Governors

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Jane Harrison. She can be contacted through the school office.
Mr Christopher Blackburn and Mrs Sam Hann are our Co-Chairs of Governors and can also be contacted through the school office.

Minutes of Local Governing Committee meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.

Our Local Governing Committee (LGC) comprises the following governors:

Name (sub-committee*) Category ROPPI** Term of Office Current Term
1

Adam Beauford

Ex-officio*** Member of Holy Trinity Staff From 01/09/2016 - N/a
2

Ken Nichols (C&S, F&R)

Foundation Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (Prof. Body) 08/12/18 – 07/12/22 3rd
3

Victoria Barlow (C&S, PPP)

Parent elected Current employment: Leonardo Helicopters 21/01/19 – 20/01/23 1st
4

Stacy Barron-Fitzsimons (C&S, F&R)

Foundation 07/11/19 – 06/11/23 1st
5

Olly Baldwyn (C&S, F&R)

Parent elected 12/12/19 – 11/12/23 1st
6

Claire West (C&S, E&W)

Staff elected Member of Holy Trinity staff 13/11/20 – 12/11/24 2nd
7 Lorna Sadler (C&S, E&W) Foundation

Staff (other school); Relationship to Member of Holy Trinity staff

30/11/20 - 29/11/24 1st
8

Melodie Andrews (C&S, E&W)

Foundation Historic link to business 13/01/21 – 12/01/25 2nd
9

Christopher Blackburn (C&S, E&W, PPP)

Foundation 14/02/21 - 13/02/25 2nd
10

Sam Hann (C&S, F&R, PPP)

Foundation 15/03/21 – 14/03/25 2nd
11

Dan Crouch (C&S, E&W)

Foundation

Vicar Holy Trinity Church; Trustee Woborns Almshouse; Governor (other primary school)

08/05/22 - 07/05/26 1st
12

Vacancy

BWMAT  

A Phelps

Foundation

Available upon request

16/10/18 – 30/04/22

(Resigned. 2nd term.)

J Rowe

BWMAT

Available upon request

25/10/18 – 25/01/22

(Resigned)

N.B. All categories of governor are appointed by the Bath and Wells Multi-academy Trust (BWMAT). Foundation governors are appointed by both the BWMAT and the Bath and Wells Diocesan Board of Education Trust.

*Sub-committee key: Curriculum and Standards (C&S); Finance and Resources (F&R); Ethos and Welfare (E&W); Pay, Performance and Personnel (PPP)
**ROPPI – Register of personal and pecuniary interests 

***Ex-officio – A governor appointed by virtue of their position
                                                                                                                                                                    

Our Governors

Christopher Blackburn
Christopher Blackburn
Co-Chair
Sam Hann
Sam Hann
Co-Chair
Ken Nichols
Ken Nichols
Health and Safety Lead Governor
Melodie Andrews
Melodie Andrews
School Association Link Governor
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Oliver Baldwyn
Safeguarding Lead Governor
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Stacy Barron-Fitzsimons
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Lead Governor
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Victoria Barlow
Pupil Premium Lead Governor
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Rev Dan Crouch 
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Lorna Sadler
Early Years Foundation Stage
Lead Governor

Christopher Blackburn, Co-Chair, Foundation Governor

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.

Sam Hann, Co-Chair, Foundation Governor 

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.

Melodie Andrews, Foundation Governor

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.

Vicki Barlow, Parent Governor 

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.

Ken Nichols, Foundation Governor

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.

Stacy Barron-Fitzsimons, Foundation Governor

Stacy was appointed as a Foundation Governor in November 2019.  She graduated in Business Management from Bournemouth University in 2006 and more recently with a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 2011.   For nearly 15 years, Stacy has held a number of roles in public sector organisations specialising in contracting, performance and transformation and is now part of the local hospital senior leadership team.  Within this role, she is responsible for driving and sustaining performance improvements as well as leading efficiency, integration and enhanced productivity initiatives.  Outside of work and being a School Governor, Stacy lives with her husband and 2 daughters and their weekends are often spent discovering new walks with the family’s dog.

Oliver Baldwyn, Parent Governor

Olly was appointed as a parent governor in December 2019.  After studying Business with Bournemouth University, he moved into sales, progressing to sales manager, where he managed a small team. After 5 years, he moved into the public sector to work for the Environment Agency as a hydrologist. He progressed within the organisation and is now a technical lead nationally. He also sits on the British Standards Council for hydrological methods working with other international specialists in writing papers and international standards. Within the Environment Agency, he has spent a large proportion of time in project and assurance management. Olly has 3 children who currently attend Holy Trinity.

Lorna Sadler, Foundation Governor

Lorna was appointed as a Foundation Governor in November 2020. A History graduate, she is currently working in primary education and for more than a decade has also supported learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. She has previously worked in museum education, most recently at the Fleet Air Arm Museum where one of her favourite aircrafts is Concorde 002. Lorna is an active member of a local church, supporting the children's groups as well as various seasonal activities.

Rev Dan Crouch, Foundation Governor

Rev’d Dan was appointed as a Foundation Governor in May 2022, shortly after arriving as the vicar of Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre Yeovil and St. Mary Magdalene Barwick.  Before moving to Yeovil. Dan was vicar in Highbridge near Burnham-on-Sea and, prior to this, he was a  Youth Worker for 11 years in Keynsham, a town between Bristol and Bath.   Dan loves meeting people and is passionate about encouraging everyone to see the relevance of the Christian faith in a world that has largely rejected it.  Dan is also, unsurprisingly, eager to show the difference a relationship with Jesus can make to our lives. Outside of his role as vicar and governor, Dan enjoys watching sport, particularly football and cricket. He is a Manchester United fan, enjoys reading and has a deep love of single malt whisky which he likes to enjoy with others.  Dan is married to Sarah and they have two daughters, the eldest of whom attends Holy Trinity School.

Outline of Governor time commitment and responsibilities

Governance_Structure_and_Scheme_of_Delegation_1.7_Sep_15_2021_Compressed.pdf

MINUTES OF LOCAL GOVERNING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Academic Year 2021-2022

FINAL_LGC1_Minutes_05_10_21_v1.3_with_Agenda_.pdf

FINAL_LGC2_minutes_with_agenda_23_11_21_v1.3.pdf

LGC3_Final_Minutes_25_01_22_v1.2.pdf

LGC4_FINAL_minutes_15_03_22_v1.2.pdf

Academic Year 2020-2021

000_LGB1_Final_Minutes_15_09_20_v1.4.1.pdf

000_LGB2_Final_Minutes_17_11_20_v1.2_SIGNED.pdf

000_LGB3_Final_Minutes_09_02_21_v1.4.pdf

000_LGB4_Final_Minutes_27_04_21_v1.3.pdf

000_LGB5_Final_Minutes_25_05_21_v1.2.pdf

000_LGB6_Final_Minutes_20_07_21_v1.2_.pdf

LGB_Attendance_2020_2021.pdf

Academic Year 2019-2020

Final_LGB1_Minutes_10_09_19_v1.4.pdf

FINAL_LGB2_Minutes_12_11_19_v1.3.pdf

FINAL_LGB3_Minutes_28_01_20_v1.5.1.pdf

FINAL_LGB4_Minutes_12_05_20_v1.2_.pdf

LGB5_Minutes_14_07_20_v2.1_FINAL.pdf

01_Govs_LGB_Attendance_2019_2020.pdf

Ethos_Attendance_2019_2020.pdf

FandR_Attendance_2019_2020.pdf

PPP_Attendance_2019_2020.pdf

SALT_W_Attendance_2019_2020_2.pdf

Academic Year 2018-2019

Full_LGB_Attendance_2018_2019_.pdf

SALT_W_Attendance_2018_2019.pdf

PPP_Attendance_2018_2019.pdf

FandR_Attendance_2018_2019.pdf

Ethos_Attendance_2018_2019.pdf

FINALISED_LGB5_Minutes_09_07_19_v1.3.pdf

FINAL_LGB4_Minutes_14_05_19_v1.4.pdf

LGB3_FINAL_Minutes_29_01_19_v1.1.pdf

Minutes of Meeting - 13 November 2018

Minutes of Meeting 11th September 2018

There is a Governance Handbook which is a reference point for all Governors. Click here to access this document through the DfE website.

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