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.
Daniel England - Chair
I am the current Chair of Governors and have been involved with Trent school for many years. I first visited as a peripatetic guitar teacher in 2003, and then began leading collective worship. I later went on to found ‘Vine Youth Ministry’, a registered charity, which now delivers Christian collective worship to around 23 schools across Somerset and Dorset, as well as providing online resources. My background is in Aeronautical Engineering, however I’ve been a Youth Pastor and professional Musician for the last 17 years.
I have previously chaired the governing body (2006 - 2013) and have always been immensely proud of the ethos of the school. This is central to ensuring that each child is able to reach their full potential, and therefore this continues to be my main focus. Both of my children attended Trent School which provided them with a nurturing and welcoming environment in which they were able to flourish.
Lizzie Watson – Parent Governor
I am a parent governor and Vice-Chair of the governing board.
As a forces family we moved to Somerset five years ago from Cornwall. I am a certified birth and postnatal doula, hypnobirthing teacher and qualified life coach. My background is in media and digital editorial content, social media, and website creation for luxury brands within the film industry. I am the Enterprise Lead for the South West CWO, for women in business.
I am also the Sherborne Times illustrator. I live in Yeovil with my husband and our three children, two of whom still attend the school in KS1 and KS2. My interests include singing with the Military Wives Choirs, walking, baking, nutrition, gut health and epigenetics, gardening and reading.
My governor link responsibilities are within Media, English, Art and IT.
Caroline Dallimore – Parent Governor
My passion for Trent Young’s is rooted with my three sons in Y1, Y3 and Y5. As a resident of Trent, I am determined to ensure the best quality of education for the Queen Thorne and beyond. My profession is secondary education, having taught and led post-11 at The Gryphon, Shaftesbury School and Yeovil College. My governor role has been as a Parent Governor since 2015 and as Chair from September 2018- September 2019. The Local Governing Board is rich with talented, supportive members who give their time and commitment to the school whenever possible.
My link responsibilities are Science, P.E and Maths.
Trent Young’s is an amazing school where children flourish in the family atmosphere and the learning is purposeful and personalised.
Karen Patterson – Foundation Governor
I am a Foundation Governor, a member of the newly-formed Ethos Committee and the link governor for RE and French. I have lived in Sandford Orcas for nearly 40 years and attend church services in the Queen Thorne Benefice. I am a mother of four grown-up children who attended the school in the late 80s and early 90s, when I also served on the Governing Body. I worked as a Modern Languages teacher in both preparatory and secondary schools until my retirement in 2013. My interests include reading, walking and sport.
Mrs Chantelle Matts – Foundation Governor
I am a Foundation Governor and responsible for Safeguarding at Trent School. I am a former KS2 teacher and houseparent and and headed the Dance departments at Millfield Preparatory School and Sherborne Preparatory School. I left teaching to move to Early Years and now manage Kaleidoscope Nursery and Pre-School and Harlequins Pre-School in Sherborne.
Both my children have attended Trent School, with my youngest currently in KS2.
Owain Hughes – Foundation Governor
I am a Foundation Governor (appointed by the Diocese) representing Nether Compton, and am a previous Chair of the Local Governing Body. I have been a governor at Trent Young’s for 5 years. My background is aviation and engineering. I studied Engineering at university and since then have worked as a commercial pilot, instructor and Civil Aviation Examiner for British Airways. My wife and I have lived in Nether Compton for 12 years, we have 3 children, all of whom attend, or have attended, the school. Over the years my interests have included rowing, the great outdoors and the challenge of home renovation. My governor responsibilities include school finance, resources, leadership team performance management, pupil premium children and co-operating with the subject leads. Please feel free to speak to me, or any other Governor, at any time - we really value your input.
Rev David Bond – Foundation Governor
I am a foundation governor with links to RE, unsurprisingly, and Design and Technology, surprisingly! I am the rector of the Queen Thorne Benefice and live in Trent, a stone’s throw from the school. I occasionally am invited into the school to help with specific RE teaching and I very much enjoy leading collective worship and being part of the ‘Collective Worship Crew.’
Before training for ordained ministry, I worked for twenty-eight years in the wine trade, latterly supplying hotels, restaurants and pubs with good quality wines. Interests include wine, cooking, photography and icon writing.
A copy of governors’ meeting minutes can be made available by request from the clerk via email@example.com Please note charges may apply, more information can be found in the DSAT Publication Scheme available via: https://www.dsat.org.uk/others/