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
Ex-Officio Rev Gaenor Hockey
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
Clerk Jane Harrison

*Diocese of Bath and Wells
**Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust

School Governors Charts

The full Holy Trinity Church School Governors Chart can be downloaded here. 

Governors Detailed List 18-19

Christopher Blackburn
Christopher Blackburn
Anna Phelps
Mrs Anna Phelps
Melodie Andrews
Melodie Andrews
Tori Birch
Tori Birch
Sam Hann
Sam Hann
Gaenor Hockey
Gaenor Hockey
Ken Nichols
Ken Nichols
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Jennifer Rowe

REV Gaenor Hockey

The Reverend Gaenor Hockey has been an ex-officio governor since she moved to the area in 2013 as new Incumbent (Vicar) of the Benefice of Holy Trinity Yeovil with Barwick.

She trained and worked as a staff nurse in Oxford, before studying theology as an undergraduate. She then worked in London before starting her 3-year ordination training in the Church of England, which included post-graduate study in theology. She has been ordained over 20 years, serving diverse churches and communities in Plymouth, Devonport, South Bucks. and here in Yeovil.

She is married with 2 secondary-aged children, both of whom have attended the School.

She has always enjoyed working with both state and church schools as well as be involved with developing other aspects of local community life. If there is any spare time she likes to spend it with her family, exploring coastal areas and listening to jazz. 

Anna Phelps, Co-CHAIR, Foundation Governor

Anna has been a parent governor since September 2013. She graduated 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, who both attend Holy Trinity, 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 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 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, helps with the Youth Work and is actively involved in one of its Fellowship Groups.

Tori Birch, Parent Governor

Tori has been a parent governor since 2015. Tori 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, Tori 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, Tori works in the communications team at Yeovil Hospital as communications officer leading on campaigns and information. Tori is a member of St John’s Church and has three children who attend Holy Trinity.

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.


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 and Patient Safety Manager at Yeovil District Hospital.  She has two children currently attending Holy Trinity School.


Minutes of Meeting - 13 November 2018

Ethos Attendance 2017 2018

Minutes of Meeting 11th September 2018

FandR Attendance 2017 2018

PPP Attendance 2017 2018

SALT Attendance 2017-2018

Governor Attendance Record 2017-2018

Minutes of meeting 17 April 2018

Minutes of Meeting 30 January 2018

Minutes of Meeting 31 October 2017


Minutes of Meeting-17 July 2017

Minutes of Meeting 25 April 2017

Scheme of Delegation

Minutes of Meeting 31 January 2017

Minutes of Meeting 5 July 2016

Minutes of Meeting 22 march 2016

Minutes of Meeting 27 September 2016

Minutes of Meeting 1 December 2015

Minutes of Meeting 29 September 2015

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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