The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School




Governors: - Information & Duties

Governing Body 2019/20

The Governing Body consists of 18 members (there are currently eight vacancies), and operates without a Committee Structure.  Resources meetings are held when required.  The core functions of our governing body, as set out in the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) [England] Regulations 2013 are:

  • Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;
  • Ensuring that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school; and
  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.

The statutory purpose of the Governing Body is to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.  The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff, whereas the governors are responsible for the general direction of the school and providing the strategic overview.

The Governing Body acts as a critical friend to the school and ensures accountability, whilst considering the interests of children, parents and staff.  It makes decisions about curriculum, finance, staffing and premises matters, to help raise standards and to make sure that the school provides a good quality education for all of our pupils.



Governor Name

Category of Governor

Date of Current Term of Office

Appointing Body

Positions of Responsibility/Roles

Governor Interests


Dr Michelle Leach

Parent Governor

16/12/15 to 15/12/19

Elected by Parents

Chair of Governors

WSCC link

1.    Splash! for Schools and Communities



Mrs Omon Fagbamigbe


07/03/17 to 06/03/21

Elected by Parents




Mrs Tina Hutchinson

Foundation Governor

27/09/16 to 26/09/20

Diocesan Board of Education following nomination by the Cuckfield Deanery Synod

Pupil Premium





Revd Chrissie Millwood

Head teacher


Ex Officio


Spouse – Teacher in Surrey


Canon Julia Peaty

Foundation Governor

02/02/16 to 01/02/20

Rural Dean of East Grinstead – ex officio

Safeguarding/Children looked after

1.       Diocese of Chichester Fund and DBF

2.       Chair Of Governors Estcots Primary School

3.       St Swithins PCC

4.       Bishops Council of the Diocese of Chichester


Dr Richard Quirk

Foundation Governor

10/09/18 to 09/09/22

Foundation – East Grinstead

SEND and Sixth Form



Mr Daren Rose

Foundation Governor

24/11/16 to 23/11/20

Diocesan Board of Education


Spouse – Teacher in West Sussex


Mr Kishan Vaghadia

Staff Governor

23/01/17 to 22/01/21





Mr Anthony Welch

Foundation Governor

27/10/15 to 26/10/19

Diocesan Board of Education

Health and Safety


1.       Sister in law school governor

2.       Spouse member of staff


Mr  Nigel Stalley

Foundation Governor

20/10/17 to 19/10/21

Diocesan Board of Education

Vice Chair



1.       Horsham PCC member

2.       Horsham Deanery Synod member

3.       Chichester Deanery Synod Member

4.       Spouse – Teacher in West Sussex


To view the Governors Information sheet for 2018/19 click here.