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Welcome to the Newbury Academy Trust Governance pages.
The Newbury Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. It is responsible for Trinity School, Fir Tree Primary School and Speenhamland Primary School. The Trust is governed by Members, Trustees and Local Governors, as illustrated.
If you would like to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body (Dr Susana Carvalho), please contact our Clerk via email firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to the school office at Love Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DU.
I am a proud mum of three high achievers’ daughters that work hard and have found the proper support and challenge first at Speenhamland School and then at Trinity School. One has now graduated in Chemistry, the middle one is an undergrad in English Literature, and the youngest is thriving in Trinity.
I’ve practised Medicine with a speciality in Oncology for 18 + years, gaining a variety of skills, including in non-medical areas, developing my communication abilities, fairness, willingness to always strive for the better good of others and learning to value and respect each person. I have many passions, and Education is undoubtedly one of the greatest. I firmly believe that a School is more than an institution; it’s an essential part of a student’s life that will always make a considerable difference towards their choices and success in their future. If I can help ensure that we have the best teaching and experience for our students and the well-being of the staff who work with them daily, I believe I’ll be making a valuable contribution to our society.
I am a proud Governor for the Newbury Academy Trust, and I believe in their collective Ethos and strengths.
I am so proud to be a member of the Trinity School Local Governing Body and take this active part in my local community. I am the Head of Wellbeing at a Financial Service organisation having built my career in HR. My work and interest focus on smashing the stigma around mental health and encouraging open and non-judgmental conversations where people feel they can be their authentic selves and thrive. I am very active in campaigns around the improvement of early years education and funding and for working rights for working parents.
I have a young daughter and have lived in Newbury with my husband since 2021.
I am a Detective Sergeant in Complex Investigations in the Thames Valley. Having started my career as an Engineer, a change of direction seventeen years ago to Policing meant a return to training school and exams. My last course was a vocational foundation degree in complex investigations. My role within the public sector ensuring deadlines and performance standards are met can also involve child protection matters. In addition, I am a member of the rewards and recognition panel that acknowledges the efforts of not only Police but members of the public. As well as being a Father of a child at secondary school, my profession and prior experience as a Foster Carer has given me an in-depth understanding of the very real issues children of today face. I believe that education is vital in empowering children, and young adults, to believe in themselves and inspiring them to strive and achieve their very best. Education provides essential opportunities for all children to thrive, unlock their potential, discover their dreams and furthermore attain them. Every child really does matter and to develop a love of lifelong learning is invaluable!
I have a passion for education and a strong desire to make a positive, lasting impact on the students, faculty, and community of our school. I have a Bachelor's degree in electronics and computers and have been working in telecom for more than 20 years.
I am also a strong believer in collaboration and I’m comfortable working with diverse groups in order to find solutions to complex problems.
I wish to use my experience to contribute to the betterment of our school and create a positive learning environment for our students and educators. I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate and make a meaningful impact on our community.
I am honoured to be a Staff Governor at Trinity School, where I have worked for over 6 years. I have lived in the Newbury area my whole life having attended Shaw House School in the I980s, it is lovely to be back working here. I currently live in Thatcham with my husband and children who both attend Trinity. I have been a teacher for over 10 years, previously working at Edgbarrow School in Crowthorne as Assistant Headteacher for Sixth Form. My focus has always been Business Studies and developing a real enthusiasm for the subject and the world of work. My previous career has been largely spent in the telecommunications sector and for a number of years working in Channel and Product Marketing at Vodafone. This experience was amazing and something that has enabled me to bring my teaching of business and marketing to life. I am very interested working as a Staff Governor to oversee the school plans to help our students achieve the very best in terms of progress and achievement as well as develop into decent, kind, hardworking individuals.
I am proud to be the Executive Headteacher and CEO of the Newbury Academy Trust. I love working across our schools which are at the heart of our community serving children and their families. I am a qualified Geography Teacher and have taught in a range of comprehensive schools since qualifying in 1996. I am passionate about lifelong learning and recently achieved my Doctorate in Education from Reading University. I am also a Lead Ofsted Inspector across the South East region.
Most of my career has been in admin and office management and I have over ten years’ clerking experience in maintained primary schools.
I joined Newbury Academy Trust in January 2018 and my role, as Clerk, is an advisory and administrative one. I help the Board understand its role, functions, and legal duties, and to document evidence that the board and its committees are fulfilling these duties.
In summer 2022 I was awarded the Chartered Governance Institute’s ‘Certificate in Academy Governance’ qualification.
I live in Newbury, and my three children are all in the early stages of their careers.
Please find below a link to the schools financial benchmarking website where the Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) statement of income, expenditure and balances are published.