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Meet the Leadership Team
Dr Matthew Pawson
Dr Pawson has been married for 24 years and has two children, Ella (22) and Josiah (20). He entered the teaching profession in his late twenties having previously worked in a multitude of jobs, including a successful career at one of the UK’s top insurance intermediaries. Dr Pawson has taught and enjoyed successful leadership roles across a range of educational settings including a grammar school, a large rural state upper school, a state boarding and an independent school. His management experience includes setting up a new sixth form, and establishing it as a successful post-16 provider. His educational background includes a first class honours degree in Physical Education, a Master’s in Education and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Reading.
Mr Davies has been in the teaching profession for over 30 years. He began his career as a PE teacher in a large comprehensive school and has been in senior leadership teams for the last 23 years in four different schools. During this time, he has gained a wealth of experience in all areas of school improvement and quality assurance. He has a B.Ed. Honours degree in Education as well as the National Professional Qualification in Headship. At Trinity School his main area of responsibility is all matters pastoral as well as teaching Religious Studies.
Having studied Mathematics at Warwick University, Mr Williams has taught Mathematics for 13 years to Further Mathematics level. He has led a successful department and, prior to arriving at Trinity, led a comprehensive sixth form. Mr Williams has achieved the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership. On graduating, he worked for his local church in youth and schools work where he now serves on the leadership team. A keen musician, Mr Williams studied classical guitar in school and before entering teaching, he studied performance at music college. Mr Williams is married and has four children, all boys.
Senior Assistant Headteacher
Mr Birks-Agnew joined the teaching profession through Teach First, completing his two years on the programme at a city academy in South East London. He then moved to what was a brand new and developing Church of England secondary school in Bromley, joining them in their third year of operation. Mr Birks-Agnew has a BA in Business Studies and Information Management from the University Sheffield, an MSc in Educational Leadership from the University of Leicester, and the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders from the UCL Institute of Education. Mr Birks-Agnew is a freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, and a fellow of the RSA.
Ms Loveridge entered teaching as a second career in her late twenties, after working as a forensic osteoarchaeologist for the Museum of London Specialist Services. Her early teaching career was spent in challenging schools in South London where she gained valuable experience in teaching and learning. She taught at her previous school for seven years, holding the positions of Head of Science and Head of Year. Ms Loveridge has a BSc (Hons) in Human Sciences from UCL and an MSc in Osteology, Palaeopathology and Funerary Archaeology from the Universities of Sheffield and Bradford. She gained her PGCE from the Institute of Education. Ms Loveridge has the responsibility for teaching and learning across the school.
Mrs Penfold completed her degree, BSc (Hons) in Statistics for Business & Industry, and teaching qualification in the North East of England. Choosing to move to the South East to pursue her career, she has been a part of the teaching profession for 19 years. Her teaching background is in the comprehensive sector where she has been a successful leader of a large Mathematics team, obtaining excellent results at GCSE and A Level. During her years in Senior Leadership, she has gained experience across a broad range of areas (pastoral care, progress of students, professional development of staff etc) but at Trinity School, she will take a lead on pastoral care and standards of behaviour, amongst other duties.
Mrs Battley is our Designated Safeguarding Lead at Trinity. She is also part of our coaching team. She has enjoyed leadership roles in education that have included responsibilities such as provision for Gifted & Talented students; mentoring and coaching of staff; integration of Emotional Intelligence and Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning programmes and has led large, successful English teams. Mrs Battley has an Honours degree in Literature from the Open University and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Her other educational qualifications include those in English Language, Humanities and Health & Social Care. Mrs Battley is currently the staff governor at Trinity.
Assistant Headteacher & Head of Sixth Form
Mr Shaw has been teaching for several years with 8 years’ experience of Senior Leadership in Kent and Warwickshire schools as well as a spell teaching in a PRU in the North of Kent. He has fulfilled a number of roles including leading Business departments and a large Computer Science department in a Specialist Maths and Computing School, writing the school timetable and leading the options process, data and progress and trainee teachers and NQTs. He has a BEd. in Business from Manchester Met. Uni. and an MEd (Man.) Educational Management with the Open University. He took further training to achieve the CISCO IT Essentials I and II Instructor Qualifications and led community and adult education programmes in IT/Computing and is currently an Examiner for A Level Business.