Personal Profiles

Elizabeth Eilbeck

I have been a governor of Seaham Trinity Primary School since it opened in 2008, I served as a Vice Chair for 9 years until 2017.

I was a governor at Camden Square Infant School for 20 Chairs and was Chair myself for 9 years up to its closure. I was heavily involved in the school merger and proud to see how it turned out.

Currently, I am a co-opted governor member. I am one of the designated governors for Maths throughout the school, mentoring and monitoring along with the Maths Co-Ordinator.

I hope to continue my involvement with the school especially when I see the progress over the past years. I am welcoming second generation children which gives me great pleasure and satisfaction. I also hope to continue my work in the school and continue to be involved in raising the profile of the governors and encouraging pupils, staff and parents to be more active within our town and especially the local community.

Deborah Emmerson

I have worked for Royal Mail for over 25 years in various positions and have a comprehensive work history, with a broad management appreciation and commercial knowledge that extends throughout the organisation.  In my current role, working within the Commercial Sales Enablement Team, I am responsible for sales standards and any business activities or processes that assist us in running efficiently & effectively in support of our business strategies & objectives.

I relocated to Seaham in 2013, from Wales, to be with my husband; we have a son who attends Seaham Trinity Primary School.  Moving to a community that has welcomed us and over this time having met some of our amazing parents and teaching staff, I wanted to be able to contribute, being part of the Governing Board and helping the school to continue to maintain its high standard of education of our children is an opportunity which allows me to give something back.

Mark Walker

I recently completed an extensive HM Forces executive career (1992-2020) which encompassed a variety of command, leadership, management, specialist, staff, head office, and policy appointments. I was primarily a Training Management specialist within the Royal Navy and across Defence; with refined skills and experience in the key career pillars: Human Capability Development and Consultancy; Training Management, Contracts and Assurance; and Strategic Communications. In 2021, I will be taking up a senior national Learning and Development leadership role within the Ministry of Justice. I am a Member of the City and Guilds of London Institute (MCGI), and a Fellow of both the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and the Learning and Performance Institute (FLPI).

It is this combination of skills and experience that I bring to the role of School Governor; I will be a constructive supporter, a questioning and critical friend, and a loyal team member helping set the strategic direction of the school while challenging it to maintain continuous improvement in providing the best possible social and educational outcomes for all pupils.

I am passionate about our local community, and I am also a Trustee of Seaham Sea Cadets and a volunteer at East Durham Veterans Trust, based in the Annex to Dawdon Youth and Community Centre. I am driven to help children, people and organisations to recognise, develop and achieve their potential by identifying and overcoming barriers and obstacles and making the most of opportunities through learning, in the widest sense of the word. For all these reasons, I am delighted to be part of the Seaham Trinity family.

Mark Walker – Seaham Trinity Primary School Governor Updated Personal Profile – 17 Dec 20


Robert Eilbeck

I have worked within the financial services and credit risk management industry for almost 20 years working in some of the largest companies in the UK. I have a range of skills and knowledge that I hope to bring to the school’s governing body.

I am a father of two boys, both of whom currently attend Seaham Trinity.

As a second generation governor and a former pupil of Camden Square and Princess Road, this school and the surrounding area have been with me for over 35 years. I firmly believe that each child is deserving of the best start in life through a full, varied and safe education, and hope to assist the teachers, support staff and school as a whole to help in its continuing success for the future.


Christopher Robinson

It is my pleasure to be part of the Governing body at Seaham Trinity. I have a passion for education and I would like to dedicate my spare time to helping to improve school life and outcomes for our young people in Seaham. As a parent of children in the school and a former student of one of the schools that made up Seaham Trinity itself, I feel a particular connection to our school and am committed to supporting the ethos and missions of Seaham Trinity.


Sarah Dixon

I was appointed as a parent governor at Seaham Trinity at the end of 2022 and I have 12 years of teaching experience in a nearby primary school.

I am thrilled to be a governor at Seaham Trinity as I have a child that attends. I will support the school and the governing body by sharing my teaching expertise and ideas as well as my parental views. I am keen to be involved in the curricular aspects of the governing body but also understand the huge role that behaviour and well-being have in a  school – this is something I am interested in supporting.


Dewi Tidball

I have been a parent governor since February 2023. Currently, I have 2 children who attend Seaham Trinity, both of whom love the school and staff very much.

I am a fully qualified primary school teacher and, after relocating to Seaham from the Midlands, taught in a primary school in Hartlepool for 10 years before making the decision to become a stay at home parent. My history in teaching means that I am passionate about the careers and wellbeing of all staff. In addition, being a parent of current Seaham Trinity pupils, means that the education and pastoral care that the children in our school receive, is also top priority. I look forward to continue to support our governing body in these areas.


Helen Armstrong-Flemming

I am a mum to 3 boys, 2 now grown up and one 9 year old who attends Seaham Trinity. I have had a varied career working in various industries from advertising to estate agency, finance to engineering both in the UK and Australia. I now work in Procurement.

In my spare time, I love to cook, bake, craft and read. I like to spend time in nature with my youngest son – we love the beaches and denes in the Seaham area. I also like to hop on a train and explore somewhere new! Beamish is a particular favourite – the 1940’s farm reminds me of my time growing up on my own grandparent’s farm.