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.
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 – Janice Sledge
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.
Headteacher – Mrs Amanda Seager
Teacher Governor – Mrs Angeles Solway
It is with great pleasure that I have joined the governing body at our lovely school this year! I have been teaching for a long time and joined Trinity First School in 2016. I have been a governor previously and am very excited about being one again, here, in the school that I love. I have 4 wonderful sons who are now in their 20s and making their way in the world. School life keeps me busy but I also do some voluntary work at the Clifton Children’s Society during school holidays. I look forward to and enjoy beautiful weekends at the coast in our old but trusty campervan!
Local Authority Governor – Mr Dave Merritt
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.
Vice Chair – Mr James Markham
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.
Parent Governor – Alice Sykes
I have been a parent at Trinity since 2015 and currently have a son in Year 3 and another in Year 1. They love being at Trinity and I’m excited about being able to support the school as a parent governor. Before looking after my children full time, I worked in the production department of a large publishing house – project managing the life of a book, from manuscript to printed copies. In my spare time, I enjoy walking our dog around Frome and wild swimming.
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.