Peterborough Diocese Education Trust Governance Arrangements

Please refer to the chart below for information on the structure of the PDET Governance. For more information, please follow this link

PDET Governance Structure

 

Click here to access the PDET website page which details the Trust’s governance arrangements, the academy memorandum and articles of association, annual accounts, annual report and funding agreement.

Our Local Academy Governance Committee 

What's their role? 

The academy governance committee of Trinity C.E. Primary School consists of many members with a variety of backgrounds, skills and expertise in order to act as a critical friend for the staff at the school. They hold a vitally important role of supporting and challenging the school in equal measure to ensure that the school continues to provide the very best education that is possible. As the monitoring of curriculum specific provision is the role of our Academy Improvement Officer, the Academy Givernance Committee focus on ensuring that our school is compliant in its approaches in areas such as safeguarding, GDPR and SIAMS. This is in addition to ensuring the school is well placed in the local community. 

What is the structure of the board? 

Our governors meet 6 times a year as a full governing body. The initial meeting is usually within the first two weeks of the academic year and the main focus of this is to agree individual responsibilities for the year ahead and have an initial look at the school priorities for the year. The remaining meetings are scheduled for one in each term over the year. 

Who are they? 

  • Chair of Governors & Community Governor - Mr Michael Wilson
  • Vice Chair & Community Governor - Mr Joe Croser
  • Parent Governor - Mrs Sam Baker
  • Parent Governor - Mr Michael Holton 
  • Foundation Governor - Mrs Carolyn Brawn
  • Head Teacher - Mr Scott Dainty
  • Staff Governor - Mrs Clare Pickering 
  • Clerk to the Governors - Mrs Sandra Turland

A little bit more about each member...

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Mr. Michael WILSON 

Chair of Governors.

I have had a 30 year career in banking and finance and specialise in supporting businesses formulate and deliver turnaround and management strategies.

I have actively supported the school for the last 7 years and currently have 2 daughters at the school. My goal is to support the school in maintaining its existing high standards to ensure that every child at Trinity can reach their full potential.

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Mrs. Sam BAKER

My name is Samantha Baker and I’m an elected parent Governor who joined the board in 2016. Currently Vice Chair, Chair of the Standards committee, a member of the Resources committee and the Link Governor for Science. In addition, I’m in my 5th year as Governor at an Outstanding Special school and I’m also a Local Leader of Governance for the County. I really enjoy the challenges and rewards of consulting on Governance in other schools.

I’m fortunate that my previous professional career as Quality and HR Manager for a national company has equipped me with appropriate skills for modern Governance. I volunteer as a Governor because I’m passionate about excellence in education for all and I get immense satisfaction seeing the positive impact on the school and its community.

I’ve lived in Thrapston with my husband for 20 years and feel very lucky to be part of such a thriving community and privileged to be able to send our children to such an amazing school.

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 Mr. Joe CROSER

I have been a Parent-Governor at Trinity since February 2014 and I am grateful for the opportunity to share relevant experience and knowledge in support of the Trinity leadership team as they work tirelessly to give our children the very best primary education.

For nearly 30 years I have worked in and around the construction industry: designing some of the UK’s best-known buildings, and restoring some of our most treasured assets.  Today I lead a small practice serving our local community and I take great pride in helping my clients realise their design dreams.

Life has been good to me and I am a great believer in ‘giving back’ so along with my governor role and my activity within and support for our parish church, I also mentor young people for the Prince’s Trust.  Since 2012 I have helped nine young people start and grow their business as they strive to transform their own life.

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Mr. Scott DAINTY

As head teacher of Trinity CE Primary School, I sit on the governing board and attend all full governing body meetings as well as committee meetings. 

The governing board act as a critical friend to myself. They challenge the decisions the senior leadership team and I make; all in the best interests of all of the children at the school. 

Our governing board works well together as a team to hold myself to account for the development of the school. 

Mrs. Clare PICKERING

Staff Governor. Awaiting Profile.

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Mrs. Sandra TURLAND

Appointed Independent Clerk to the school's Governing Body on 1st September 2015.

I worked for the Northamptonshire Local Authority for 23 years before retiring in 2006 from full time employment.  During this time I was PA to both the Director and Deputy Director of Education.   In addition to this I was a Local Authority Clerk for 13 years, when Governor Services Clerking Service was in operation.  

I have a NVQ 4 in Management and I am also an accredited assessor.   As well as being a member of the Institute of Management, in 2009 - 2011  I was the East Midlands National Governors Association (NGA) Clerk of the Year.  I achieved the ISCG Accredited Clerk (with Merit) Award in 2013 as a Clerk to Governance Bodies in Education.  I have mentored a number of new clerks and set them strict targets to meet, as indeed I do for myself.   Having received praise from a number of HMI Inspectors for the way I produce minutes and documentation I feel that I am in a good position to help any school move forward in its aim to become Outstanding.

Contacting our Governors 

If you are a parent of a child in our school, there may be a time where you wish to contact the Chair of Governors. To find out whether this is appropriate for your situation and to obtain the contact details, please contact our school office. 

Joining Our Governing Board

From time to time we have vacancies on our governing body. Parent and staff vacancies are notified by letter at the time of the vacancy and nomination forms are available for eligible candidates. If we have more candidates than vacancies then a ballot is held amongst relevant stakeholders. 

Please see our 'Vacancies' page on our website for any co-opted vacancies we may have. 

Governor Meeting Attendance From March 2017

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Register of Current Governor Business Interests 

All of our governors must declare any other business interests while members of our governing body. These declarations are dispalyed below for your information.  

Declarations of Interest

Member

Confirmed

Entity

Nature

Notes

From

To

Mr.  Joe  CROSER

Community Governor

Confirmed  

26th September 2019

Trinity

Nothing recorded on form.

Transferred from Parent Governor to Community  Governor with PDET's agreement on 21.10.2019.

   
         

Mr.  Michael  WILSON

Community Governor

Confirmed

2nd October 2019

Trinity.

Nothing recorded on form.

Nothing recorded on form.

   
         

Mr.  Scott  DAINTY

Headteacher

Confirmed

26th September 2019

Trinity

Relation to employee

My wife, Caroline Dainty,

works in the after school club

at Trinity.  

Date wife started

01/09/2018.

 
         

Member

Confirmed

Entity

Nature

Notes

From

To

Mrs.  Clare  PICKERING

Staff Governor

Confirmed

2nd October 2019

Trinity

Nothing recorded on form.

Nothing recorded on form.

   
         

Mrs.  Carolyn    BRAWN

Foundation Governor

Confirmed

2nd October 2019

Trinity

Reader in Benefice.

Trustee for AST.

     
         

Mrs.  Samantha  BAKER

Parent Governor

Not confirmed

 

Nothing recorded on Trinity's

form under boxes 1,2 & 3.

A parent and Vice Chair at

Rowan Gate Primary - 2013.

   
         

NB:   Emailed to PDET and Placed on GovernorHub, by the Clerk, on 25.10.2019.