LATEST NEWS: Our schools are now closed for the summer break and will re-open in September, however the Trust will still be working throughout this period. Stay safe and enjoy the break!
Neil DayTrust Member A director of a local manufacturing business, with 30 years’ experience in the food and drink industry. With a background of engineering, surveying and project management.
Edward GregoryTrust Member Ed has worked in education for 28 years, joining the Diocese of Bath & Wells in January 2019 as Director of Education.
Brian KirkupTrust Member / Chair of the Trust Board Former secondary Headteacher. Previously Headteacher at Churchill Community School and Sixth from 1991 to 2001 (Ofsted 1997 Good).
Jeff SavageTrust Member Jeff has run his own retail business for the last 30 years and, until recently, served 20 years as a local councillor on both Cheddar Parish Council and Sedgemoor District Council. He spent a number of years as a Governor at Hugh Sexey Middle School.
Mandy MilsomTrustee (SSI) Mandy Milsom joined the Trust in June 2020 with 33 years’ experience as a headteacher and educationalist and a particular specialist in primary education.
Rev John AngleTrustee (SSI) Retired rector and former Secondary Deputy Headteacher.
James ColquhounTrustee (SSI) Varied public sector experience through a background in leadership and governance of comprehensive schools.
Marie GetheridgeTrustee (SSI) Significant experience of the education sector both as a senior leader but also as the Education Director for a highly successful academy chain.
Paul JacobsTrustee (SSI, Chair) Experience as the Service Director of Education and Skills with Bristol City Council
Gareth SmithTrustee (FHR, Chair) 20 year career working with a Ftse250 Logistics Company within their Business Development function.
Kevin WalkeTrustee (FHR) Worked for PwC as Head of Business Management (retired in 2012).
Gareth WoodcockTrustee (FHR) Chartered Building Surveyor working predominantly in the insurance industry dealing with large and complex losses.
Melanie CaseyTrustee (FHR) Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2006, Melanie has held a range of senior finance roles across multiple industries. Her experience is in growing businesses, enabling transformation. She is a Governor of a primary school in Bristol.
Tricia ParfittTrustee (SSI) A qualified and experienced practitioner for early years, Tricia brings significant knowledge of the younger education sector to the Trust Board. Tricia has also managed an outstanding nursery in the local Cheddar Valley area.
Gillian BriggsCo-opted member of SSI Former Primary Headteacher, including Axbridge First School from 1998 to 2010 (Ofsted 2004 Outstanding). Former primary adviser and Ofsted inspector. Professional tutor working with trainee teachers.
Paul JenkinsTrustee (FHR) A Technical Communications professional with 35 years’. Paul retired in 2018. A member of a local Rotary club and has chaired a number of fundraising and other committees including the club’s Youth Committee.
Also on the Trust Board:
Gavin Ball (Accounting Officer) – SSI/RSA
Brian Kirkup (Chair of the Trust Board) – FHR/RSA (Chair)