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

Meet the Team

Andrew Tagg

Chair of Governors

Previously a local councillor for four years, Andrew has also been a governor for the Trinity MAT for 11 years now.

Andrew 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 which has helped him to have a broad outlook of other countries. This has also shown him that by embracing education this can break the cycle of deprivation and create better outcomes for the future.

Michael Fitzsimons


Michael Baim

Duncan Brundell


Duncan is passionate about providing future opportunities for young people to reach their potential, particularly through sport.

Duncan previously worked in local government for 37 years followed by short spells in the NHS as a social prescriber. He finally worked as a consultant in education procurement and is now retired. He is also a Governor at Rastrick High School for over 20 years and more recently Chair. He also sat on the Programme Board for the development of the new Trinity Sixth Form facility. A keen sportsperson he has held numerous positions in local sports organisations from Secretary and Treasurer to coach and referee/umpire. He also sits on the Mary Law Foundation Trust, one of the oldest charities in the UK.

Sarah Case

Liam Dyson

Warren Gillibrand

Warren Gillibrand is currently Head of Nursing at the University of Huddersfield, having been an academic there for 16 years.

He has worked in the further and higher education sector over 30 years in combination with clinical and research practice for the NHS, and he is a great believer in lifelong learning. He also holds governor positions with South-West Yorkshire NHS Trust and Kirklees Council Health and Well-being Board.

Pankaj Kaushik

Jacqueline Tagg


Jackie is also a governor at Trinity Academy Akroydon, a Trinity MAT primary school in Calderdale.

Jackie Tagg is currently the income manager at Together Housing. She has over 20 years experience in housing which works with many of the families within the Calderdale community.

Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA)

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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

How to Contact a Governor

If you would like to contact a governor, please write to Trinity Sixth Form Academy, Northgate House, Halifax, HX1 1UN, 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 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.  Please note that Trustees and Governors are appointed by the Trust/CEO.

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