Governing Body

Trinity Academy Bradford’s Governors support our continued development, and are passionate about helping the academy to provide an outstanding education to our young people. To read more about each of our Governors and their backgrounds, please see the information below.

I have over 30 years’ experience in higher education, including as Principal and Chief Executive of the University of St Mark and St John (‘Marjon’), Plymouth and as Deputy Chair of the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). I have significant experience of working at CEO level with universities and colleges. In recent years, I have worked with several Higher Education Institutions as their lead consultant on gaining taught degree awarding powers, including Regent’s University London, the British School of Osteopathy and the Anglo-European University College, Bournemouth. I am also Chair of the Corporate Board at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for Istituto Marangoni London. Outside of education, I am also a professional musician with a first-class degree from Cambridge and a master’s qualification in music. I have performed – and still perform - both in the UK and abroad and have published and edited widely within his field. I am an accredited tutor with the RCO Academy, the premier body for tuition for the pipe organ. I have also published a number of books, both fact and fiction.

Professor David Baker

Chair of Governors

Previously a local councillor for four years, Andrew has also been a governor for Trinity MAT for 11 years now and enjoys being involved both at Trinity Sixth Form Academy and Trinity Academy Halifax. He is passionate about education and how it can empower our young people to aim high and make their aspirations become a reality. A Metallurgist by trade, he has been fortunate to have travelled the world with work and this has helped him to have a broad outlook of other countries and how by embracing education this can break the cycle of deprivation and create better outcomes for the future.

Andrew Tagg


Cat Cripps


Rev. Stephen Gott


Ian Spencer


Richard Crowther


Maryam Ilyas


Inderjit Kaur

Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA)

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Professor David Baker

Trinity Academy Bradford
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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

Interested in Becoming 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 the 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 of a group of people who will contribute various skills and experience, and who will commit to working together for the benefit of the trust and the local 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 is made up of a group of people who have an understanding of their role and responsibilities, who are committed to gaining knowledge about the school and who will ask challenging questions to scrutinise leadership and decisions made within school. Governing bodies have key strategic responsibilities and these need to be explored within every meeting, without getting involved in the day-to-day operational activity 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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