Meet Our School Governors
Below you will find some information about our school governors. For further details, including terms of office for each governor, please refer to the Governor Information document at the bottom of the page.
Mr Simon Watkins – Chair of Governors – LA Governor
I am delighted to be Chair of Governors at Trinity First School. I have always worked in education and in a number of roles including as a teacher, a teacher trainer overseas and in my current role as an adviser to schools in Wiltshire. My twin boys attend Trinity and I enjoy the opportunity of working with our local school.
Mrs Amanda Seager – Headteacher
I joined Trinity School in September 2015. I have been a member of the governing body of each of my three former schools, a a teacher, deputy headteacher and headteacher so I can bring a wealth of experience of governance issues. This is my second headship role in a Somerset school, having spent the previous three years as Headteacher at Ditcheat Primary School.
Mrs Lizz Godsave – Teacher Governor
I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher and completed my teacher training in Liverpool. My teaching career began at a primary school in Wiltshire where I taught Year One children for three years. I have been teaching at Trinity for a number of years now and have been lucky to have the opportunity to lead physical education, art and design and technology. I became a Teacher Governor in September 2013. I am really enjoying the experience as it is giving me a wider insight into the running of the school.
Revd Graham Owen – Ex officio Trinity Church DBE Rep
Graham took up the post of Vicar at Holy Trinity Church, Frome in the summer of 2009. Married to Lesley, and with one daughter, Katie, who is training as a teacher, Graham very much enjoys his connection with Trinity School. His other interests include: offshore sailing (he is part owner of a sea-going yacht), photography, reading good writing in any genre, writing poetry, watching football, travel whenever the opportunity presents, membership of Rotary, and he is also chaplain to the Frome Branch of the Royal Naval Association.
Mr Alan Somerville – Foundation Governor
I was born and brought up in Newcastle on Tyne and moved to Frome in 1986 to take up a position here.
I decided to change career and studied for teaching qualifications – I was offered a position at Frome College lecturing in IT and related subjects and early 2001 ran an IT training centre for the college for a couple of years – although I retired from teaching in 2006 I continued working for the exam boards as a visiting moderator for coursework and exams. I would like to bring as much of my experience in helping Trinity as I can.
Mr Marc Higgins – Vice Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor
I have been a parent Governor since early 2012 and took on the role of Chair of the Finance and Business Committee in September 2013. I have two girls, one at Trinity in year 4 in Pine Class and one at Oakfield School. I have worked in Local Government since 2001 in a number of managerial roles within the leisure team, most recently managing contracts and clienting building projects. My experience of working in the Public Sector and the way its finances work have been particularly useful in my role as a Governor.
Mrs Elaine Richardson – Associate Governor
I am associate governor, deputy head and teacher of Gorse class. I have been a governor for some years now and greatly enjoy working with such an enthusiastic and committed group of people. I have responsibility for Safe-guarding across the school, amongst other things, and work closely with the designated governors in this area.
Ms Anna Francis – Parent Governor
I am passionate about education and work for Frome Town Council as Resilience Manager. My skills include fundraising, communications, project management and sustainability expertise.
I recently raised £600,000 from the local community to save Whatcombe fields and to put solar panels on local roofs. I have done projects around energy, waste and active travel in many local schools and is also director of two local social enterprises. I have a daughter who goes to Trinity First School and a baby whol will hopefully go there when he’s old enough.
Mr Jamie Jones – Parent Governor
I moved back to Frome with my wife Wendy and two children Bella and Scarlett in 2013, after serving 22 years in the British Army. Trinity was our first choice for both our daughters. Soon after our arrival I volunteered to become the TSA treasurer and have managed the TSA accounts for the last 4 years. The opportunity to get involved with the school as a member of the TSA and as a governor is one I relish. I am looking forward to the challenge.
Mrs Jo Lewis – Parent Governor
Mrs Jane Rose – Clerk to the Governors
I’ve worked in the office and as Clerk to Governors at Trinity School since the beginning of 2006. It is a very interesting and varied role. Both my children came to Trinity and have moved on with my daughter now at Bath College and my son in year 10 at Frome College. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the theatre and the beach, am a member of the FMTC and helping to renovate our house.