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Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Janet Probert. She is a Co-opted Governor.

Janet is Chief Officer for the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group. She is a qualified nurse practitioner with a BSc (1985) and an MBA (1996).

Janet is an innovative strategic leader with a strong track record of delivery in a range of health care settings, including commissioning and provision of services in acute, community and mental health settings.  She leads and delivers organisational and system change in complex, challenging environments with passion, humour and sharp, analytical ability.  A strategic thinker, Janet is able to translate policy into deliverable plans and to achieve desired outcomes through diverse teams. She is an enthusiastic and highly motivated system leader with strong networks; inspiring communicator; credible at all levels and across a range of healthcare settings.

Janet is currently Chair of Governors of Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas. She took on the role of Chair at Trinity Academy Richmond in May 2016 to support the school.


Mrs Wendy Pritchard is a Co-opted Foundation Governor and Chair of Resources

My husband and I moved to Richmond four years ago, when he retired as Bishop of Oxford. After six months I became a governor at Trinity Academy Richmond, which involved a very steep learning curve! I am a retired maths teacher, having taught in secondary schools and further education colleges. I have also worked in a small school for children who couldn’t cope with ordinary secondary education and given home tuition to children excluded from school. My last paid work was as learning support assistant in a C of E secondary school, supporting children who had special educational needs or who found learning more difficult. We have five grandchildren of primary school age, and our younger daughter and her husband are both teachers.

I am well involved in St Mary’s Church Richmond and am now a Foundation Governor. I love gardening and am still engaged in creating order in our garden!


Mrs Gillian Lunn and Reverend Martin Fletcher are also Co-opted Foundation Governors.

Mrs Christine Chatterton is also a Co-opted Governor.

Mrs Sharon McCormack, Mrs Gemma Orchard and Mrs Mandy Bogojevic are Parent Governors.

Mrs Williamson, Miss Hodges and Mrs Barron are all Staff Governors.