Governance

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Brian Kirkup

Trust Member / Chair of the Trust Board Former secondary Headteacher. Previously Headteacher at Churchill Community School and Sixth from 1991 to 2001 (Ofsted 1997 Good).
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Gavin Ball

Trustee (SSI/RSI) and Accounting Officer Gavin Ball works as the Chief Executive of the Trust, as well as sitting as a Trustee on the board. He attends the SSI and RSI committees and also holds the position of Trust accounting officer.
Trustee (SSI/RSI) and Accounting Officer

Marie Getheridge

Trustee (SSI), Vice Chair of the Board Significant experience of the education sector both as a senior leader but also as the Education Director for a highly successful academy chain.
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Paul Jenkins

Trustee (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.
Trustee (FHR)

Tricia Parfitt

Trustee (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.
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Melanie Casey

Trustee (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.
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Neil Day

Trust 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.
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Edward Gregory

Trust Member Ed has worked in education for 28 years, joining the Diocese of Bath & Wells in January 2019 as Director of Education.
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Jeff Savage

Trust 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.
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James Colquhoun

Trustee (SSI) Varied public sector experience through a background in leadership and governance of comprehensive schools.
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Paul Jacobs

Trustee (SSI, Chair) Experience as the Service Director of Education and Skills with Bristol City Council
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Gillian Briggs

Co-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.
Co-opted member of SSI

Also on the Trust Board:

Gavin Ball (Accounting Officer) – SSI/RSA

Brian Kirkup (Chair of the Trust Board) – FHR/RSA (Chair)

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