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Governance

Welcome to the Governors’ webpage; we hope it provides a clear insight into what our roles and responsibilities are and who we all are.

What is the responsibility of the Governors?

The Governors have responsibility for ensuring the good conduct and high standards of educational achievement in the school. They act in the best interests of the students and also act as a critical friend to the Principal.

The three main roles are:-

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The different types of Governors:

Foundation: are appointed by the Diocese and form the majority of the Governors of the school. They have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school and to ensure the school is conducted in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation.

Staff: representatives of the staff community within the school. Also includes the Principal of the school.

Parent: nominated by parents of the students who attend the school.

Co-opted: appointed by the Governing Body who has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Trinity is currently in the process of appointing more Governors to its Local Governing Board.

Meet the Governors

Daniel Graham - Foundation Governor:  Daniel is Chair of the governors and is a Chartered Management Accountant and works at Palmer Hargreaves, an international marketing agency, in their Leamington office.  He has been involved in school Governance since 2013, initially at a local Primary School, and has been a Governor at Trinity since 2018.  He is married and has four children, two at Trinity.

Chris Beaumont – Foundation Governor:  Chris is Vice-Chair and is a Civil Engineer and has worked in the construction industry for many years.  He is married, and his eldest two children attend Trinity.  He’s an active member of his local Catholic Parish in Warwick and enjoys running, playing the guitar and DIY.

Colin Beesley – Foundation Governor:  Colin is an Assistant Principal at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School in Coventry where he is Head of Catholic Life.  Prior to becoming a teacher, Colin had a career in marketing and senior management roles in international logistics.  Most latterly he was Marketing Director of UPS and Director and General Manager of Royal Mail International.  He is married with three children and attended Bishop Bright Grammar School which comprised one part of what became Trinity Catholic School whilst he was there.

Ed Whiting – Foundation Governor:  Ed is a former pupil of a time long ago and now a parent of a child attending Trinity.  He is a Chartered Architect and member of the RIBA; a local business owner, he enjoys travel and will always take the time to look for good design.  An Architects function for him is as much about solving problems and finding solutions as it is about buildings and space.  His academic and professional qualifications requires him to have knowledge and understanding of codes of conduct, legislation, health & safety, contractual relationships, financial management, processes and programming.  He has experience in leading stakeholders through a process, developing shared goals and values and is now looking forward to bringing his skills and knowledge into an educational environment.

Clare Baskott – Parent Governor:  Clare began her career at the BBC where she worked in TV and radio for over 20 years.  She later transferred her research skills to work for an eclectic range of organisations in PR and social media.  For the last six years she has been working in education and now Clerks the Governing Boards of schools in Warwickshire and London.  Clare has been horse mad since the age of 8 and shares a beautiful Welsh pony with her daughter; she also loves writing stories and is a keen Comper.
Clare has two children who both attend Trinity and is looking forward to contributing to the Local Governing Board. 

Steve Golbourn – Parent Governor:  Having spent 14 years in the British Army, Steve is now Managing Director of a family run National Training and Consultancy Company.  He also lectures at an Engineering College twice weekly and is very passionate about student welfare and mental health.  In his youth Steve was an Ice Hockey player both locally and also for the Army but now must settle to watching his local Ice Hockey team - Coventry Blaze.  Steve has two children at Trinity both of which have special educational needs and he is looking forward to helping to develop all students and staff at the school. 

Paul Dempsey - Staff Governor:  Paul has taught at Trinity for many years.  He moved from Liverpool and has worked throughout that time in the English Department and as Head of Year.  A lifelong Evertonian and season ticket owner he is also equally obsessive about Shakespeare and The Beatles.  Paul loves nothing more than being in the classroom,teaching. Trinity has been a huge part of his life and he sees his role as Staff Governor as a way of giving something back to the school community.

Jon Shires - Head of School:  Jon studied Business at the University in Hull after which he completed his teacher training in Huddersfield.  He moved to the West Midlands as a Newly Qualified teacher at an inner city school in Birmingham, moving to become Head of Department at a neighbouring Warwick school before joining Trinity in 2007 as the Assistant Head Teacher for Post 16 studies.