Governor Information

Claire Styles ~ I’ve been a governor at the school since 2017 and both my children attend Trinity Road. I have trained in all aspects of governance since then, most recently completing Leading Governance course funded by the Department for Education. I also represent Maintained Primary governors on the Essex Schools Forum. I work locally, part-time, as the Communications & PR Manager for the East Anglia Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, which operates primarily in estate management across 200 sites in the region. It’s my privilege to be able to dedicate my time to improving outcomes for all children at Trinity Road, and I’m fortunate to be working with a great team of governors.   Elected as Chair 15.07.2021

Lisa Hibbert ~ I have been a governor at Trinity Road Primary since 2016. My son left the school fully prepared for secondary school in July 2017. I was a teacher and a Senior Leader in three Primary Schools for 20 years and currently work within a helpline team advising teachers and senior leaders in their use of assessment tracking software so am always keen to discuss the school’s data with them! As the named safeguarding governor I liaise with the Deputy Head and Pastoral Support Worker evaluating their procedures and monitoring how they are helping ensure your children are safe at school. Having been responsible for teaching Computing earlier in my career I have a particular interest in developing my knowledge of esafety – our children are accessing more information and contacting so many more people than ever before – we need to be prepared to support them enjoy this safely. Away from work, I enjoy cycling and love a board game! As a family we bought a tent a couple of years ago so try to get away a few times during the summer – hoping for kind weather!

Clare Reynolds ~ I have been a parent governor since September 2019 and I have a daughter who is Year 5.  I have been working for Essex County Council for 20 years, all centered around education. As a governor I am passionate about our school and want every child to have the best possible education and opportunities to succeed in life.

Julia Frascona – LA Governor – Appointed Dec 2020 – I retired recently after a career as a secondary school English Teacher and Head of Communications, including 26 years at The Boswells School. In 2019 I was elected as a City Councillor and I was appointed a Governor at Trinity Rd in December 2020. Having spent a lifetime in education I am passionate about its importance and potential to transform lives, while recognising that educational experiences can and should be diverse and innovatory; children learn both inside and outside the classroom and in many different ways. Although I worked in secondary education it was always clear to me that a good start educationally is key to children’s success and happiness throughout their lives so I am keen to support Trinity Rd in achieving the best possible progress and outcomes for all the children who attend. 

Tessa Hougham – Co-opted governor – Appointed Dec 2020. I have been a Co-opted governor at Trinity Road Primary since December 2020.  I am an eager supporter of learning and how I can contribute towards the school ensuring all pupils can be the best they possibly can, through opportunities both inside and outside the classroom and the wider curriculum.  From a professional point of view, I have a career background in Human Resources within the motor industry and banking, supporting strategic priorities and operational matters.  I have two sons who are now in higher education.

Keith Roddy – I am the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church (next to the school) and have had the privilege of being a co-opted Governor since 2012.  I am passionate about Trinity Road Primary School and long to see every child grow in confidence and achieve great things!  Outside of church and school I love watching films, most sports (especially football and cricket), reading and spending holidays in the middle of a field in a caravan!

Sharon Johnson – I joined the governing body in 2020 as a Parent Governor and both of my children attend the school. I fulfil Governor roles on the Pay Committee, and as Governor responsible for Finance and Data Protection. These roles mean that I can utilise my Finance background alongside my compliance knowledge. I am a fully participating member of Trinity Road School Community as I also chair the Friends of Trinity PTA. In my spare time I like to travel, bake, and spend time with family and friends.

Louise Thompson – I joined the governing body as a co-opted member in Autumn 2021 having recently paused my career as a secondary teacher. Over 16 years, I taught in History and Humanities faculties in two Essex schools. Currently, I volunteer as a breastfeeding counsellor for a global breastfeeding support charity, co-leading their Chelmsford branch. As an inquisitive person with a passion for education, I offer my experience and commitment to governance at Trinity Road Primary School.

James Forbes – information to follow