School Community

Our Staff

Mrs Louise Greenham Head Teacher and Year 2 teacher

Mrs Joanna Cleden – Assistant Head and Year 5/6 teacher (Seatown Class)

Mrs Anna Seal – Year 3/4 teacher   Mrs Julie MIddleton – Year 3/4 teacher (Cogden Class)

Mrs Angela Oxenbury – year R/1/2 teacher and SENCO (Burton Class)

Mrs Caroline Patten – Supervisory Teaching Assistant

Mrs Nikki Mundy – French teacher and Teaching Assistant

Mrs Keely Chalmers – Teaching Assistant

Miss Leah Carter – 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Emma Christmas – 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jo House – Midday Supervisor and Teaching Assistant

Mrs Wendy Sorrell – Midday Supervisor and Teaching Assistant

Mrs Linda Battrick – Midday Supervisor

Our Children

The children at Powerstock School come from both rural and urban communities. Some children are from families who have had an association with the school for many generations, others are new to both the school and the locality. The school seeks to encourage a strong community spirit. Within our school, pupils are able to develop an awareness of good citizenship based on trust, respect and kindness.
At Powerstock we are proud of these relationships and of the high standards of behaviour and courtesy shown by our pupils.

Our Church

Powerstock School maintains a strong link with Powerstock Church, St. Mary the Virgin. We celebrate the Christian year with celebrations and services in and outside of the Church. From Harvest service in the Autumn, to our Nativity at Christmas, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, the Easter service, to Ascension Day and our Leaver’s service at the end of the Summer term.

Governors

The School Governors are legally responsible for all aspects of school life. This includes the curriculum, staff appointments and financial control. In practice however, day-to-day management of the school is 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 and are available for parents.

As a voluntary aided school the majority of our governors are ‘Foundation’ (Church)governors.

Parents are represented on the Governing Body in the role of Parent Governors and are always open to hear from parents about any issues concerning the school.

The Powerstock School Association (PSA)

The Powerstock School Association is made up of parents, teachers and friends of the school. This active association raises extra funds to be used on behalf of the children of the school. Every parent is invited to participate and automatically a member.

The PSA run a number of fund raising and social events through the year including: Children’s Talent Show, Quiz Night, Cajun Dance Night and monthly 100 club.

The village of Powerstock

We have a strong connection with our village and join in with community events whenever possible. These events include church festivals, fetes sports and musical events and the kite festival. We also use the village hall (known as the Hut) for sports, social events, assemblies and as a dining area at lunchtime.