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Danesfield Church of England School Living and Learning Together

Governance: Academic Improvement Board and Parent Community Group

Danesfield School is part of the Beacon Education Trust.

In September 2022 we formed Academic Improvement Boards (AIB) and the Parent Community Groups (PCG) replacing the Local Governing Body.


If you would like to get in touch with the Trustees please contact the Clerk - Helen Hatfield via the school office


Click on the Beacon Education Trustee link to read the Funding Agreement, Scheme of Delegation and Articles of Association 

Meeting minutes are in the public domain. You can request to see them in the school office.

Alternatively email the Clerk, Mrs Helen Hatfield at


Academic Improvement Board


Richard Smith - Interim Headteacher

Trudy Danby - Interim CEO

Fiona Miller - Trustee

Alison Appleyard - Trustee

Members of the SLT 

Clerk: Jo Reynolds


Please contact Jo Reynolds via Minehead Middle School office: 01643 704191



Please contact the Clerk - Helen Hatfield if you are interested in becoming a member of the Parent Community Group or wish to learn more about the role.  


Rev Mark Philips          Clergy ex-officio                    

Richard Smith              Interim Headteacher  

Scott Burnett                Community Link        28/06/23

Dan Howe                    Staff link                    21/01/23

Kellie Willis                   Staff link                    21/01/23

Liz Buckley-Smith         Elected Parent          05/02/24

Helen Hatfield               Clerk



**Charlotte Thomas          Elected parent - resigned 23/07/23

**Kirsty Cornish               Elected Parent - resigned 19/12/23       

**Nicola Cottrell               Elected Parent  - resigned 19/12/23       







Rev Mark Phillips 

My name is Reverend Mark I am the vicar for the Benefice of Watchet and Williton.

I have been a vicar for the last 10 years, before that I worked for over 20 years in the care and education sector. My last role before I became a vicar was supporting children who were struggling for many different reasons to remain in mainstream education. I have also worked with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities.

My wife and I are really enjoying living here.  We have found that the people are open and friendly. We have a dog called Hector and are busily exploring all the beautiful places in West Somerset.

Attendance PCG meetings 2023 - 2024


David McGrathY 
Scott BurnettY 
Rev Mark PhilipsY 
Dan HoweY 
Kellie Willis Y 
Liz Buckley-SmithY 


Attendance at the Parent Community Group Meetings 2022-23


Kirsty CornishYYY
Nikki CottrellYYY
Charlotte ThomasYYX
Mark PhillipsXYY
David McGrathYYY
Hayley Lake XYX
Scott Burnett//Y
Dan Howe/YY
Kellie Willis/YY