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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Learning and caring together, building a firm foundation for the future


The Governing Body of Holy Trinity CE Primary School (Structure)


Chair of Governors 

Mrs K Goodayle (Parent Governor) 

My background is in Retail Management, where I have worked within some fantastic organisations, including Marks & Spencer, Selfridges & Co and the Arcadia Group. I continued working as an External Business Manager in Arcadia Head Office, until the birth of my second daughter. Now that both my children attend Holy Trinity School, I work as a Business Administrator for Red Apple Designs, a F,F&E Design Consultancy, who specialise in designing Educational Spaces. I feel very privileged to be able to join the Governor team at Holy Trinity and work with the school on its ‘journey to outstanding’.

Vice Chair of Governors 

Mrs J. Barker-Platt  

After the birth of my second daughter 2 years ago, I decided to leave my Head Office retail career behind as I was keen to work in a more rewarding sector that suited my young family.  My role as Executive Assistant to the CEO of a Multi Academy Trust has given me an amazing insight into the world of education and how valuable our teachers and the education system are to our children. When my eldest daughter moved into Reception this year and the opportunity to become parent governor became available I was honoured to take on the role.

I am passionate about our children’s education and am proud to be involved with Holy Trinity School and our journey to outstanding I am looking forward to working with a great team to ensure that our school is one of the best in the area and enables all our children to fulfil their potential.

Head Teacher

Mrs D. Gibbs-Naguar 

Foundation Governors

Rev G. Herbert (Ex Officio) 

Rev Graham Herbert has been Rector of the Parish of SS. Peter & Paul's, Milton, Gravesend for the past 8 years. As Holy Trinity School is a Church of England V. A school in the parish of SS. Peter & Paul's, Milton, Gravesend; Rev Herbert is ex officio foundation governor, and is a member of all governor sub committees except Teaching & Learning. Rev Herbert is available in school from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on the first Friday of each month in school term time for pastoral consultation for staff & parents.

Miss J Coulam (St Peter & St Paul) 

I worked in the borough of Bexley before joining the Holy Trinity team, as a class teacher, in January 2017. Working in education has always been something I have been passionate about. I am motivated by providing the children in my charge with engaging and fun learning opportunities, which concretes their understanding. I joined the governance team to support the school on their journey towards outstanding.

Mrs G Webb (St Peter & St Paul) 

I am Gill Webb and I'm a Foundation Governor from Milton Church. I have been a governor since July 2015, after retiring from teaching at Holy Trinity CEP School. I worked at the school for 17 years, starting as a Reception teacher, progressing to teaching other years while working as a PPA cover teacher. I am also a qualified Reading Recovery teacher and worked with children, on a 1:1 basis, for 3 years. As the Music Coordinator I oversaw the music teaching in the school as well as running the choir and recorder groups, both of whom enjoyed performing at the Woodville and other outside venues on many occasions. I am on the Teaching and Learning committee plus I oversee the Head Teacher's appraisal.

Mrs G Furmston (St Peter & St Paul) 

Gemma joined the Governing Body in September 2016 as a Milton Church Foundation Governor. She has a Batchelor degree in Mathematics from King's College London and is also an ACCA qualified accountant. She has 10 years experience in charity and not-for-profit accounting and currently works part-time for one of the City of London livery companies.

Mr L Lawal – Local Authority Governor 

A former teacher, project manager with understanding of budget, deadlines and deliverables.An analytical, insightful, and highly-disciplined problem solver with appetite for new challenges. Presently a GDPR subject matter expert. I have been a pastor for over twenty years.

I am confident of bringing my professional and ministerial experience and skill to complement the Board to see Holy Trinity School turn around her present position for the better.

Being a school governor will enable me to invest in the learning and development of Children and young people and a way of getting involved in the community.

G Iferi (St George's) 

I am Godwin Iferi (Eng.), active member St George’s Church of England, Gravesend parish. Foundation Governor since June 2017. Lecturer with over 10 years’ experience in Data Engineering Concepts. As well as managing the delivery of a range of Electrical Engineering programmes. I hold a master’s Degree in Data & Network Communication - Kingston University and Specialization in Data Mining - University of Illinois -USA. Married with two children. I am honoured to be a member of the governing body and look forward to contributing in this capacity.

Mrs L Packham (Rochester Diocese Board of Education) 

My background is in Montessori education. I have worked in Montessori nurseries and schools, independent primary schools and state primary schools for the past 21 years in a variety of roles. This has included spending several years as an Early Years Foundation Stage teacher in a local school.

I currently work as a 'Wellbeing Manager' in a Primary School where I am part of the safeguarding team and a trained 'Designated Safeguarding Lead'. I work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to support all the pupils and the families of this school. My role means that I have links with Early Help, Social Services, School Liaison Officers, Community Paediatrics and Young Carers (to name a few) on a regular basis. I work closely with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator and run Lego Therapy sessions and Outdoor Learning interventions to support children. I am in the process of completing a Counselling course to become a Counsellor for children of Primary School age.

I care passionately about children's education, attainment and their whole school experience. I believe that every child has the right to a good education. I want all children to be able to achieve and be successful so that they can become the best that they can be.   

Parent Governor


Staff Governor 

Mr M Dockrell

I am the Deputy Head Teacher here at Holy Trinity and have taught here for twelve years across many year groups and in a variety of different roles. Holy Trinity has always held a special place in my heart and I even completed part of my own teacher training here! I am now looking forward to supporting the school and working within a different capacity. For a number of years I have been a Specialist Leader of Education and have supported colleagues in other schools throughout Kent with a particular focus on Initial Teacher Training, Newly Qualified Teachers and Professional Development. Our school is an Advanced Partnership School with the University of Greenwich and I am a Senior Mentor therefore, I often interview for people to get places on teacher training programmes. Recently I have been accredited with the Church of England National Professional Qualification for Headship (CoEPQH) which has equipped me well for leading within a faith based school and supporting the strategic direction of the school. I honestly couldn't think of anywhere else I would rather work and spend the majority of my time. To come in each day and be blessed with (your) delightful children, a fantastic, hard working staff team and supportive parents really does make each day special and rewarding. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with friends and family, relaxing with my cat, Bob (I often try and fit Bob into a maths word problem or two) and escaping up to the Lake District for some walks, climbs and quiet moments taking in the idyllic scenery (along with an occasional pub lunch!) I'm looking forward to this new position and all of the exciting opportunities ahead.


  • The school’s Christian values of love, honesty and respect are well expressed through its caring atmosphere. This impacts positively on the strong sense of belonging and supporting relationships evident across the school.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Teachers inspire pupils to learn.

    Ofsted 2018

  • Teachers model skills effectively across the curriculum and instil a desire to succeed.

    Ofsted 2018

  • There us a culture of aspiration and improvement across the school.

    Ofsted 2018

  • Relationships are strong and pupils’ good behaviour is reflected in a happy and caring atmosphere, with attendance that is well above the national average.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Provision for pupils who speak English as an additional language is strong.

    Ofsted 2018