Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Meet the Governors

Kirsty Warwick

Chair of Governors

Chair of Children, Families and Community Committee
I am a Parent Governor and was elected in June 2015. I sit on the Children, Families & Community committee.
I have one child at the school and one who left in 2018. I have been actively involved in HOTS, our Friends/PTA, since my eldest joined in reception 2011. Professionally, I’ve worked in PR, marketing and communications for over twenty years in the charity sector for Macmillan, CLIC Sargent, Carers UK, RNID (now Action on Hearing Loss), and the NHS. I’m also a former trustee of Friends of South Park Gardens, leading on their communications. I’m passionate about engaging children, parents, staff, governors and the local community, and also volunteer when and where I can.

Catherine Allen

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee
I was elected as a Parent Governor in June 2015. I chair the Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee for which I will draw upon my career in finance and banking. I am a Chartered Accountant and for the past three years have worked as part of a Senior Management Team at Morgan Stanley. Holy Trinity School is going to play a large part in my family's life for the next seven years, since my children are in Year 5 and Year 3.

Every child deserves a rounded education: academic achievement is important but environment and culture of a school is crucial to educational success and beyond. My parents were head-teachers and my brother is a primary school teacher, giving me a unique insight into one of the most powerful influences in our children’s lives and making me passionate about how children learn. I believe governors are central in helping create a healthy, safe and happy school ethos. I look forward to representing parents and contributing to our school community.

Caroline Hopper

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by Merton Priory PCC, and have two children who both attend Holy Trinity School. I am a member of the Children, Families & Community Committee, which focuses on pupil well-being and how the school relates to parents, carers and the wider community. As governor I am keen to support Holy Trinity School in providing well-rounded, excellent education to all children.
I am a Chartered Physiotherapist by profession, with 20 years experience in general management within Heath and Social Care. Currently I am the Physiotherapy Manager at a nearby hospital.

Amy McWade

Chair of Business Committee
I am a Foundation Governor appointed by Merton Priory PCC, and Chair of the Business Committee. I have two small children, one in Year 2 and one in nursery.
In my day job I am a Finance Director for a global financial services organisation, with significant experience in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and decision-making at a strategic level to reduce costs and improve revenues. I am passionate about supporting the school to ensure the best education and development for each and every child.

Beckie Mills

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by Merton Priory PCC. I have over 10 years teaching experience in both formal and informal education contexts, so am particularly interested in the work of the Standards, Teaching & Learning Committee. I have one child at Holy Trinity, in Reception class.

I am the Participation Officer at Polka Theatre, and also a Freelance Theatre Director. I have previously worked for a range of theatres including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Donmar Warehouse. I am a strong supporter of the power of arts activities to enable self-expression, development and creativity in children of all ages.

Kerry Poole

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by Merton Priory PCC, and a member of the Business Committee. The eldest of my two children is in Reception at Holy Trinity

As a qualified solicitor, I now manage a team at a global specialty insurance company, having started my career at a top City law firm. I am passionate about education, and hope to be able to utilise the experience I have gained in my day job of objectively reviewing and implementing strategies, to support the school in ensuring that each pupil achieves their full potential.

Claire Sunderland-Hay

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Southwark. As part of my Governor role I am on the Business committee.

In my professional life, I work for one of the City of London's oldest institutions, where I head up work on engaging with financial technology. In previous roles, I have had extensive experience with strategy and leadership as well as the foundation and creation of new areas, business management, planning and projects. I qualified as a chartered accountant in corporate finance after studying Maths at university, and I am passionate about encouraging enjoyment in STEM education for all.

Fiona Warren

I was elected as a parent governor in December 2016 and am Chair of the Children, Families and Community Committee. I have a son at Holy Trinity and I have seen my step-children through primary and secondary education. My professional background is in psychotherapy and psychology. My career has been in the NHS and Universities contributing to the delivery, development, evaluation and audit of mental health services; evaluating the effectiveness of psychotherapy models and training a wide range of staff groups. The teaching aspect of my University roles included designing curricula and setting and monitoring academic standards. An influence I have carried with me from early in my career has been the power of groups and community to support, empower and foster psychological and social growth in individuals.
I would like to support the school in nurturing our children to realise their potential to thrive.

Rodrigo Paes Barreto

I am a Foundation Governor and was elected in January 2018. I sit on the Children, Families and Community committee.I have one child at the school. Professionally, I’ve worked in Marketing for the last 20 years (Shell Brazil, Nestle USA and Kimberly-Clark Europe). For the last 8 years, I have been working as a Marketing Consultant, helping people and teams in large organisations to learn new marketing and leadership skills. I am passionate about learning, education and making our school a great place to prepare children and help them achieve their full potential.

Mrs Hayley Ormrod

I am Holy Trinity's Local Authority Governor and the local councillor. I am married, with one daughter and have lived in Wimbledon since 2008. My career background is in finance and I became a local Councillor for Trinity Ward in May 2018 where I am a member of the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Panel. I am passionate about my local community and I regularly volunteer and hope to support Holy Trinity School in achieving the best for every child who is a pupil at the school.​

Mrs Lee Howes

Gemma Donaldson

Mrs Gillian Wood

I took up the role as Governor in September 2018 and sit on the Children, Families and Community committee.

I currently work as a buyer at Fortnum and Mason and have worked in the Food industry for 20 years. My previous roles were in Packaging and Product Development in Daylesford Organic and at Marks and Spencer.

I have a strong interest in food and the environment. As a governor I hope
to represent the best interests of children and for their development in a happy, healthy and sustainable school.

Izzy Rickards

Head-teacher and Governor

Mrs Kerryn Witting

Year 2 Teacher, PSHE and Healthy Schools Leader, and Staff Governor