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 which can be found in the Parents section, within the Other Useful Information list.

Mr Simon Watkins – Chair of Governors – Parent Governor

I am delighted to be a Parent Governor 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 am looking forward to 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

Born in the city of Liverpool and growing up on Merseyside and North Cheshire, Graham left school in 1973 to join the Royal Navy as a University Cadet Entrant.  He studied German and History at the universities of Birmingham and Vienna after which he went on to pursue his career in the RN which included appointments to a wide variety of ships and establishments taking him from Cape Horn to North Russia, Panama to Suez, Sidney to Portsmouth, and lots of sea in between. Graham left the RN in the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in 1992 and began training for ministry in the Church of England.  He was ordained in Wells Cathedral in 1994, served as Curate and Rector in Wiveliscombe and the Brendon Hills (1994 – 2009.  During 2005, Graham had a two month sabbatical when he served as Second Officer in a medical relief ship based in Fiji.  He 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 – PCC Rep

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 have continued working for the exam boards as a visiting moderator for coursework and exams. I will finish with this in July this year but it has been invaluable to see how schools approach things in different ways. I took qualifications to teach literacy (adult) but have not used them. I would like to bring as much of my experience in helping Trinity as I can as I still work in a few areas of IT and know what is needed (generally) for learning these days.


Mr Marc Higgins – Vice Chair of Governors – Parent 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 one girl at the school, in year 3 in Pine Class. My older daughter has just moved from Trinity to Oakfield.  I have worked in Local Government for 13 years and have been at Bath and North East Somerset Council since 2004 in a number of managerial roles within the leisure team.  My experience of the Public Sector and the way its finances work in particular have been useful in my role as a Governor.  I am Governor responsible for PE.


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.


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.

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