The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Jane Harrison. She can be contacted through the school office. Mr Kevin Jutson is our Chair of Governors and Mrs Anna Phelps is the Vice Chair.

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

Our Governing Body is made up of the following positions:

Category Governor
Ex-Officio Mr Adam Beauford -  Head Teacher
Ex-Officio Rev Gaenor Hockey
LA Kevin Jutson
Foundation Rebecca Hocken
Foundation Ken Nichols
Foundation Caryl Plewes
Foundation Debbie Sims
Foundation Sam Thurston
Foundation Melodie Andrews
Foundation Vacancy
Parent Anna Phelps
Parent Tori Birch
Staff Claire West
Co-opted Jo Veryard
Co-opted Vacancy
Clerk Jane Harrison

School Governors Charts

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

Governors Attendance Sept - October 2016

Governors Chart Part 1 - Sept -October 2016


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.

Caryl plewes, Foundation Governor

Caryl has been a foundation governor since she was nominated by Holy Trinity Church PCC in 2008. She has been Chair of Governors since 2013. Caryl started her career in Paleontology, completing her PhD in 1996. She then began work as a project manager in the NHS where she held a number of roles including Review Manger for the Commission for Health Improvement (which became the Care Quality Commission) where she completed clinical governance reviews of five health trusts. Since having two daughters she has worked for a community co-operative, her church (as the parish administrator) and is currently a Family Link Worker for Yeovil4Family who support struggling families in South Somerset. She is the nominated governor for Re and collective Worship. being a member of St James church is a large part of her life where she is also a member of the music group.


Kevin has been the LA Governor since the start of the present academic year, having held the position of Parent Governor for over two years prior. Kevin has been Vice Chair of Governors since 2015. He acts as Clerk of the Finance & Resources sub-committee and is the nominated Governor for Health & Safety and for Science. Kevin was educated in Yeovil, including attending Holy Trinity when it first opened. After obtaining a degree in Economics at the University of Exeter, Kevin qualified as a charted accountant in 2001, becoming a partner at local accountants and business advisers Albert Goodman, in 2014. Kevin has two children, with his son presently in Year 5 at the school and his daughter in her first year at Westfield Academy also after attending Holy Trinity Kevin's main interest is in sport, splitting his time between Yeovil Town FC and managing East Coker's Under 10's football team.

Anna Phelps, VICE CHAIR

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.

Samantha Thurston, Foundation Governor

Sam has been a Foundation Governor since March 2017.  Sam 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, Sam 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.  Sam has one child currently attending Holy Trinity School and her youngest is due to start in September 2017.

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.

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, with one in year 3 and two in Reception.

Minutes of Governors Meetings

Minutes of Meeting January 31st 2017

Minutes of Meeting July 5th 2016

Minutes of Meeting March 22nd 2016

Minutes of Meeting September 27th 2016

Minutes of Meeting 1st December 2015

Minutes of Meeting September 29th 2015


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