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PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION

Following our recent advertisement of a parent governor vacancy, four parents of Trinity students have put forward their name and a supporting statement. All parents of students who attend Trinity are entitled to vote (one per person). All voting will be anonymous, but we will ask parents to provide their names to ensure there is only one vote per parent.

Please read the four supporting statements from Trinity parents and cast your vote using the below link by the deadline of 3.00pm on Friday, 24th March 2023.

The outcome will be announced in the school newsletter on Friday, 31st March 2023.

VOTE HERE

David Brennan

My name is David Brennan. I am 54 years old, and my youngest of three children, is currently a year 9 pupil at Trinity High School.

My child’s enthusiasm and enjoyment of attending this school has been a major incentive for me to apply for the position of parent governor.

I currently work within the public sector, for NHS Blood and Transplant at their site based in Longsight. I have a very enjoyable job, with a great emphasis on teamwork, diversity and inclusion, all of which are necessary for individuals to be able to come together and produce products and services of the highest quality.

Prior to this, I worked in IT support for 25 years, an ever evolving environment, before seeking a complete career change to join the NHS.

Outside of work, I have trained to become a trade union health and safety representative, and have also volunteered as a counsellor for a national eating disorder charity.

I enjoy the challenges involved with stepping out of my comfort zone to learn new skills, which this opportunity could hopefully provide.

Nicholas Meretakis

From the first moment I visited Trinity High School, I knew it was the school I wanted my son, Alex, to attend. I am therefore really excited at having the opportunity to put myself forward as a candidate for parent governor!

My son being in Year 7, he will be a pupil in this school for several years to come and this gives me a strong incentive to contribute to the efforts of our Outstanding school to continue evolving and adopting the latest teaching approaches.

Having been a parent governor at my son’s primary school for a full four year term (including being the Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Head’s Performance Management committee), and having attended training courses provided by the Local Authority and the National Governance Association, I have proven that this is a role I am committed to.

Moreover, having been retained at the Governing Board by the Headteacher as an Associate member even after my term expired shows that I am both willing to and capable of making meaningful contributions to the deliberations of the Governing Board, which are appreciated and valued by my fellow governors. I would thus be honoured if you entrusted upon me the privilege of advising, supporting and advancing Trinity High School.

Sally Mitchell

In the three years my child has attended Trinity, I have been really impressed with the care they have received and progress they have been encouraged to make. I would like to give something back to the school, hence my application to become a parent governor.

Professionally, I am a social care regulatory Inspector for Ofsted and have worked with children all of my adult career. I have a strong understanding of safeguarding and appropriate curiosity to ensure children are safely cared for in school. I am very conscientious and comfortable attending meetings and I like to offer constructive challenge to reach best decisions.

I would like to see Trinity continue to aspire and aim high for our children. I would happily support them to maintain outstanding in their next Ofsted inspection, upholding the standards I have seen over these last few years. I embrace the values held by the school and support the diverse and inclusive ethos. I am passionate about enhancing children’s life opportunities and am aware of the challenges the school faces and want to help in any way I can.

I am a Christian and regular church attendee.

Sophie Penrose

As a parent at Trinity, I feel a close connection to the school as both myself and family members have previously attended. As a parent, I understand the importance of ensuring that our children receive the best possible education. I believe that I can bring a valuable perspective to the school’s governing body. Being a governor holds significant responsibility. I’m prepared to devote the time necessary, and I am committed to developing any additional skills needed.

Currently, I work as a Senior Technology Support Engineer for a FTSE100 company. This has led to me becoming passionate about inclusion, and I now lead the ethnicity network. I have experience leading projects, managing teams, and working with stakeholders.

As a single working mother, I feel that I can offer a perspective that encompasses a broad spectrum of viewpoints. If elected, I would be dedicated to ensuring that the school is meeting the needs of all students, regardless of their background or circumstances.

I would be honoured to serve as a governor and contribute to the success of our students.