The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Jane Harrison. She can be contacted through the school office. Mrs Anna Phelps and Mr Christopher Blackburn are our Co-Chairs of Governors.
Minutes of Governors' meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.
Our Governing Body is made up of the following positions:
|Designation at appointment||Governor|
|Foundation (DBW*/BWMAT**)||Anna Phelps - Co-Chair|
|Foundation (DBW*/BWMAT**)||Christopher Blackburn - Co-Chair|
|Ex-Officio||Mr Adam Beauford - Head Teacher|
|Foundation (DBW*/BWMAT**)||Melodie Andrews|
|Parent elected||Victoria Barlow|
|Parent elected||Tori Birch|
|Foundation (DBW*/BWMAT**)||Samantha Hann|
|Foundation (DBW*/BWMAT**)||Ken Nichols|
|BWMAT appointed||Jennifer Rowe|
|Staff elected||Claire West|
*Diocese of Bath and Wells
**Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust
The full Holy Trinity Church School Governors Chart can be downloaded here.
Anna has been a Governor since September 2013. She was elected as a Parent Governor in 2013 and in 2018 became a Foundation Governor of the school. She graduated from Charlotte Mason College, Lancaster University with a BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education with Qualified Teaching Status. In her teaching career, she has taught in primary schools in Somerset as well as spending a year supply teaching in SE London. She has also taught at The Forum School in Shillingstone, Dorset whilst studying at the same time for a PGC in Autism from Birmingham University. Following this, she taught at Yewstock Special Needs School in Sturminster Newton in the autism unit, before leaving to have her first child in 2006. Since having her two children, Anna has been employed as a Families Worker for the Yeovil and Sherborne Methodist Church. She currently works part-time as an editorial manager for a journal ACNR (Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation) as well as being an invigilator at Westfield Academy. She is an active member of St Mark’s Methodist Church in Yeovil, helping to run Messy Church, Sunday School and the Youth Club.
Christopher was appointed as a Foundation Governor in February 2017. He gained a Law degree from Sheffield University before qualifying as a solicitor. He practised as a Partner in a solicitors firm for 21 years, primarily in property and private client work, whilst also developing a keen interest in promoting practice standards and accreditation. This eventually led to a career move into legal regulation in compliance, educational and representative roles. He has previous experience of school governance, including 7 years as Governor of a County Primary School in Essex, chairing its Pupil Matters Committee responsible for pupil welfare and ultimately the Governing Body. Married with one son, he previously worshipped at All Saints Rayne where he was a member of the PCC and a Churchwarden. He now worships at St. John’s and is part of the Music Group, a Sunday 11-14s group leader and actively involved in one of its Fellowship Groups.
Tori has been a parent governor since 2015. She started a career in journalism as a sub-editor at a local newspaper in Kent in 2002 before moving to Somerset in 2004, where she became Features Writer and then Features Editor at the Western Gazette. In 2009, she moved into education and was based at Preston Secondary School, building links with the business community and coordinating enterprise learning within the school. After having her second and third children, she took on roles as an internal Communications Advisor for EDF Energy regarding its education programme and schools in Somerset and became Communications Manager for the Somerset Association of Secondary Heads and The Somerset. Currently, she is Communications Manager at Yeovil District Hospital. Tori is a member of St John’s Church and has three children who attend Holy Trinity, one of whom will move on to secondary school in September 2019.
Melodie Andrews is a Foundation Governor. She was born in Windsor, Berkshire and educated at Slough High School. She worked in the West Dorset Health Service Accounts Department for seven years before owning and running three businesses in the Dorset area with her late husband and latterly with her son. She is a mother to four and Grandma to eleven. Three of her grandchildren currently attend Holy Trinity School. She is a member of St Johns Church in Yeovil is involved in helping with the children and fellowship.
Sam has been a Foundation Governor since March 2017. She started her career working within the private sector at a local firm of Solicitors where she studied and qualified as a Legal Executive. Looking to widen her legal expertise and to obtain experience working within the public sector, she later joined the NHS in 2008 to work within the Corporate Governance and Legal Department at the Somerset Primary Care Trust. Since joining the NHS, Sam has held various roles specialising in Corporate Governance, Information Governance and Clinical Governance and is currently the Trust Risk Manager and Data Protection Officer at Yeovil District Hospital. She has two children currently attending Holy Trinity School.
Vicki was appointed as a parent governor in January 2019. Originally from Lostwithiel in Cornwall, she graduated in Business Administration from Aston University, Birmingham; the course included a year in industry at “Westland Helicopters” which first brought her to Yeovil in 2001. Upon Graduating in 2003, she was offered a permanent role and she continues to work for the firm (now known as Leonardo). She has held a good variety of roles across the company, mainly in project and contract management; often as a primary point of contact for customers and suppliers as well as coordinating internal teams in delivering projects. In 2007, she took a secondment and moved to Italy for 4 years where she was able to learn the language and had the opportunity to work with the company’s civil products. Vicki lives with her husband and 2 sons; the eldest attends Holy Trinity.
Jen was appointed as a BWMAT Governor in October 2018. She started her career working for the Local Authority, where she studied for her Accountancy qualifications. She moved overseas and worked in Australia as a Financial Accountant for a communications company before returning to Somerset in 2015. She then took up a role within the Education sector, working as the Business Manager for Holy Trinity Church School. After 3 years, she decided to return to a more commercial working environment, whilst retaining a link with the School by accepting an invitation to become a Trust-appointed governor and bring to that role her operational knowledge, experience and understanding of the School and its finances. Jen has one daughter currently attending Holy Trinity.
Ken began his third term as a Foundation Governor in December 2018, having been a governor of the School since 2010. He came to work in Yeovil for John Hart & Partners in 1968 following graduating from the University of Wales (Cardiff) in Optometry. He gained his professional qualifications at the end of his pre-registration year, registering with the General Optical Council. In 1972, he became a director of John Hart & Partners and was also elected to the Somerset Local Optical Committee, serving there until 2012 (and as its Secretary from 2000 to 2008). He represented the LOC at County level from 1974 to 2008 at the Somerset Health Authority (in its various forms) and, from 1993 to 1998, represented Somerset and Dorset opticians on the General Council of the Association of Optical Practitioners. He retired in 2013. Ken is a member and former Churchwarden of Holy Trinity Church and provides a link with the congregation there.
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There is a Governance Handbook which is a reference point for all Governors. Click here to access this document through the DfE website.