Interim Executive Board (IEB)

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Letter 12 – 22nd May 2020

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Letter 11 – 7th May 2020

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Letter 10 – 19th July 2019

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Letter 09 – 12th April 2019

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Letter 08 – 20th December 2018

Trinity IEB Slides For Parents – 18th Dec 2018

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Letter 07 – 14th December 2018

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Letter 06 – 05th December 2018

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Letter 05 – 3rd December 2018

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Letter 04 – 8th November 2018

Follow Up Letter – 19th October 2018

Joint letter from Local Authority – 18th September 2018

Interim Executive Board (IEB) Introduce Letter – 10th September 2018

Interim executive board (IEB) members

Toni Guest

Toni has been nominated to the IEB by the Archdiocese.

She is one of four Deputy Directors for the Diocesan Education Service with responsibility for the Diocesan school estate and finance. As a qualified quantity surveyor and prince 2 practitioner she has spent many years working in the construction industry and education sector managing large scale capital programmes and budgets. In her most recent role before joining the Diocese she was head of place planning and school organisation for a metropolitan local authority ensuring sufficient school places were available in both primary and secondary phases of education. She brings governance experience from previously having been a governor at a maintained primary school and was the Chair of premises and finance committee.


Louise Church

Louise’s children attend a Catholic School.

As MIS and Project Manager in the Business Improvement Team of Warwickshire County Council Education & Learning, Louise manages standardisation and structure development. This follows a similar role in WCC Information Management.

Previously, she spent four years dealing with FSA Level 2 (more complex) complaints for Barclays Bank, followed by 10 years with Warwickshire Police in HR, Intelligence, Information Management and Information Sharing related to Safeguarding Children and Families.

Her qualifications and experience include project management (Prince 2 Practitioner); British Chartered Society ICT (BCS) Data Protection; GDPR planning and implementation, Freedom of Information, CIPD Personnel and Development (HR), NVQ Business Management, Safeguarding children and adults, Equality impact assessments, Equality and Diversity, Mental Health and awareness.


Jane Burrows

Jane brings high level strategic finance expertise from within and outside the education sector.

She qualified in 1993 as a chartered accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants for Scotland), and worked for 7 years as a manager in PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ General Audit Practice. She then joined Lehman Brothers Investment Bank, holding various positions within the global treasury department in Frankfurt and London including Frankfurt Treasurer and European Head of Cash and Network Management. Since 2010 she has been finance director of Myton school (secondary academy), Leamington Spa, with direct responsibility for Finance, HR, IT, Facilities, Admin, Marketing, major contracts and all support staff .

Experienced working with and in school governing bodies, she served as a governor at Harbury CE Primary school 2006-2010, and joined the Warwickshire Schools Forum in 2012. She has been chair of the Forum since 2016.


Daniel Graham

Daniel has been nominated to the IEB by the Archdiocese.

He is a parent of a child attending Trinity. He is currently a governor at a primary school in Leamington Spa, where he is chair of the finance and resources committee. For 5 years he has been part of a governing body which has worked with the head and staff to make significant improvements to the school. He has a good understanding of school finances and the budgeting process, as well as the role and importance of a strong governing body.

He is a chartered management accountant, and works in Leamington as the group financial controller for an international marketing agency. In previous roles he has worked in the area of business intelligence and so has a good understanding of data and its uses (and abuses!).

Tony Quinn

Tony is currently a Senior Adviser for school intervention with the Arch – Diocese of Birmingham supporting improvement in vulnerable and challenging schools. He has a proven track record in this field. In addition, he undertakes a similar role for the Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) focusing on schools in need in the city especially those in Special Measures. Also, he remains the Director of the Saint Augustine’s Teaching School which is acknowledged as an organisation that undertakes effective and purposeful school to school support for rapid improvement; it has supported over 40 schools at various levels over the last two years and the moral purpose of its work has been recognised in Ofsted and Section 48 reports. As a National Leader of Education (NLE), Tony continues to work as a system leader for the DfE in challenging circumstances to improve the life chances of all children irrespective of their backgrounds; the impact of his worked is seen in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry, Birmingham and Sandwell.

Previously, Tony was the Principal of Saint Augustine’s Catholic High School. In his 7-year tenure (2012-2019), he and his team took the school to ’outstanding’ in terms of Ofsted and Section 48, becoming a nationally recognised centre of excellence and top performing institution. It has achieved an average of 1+ for Progress 8 over the last 3 years. In 2019, the TES league tables recognised the school as the top performing Catholic secondary school in the country. Working in tandem with this role, Tony was Executive Principal of Cardinal Wiseman in Coventry (2017-2019) and Saint John Wall in Birmingham (2015-2019) and adviser to Trinity in Warwickshire and Stuart Bathurst in Sandwell in the last year.

Tony is fully committed to and passionate about comprehensive education with over 30 years’ experience in the West Midlands as a parent, teacher, leader and governor. He served as a teacher, middle and senior leader in Birmingham for 22 years working in Shenley Court, Bartley Green and Turves Green Boys’ (Headteacher) before moving into faith-based education. In addition, he has been an Accounting Officer of a successful Multi Academy Company (MAC), Director in two MACS and a Governor in a variety of settings. He currently serves on two Governing bodies. Before undertaking his vocation into teaching, he worked for the MOD and HMRC in Brighton and St Albans.


Anthony Tamburro

Governance Experience

Foundation Governor at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Droitwich 1991-1994
Foundation Governor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School Redditch 1994-2015
Director of Our Lady of Lourdes Mac 2013-2015
Foundation Governor at St Thomas More Catholic First School 2017 – present

Knowledge and Skills/Area of Expertise

I have nearly 40 years of experience of teaching and leadership in Middle, Primary and First Schools. I spent nearly 25 years as Headteacher of two Catholic schools. During my headship at Our Lady of Mount Carmel I oversaw two great periods of structural change – we were the first Catholic Primary School in the Diocese to become Grant Maintained in 1996, and in 2013 we joined the Our Lady of Lourdes MAC.
From 2011- 2013 I trained and carried out Section 48 Diocesan Inspections in Staffordshire and Warwickshire schools, and also supported local schools preparing for Inspection.
B.ED (HONS) Education and French
Advanced Diploma of Educational Management
Certificate of Religious Education
I am an active member of my local parish and have been a member of the parish choir for over 30 years. In the last three years I have also re-visited my love of languages by the part-time study of Italian at Birmingham University and the Brasshouse Language Centre in Birmingham.

The ‘day job’ is

Since my retirement in 2015 I have carried out some part-time paid work as a Headteacher’s Performance Management consultant and have worked voluntarily mentoring two new headteachers.
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Mike Connolly

Governor experience

Foundation Governor at Saint Augustine’s Catholic High School 2019 – present
Director of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic MAC 2020 – present

Knowledge and Skills/Areas of Expertise

Retired from the teaching profession after more than 30 years’ service.
Extensive Secondary knowledge with expertise in Post 16, previously Head of Sixth form at Saint Augustine’s Catholic High School.
Strong background in leading on school improvement.
Baptised practicing Catholic, dedicated to Catholic education and developing Catholic leaders.

The ‘day job’ is

A retired Catholic Teacher, supporting Catholic education through Governor and Director roles.

Both nominees hold recent DBS and are actively involved as LGB and Director level.

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