Reverend June Lawson (Chair of Governors, Director of Trinity MAT)
Following a career in education (Secondary and FE level) teaching subjects including History, English, Sociology and Religious Studies, in 2000 I was accepted to train as a priest in the Church of England. During my training for ordination, I studied for a master’s degree in Theology and Religious studies. I was ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 2003, and left teaching to take up a curacy in a parish in Huddersfield. For the past 12 years I have worked as Director of the Mirfield Centre, alongside serving as Priest-Vicar at Wakefield Cathedral and working as Dean of Women’s Ministry in the former Wakefield Diocese and now in the new Wakefield episcopal area which is part of the Anglican diocese of Leeds.
I have had a long-standing relationship with Cathedral Academy, having been a Foundation Governor since 2007. I have also chaired the Curriculum and Standards committee, am a member of the Foundation Governor’s Committee, the Finance and Personnel committee and Students, Families and Community committee. I also have a special responsibility for the performance management of the Principal along with 2 other governors. In 2015 I became Chair of Governors.
It is a great privilege to be involved and work with the Principal, staff and governors to ensure that all our students get the very best and most rounded educational experience that we can provide for them as students learning in a Church of England academy with a Christian ethos.