The Primary Advantage Federation has a formal governing board with representatives from all eight schools. Each school has a Local Advisory Board that meets at least four times a year and supports the Headteacher and Executive Principal in making strategic decisions that will improve outcomes for pupils. Each Local Advisory board reports to the Central Governing Board once a term. Our Local Advisory Board includes representatives from our parents, staff and community.
The Local Advisory Board meet regularly to support and challenge the school to continue to provide children with a high quality education. They look at outcomes for all pupils at Holy Trinity and look at how well our children are doing compared to children nationally. They also receive finance reports, health and safety reports, curriculum reports and help the school to make decisions that will benefit our school community.
Please click here to read the Primary Advantage Federation Governance Statement for 2017/18.
If you would like further information about the Central Governing Board, including their business and pecuniary interests please click this link.
Please see below our Central Governing Board Governors and Local Advisory Board members:
Click here for the structure and responsibilities of the Central Governing Board (CGB) and Local Advisory Board (LAB).
Central Governing Board – Governors
|Donna Thomas||Local Authority|
|Gwen Gutzmore||Acting Chair
|Sian Davies||Executive Principal - Ex. Officio|
Local Advisory Board Members
|Associate members||Link Area|
|Yvonne Barnett||(Head Teacher)|
|Heather Thomas||MfL, Finance & Literacy|
|Aaron Webb||Health and Safety, Community Engagement & Foundation Subjects|
|Fran Pearson||To be agreed|
Click here for the register of business interests for Local Advisory Board Members.
Click here for the attendance register for Local Advisory Board Members.
See below for our L.A.B. Members Biogs
Gwen Gutzmore LDBS Acting Chair of the Central Governing Board
Gwen trained as a Nurse, then qualified as a State Certified Midwife in 1967. She has worked in a number of midwifery roles including a Clinical Specialist for Delivery Suite before her transition to Midwifery Manager at the Homerton Hospital.
Following her retirement from the National Health Service Gwen became a school Governor in 2006 and was actively involved in the advent of the Primary Advantage Federation of 2 schools progressing to 6 and more recently to 8 schools. She has been Chair of Governors for 6 years. In 2016 she was awarded the St. Mellitus Medal for services to schools and parish over the years. Gwen believes she brings a blend of wisdom, warmth and serenity to the community of schools within the Federation.
Heather Thomas – Local Advisory Board Associate Member
I am a solicitor specialising in children law and have sat on Holy Trinity’s committee as an Associate Governor since January 2015.
Aaron Webb – Digital Development Leader, Local Advisory Board Staff Member; Health and Safety, Community Engagement & Foundation Subjects
I have worked at Holy Trinity for 2 years and I am responsible for the IT strategy across the school. I have worked in Education in Hackney since 2008 and supported schools, nurseries, children’s centres, museums and professional football teams on implementing technology to enhance teaching and learning and develop opportunities for young people. I also deliver Keynote presentations at education events across the world.
Gwen Gutzmore (Interim Chair) can be contacted in writing or email at the following address:
Chair of the Federated Governing Body,
Primary Advantage c/o Holy Trinity CE Primary School,
Tel: 020 7254 1010
If you would like to contact the school committee, please email: Committee.HT@holytrinity.hackney.sch.uk