Learning together to be the best that we can be!
We are lucky to have a dedicated, committed board of governors who serve to help, support and ensure our children have access to the best teaching and learning. As a Voluntary Aided school, the majority of our governors are Foundation (Church) governors. Parents and staff are also represented on the Governing Body.
The school governors are legally responsible for all aspects of school life, with the day-to-day management of the school vested in the Head Teacher and Staff. The Governing Body meets four times a year. All Agenda, Reports and Minutes of meetings are held in the school office or click the Governors Minutes tab for the latest meeting records.
Please see below some of our key governance documents and details of who our governors are:
Improvement and monitoring – Governors This shows the cycle of monitoring that governors undertake in all areas of school life.
More information about our Governors
Lauren Goringe, Chair of Governors
Special responsibility for Safeguarding and Attendance
I am a Foundation Governor, appointed by Salisbury Diocese of Salisbury, currently in my second four-year term of office. My family have had links with the school for many years and I used to be the Clerk to the Governors here. My two children both attend the school.
Louise Greenham, Headteacher, Ex-Officio Governor
As Headteacher I hold an ex-officio position on the Governance Board and I serve on all the Governing Board Committees, as well as attending Full Governing Board meetings and working parties. I have the responsibility of providing the Governance Board with the school information that they require in order to inform their decision making. I have been a Governor in two different schools including Powerstock as Head Teacher since January 2016. I have fulfilled different roles including Initial Teacher Training as a mentor and lecturer for School Centred IT. I am passionate about securing the best outcomes for all the children in our care. I strive to create an environment in line with our Church School Values and use this as a foundation for everyone to grow and learn.
Dr Tim P Connor, Chair of Curriculum and Staff Committee
Special responsibility for School Development Plan Key Priority 3: Schools Collaboration, Science Link Governor
I am a Foundation Governor, appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury in April 2013 for a four year term. My professional background is in education and I serve as Chair of the Curriculum & Staff Committee.
Curriculum and Staff Committee, Humanities, Maths and Equality Link, Special responsibility for School Development Plan Key Priority 1: Maths Progress.
I am an elected Parent Governor appointed in January 2014 for a 4-year term. I serve on the Curriculum Committee. I am mum to Abigail and Edward, and associated with the school in 2010 when Abigail joined Reception class. I attended the school myself (many years ago!) and look forward to being able to support the school during my post as parent governor.
Anna Seal – Staff Governor
Finance, Environment and Pay Committee, ICT Link Governor, Treasurer
I am a Local Authority Governor. My son attends the school. I have worked as a reporter and more recently in public sector communications. I currently work part time at Dorset Council.
I have lived in Powerstock for over 30 years and my three children attended Powerstock School. I have offered my services as an Associate Governor with specific responsibility for Health and Safety.
I have worked in Agriculture and Conservation, and am currently involved in Land-Based education and apprenticeship training in Dorset. My children attended a small church school locally.
Rev. Chris Grasske
Ex-officio Foundation Governor (Team Vicar)
Curriculum and Staff Committee
I am a Foundation governor , appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury in 2018 for a four year term. My professional background is in learning and development. I am a curriculum committee member.
Clerk to the Governors – Natalie Green