Trinity School Governors ensure the effective and successful leadership and governance of Trinity School.
Trinity School has received extensive support from 30 local churches of different traditions. In January 2013, these churches founded a new body called ‘Sevenoaks Churches Educational Trust’ (also known as SCET) to oversee the organisation and leadership of Trinity School. SCET is chaired by Revd Chris Smith, Rector of Chevening. The main role of SCET is to appoint foundation governors to ensure the effective and successful leadership and governance of Trinity School.
A list of current governors’ responsibilities can be found here.
Julia Barnes (Clerk to the Governors)
Julia is Clerk to the Governors and Company Secretary of Trinity School and Sevenoaks Churches Education Trust. Julia worked as a solicitor in the City of London for 10 years before leaving to spend time with her four children and now works part-time in the Higher Education Department at Sevenoaks School in addition to her role as Clerk to the Governors at Trinity.
Nicola French (Foundation Governor)
Nicola works as a part-time Human Resources Consultant for local schools. She is married to Ben and they have 2 daughters. Nicola is a member of the Resources Committee, with a focus on staff development, staff voice, CPD and appraisal and a subject focus on Co-curricular (excluding sport). Her four-year term of office will expire on 31 August 2017.
Lindsay Griffiths (Foundation Governor)
Lindsay was appointed for a further four-year term from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2020. Lindsay works part-time as a Modern Languages teacher and has three children. Lindsay is a member of the Education Committee, with a focus on Christian Ethos including Community Service and a subject focus on RE.
Guy Heasman (Parent Governor).
Guy lives in Seal Hollow Road in Sevenoaks. He has three children. He works in Crowborough as a hotel services manager for a healthcare company. Guy will serve until August 2019 and is a member of the Resources Committee, with a focus on health and safety and a subject focus on sport.
Stuart Heath (Foundation Governor)
Stuart and his wife Christina have two children. Stuart works in the financial services industry. Stuart is a member of the Resources Committee, with a focus on more able and talented children. His term of office will end on 31 August 2019.
Cres Iveson (Foundation Governor)
Cres is a Secondary School teacher with 12 years teaching and management experience who is currently taking a career break to bring up her three children. Cres is Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of the Education Committee, with a focus on curriculum, staffing and SEN, and a subject focus on English. Her term of office runs until 31 August 2018.
Bill Lattimer (Foundation Governor)
Bill is a parent of four adult children, and is a Lay Reader at St Bartholomew’s Church, Otford. He was formerly a management consultant. Bill is the Chair of Governors. His area of focus is sixth form preparation and careers, with a subject focus on Science. His term of office will expire in August 2019.
Ian Copeland (Foundation Governor)
Ian was appointed in May 2014 to serve on the governing body for a 4-year term until August 2018. Ian is an assistant headteacher at Lingfield Notre Dame school, Lingfield, and he is a member of the Education Committee, with a focus on progress, attainment and gaps, and a subject focus on Maths.
Mike Fletcher (Co-opted Governor)
Mike was appointed in July 2016 to serve as governor for 4 years. He is married to Hester and is a parent of 3 teenage children. He has worked in the financial services industry for the past 20 years. He is Chair of the Resources Committee, with a focus on finance.
Tim Worden (Parent Governor)
Tim has a Year 7 son at Trinity and has joined the Governing Board as a parent governor for a four-year term, until 31 December 2020. Having lived and worked in the Middle East, Australia and Canada, Tim runs a locally-based Management Consultancy, providing services to the Oil & Gas industry. Tim is a member of the Resources Committee and has a focus on Safeguarding, Governor Training and Parent Voice.
Tara Steel (Staff Governor)
Tara joins the Governing Board as a Staff Governor, for a four-year term ending on 31 December 2020. Miss Steel has enjoyed managerial and leadership roles in education that have included responsibilities such as provision for Gifted & Talented students; providing both mentoring and coaching to teaching staff; whole school literacy and the integration of Emotional Intelligence and Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning programmes. She leads the English department at Trinity; she is also responsible for the school extra-curricular programme and is Barrett’s Head of House.
To contact the governors, please email the Clerk to the Governors, at clerk@