We are very lucky at Powerstock to have a dedicated team of experienced and committed governors who bring a wealth of experience to provide the support and challenge to our flourishing school. Our governing board consists of seven Foundation Governors, the Headteacher, a Staff Governor, Local Authority Governor and two Parent Governors.
We have two committees: Curriculum & Wellbeing and the Finance, Pay & Environment Committee and these committees meet termly. Our full governing board also meets termly.
Chair of Governors
I’m a Foundation Governor originally appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury in 2018 for a four-year term and re-appointed at the end of 2022 for another four year term. My professional background in in learning and development. I am Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance committee.
Vice Chair of Governors
I am a foundation governor appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury in October 2021 for a four-year term. I am retired and now live in Powerstock having relocated from London. I am Vice Chair of Governors, the link governor for Safeguarding and serve on the Curriculum & Wellbeing committee.
I walk past our School most days with my dog. I assist when I can by throwing balls back into the paygound when they come over the wall. My favourite book as a child was”Winnie-the-Pooh” by A.A. Milne with wonderful drawings by E.H. Shepard. The book which, I still have is very precious to me as it was given to me by my Dad.
Head Teacher Ex-officio
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.
Revd Chris Grasske
Ex-officio Foundation Governor (Team Vicar)
I am an Ex-Officio Foundation Governor appointed by the Salisbury Diocese in October 2017. I am the SIAMS and RE link governor and I am a member of the Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee.
I was appointed by the Salisbury Diocese as foundation governor in March 2019 to serve a 4 year term. I have worked in Agriculture and Conservation. My children attended a small church school locally. I am the deputy Safeguarding link governor and serve on the Curriculum & Wellbeing committee. I’ve always loved to be outside, used to find a comfortable spot to make a bit of a nest and read a favourite book – maybe Stig of the Dump by Clive King, and then later on the stories by James Herriot about his life as a vet.
I am a Foundation Governor, appointed in May 2019. I am a secondary school English teacher and my younger daughter spent 4 happy years at Powerstock school. I am the Literacy link governor and serve on the Curriculum and Wellbeing committee.
I am a foundation governor, appointed by the Salisbury Diocese in March 2022 to serve a four year term. I have been living in Dorset since 1990 and I spend as much time as I can painting, inspired by the beautiful countryside. My grandson attends the school and I was very happy to be elected as a Foundation Governor as being dyslexic, I am very encouraged by the ethos of the school that all children should be supported to leave primary education happy, physically active, independent and confident in their newly acquired skills. My favourite book to read to my children was Borka, The Adventure of a Goose with No Feathers by John Burningham, whilst the favourite book I read for myself is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S.Lewis.
I am the Arts and Science link governor and serve on the Curriculum & Wellbeing committee.
I am a foundation governor, appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury in February 2023 to serve a four year term. My degree from Edinburgh University was in Philosophy & English Literature and my professional career was in data and digital transformation. Recently retired, I am enjoying village life in this beautiful part of the country, with my husband, dog and chickens and 4 grown-up children dotted around. I believe staying curious and learning is necessary for living a fulfilled life and education is the key to social mobility. I have a special interest in stimulating children’s confidence and resilience, as that has life-long benefits. Currently I am a link governor for Wellbeing and a member of the Finance, Pay and Environment committee.
Parent Governor and Chair of Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee
I am a parent governor, elected in September 2021 for a four-year term. I am a qualified teacher (currently not working) and have four children, three of whom attend Powerstock school. My eldest daughter is autistic and has an Education Health Care Plan. I am the SEND and EYFS link governor. I am the Chair of the Curriculum and Wellbeing committee.
Local Authority Governor
I am the Local Authority Governor elected in November 2022 for a four year term. I am the Health & Safety, Pupil Premium and Front Office link Governor and serve on the Finance, Pay & Environment Committee.
I am a retired Civil Engineer who moved to Bridport in 2019 following a career largely associated with the challenges of working with water, ranging from canals to flood risk management.
My governor interest areas include finance, health and safety and Pupil Premium funding.
Dr Tim Connor
I am an Associate Member, elected in September 2021 for a four year term having served three successive terms as a Foundation Governor. My professional background is in education and I have special focus on the Year 4 cohort project within the School Development Plan. I am a member of the Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee and attend full governing board meetings, but as an Associate Member of the governing board, I do not have voting rights.