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.
Chair of Governors – Revd Graham Owen (Foundation Governor)
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.
Vice Chair of Governors – Mrs Jo Lewis (Parent Governor)
I have been a parent governor at Trinity since January 2017.
My son is in year 2 in Maple class and my daughter moved up to year 5 at Oakfield in September. I work for the government’s advisor on the natural environment, Natural England as a team leader, managing the team that look after special sites and nature reserves in the Avon and Mendips area. Previously I worked with schools helping them to improve their outdoor learning opportunities and managing grant applications on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund. This experience has proved useful as I was able to support the school with the recently successful Awards for All bid.
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.
Teacher Governor – Mrs Lizz Godsave
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.
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.
Janice Sledge – Parent Governor
I became a parent governor in November 2020 because I was keen to put something back into the school community. I have two children at the school in years 2 and 4 and a third who will join in September 2022. In my previous life before caring for my children full time, I worked in local government. I assisted the Chief Executive, senior managers and councilors to understand the performance of the services they provided to the local community and where improvements needed to be made.
Oliver Johnston (Co-Opted Governor)
I was delighted to be asked to join the governors at Trinity who have served the first two of my three children both of who have really loved being at Trinity. I have been a teacher for 10 years and a since a career change now work as an accountant. In my spare time I am a keen sportsman and enjoy the challenge of triathlon. I am looking forward to the role of governor and supporting my local school.
James Markham (Foundation Governor)
I am James, I work part time at Holy Trinity Church leading the Children’s & Families work, a role which is varied and exciting. I am also a wedding, events & landscape photographer, another role which I love. I’ve been in Frome for a couple of years now and live with my wife Rachael. Outside of work, I share a season ticket with my step dad at Manchester United, and I also love travelling, listening to music and gardening. I am looking forward to being a Governor here at Trinity as the school continues to serve the local community.
Dave Merritt (Local Authority Governor)
I was delighted to be asked to join the board of governors in late 2020. I am a further education art & design lecturer by vocation, as well as a photographer & graphic designer. I have extensive training and experience with health and safety, practical art skills as well as regular and up to date safeguarding knowledge. Having lived in Frome my whole life, community is at the heart of everything I do and I volunteer as part of the two wonderful theatres we have in the town as well as being an original and ongoing member of Frome FM. I am extremely proud to be part of the governing board at Trinity First School.
Clerk to the Governors – Mrs Jane Rose
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.