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Trent Young's School is part of the Diocesan on Salisbury Academies Trust ("DSAT").  This means that the ultimate strategic direction and management of the school will be provided by DSAT. However DSAT has delegated many of its powers to a Local Governing Body  made up of parents, community and church members, as well as staff who will work with the Headteacher on the day to day management of the school. 



Please see below for details of our Local Governing Body; the Delegation of Powers to it; and the Governance of DSAT and useful information regarding the role of governors

Chair: Mr Owain Hughes ( Foundation) As Chair of Governors I sit on all Committees.  My background is aviation and engineering. I studied engineering at university and since then have worked as a commercial airline pilot, instructor and Civil Aviation Examiner for British Airways. My wife and I have lived in Nether Compton for 8 years, we have 3 children, all of whom attend the school. Over the years my interests have included rowing, the great outdoors and the challenge of home renovation.


Reverend Vivian Enever ( Ex-officio) I am an Ex-officio Governor who became a member of the school governing body when I was appointed Rector of Queen Thorne benefice in 2013. Trent Young's Endowed is the fourth primary school for which I have worked in 23 years as a parish priest. I am a primary school teacher by background and am currently the Rural Dean of Sherborne. I am interested in the spirituality of all people, particularly all children, and have recently introduced teaching a celebrating Holy Communion to Years 5 and 6.  The churches in the benefice support the school in many ways - collective worship, governance, after school Ark Club and trustees of a school related charity.


Mrs Sherril Atkins (Headteacher)



Mrs Chantelle Matts ( Foundation) I am a Foundation Governor and responsible for safeguarding at Trent. I am a former teacher and houseparent and taught KS2 and headed the Dance departments at Millfield Preparatory School and Sherborne Preparatory School. I left teaching 10 years ago to open Kaleidescope Nursery and Pre-School in Sherborne. My husband and I Iive in Sherborne with our two children who both attend Trent. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, walking, cycling, skiing and F1.


Mr Adam Martin (Foundation) I am a Foundation Governor responsible for the school building and grounds. I studied horticulture, landscape and amenity management. I have been working at Sherborne Turf for the last 15 years developing Queen Thorne landscapes. I love developing wild flower meadows and developing lawns and working with local materials.  I live in Rimpton with my wife Sarah and two children. Outside work and family, I love shooting and country pursuits.


Mrs Caroline Dallimore (Parent Governor) I serve as an elected Parent Governor. My profession has been secondary education, with a specialism in Chemistry, since graduating in 2001. I am the proud mother of three boys, the youngest of whom will join his brothers at Trent Young’s in 2018. Our family has lived in Trent for 10 years. My personal interests are swimming, cycling and running.


Mrs Lizzie Watson (Parent Governor) I am a parent governor. As a forces family we moved to Somerset two years ago from Cornwall. I studied Broadcasting at university (graduating in 2004) and set up a business in children's party entertaining before having my eldest child. I spent many years hosting foreign students to improve their English before working in PR and Marketing. I am an illustrator and writer, and currently work as sub-editor for 'Beyond Bespoke' a publication platforming the best of British luxury living and lifestyle. I live in Yeovil with my husband Brad and our three children; the eldest two attend Trent School and our youngest, we hope, will follow them in 2019. 

My hobbies include sewing, singing, homeopathy, reiki, reading and nutrition. 


Mrs Katherine Green (Staff Governor)


1st September  2017



Scheme of Delegation 2016 to Local Governing Board