Eden Academy Trust

Bluebell Meadow

Education Standards Committee

Sarah Granger

Sarah is the Chair of the Governing Body and a Parent Governor who works in administration for Durham County Council. Sarah enjoys hiking, outdoor activities and adventures with her family. She makes jewellery and other types of arts and crafts.  She volunteers with the Cub Scouts and loves running activities for the children and taking part in lots of different adventures with them.  Sarah has been a governor since the end of 2018 and has a son in Y3 at Bluebell Meadow – her eldest son all attended but left for secondary school a few years ago. Sarah became a Governor to gain experience and new skills working with children (something she wants to pursue) as well as supporting the school getting back on track from its many changes over the last few years, to provide a positive education and environment for the children.


To contact Sarah, please email chairofgovernors@bluebellmeadowprimary.org.uk


Donna Walton

Donna is a Staff Governor having held various Governor roles over the past 10 years. Donna is a Teaching Assistant at Bluebell Meadow and works part time as a youth worker within the local community based at T.C.C.A and has been since she left school. Away from school she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Donna's sons attended Bluebell Meadow but has since left and started secondary school.  She has always been interested in the running and management of schools and has a keen interest in Pupil Premium and SEN. Donna has lived in Trimdon all her life and is passionate about supporting children locally to achieve and aspire to fulfil their potential both academically, socially and emotionally in a nurturing and encouraging environment. 


Dawn Taylor

Dawn is a Community Governor having started as a Parent Governor for Trimdon Grange Infants.  Dawn is a Primary Teacher who worked at Bluebell Meadow as a Y3 Teacher but is currently enjoying being a stay at home mum. She enjoys upcycling old furniture, cooking and spending time with her family.  Having spent her childhood living in Trimdon Grange and Trimdon Village, she moved away for University and lived in London, eventually moving back to Trimdon with her children. Dawn worked in some very diverse schools in London and as an experienced Primary Teacher wanted to share her knowledge and understanding to help make Bluebell Meadow the wonderful school our community and their children deserve.


Paula Atkinson

Paula is a Community Governor who has worked in finance for many years. She is now the Commercial Director of Skerne Valley Developments. Having lived in Trimdon all of her life she feels very passionate about Bluebell Meadow and cares deeply about primary education. Paula is also a committee member of Trimdon Village Hall and has the interests of all residents of the Trimdon area at heart. She became a Governor to ensure that the children attending Bluebell Meadow have the best education possible.


Amy Stewart

Amy is a Community Governor whose work and volunteering roles have been administrative, organisations and SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) focused roles.  She works alongside lead professionals from the local authority and health services to influence and improve services for children and young people with SEND needs in Co. Durham which she finds challenging but rewarding.  Amy has lived in Trimdon all her life and her children attend Bluebell Meadow.  She has also been the treasurer for the school’s PTA (Friends of Bluebell Meadow) for the past few years.   Amy will be using the skills she has obtained in work as a school Governor and wants to ensure the school helps our children thrive whilst achieving their best outcomes for future life.


Tracey Aldworth

Tracey is a Parent Governor who enjoys long walks on the beach and spending time with friends and family. She has lived in Trimdon for nearly 30 years and has two children who attend Bluebell Meadow in Reception and Y4.  Tracey became a Governor to be more involved with the school and is passionate about ensuring that decisions are made that are beneficial to all children.  She wants to be a critical friend to the school and staff and support them in their progress.


Shaun Murray


Emma Allison


Link Trustee - Julie Thomas

Julie is our Trustee Governor to represent the trust for us and to represent Bluebell Meadow within the trust. Julie is a retired Head Teacher with over 20 years’ experience of being on a Governing Body as either a Deputy Head or Head Teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, swimming, walking and camping. As a representative of Eden Academy Trust, Julie felt that being recently retired from education she has a lot to offer the school, having been a National Leader of Education in the past.  Julie has 3 children and has 7 grandchildren who are either in pre-school or primary education.


Ex-Officio - Neil Nottingham - CEO / Executive Headteacher

Ex Officio - Kayleigh Wilkin - Deputy Headteacher


Attendance at Meetings 2022/23

 Register of Interests 2022/23