Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership and Local Governing Body

Since 1st June 2016 the Dundry Church of England Primary School has become part of the Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership (MNSP) who run both the Trinity Church Primary and Dundry C of E Primary schools.

The Trustees have a wide range of responsibilities including:

  • School curriculum
  • Strategic Vision
  • Performance & Data
  • Appointment of staff
  • Health and Safety
  • Policies
  • Upkeep and development of school premises
  • Responsibility for monitoring of school budgets

Some of these responsibilities are delegated to the Local Governing Body of each individual school within the Trust.

Both the Trust and the Local Governing Body, meet once per term and are made up of staff, parents and members of the community and the church.

The Trustees & Governors have day to day involvement with the school and have a clear vision of what the school is trying to achieve. They attend Governor days, as well as supporting the school during curriculum days, concerts and social events.  They have a clear knowledge of the school and lead the school strategically, supporting staff and children.

We are very fortunate to have a governing body which is made up of highly skilled people who have Dundry Primary at the heart of all they do. Our governors represent the Church and also Trinity Church School (our sister school) as well as holding educational backgrounds.
If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school office for more information.  

Mrs Michelle Parsons

Executive Headteacher

Mrs Jen Hird

Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor

As well as being the Chair of Governors for both Trinity & Dundry Primary schools, Jen has been a parent at Trinity since 2013 and currently has children in Y1, Y3 and Y5. Jen was a Director appointed Governor and is currently monitoring the English provision at Trinity. Having experience in communications, Jen brings the benefit of ensuring honesty, transparency and accountability between the different groups within the school community as well as the wider somerset community. With a passion to see both schools thrive, Jen is committed to ensuring each school does the very best for all the children who walk through its doors so that they leave ready for the challenges of Secondary School.

SEN monitoring

Mr Dave Wiltshire

Vice Chair of Governors

Dave is currently an Assistant Headteacher at Norton Hill School. In this role, he focuses upon the opportunities for the most vulnerable students and ensures that they have the support and provision necessary to achieve the very best in their learning and improving progress throughout their school career. Dave is also responsible for the yearly transition of over 300 students from their primary setting into Norton Hill. With links to over 30 primary schools within the region, he is in the privileged position to work alongside his primary and secondary colleagues to ensure that all settle in successfully and achieve their very best. As a science and chemistry teacher, Dave is passionate about ensuring all students have access to the very best education. As a Director appointed Governor, Dave is delighted to be part of the governing body at both Trinity & Dundry and looks forward to helping all the children at each school achieve their very best. Dave is monitoring our safeguarding provision and pupil premium children within the schools.

Pupil Premium

Mrs Janet Govey

Director Appointed Governor

Mrs Laura Taylor

Staff Governor

Mr Nick Cotaldo

Parent Governor

Nick joined the governing body in November 2017 as a director appointed governor. He currently works as a Senior Governance Manager specialising in Conduct Risk for a Financial Services Company. He ensures that the firm has an adequate control framework to meet its Conduct Risk obligations. This includes the design of operational processes that are in place to consider and manage Conduct Risk, together with the provision of appropriate staff training to embed a culture where the client is considered throughout the decision making process.
Nick very much believes that these key objectives are transferable to the role of a Governor and wants to put the children in the hearts and minds of every decision that we make. He will be working with Dundry to monitor Maths throughout the school.

Mr Richard Issac

Director Appointed Governor

Richard is a Director appointed Governor and currently has a child in Y3 at Trinity, one in Acorns and another who will start Acorns in 2019 and therefore has a vested interest in the school and the community for the next 10 years. He works in Banking and his work primarily focuses on ensuring compliance and adherence to Bank policies and procedures in the branch network. He is also responsible for independently investigating concerns raised through whistleblowing and other policies. Richard volunteered to become a Governor to help the school and all the students to reach their full potential.

Ms Donna Grantham

Community Governor

Donna feels passionate about primary education, and can bring energy and enthusiasm to help both schools achieve high standards.  As a former member of the PTA at Trinity, Donna has an excellent relationship with parents and always makes herself approachable to listen to their thoughts and views.  Having worked as a Senior Play Worker in the nursery at Trinity, Donna has gained experience working closely with the school towards making a difference within children’s education.  Donna has volunteered to monitor and work with our early years team.

Mrs Anna Barnett

Parent Governor

Anna is a parent governor recently elected to role.
As a mother of four Anna loves spending time with her children. She enjoys working with people and currently works for Wiltshire Mind as a Counsellor. Anna also works at a Children's Home in Portishead as a wellbeing / mental health support and volunteers at Network Counselling and Training. Anna enjoys travelling, reading books and a good movie.
Anna has a child at Dundry School in Y2 and is a parent governor where she has the responsibility of monitoring literacy.

Mr Jonathan Janson

Parent Governor

Jon is the most recent member of our team and volunteered as a parent governor.  Jon has two children at Trinity and has been working as a dentist in and around the local area for nearly 20 years.  As a voice for parents, Jon appreciates how difficult it is as a parent to juggle busy lives and managing children at school and sees this opportunity as a way to help the school back to achieving an outstanding level again.  Jon will be monitoring our Health and Safety procedures within the schools.

Mrs Kathy Ahmet

Clerk to Governors