July saw the trust’s first ever Governance Awards and Celebration Evening, an opportunity to thank all our wonderful governors and recognise those who have gone above and beyond to help their schools.
The special event – held at Trinity Catholic College in Middlesbrough – enabled governors from all 27 of our schools to come together and get to know each other.
It began with a prayer and introduction from Bishop Terry, whose vision for Catholic education our governors work so hard to make a reality, followed by speech from chair of the board of directors, Joe Hughes.
The audience saw and heard about some of the outstanding work going on across all our schools as this year’s winners were revealed.
The formalities ended with a special video in which children from all our schools thanked governors in their own way before a reception and opportunity to mingle in Trinity’s superb new dining hall.
If you are interested in being one of our ‘volunteer army’, you might like to consider becoming a foundation governor. For further information, please speak to your parish priest or email [email protected].
Roll of honour
Link Governor of the Year Awards
Link Governor of the Year for Catholic Standards: Irene Lewis (St Thérèse of Lisieux)
Link Governor of the Year for Quality of Education: Paul Benfield (St Bernadette’s & Trinity)
Link Governor of the Year for Pupil Premium: Vanessa Housley (St Patrick’s Catholic College)
Link Governor of the Year for SEND: Kathryn Phelps (All Saints & St Mary’s)
Link Governor of the Year for Attendance & Safeguarding: Gary Wilson (St Patrick’s Primary)
Link Governor of the Year for Careers: Amjid Khazir (Trinity)
Link Governor of the Year for PE and Sports Premium: Glen Morgan (St Patrick’s)
Link Governor of the Year for Behaviour and Attitudes: Mary Bilous (St Bernadette’s)
Special Recognition Awards
Local Governing Body Special Recognition Award: St Patrick’s Catholic College
Governor Special Recognition Award: John Shipley (St Clare’s and St Thérèse of Lisieux), Carol Walker (Trinity) and Jim Whiston (Sacred Heart Primary).
Monsignor Gerard Robinson
Valerie Mary Maughan
Samantha Jane Forsyth
Canon Pat Hartnett