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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

Mrs V Higgwe (Foundation Governor - Rochester Diocese Board of Education) 

Veronica joined the governing body in September 2016 as a Rochester Diocese Board of Education Foundation Governor. Veronica is a social worker and is employed by Kent County Council within Specialist Children's Services. Veronica gained a B.A (Hons) degree in social work from the University of Kent. Veronica is a volunteer Sunday school teacher in her Church were she has been attending and has been in membership for 20 years. Veronica relishes the challenges and joy that teaching young people the word of God brings, which is one of the reasons that she has been a Sunday school teacher for over eight years.

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 

Mrs F Akinde  

Mrs. Akinde is our Assistant Head for Inclusion and is therefore part of our senior leadership team. Mrs. Akinde joined the school in November 2017. She is a qualified teacher, has an MA in Inclusive Education and has achieved the National Award for SEN Co-ordination.  She has experience of working in primary, secondary, alternative provision and was also a local authority advisory teacher for SEN and Speech, Language & Communication needs.

  • 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

  • Pupils are interested in learning and attend school regularly. They feel safe and behave responsibly

    Ofsted 2016

  • Teaching contributes well to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

    Ofsted 2016

  • Well established phonics teaching ensures pupils have a good grounding in the basic skills needed to write successfully.

    Ofsted 2016

  • 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

  • Teachers and teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils who speak English as an additional language.

    Ofsted 2016