees: Mission and Ethos

Date Appointed: 12 Dec 2017

Appointing Body: Elected by Parents

Term of Office: 11 Dec 2021

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Siana Frampton

Clerk to Governors

Responsibilities: Clerk

Committees: Mission and Ethos, Pay and Performance, Resources, and Quality and Standards

Date Appointed: 01 Jan 2018

Appointing Body: Governing Board

Term of Office: -

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: Clerk for St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bridgwater

 

Robert Franklin

Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: Pupil Premium

Committees: Pay and Performance, and Resources

Date Appointed: 05 Mar 2020

Appointing Body: Diocese of Clifton

Term of Office: 04 Mar 2024

Business Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Bob Garner

Foundation Governor

Responsibilities:

Committees: Quality and Standards

Date Appointed: 27 Mar 2018

Appointing Body: Diocese of Clifton

Term of Office: 26 Mar 2022

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: RNLI Committee Member

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Deborah Green

Staff Governor

Responsibilities: RE and School Website Compliance

Committees: Mission and Ethos, and Quality and Standards

Date Appointed: 11 Jul 2018

Appointing Body: Elected by Staff

Term of Office: 10 Jul 2022

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Employee at St Joseph’s

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Reg Huxtable (Chair of Resources Committee)

Foundation Governor

Born in Epping and educated in Chingford, Essex, I commenced my career thereafter, in the Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Industry. Married in 1966, travelled to South Africa in 1972, where we lived for thirty seven years. Our two children were educated and graduated from University in South Africa and now live in Singapore and London. We returned to the United Kingdom in 2011 and moved to Burnham on Sea in September of that year. I have been a keen sports person all my life and continue to run regularly as a sport. I am a UK Athletics, Licensed Level 2, practising Coach in Running Fitness. I have been Catholic all my life and have served in every capacity of the Church that may be fulfilled by a lay person.

I have served as a Foundation Governor at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School since appointment on the 1 January 2016 and now appointed as from the 1 January 2018 to the newly established Holy Trinity Catholic Federation.  My career in Telecommunications Management has encompassed a wide range of skills and attributes that are particularly suitable to the requirements of the Federation Resource Committee of which, I now serve as Chair. In this embryonic stage of the Holy Trinity Federation, I hope to bring and create value to the Governing Board and the education process of our children, whilst striving for the ultimate goal of an outstanding Catholic learning and teaching environment.

Responsibilities: Data Protection and Finance

Committees: Admissions, Pay and Performance and Resources

Date Appointed: 01 Jan 2018

Appointing Body: Diocese of Clifton

Term of Office: 31 Dec 2021

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Allan Paver (Chair of Governors)

Foundation Governor

I have spent my whole working life in Education. My teaching experience has all been on Merseyside, first as a teacher, then for many years as deputy-head before acting as Head Teacher. I then worked as an inspector for OFSTED for ten years before taking up teacher training with Buckingham University. This took me all over the world. My wife and I put our six children through catholic education then to university. I have worked on four previous governing bodies both as clerk and governor.

Responsibilities: Chair and RE

Committees: Admissions, Mission and Ethos, Quality and Standards, and Resources

Date Appointed: 01 Jan 2018

Appointing Body: Diocese of Clifton

Term of Office: 31 Dec 2021

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Nicola Scribens (Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of Pay and Performance Committee)

Parent Governor

I have lived in Somerset all of my life and am a parent of two children at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School.  As a member of the federated Governing Board I am looking to share the skills that I have learnt throughout my working career.  As an experienced Procurement Manager at North Somerset Council I am experienced in purchasing and sourcing best value.  My role on the board, and the Resources Committee means that I can impart my knowledge and experience when it comes to buying decisions, ensuring that both schools get the most from their budgetary spend.  In addition I have experience in project management, contracts and am currently at College studying for a Foundation Diploma in Leadership Management.  Having worked in both the private and public sector in both retail and local government I believe I possess a wide range of skills which I’m sure will enable me to help make the right decisions on behalf of both schools.

Responsibilities: Vice Chair 

Committees: Pay and Performance, and Resources

Date Appointed: 12 Dec 2017

Appointing Body: Elected by Parents

Term of Office: 11 Dec 2021

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Employee at North Somerset Council

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Helen Taylor

Executive Headteacher

Responsibilities: Executive Headteacher

Committees: Mission and Ethos, Pay and Performance, Resources, and Quality and Standards

Date Appointed: N/A

Appointing Body: Governing Board

Term of Office: N/A

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Employed by Holy Trinity Catholic Federation

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

 

Sara Wills

Foundation Governor

I have fond memories of my own time at Corpus Christi and was really keen therefore to send our 3 children here and I was accepted as Parent Governor in September 2016.

I was a Bank Manager before I had the children and my 20+ years banking background has given me skills that not only ensure efficient analysis of finance but have equipped me in people management, compliance and risk.

Having children at one of the schools in the federation gives me insight into the teaching and learning from another perspective.  It allows me to have a very valuable relationship with the staff and children and obviously regular visits to the schools aside from any governor specific visits.  Most importantly it makes me absolutely determined to see our Catholic primary schools delivering the very best education and I want to do anything I can to support the senior leaders at St Joseph’s and Corpus Christi.

Responsibilities: SEN and EAL

Committees: Resources

Date Appointed: 01 Jan 2018

Appointing Body: Diocese of Clifton

Term of Office: 31 Dec 2021

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance Roles in other educational institutions: None

Meet the Governors of The Holy Trinity Federation

The School Council interviewed Matt Coggins in January 2020 to find out a bit more about the role of a school governor. The School Council then explained the information given by Matt Coggins to the rest of the school in an assembly.
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