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Rev Brian J Hunt – Chair of Governors

Brian is a Methodist Foundation Governor. Prior to becoming chair he was vice chair and also chair of the curriculum committee. Now a retired Methodist Minister he spent many years of his early working life in education as a manager within the LEA and a FE lecturer. He has always been passionate about providing opportunities for young people to develop their life skills, he has been a Youth club leader, member of SACRE, governor at various schools and a founder of youth brass bands. Supports charities within Portishead, enjoys spending time with his family and is still a keen cyclist.


Mr Rob Eastwood Dewing - Foundation Governor for Anglican

 Rob has been Team Rector of Portishead since April 2016, which means he has oversight of St Peter's and St Nicholas' Churches. Trinity is the third school that he has been a governor for and previously was a secondary school history teacher. You will see Rob around in Trinity leading Collective Worship. The church also connects with the school through Oasis, Trinity Toddlers and Lads, Lasses and Dads. Rob is a Link Governor for Collective Worship and for Upper Key Stage 2.


Mr Paul Knight - Foundation Governor for Methodist

Paul's family moved to Portishead from Bristol seven years ago and he has two children at Trinity, who have been there from nursery onwards. Paul is a Methodist Foundation governor and joined the governing body at the end of the summer term in 2015, six months before Trinity became an academy. Paul is a member of the Church on the High Street and can be found there on several Sundays. He is kept busy through work, after school clubs, family responsibilities, the Church Property and Finance Committee and school governors’ activity throughout the year.


Mr Steve Pratt - Foundation Governor for Methodist

Steve joined Trinity board of governors in 2012 and is currently chair of the Staffing and Resourcing committee and is also the link governor for training opportunities for governors. He is an active member of the Health and Safety group, attending meetings and inspections throughout the year as well as being involved in the annual external Health and Safety inspection for the school. He has recently retired after 40 years in banking and internal auditing across building societies and more recently the charity sector.


Mr Alan Reddrop – Foundation Governor for Methodist

Alan was first appointed as a Methodist Foundation Governor in March 2011, and re-appointed for a further term in 2015. He is a member of the Methodist Church at Redcliffe Bay. Alan has served on the Staffing, Curriculum and Standards Committee and currently is a member of the Ethos and Learning Committee. Since 2015 he has fulfilled the role of Safeguarding Governor and is presently the nominated link governor for the Year 1 classes.


Mrs Colline Smith - Foundation Governor for Methodist

Colline was appointed as a Methodist Foundation Governor in September 2014 and is a member of the Ethos and Learning Committee. Before retiring in 2012, she was a primary school teacher and then a Deputy Headteacher. Colline has a wealth of experience in education which provides her with a good understanding of the many demands placed upon staff, pupils and parents and she evidences her passion for helping children to achieve all they are capable of and the importance of enjoyment whilst learning. Colline is a regular member of Portishead Methodist Church where she is a Steward and sings in the church choir.


Mrs Nicole Morant - Parent Governor

Nicole joined the Trinity Governing body as a parent governor at the end of 2016. She sits on the Staffing and Resources committee and is also the link governor for Early Years. Nicole works in Banking as a Product Manager and also has two young boys, with the eldest currently in Trinity. Nicole is committed to raising standards to ensure confident and happy children and is enjoying developing her knowledge and understanding of the school and education system.


Mrs Gemma Palmer - Staff Governor

Gemma joined as a staff Governor in Autumn 2017 and brings a wealth of experience with almost 12 years experience in education. Gemma started her career at a nursery following the EYFS, developing her knowledge of early stages of child development. She then worked for nearly 7 years at Portishead primary school as a full time Teaching Assistant (TA) as well as a key member of the Governing Board where she loved making a difference by improving standards for pupils education. Gemma is now a part time TA at Trinity, a proud mother of two, and feels passionately about supporting children at Trinity to maximise their academic achievements. 


Mrs Avril Steel - Clerk to Governors

Avril started her career as School Administrator and Clerk in 1999 at another primary school in North Somerset.  In 2006 she was invited to be Clerk to the Trinity Governors before the school was built and has remained Clerk ever since.  In January 2008 Avril started work as School Administrator for Trinity and along side Karen Sancto - headteacher set up procedures and staffing structures for the Trinity.  Avril has seen the school grow from just under 100 children starting in September 2008 to nearly 500 children attending the school and nursery.  Over the years Avril has gained a wealth of experience in supporting the Chair of Governors and governing body.


Mrs Angela Venn - Foundation Governor for Anglican

Angela joined the Trinity Governing body in 2010 as an Anglican Foundation Governor and was re-elected in 2014.  She is on the Staffing and Resources Committee as well as belonging to the Health and Safety Group, where she attends all inspections and meetings throughout the year.  Angela is a member of the C of E church in Portishead and regularly rings the church bells.  At the moment, she is currently deputy tower captain and the treasurer of the bell ringers and enjoys spending time with her family.  Having also been a Cub Scout leader for 20 years, Angela has a wealth of experience working with young children which she continues to evidence through her support to the children at Trinity school.  


Mrs Hannah Jones - Foundation Governor for Anglican