The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Jane Harrison. She can be contacted through the school office.
Mr Christopher Blackburn is our Chair of Governors and can also be contacted through the school office.

Minutes of Governors' meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.

Our Local Governing Committee comprises the following governors:

Name Category ROPPI* Term of Office Current Term

Adam Beauford

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

Anna Phelps

Foundation 16/10/18 – 15/10/22 2nd

Jen Rowe


Current employment: Criteria Internet Services Ltd

Current Directorships - list available upon request

Historic link to Schoolzine

25/10/18 – 24/10/22 1st

Ken Nichols

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

Victoria Barlow

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

Stacy Barron-Fitzsimons

Foundation 07/11/19 – 06/11/23 1st

Olly Baldwyn

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

Claire West

Staff elected Member of Holy Trinity staff 13/11/20 – 12/11/24 2nd
9 Lorna Harrison Foundation

Staff (other school)

Relationship to Member of Holy Trinity staff

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

Melodie Andrews

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

Christopher Blackburn

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

Sam Hann

Foundation 15/03/21 – 14/03/25 2nd

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.

*ROPPI – Register of personal and pecuniary interests;
**Ex-officio – A governor appointed by virtue of their position


Our Governors

Christopher Blackburn
Christopher Blackburn
Sam Hann
Sam Hann
Vice Chair
Anna Phelps
Anna Phelps
Safeguarding Lead Governor
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Jennifer Rowe
Ken Nichols
Ken Nichols
Health and Safety Lead Governor
Melodie Andrews
Melodie Andrews
School Association Link Governor
Oliver Baldwyn
Stacy Barron-Fitzsimons
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Lead Governor
Victoria Barlow
Pupil Premium Lead Governor
Lorna Harrison
Early Years Foundation Stage
Lead Governor

Christopher Blackburn, 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, Vice 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.

Anna Phelps, Foundation Governor

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.

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.

Jennifer Rowe, BWMAT Appointed Governor 

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 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

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

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 Harrison

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.

Outline of Governor time commitment and responsibilities



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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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