Our Governors

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.  Please see our latest governance documents and a details of who the governors are:

Improvement and monitoring – Governors    This shows the cycle of monitoring that governors undertake in all areas of school life.

Summary business & pecuniary interest Powerstock Jan 2017

Governors and Committees list


Trevor Ware, Chair of Governors from September 2016

Curriculum and Staff Committee.  School Development Plan Key priority: Christian School Development special responsibility

I have served as a Foundation Governor with Powerstock School since July 2015, when I was appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury for a four year term. As well as being Vice-Chair of the Governance Board I also serve on the Finance & Environment Committee and am the lead for Collaboration work with other schools. I currently am a Trustee of Dorchester Arts and am involved with young peoples’ drama, theatre and music. I am also a Church Warden at St Mary Magdalene Church, North Poorton and Chairman of the Bridport Area Development Trust.

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.

Lauren Goringe, Vice Chair of Governors

French, Early Years/KS1 and Attendance Link.  School Development Plan Key Priority: Spelling, grammar and writing special responsibility.  

I am a Foundation Governor, appointed by Salisbury Diocese of Salisbury in January 2014 for a four year term . My family have had links with the school for many years and prior to having children I used to be the Clerk to the Governors here. I am currently Vice chair of the Finance and Environment committee as well as subject link governor for French & early years/KS1. My two children both attend the school.

Felicity Fairbairn, Chair of Finance and Staff Committee


I have been a Foundation Governor for six years, having been reappointed in 2016 for a new term.I was Deputy Chair under John Davies as well as chair of the Finance Committee.I am currently Chair of that committee again. I live in the village and take a keen interest in the school. I have worked in farming , forestry , nature conservation and as a trustee in a large national funding body.

Michael Crabb

Curriculum and Staff Committee, RE and PHSE, SEND Link

I have been a foundation governor for about ten years and am currently serving a further 4 year term, appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury in March 2015.  Earlier service was as Chair of the finance committee but more recently I have been a member of the curriculum committee.  Relevant experience:  I qualified as a teacher in 1972/3, but in a more recent educational context have acted as an examiner for a professional body.

Dr T.P Connor, Chair of Curriculum and Staff Committee

School Development Plan Key Priority: Collaboration – special responsibility

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 as well as being the Science link governor.

Tisha Crutchley

Finance, Environment and Pay Committee, Literacy and Health & Safety Link

My name is Laetitia Crutchley, and I am a Foundation Governor, appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury in March 2013 for the four-term term. My husband’s family lived in the parish for past eighty years.  The Mappercombe Estate provides water to Powerstock and School uses the Weir Sports Field which is on the Estate. I serve as Health & Safety Governor on the Finance & Environment Committee as well as being the Literacy link governor.

Robyne Irish
Finance, Environment and Pay Committee, Sport and Safeguarding LInk
I am a Parent Governor, appointed by the headteacher  in November 2016. I am a member of the Full Governing Body and of the Finance, Environment and Pay Committee. I am also an active member of the PSA.
I am Passionate about ensuring all of the children in our care have a wonderful experience of Powerstock School. As an advocate of Parents and children, I’m able to represent the views of the families who attend our school. I have many years experience as a committee member in an educational setting. I have 2 sons at Powerstock school in year 3 and year 5.

Julia Stantiford

Curriculum and Staff, Humanities, Maths and Equality Link

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.

Zoe Cary

E Safety, Science Link

I was appointed as the local authority governor in November 2016 due to my links with the Sir John Colfox Academy where I am employed in the Inclusion Department. I am on the curriculum committee with Science as my subject as well as over -seeing e-safety. I have a particular interest in Special needs and child and adolescent mental health. I have two boys, one in year 2 and one not yet at school. I live in the village and feel privileged to be part of such a close knit community.


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