Mrs Primrose Hoskins, chair of Trinity LGB
I have lived near Newbury with my husband since 1986 and have three grown children who attended local schools. The majority of my career, until my fairly recent retirement, has been spent in teaching. I have taught performing arts to all age groups starting in London then Hampshire and West Berkshire in Primary and Secondary schools eventually leading performing arts departments. Subsequently I was appointed as a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Dance Faculty of Education in London training undergraduates and graduate teachers. My last teaching years were spent at Trinity School which has helped to give me a real insight into both sides of the educational “coin” as a governor. During these 40 or so years I have witnessed a large variety of educational changes but know that at the heart of this teaching has always been about giving the best opportunities that we can to our children enabling them to succeed in this world no matter what. I am passionate about providing access to excellent education for all no matter what their abilities and ensuring that all children receive the very best that we can offer within the Newbury Academy Trust.
Dr Susana Carvalho, Vice Chair of Trinity LGB
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.
Mr Wil Johnson
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!
Mrs Mary Tebble
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.
Dr Charlotte Wilson
Mrs Teresa Crocker - Clerk
Much of my career has been in admin and office management. For the past ten years I have clerked for local maintained primary schools, during which time I achieved the Clerks’ Accreditation.
I have been Clerk to the Board of Trustees for Newbury Academy Trust since January 2018 and my role is an advisory and administrative one. I’m there to help the board understand its role, functions and legal duties, and to document evidence that the board are fulfilling these duties.
I live in Newbury, and my children are at various stages through their education and careers.