Governors 2018-01-24T15:12:57+00:00

Governing body

The role of the Governing Body is to challenge and support the school, holding the Principal and senior leaders to account for the achievement of students. The Governing Body holds important strategic responsibilities for the development and improvement of the academy.

Following the school becoming an academy and joining the Trinity MAT an Interim Executive Board (IEB) was put into place to support the institution in this transition. Over the coming months new Governors will be recruited to expand the existing range of expertise, and biographies will be made available on this website. For further information about our IEB members, please see the biographies below. To download information regarding Governor Declaration of Interests, please click here

Mr J Hanson (Chair)

Having worked as a teacher in a number of schools, I have first-hand experience of the difference positive and challenging learning opportunities can make to young people. I passionately believe that access to the right education sets a young person on the correct path for life. With experience of training teachers, I am particularly interested in how Trinity Academy can attract the very best staff in order to ensure the best possible education for learners. As a committed Christian I also enjoy seeing how the values of the academy are supporting young people in developing the right outlook and attitude for life.

Mrs D Allen

I have been employed by Trinity Academy Halifax since 2013 as the Finance Manager and have provided support for other institutions that have joined the Trinity Multi-Academy Trust.  My focus is always on how the students within any establishment can benefit from the best teaching and learning available, within the constraints of education budgets.  I work with colleagues to find cost effective ways of providing students with valuable experiences and I am pleased that I am now able to share my expertise with my fellow Board members on the IEB.  Personally, I have an 11 year old daughter who has just started her secondary education and this provides me with a valuable insight into school life from the student’s perspective and I am also a Parent Governor at a local primary school which has given me experience in all aspects of governance which was noted in their recent Ofsted inspection ‘strong leadership and governance have underpinned rapid improvements in the quality of teaching and improved outcomes….’.


Mr A Crowther

I worked in the building industry for many years and gained experience of all aspects of premises building and management including financial management. I am also involved in a range of charities which support children and adults with disabilities. I serve as a Governor at both Ravenscliffe High School and Highbury Junior School.

Mr S Edgell

I am a retired Headteacher with experience of working in 6 schools across the North of England. In addition I have been a School Performance Data Consultant for a large local authority. Currently I work part-time for Partners in Excellence (PiXL) supporting 29 schools in The North West and Leeds with school improvement. I have an MSc in Educational Leadership, The National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH), am a Fellow (FRSA) of the Royal Society for Arts (RSA) and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr FCMI).

Mrs L Murray

I have an extensive background in school improvement, as a School Improvement Partner and Mathematics Consultant, in both the primary and secondary sectors, and a proven record of supporting schools to achieve at least good outcomes. During my 20 years in school I taught successfully in four secondary schools in Calderdale, liaised with primary schools on improving teaching and authored transition materials which were used across Calderdale. I had a broad range of leadership and management responsibilities within pastoral and curricular areas and responsibility for the development of teaching and learning of students.

I have been working as elected Chair of Governors for the last 3 years in a local school where the governors’ work was acknowledged as supporting the good leadership in the school’s 2016 Ofsted Inspection. Through asking pertinent questions, showing respect for others’ opinions, working successfully as a member of a team, and having a willingness to remain informed and up to date with educational matters, I am committed to ensuring all pupils have the best educational experience possible.