Holy Trinity CofE Primary School

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.

Rodrigo Paes Barreto

Vice Chair of Governors

I am a Foundation Governor and was elected in January 2018. I sit on the Children, Families and Community committee. Professionally, I’ve worked in Marketing for the last 20 years (Shell Brazil, Nestle USA and Kimberly-Clark Europe). For the last 11 years, I have been working as a Marketing and Behavior Change 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.

Catherine Allen

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.

Rev Mark Eminson

I am delighted to be joining the Governing Body as the new Team Rector of Merton Priory, based mostly at Holy Trinity Church (from September 2019). I had about six years as a governor in a Church of England Junior School in my previous parish in the Bognor Regis area, so hope to learn quickly! I will also be in the school every week for assemblies and we have three children who have joined as pupils. Schools are places of learning and yet so much more; in different ways, akin to a family or a church, fundamental building blocks of a happy, just and holy society. I look forward to working with and serving this school community

Gemma Anderson

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by Holy Trinity Church in Autumn 2020. Also, I sit on the Standards, Teaching & Learning committee.
I am a teacher in a local school and I hope to bring my experience within the education sector to use as a governor. I am passionate about pupil progress and ensuring outstanding outcomes for all.
I have lived in the area for several years and am looking forward to contributing to the Holy Trinity community and supporting the work of the school

Amy McWade

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by Merton Priory PCC, and Chair of the Business Committee. I have two children at the school, one in Year 3, and one in Reception. I am a Business and Finance Consultant, specialising in management accounting and pricing. I have significant experience in budgeting, planning, forecasting and decision-making at a strategic level, ensuring best use of resources, reducing costs and improving revenues. I am hugely passionate about supporting the school, particularly in the context of business, finance, property and health, and safety, to ensure the best education and development for each and every child

Camilla Wheeler-Bennett

I was appointed Local Authority Governor in September 2020 and I sit on the Standards, Teaching & Learning committee. I recently moved into the area and had heard of the fantastic reputation Holy Trinity has. I am honoured to be a part of the governing body and I will strive to help shape Holy Trinity’s future vision.

By day I am a prep school teacher based in Westminster and have taught all subjects, including SEN and learning development. By night, I am a mum of two boys. I am passionate about our children’s future, beginning with their education and I truly believe in the saying, “school is the best time of your life”. I hope to do everything I can to support Holy Trinity in providing a safe, nurturing environment for all pupils to enjoy and achieve.

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.

Shipra Gupta

I am a Parent Governor, elected in Dec 2020 and sit on the Children, Families and Community Committee.
Holy Trinity has been an integral part of our lives through my two children, in Year 6 and Year 2. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to contribute to the development of our School and our children, and to create a vibrant community surrounding us, where every child, together with their families, feels belonged, loved and supported.
On the professional front, I have worked in several business functions across Financial Services, Management Consulting, Healthcare and also a Social Enterprise. Over the last 9 years, my focus has been increasingly on integrating sustainability (environmental, social and governance) factors in business-as-usual, and also developing new propositions in this space. My current role is in Responsible Investment for one of UK’s largest pension funds. Additionally, I have sat on Boards of non-profit organizations, and volunteer in the local community, as and when I can.

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.

Debra Francis

I am a grandparent of a reception learner and member of the Christ church family.
I am excited be involved in the development and progression of an already achieving church school.
I have experience of committees, community groups and associations throughout my career in early year’s education and developmental community work.
At present I am work within foster care, specialising in the holistic care of 0-18 year olds.
I am passionate about supporting young people to flourish and nurturing individual talents. As a governor I can offer enthusiasm, ideas and forward thinking.
I wish to contribute in any way I can and to take pride in all that we can achieve together.

Lee Howes

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Southwark in September 2018.
In my role as Governor, I am a member of the Business Committee and recently appointed Treasurer, whilst my professional background is in HR and facilities as well as property investment and portfolio management.
My daughter is currently in Year 3 at Holy Trinity and my son also formerly attended (left July 2019). My interest in working with the Governing Body was driven by the opportunity to support the School in providing an inclusive, nurturing learning environment where both staff and children feel motivated and indivdually valued.

Kat Hastie

I am a Foundation Governor appointee by Holy Trinity Church in July 2019 and I also sit on the business committee.
I have been a qualified solicitor for over ten years and have worked in international law firms here in London as well as in Brussels and Tokyo. I currently work for the UK Government in the Competition and Markets Authority. I hope to bring my legal and public sector experience to Holy Trinity to ensure processes are implemented correctly and risks are mitigated as well as helping to ensure the critically important job of educating children continues to be delivered in an outstanding way.

Clare Judd

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by Holy Trinity Church in October 2020 and I sit on the CFC committee. I recently moved to the area from Tooting and have one child at nursery. I work as a GP based in Surbiton and also teach medical students at St Georges University of London where I recently completed a PGCE. I have a passion for education and recently implemented a medical student training programme at my practice.

I have always had a strong interest in sport, in particular playing hockey where I represented my university first team. As the Sport link governor, I hope to be able to instil my passion for sport as well as help encourage children to be inquisitive and active, increasing participation for both girls and boys.

Izzy Rickards

Head-teacher and Governor

Kerryn Witting

Year 3 Teacher, PSHE and Mental Health Leader, and Staff Governor