Trinity Academy St Edward’s Governors will support our continued development, helping ensure the academy provides an outstanding education to our young people.

Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA)

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Body Chair
Board of Directors Mr. Tom Miskell
Audit Committee Ms. Elaine Beaumont
Commercial Interests Group (C.I.G.) Mr. David Baker
W.R.E.S. t/a White Rose Maths (sub-committee of C.I.G.) Mr. John Barraclough
Trinity Academy Halifax L.G.B. Mr. David Baker
Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge L.G.B. Ms. Georgie Scully
Trinity Academy Cathedral L.G.B. Mr. John Hanson
Trinity Academy Bradford L.G.B. Mr Emmerson Walgrove
Trinity Academy Leeds L.G.B. Mr Tim White
Trinity Academy St Edward’s L.G.B. Mr Nigel Leeder
Trinity Sixth Form Academy L.G.B. Mr. Brendan Evans
Trinity Academy Akroydon L.G.B. Mrs. Jackie Tagg
Trinity Academy St. Chad’s L.G.B. Ms. Jag Oates
Trinity Academy St. Peter’s L.G.B. Ms. Sue Sutton

Chair of Governors

“It is an honour to be Chair of Governors for our new school. I have over 20 years’ experience in various roles, all in and around child safeguarding. The majority of that time has been spent working in the Yorkshire and Humber Region, with the last eleven of those in Barnsley and for the last four years, I have also been Chair of Governors in one of the boroughs larger primary schools. Read more here!
Nigel LeederChair of Governors
Secondary School Chair of Governors Barnsley


“My name is Jenny Davis and I am honoured to be appointed as a Governor and to be part of this exciting development of a new secondary school in Barnsley. Barnsley is my home town, I am a miner’s daughter and proud of that. I have worked in education for 27 years in various Barnsley schools and Local Authority services. Read more here!
Jenny DavisGovernor
“My name is Mrs Chris Robinson and I have a passion for education and school improvement, alongside a lifelong commitment to improving the life chances of young people. I am delighted to be a governor at this exciting new school for Barnsley, having forged a great commitment to the wonderful young people of Barnsley when serving as a Principal in a local Barnsley secondary school. Read more here!
Chris RobinsonGovernor
“As both the vicar of Darton with Staincross and Mapplewell and as a parent of two young children, I have a very keen interest in education in Barnsley, and want to be able to support our young people in achieving all that they are able. I have previous experience of school governance in both primary and secondary schools, including having been a governor of Trinity Cathedral Academy, as a result of which I hold the Trinity Multi Academy Trust in very high regard. Read more here!
Vicar Tim StevensGovernor
“It is such a privilege to be appointed as a Governor at Trinity Academy St Edward's. As a parent of two children, I am delighted to be part of the development of a new secondary school in Barnsley and am excited to see the school grow and develop over the coming years. Although not originally from Barnsley, I have lived her for 17 years, working in education for 20 years primarily in Wakefield. Read more here!
Louise QuinnGovernor
“I am so pleased and excited to be joining the Governing Body for Trinity Academy St Edward’s. I am looking forward to watching the academy develop and seeing the vision come to life. I look forward to meeting staff, parents and pupils through the role. I was born in Huddersfield in 1948. I trained as a Biology teacher at Manchester Polytechnic and obtained my Membership of the Society of Biology at Huddersfield Polytechnic. Read more here!
John HansonGovernor
“My name is Jon Gibbins, and I'm immensely proud to be have been afforded the opportunity to become a Governor as part of Trinity Academy St Edward's. This will be the first experience I will have had being a Governor, the amazing welcome I have received from everyone has set the tone for what I am certain will be a fabulous educational setting for the people of Barnsley. Read more here!
Jon GibbinsGovernor
“Here at Trinity, we are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of education possible. It is vital that we create a culture of continuous improvement for all. ”
Esther WatersGovernor

How to Contact a Governor

If you would like to contact a governor, please write to them via Trinity Academy St Edward’s, c/o Trinity Academy Cathedral, Thornes Road, Wakefield WF2 8QF, or send an email marked for their attention c/o

Interested in Becoming a Governor?

We are looking to recruit a number of governors to support our school when it opens in September 2021.

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 of a group of people who will contribute various skills and experience, and who will commit to working together for the benefit of the trust and the local 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 is made up of a group of people who have an understanding of their role and responsibilities, who are committed to gaining knowledge about the school and who will ask challenging questions to scrutinise leadership and decisions made within school. Governing bodies have key strategic responsibilities and these need to be explored within every meeting, without getting involved in the day to day operational activity 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.