Trinity Academy Akroydon Governors support our continued development, helping ensure the academy provides an outstanding education to our young people.

Meet the Team

Jacqueline Tagg

Chair of Governors

I believe strongly that all children can benefit from an excellent education particularly those from challenging backgrounds.

Identifying and supporting individual student needs and well-being will allow them to achieve their full potential. Ensuring they are provided with the foundation blocks for their futures as adults will give them the best chance of achieving social mobility.

I have been a governor at a post-16 college for 3 years and actively sought an opportunity to work with key stage 1.

I have lived in Halifax all my life. I have 4 grown up children and 6 grandchildren. I grew up in what is considered a deprived area of Calderdale to disabled elderly parents. I have previously worked in special educational needs but have spent the last 20 years in the social housing sector. I often see many of our former students becoming my future customers.

Oliver Grant-Roberts


Andrew Field


I wanted to become a governor to give something back to the local community after living in North Halifax all my life.

Seeing the outstanding work the school does to support and help all children fulfil their potential gives me great pride. Having previously run junior football teams at Boothtown JFC on Grantham Road gave me a particular affinity with the area. I live locally in Holmfield and am married with two grown up children.

Pamela Longridge


I believe all children should have access to an exciting high quality learning environment, and a curriculum relevant to their needs, which in turn develops a lifelong love of learning.

As a retired Headteacher of a Cambridgeshire Primary School, I understand the diverse challenges school life can bring. I therefore know the importance of working in partnership with the school team and the wider community, to support, challenge and celebrate achievements to ensure we provide the best possible outcomes for all our children.

I became a Governor as I have a passion for learning, understanding children’s behaviour and their physical & emotional development. I enjoy spending time with my Autistic son, walking, Art and researching family history

Dianne Moffat


I see my role as a school governor at Trinity Academy Akroydon to be a combination of challenge and support to the leadership team of the school with the ultimate aim of driving up standards (and keeping them there).

Working in school has allowed me to recognise how important it is that the children leave equipped with the knowledge, skills and moral foundations to enable them to achieve and succeed in later life. I hope to utilise my skills and experience gained over many years, to work with the school, the governing body and the staff to positively influence the educational experience of the lovely children who attend our academy.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, I love the outdoors and spend many hours walking and developing my (limited) skills in gardening.

Mick Rhodes


I joined the Governing Body at Akroydon Primary Academy in September 2022.

I would like to make a worthwhile and active contribution to the school in order to sustain and further enhance a learning environment where both staff and pupils feel inspired, valued and supported in fulfilling their potential and aspirations. After serving in the military for 9 years with the Royal Engineers, I then went on to work at Holy Trinity, Trinity Academy and Trinity Multi Academy Trust for 33 years in estates and premises management. Although retired, I continue to be involved and work part time with Trinity MAT in a support capacity.

Nurina Sharmin


Kate Wilson


As Vice Principal of Trinity Academy Halifax, Trinity Academy Akroydon is our only feeder school and I can see the fantastic work that staff do at this primary school to prepare them for the big leap to secondary.

I applied to be a Governor so that I could support the school even further with this and gain a deeper understanding of the educational offer the children at Trinity Akroydon benefit from. My specialist area of support is safeguarding.

Scheme of Delegated Authority

Download full details of the Scheme of Delegated Authority


Body Chair
Board of Directors Mr Tom Miskell
Chair of Members Mr Tom Miskell
Finance Committee Mr Andrew Heley
Audit Committee Ms Elaine Beaumont
White Rose Education Mr Mike Kneafsey
Trinity Academy Halifax LGB Professor David Baker
Trinity Academy Akroydon LGB Mrs Jackie Tagg
Trinity Academy Cathedral LGB Mr John Hanson
Trinity Academy Grammar LGB Ms Georgie Scully
Trinity Academy St Chad’s LGB Ms Jag Oates
Trinity Sixth Form Academy LGB Mr Andrew Tagg
Trinity Academy St Peter’s LGB Ms Sue Sutton
Trinity Academy Bradford LGB Professor David Baker
Trinity Academy Leeds LGB Mr Tim White
Trinity Academy St Edward’s LGB Mr Nigel Leeder
Whitehill Community Academy LGB Mr Dominic Furby

How to Contact a Governor

If you would like to contact a governor, please write to Trinity Academy Akroydon, Rawson Street North, Halifax, HX3 6PU or send an email marked for their attention c/o

Become a Governor

We are looking to recruit a number of governors to support our school.

The Governors for the Academy Local Governing Body are appointed by the Trust Chief Executive Officer under delegated authority of the Board of Directors, as set out in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegated Authority.

The role of a governor can be very rewarding, and volunteering within our schools will provide you with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local community and the future of our young people.

Governors will sit on our Local Governing Body and work with the senior leadership team to ensure students are receiving the best education possible and that all resources are being used effectively to support this ambition. A strong governing body is made up by people who will contribute various skills and experience. This group will also commit to working together for the benefit of the school and the communities in which we work. Being a governor requires individuals to learn about schools and ways of working, and it is also about individuals bringing their skills and experience to contribute to an existing skillset. It is important that every governing body consists of people who understand their role and responsibilities. These people also need to be committed to gaining knowledge about the school, and willing to ask challenging questions to scrutinise leadership, as well as decisions made within the school.

Governors play an important part in every school and we invite you to learn more about Trinity Multi-Academy Trust, our schools and the opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our young people.

If you are interested in discussing our governor vacancies further, please complete the Expression of Interest form below and return to the email address given on the form. We will then get in touch to arrange a further conversation.

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