Chair of Governors
Mr. L. Lawal
(SIAMs, RE and Collective Worship Link 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 General Data Protection Regulation 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.
Co-Vice Chairs of Governors - Mrs. A Webzell & Mrs. R Irons
Mrs. P Gough - Head Teacher
Mrs. A Webzell - Co-Vice Chair & SEND Governor
My name is Alison Webzell, and I am delighted to be a Governor for Holy Trinity C of E Primary School.
As a governor, I want to continue to strive with everyone, to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their best with an education that we as a school and a member of Alethia Academies Trust can provide. I want to work with the school to ensure that we provide a safe and supportive environment for the children to learn and thrive.
I have lived in Gravesend all my life and have been a member of St George’s Church for over 30 years. I currently help with the Children’s work as a Sunday school teacher. I also work locally, as a member of the teaching staff at another school within the trust.
Mrs. O Dosunmu - Trust Appointed Governor/ EYFS link Governor
I trained as a mechanical engineer in my first degree, at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I went on to further train as chemical and polymer engineer at University of Lagos, Nigeria and University of Akron, Ohio in the USA.
Since my graduation, I have taken interest in education and taught at various levels. Presently, I teach KS2 pupils Maths and English and KS3 students Maths, as a private tutor. This has meant that I am up-to-date with the Primary Education Curriculum (Maths and English) and Secondary Education Curriculum (Maths) in England.
Working as a private tutor has helped me to organise my work around my family. I have raised two boys who are now adults aged 28 & 24 years. Also, my schedule has allowed to be an active member in my local church in Gravesend, where I am an ordained deaconess. I also lead the youth group as the department head in the church.
I now wish to bring my diverse experience and training to serve as Community governor at Holy Trinity CE Primary School.
Mr. H. Burrha - Safeguarding Governor
I have grown up in Gravesend and attended Holy Trinity as an infant, so the school has always been special to me. From here I went on to gain an honours degree in Computer Science and a career in IT working for both start-ups and large global organisations.
Currently I'm the Global Engineering Director for The Access Group. I have extensive experience of leading global teams and projects having worked in the US, Canada, Malaysia, India and various European countries.
As a governor, I want to help shape the future of our children's education and welfare by helping the school deliver high-quality education that will prepare the children for success in life.
I'm married with 3 grown children and love spending time with the extended family. I also enjoy running, hiking, photography and the (very) occasional bit of DIY work.
Mr. J Fafure - Parent Governor/Health & Safety
I am a technically sound Business management expert with a 16-year track record of delivering great service in Investment & portfolio management, Education administration & management, Project finance & management, Humanitarianism, and Administrative procedures. I have extensive experience in the areas of board administration, Treasury management, customer service, and risk management, as well as the ability to quickly comprehend new concepts and adapt to changing company requirements. Through innovation and honesty, I uphold and improve the organization's strategic overall goals, while exhibiting confidence in roles that need a high level of diligence and strong teamwork. I am a strategist who develops and implements strategies, as well as a believer.
My passion for community and good governance has led me to join a number of international organisations that fight for the rights of the community, the vulnerable, children and women, and, most importantly, the education of girls! National Governance Association (UK), Faftah Care Foundation, Peg Foundation (CIV), Modern Governor (UK), and Perfect Mind International Schools are amongst these non-profit organisations.
I will bring all of these and other skills to the governing board of Holy Trinity, in order to promote a culture of improvement, listening, innovation, diversity development and team work.
Mrs. R Irons - Parent Governor and Finance/Pupil Premium & Sports Funding Governor
I became a Parent Governor at Holy Trinity as I wanted to give the parents a voice on the board. I know all parents want their child's school to be the best it can be. Having two children at the school gives me insight on its strengths and successes and areas for development. I really care about the school and every single child’s education.
Having a qualification in Accountancy will make me well-placed to assist with financial and strategic decision-making. I have always been able to get across my views in a non-biased professional way but making sure feelings are considered. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, dog walks, singing and playing the Guitar
Mr. M. Dockrell Staff Governor/Training & Development
I am the Deputy Head Teacher here at Holy Trinity and have taught here for thirteen 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, hardworking 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 the exciting opportunities ahead.