Term of office: 1/8/14-31/7/18
Any Declared Business Interests: None
Meeting attendance: 2016/17 – 4/5
Born and educated in South Africa, Trish obtained a Bachelor of Science and then a Higher Diploma of Education. The family moved to the UK in 1997, when her three older children joined the St. Thomas family and her youngest St. Thomas pre- school. Once her youngest child had joined the school Trish volunteered in a number of classes and then joined the pre-school staff where she worked for 10 years, during which time she took a Diploma in Pre- school Practice and in her last few years became deputy head. Having been a keen tennis player, playing league for Sevenoaks tennis club she then obtained her Level 1 certificate in tennis coaching and worked as an assistant coach for Otford Mini Tennis Club for two years. Trish has always been an active member of St Thomas’ Church, teaching Children’s Liturgy at Holy Trinity Otford for six years. Apart from a few years hiatus Trish has been a catechist for First Holy Communion since 1997 and has also been a Confirmation catechist for the last six years.