Chair of Governors
As well as being Chair of Governors at Trinity and Dundry, Claire is Chair of Governors at Critchill Special School in Frome. She was appointed as a National Leader of Governance for her work at Critchill. Claire works for the Diocese of Bath & Wells in the Education Department and is a District Councillor in Frome. As well as having the Chair responsibilities, Claire also monitors the SEN provision within Trinity and Dundry schools.
Jim is a chartered surveyor who has been a governor of various church schools for the last 30 years. He is married with three grown up children and 6 grand children. Through his work and in his role as governor Jim has particular expertise in looking after school buildings as well as dealing with finance and admissions. His particular passion is football and in particular Bristol City where he has been a season ticket holder for over 20 years.
Health and Safety
Bob has worked in education for over 40 years, in the capacity of headteacher and school inspector. He has been a self-employed consultant, in education, since 1997. He has worked for Devon, Cornwall and Bristol local authorities. He is a trustee of the Norton Partnership and a vice chair of governors at another primary school.
Bob lives in the Chew Valley, is married and has 2 grown up daughters and 2 grandchildren.
Charlotte Walkley is now in her second year of teaching at Dundry Primary School. She studied Education Studies at Bath Spa University and then went on to complete her PGCE with a specialism in Early Years. Charlie is also the R.E and Collective Worship leader at the school. Her role as a staff governor is to act as a link between the staff within the school and the governing body.
Charlie lives in Warmley and is getting married next year.
Re and Collective Worship
Governor - Deputy CEO MSNP - Deputy Head Norton Hill Secondary School
Dr Mark Thompson has been a teacher for over 30 years. He is a serving Deputy CEO of a Multi Academy Trust and has extensive experience of senior leadership in a variety of schools including new town, inner city and rural schools. He is also an OFSTED inspector.
He lives in Bath and has two children, both girls. His interests include languages, sport, reading and music.
Governor - Headteacher Chew Valley School
Gareth has worked in schools having been a Head of Sixth Form, Deputy Headteacher, Head of School and now a Headteacher. Gareth has a Masters Degree in Educational Management and Administration from the Institute of Education at the University of London which focused on School Improvement. He is a geography teacher by origin and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Gareth is married with a daughter.
Mel Clark has served as a Governor and Chair of Governors on several schools / Academies in Bristol and has recently rejoined Dundry Primary School where he was a Governor and a member of the IEB. Mel lives local in Bristol and his background is Commercial Aircraft Engineering, Management at UK Airports and Management in the Oil industry for the Oil Majors. Mel currently manages the UK's oil pipelines and storage network.
Mel is married with two Daughters and three Grandchildren. Two of Mel's Grandchildren are currently students at Dundry Primary School.
Parents and the Community
Anna is a parent governor recently elected to role.
Clerk to Governors