Holy Trinity C of E Nursery and Primary School’s Governance is directly overseen by a Local Governing Body which consists of Governors who are appointed by the Board of Trustees. 


Full NameGovernor TypeGovernor RoleTerm of Office
Chair: Harj BurrhaTrust GovernorSafeguarding9th December 2022 - 8th December 2026
Vice Chair: Ruth IronsParent AppointedPupil Premium and Sports Funding12th July 2022 - 11th July 2026
Alison WebzellTrust AppointedSEND21st May 2020 - 20th May 2024
Headteacher: Pamela GoughHeadteacherN/AFrom 1st September 2022
Shalom Gbenga-OjoTrust Governor24th May 2023 - 23 May 2027
Oluyinka DosunmuTrust AppointedEYFS22nd June 2022 - 21st June 2026
Gemma WoodStaff Governor29th June 2023 - 28th June 2027
Abenaa OpongTrust Clerk to GovernorsN/AN/A

Meet our Governors

Harj Burrha • Chair of Governors

I strive 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.

Harj grew up in Gravesend and attended Holy Trinity as a pupil, and therefore has a strong connection with the School. After his school journey, Harj went on to gain an honours degree in Computer Science and had a career in IT, working for both start-ups and large global organisations.

Currently, Harj is the Global Engineering Director for The Access Group. With his extensive experience of leading global teams and projects, throughout countries such as the United States, Canada, Malaysia, India, and various European countries, Harj brings his expertise to help develop the Local Governing Body of Holy Trinity in providing the best education for the pupils in attendance.

Ruth Irons • Vice Chair

I became a Parent Governor at Holy Trinity as I wanted to give the parents a voice on the board. I really care about the school and every single child’s education.

All parents want their child’s school to be the best it can be. Ruth currently has two children at the school which allows her insight into its strengths, successes and areas for development.

Having a qualification in accountancy enables Ruth to be well-placed to assist with financial and strategic decision-making; as she feels she has always been able to get across her views in a non-biased professional way while making sure feelings are considered.

Alison Webzell • Trust Governor

I am delighted to work with the school to ensure that we provide a safe and supportive environment for the children to learn and thrive. 

As a governor, Alison wants to continue to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their best with an education that we, as a school and a member of Aletheia Academies Trust, can provide; working with the school to ensure that it provides a safe and supportive environment for the children to learn and thrive. 

Alison has been a member of St George’s Church for over 30 years. Working as a Sunday school teacher across all age groups has encouraged children to allow their faith to grow. Alison also works locally, as a member of the teaching staff at another school within the trust.  

Oluyinka Dosunmu • Trust Governor

I am gratified to bring my diverse experience and training to serve as Community governor at Holy Trinity C of E Primary School.

Oluyinka trained as a mechanical engineer in her first degree in Nigeria, she then went further to train as a chemical and polymer engineer in both Nigeria and USA.

Since graduating, Oluyinka has taken an interest in education; teaching at various levels. Presently, she teaches KS2 pupils Maths and English as well as KS3 students Maths as a private tutor. This has enabled her to stay up-to-date with the Primary Education Curriculum (Maths and English) and Secondary Education Curriculum (Maths) in England.

Oluyinka is an active member of her local church in Gravesend, being an ordained deaconess, as well as leading the youth group as the department head in the church. She has also raised two boys who are now adults, aged 28 & 24 years.

Adebiyi Lawal • Trust Governor

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.

Adebiyi is a former teacher, and project manager who has a vast understanding of budgets, deadlines and deliverables. He prides himself on being an analytical, insightful, and highly-disciplined problem solver with an appetite for new challenges. He is also Presently a General Data Protection Regulation subject-matter expert and has been a pastor for over twenty years.

Adebiyi is a confident professional and with ministerial experience and skills, he is able to complement the Board to see Holy Trinity School turn around its present position for the better.

Governors Documentation

Governor Attendance (2022-2023)
Historical Governor Record (2022-2023)

Aletheia Academies Trust Governance

For more information about how the Aletheia Academies Trust system of Governance operates including the Names of Trustees and Members and the Scheme of Delegation, please visit the Trust Governance website page here.

For more information about how Aletheia Academies Trust Finance operates including documentation such as The Annual Report, Annual Audited Accounts and Trust Executive Pay, please visit the Trust Finance website page here.

Holy Trinity CofE Nursery and Primary School does not exceed the Executive Pay bracket.

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Trust Governance Documentation