Trinity Academy Grammar Governors support our continued development, helping ensure the academy provides an outstanding education to our young people.

Meet the Team

Lindsey Murray

Chair of Governors and Curriculum link governor

As governors we are very proud of our students and the Academy’s achievements in supporting students to feel settled, happy and successful.

I am proud to have been part of the Trinity Academy Grammar’s journey towards good and outstanding over the last 6 years. Firstly, as a part of the Interim Executive Board which was initially put in place and now as Chair of the Governing Board. I have over 30 years’ experience successfully teaching mathematics and undertaking a broad range of leadership and management responsibilities within pastoral and curriculum areas in secondary schools. I have been a Secondary Mathematics Consultant for Calderdale and an accredited School Improvement Partner within Calderdale where I have a proven track record of asking pertinent questions, showing respect for others’ opinions, working successfully as a member of a team, having a passion and commitment to school improvement and a willingness to learn new skills. I used my mathematics expertise to co-author Calderdale’s Transition Units, ‘Moving Up’, contributing to the LA’s recognition as a Beacon Authority for Transition.

Stephen Baines

Vice Chair, Safeguarding and Pupil Premium link governor

Caroline Foster

Acting Principal

Alex Bottomley

Safeguarding Link

Jamie Darby


I am the head of school at the John Jamieson site of the East SILC in Leeds, a generic SEND provision.

I have worked in SEND education for 25 years and as such, am passionate about ensuring learners with additional learning needs have fair access to a high quality education that enables strong outcomes. I believe a strong, committed governing body is pivotal in supporting a school to work as effectively as possible and that it should be an integral part of the school community.

Rev. Kathie Heathcoat

Pastoral Care link governor

Carol McKenna

Health and Safety and Careers Link

Scheme of Delegated Authority

Download full details of the Scheme of Delegated Authority


Body Chair
Board of Directors Mr Tom Miskell
Chair of Members Mr Tom Miskell
Finance Committee Mr Andrew Heley
Audit Committee Ms Elaine Beaumont
White Rose Education Mr Mike Kneafsey
Trinity Academy Halifax LGB Professor David Baker
Trinity Academy Akroydon LGB Mrs Jackie Tagg
Trinity Academy Cathedral LGB Mr John Hanson
Trinity Academy Grammar LGB Ms Georgie Scully
Trinity Academy St Chad’s LGB Ms Jag Oates
Trinity Sixth Form Academy LGB Mr Andrew Tagg
Trinity Academy St Peter’s LGB Ms Sue Sutton
Trinity Academy Bradford LGB Professor David Baker
Trinity Academy Leeds LGB Mr Tim White
Trinity Academy St Edward’s LGB Mr Nigel Leeder
Whitehill Community Academy LGB Mr Dominic Furby

How to Contact a Governor

If you would like to contact a governor, please write to Trinity Academy Grammar, Albert Rd, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, HX6 2NW, or send an email marked for their attention c/o

Become a Governor

We are looking to recruit a number of governors to support our school.

The Governors for the Academy Local Governing Body are appointed by the Trust Chief Executive Officer under delegated authority of the Board of Directors, as set out in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegated Authority.

The role of a governor can be very rewarding, and volunteering within our schools will provide you with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local community and the future of our young people.

Governors will sit on our Local Governing Body and work with the senior leadership team to ensure students are receiving the best education possible and that all resources are being used effectively to support this ambition. A strong governing body is made up by people who will contribute various skills and experience. This group will also commit to working together for the benefit of the school and the communities in which we work. Being a governor requires individuals to learn about schools and ways of working, and it is also about individuals bringing their skills and experience to contribute to an existing skillset. It is important that every governing body consists of people who understand their role and responsibilities. These people also need to be committed to gaining knowledge about the school, and willing to ask challenging questions to scrutinise leadership, as well as decisions made within the school.

Governors play an important part in every school and we invite you to learn more about Trinity Multi-Academy Trust, our schools and the opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our young people.

If you are interested in discussing our governor vacancies further, please complete the Expression of Interest form below and return to the email address given on the form. We will then get in touch to arrange a further conversation.

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