Learn Together, Shine Together.


Holy Trinity Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is on a journey of improvement to ensure it provides the very best possible education for your child within a nurturing Christian ethos where our children ‘learn together and shine together’.

Our Christian values are integral to all we do.  As chair of Governors, I am proud of the welcome we offer to families and children.  We know that our parents appreciate the values promoted by the school and our commitment to fostering respectful relationships.  We want to make sure we work closely with parents to ensure each child has the support they need to flourish as learners with the social and emotional skills they need to contribute to the community in which they live.  To achieve this, we offer strong pastoral care for each child and invest in our workforce to equip them with the skills and abilities to be effective teachers, leaders and supporters of learning.

The governing body works closely with the Headteacher and senior leaders to ensure that the curriculum offers your child a varied, rich and exciting learning journey stretching and challenging them to think, learn, create and develop. In our loving Christian environment, we foster the curiosity, creativity, innovation, perseverance and resilience that children need to be independent learners who ask questions and seek answers to aspects of life relating to work, learning and spiritual growth, enabling them to demonstrate God’s love for the world in their everyday lives.

Further information from Blackburn with Darwen Council regarding Governance.

Governor profiles 2020

Governor attendance


Governor attendance

2017 - 2018

Governor attendance

2018 - 2019

Governor business and financial interests and roles in other schools

Details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees

Mrs Dot Thomson

Chair of Governors

Governor attendance
2020 - 2021

Chris Thaine

Authority Governor

Reverend Fleur Green
Leah Sumner

Staff Governor

Foundation Governor

Maxine Morgan

Co-Opted Governor

Doug Hargreaves

Foundation Governor

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John Armstrong


Darren Aggett

LEA Governor

Sarah Draycott

 Vice Chair

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Mrs Kathryn Bolton

Head Teacher Governor

Marcello Guimaraes

Parent Governor


Parent Governor

Being a School Governor

Being a school Governor is interesting, worthwhile and rewarding. To be an effective Governor, you will need to be clear about your role and responsibilities.

In Blackburn with Darwen there are approximately 1000 people acting voluntarily as governors, bringing to that role their experience of everyday life in their wish to help children and schools.


Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to their school, willing to ask questions, to both challenge and support the Head Teacher. They also need to be able to devote the time necessary to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team, and to attend meetings and get involved in the life of the school.


Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority (LA) values the contribution from governors from all walks of life, bringing their unique life experiences and skills which can be utilised to support school improvement. New governors will be supported by other governors on the governing body as well as Blackburn with Darwen LA. The Governor Services Team working for the LA provide services such as clerking of meetings, a comprehensive termly training programme and advice and guidance to help governors be effective in their role.


The governing body

The governing body is made up of representatives of parents, staff, the community, sponsor and the LA. In church-sponsored ('aided') schools, the majority of governors are appointed by the sponsoring body, known as 'the foundation.'


The headteacher is entitled to attend all meetings of the governing body, and also its committees. Normally a governing body will meet every term, with between three to five committees doing the more detailed work, feeding into the main meeting.