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|
*Diocese of Bath and Wells
**Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust
School Governors Charts
Here is a link to the BWMAT governors web page: www.BWMAT.org
The full Holy Trinity Church School Governors Chart can be downloaded here.
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 HANN, 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 and Patient Safety Manager at Yeovil District Hospital. She has two children currently attending Holy Trinity School.
Minutes of Governors Meetings
There is a Governance Handbook which is a reference point for all Governors. Click here to access this document through the DfE website.