Governors

We are very pleased to welcome you to the governors’ page of the Loders Primary Academy website.

Whilst the school operates under the umbrella of Acorn Multi Academy Trust and its Board of Directors, we retain our own Local Governing Body (LGB) and through this we work hard to preserve the individual character of our school.

Within the framework of our Terms of Reference and the Trust Board Scheme of Delegation, governors work as a team with children, parents, staff and the community to ensure the best outcomes for pupils. We are constantly striving to improve our own skills to strengthen the leadership of the school in order to fulfil these aims and obligations.

The focus of the governors has always been the well-being of our children. We want them to be the best they can be; happy, safe and healthy within a caring, positive and Christian environment which nurtures and celebrates their talents and provides the highest possible standards of education.

These aims are enhanced by the increased management and teaching expertise across the six schools of the Trust. As staff develop and share skills and knowledge together the curriculum and the extra-curricular opportunities for all the children at Loders will be extended.

The Local Governing Body:

  • Sets the school’s strategic direction
  • Holds the head teacher to account for the school’s performance
  • Local governing body meetings are held twice a term. Agendas and minutes are available for inspection in the school office.

Our governors are comprised of parents, staff and representatives from the community and the diocese. 

Safeguarding governor: John Ryde

Chair: John Ryde

Correspondence for the governors should be sent to the Clerk to Governors, Veronica Dower: clerk@acornacademy.org. Or contact our Co Chairs, John Ryde & Anna Pretty at Loders CE Primary Academy, Loders, Bridport, DT6 3SA

Acorn MAT Scheme of Delegation

LGB Terms of Reference

For further details of the Acorn MAT Trust Board of Directors and the governance structure, please click on the link below:

AMAT Trust Board of Directors

Name
Type of Governor
Appointing Body

 

Office
Term
Role

Ms Claire Pooley

Head of School

 

Ex Officio

 

Head of School

 

01.09.19

 

John Ryde

Community

Trust Board

Co Chair

02.12.21 - 01.12.25

Safeguarding

Revd Chris Grasske

Foundation

Salisbury Diocese

Vice Chair

01.11.19-31.10.23

 

Ms Bethan McGrath

Staff

 

Elected by Staff

 

 

12.06.20 - 11.06.24

 

Jo Willett

Foundation

Diocese of Salisbury

 

19.07.22 - 18.07.26

 

Emily Goldsmith

Parent

Trust Board

 

26.05.22 - 25.05.26

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Anna Pretty Community Trust Board   29.09.22  
Sam Scriven Parent Elected by Parents   21.09.22  

Sarah Sutton

Foundation 

Diocese of Salisbury

 

18.07.22

 

Jody Leaf

Parent

Elected by Parents

 

14.03.22

 

Business Interests & Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings

Name

Registered Interests

Possible attendance 2021-22

Attended 2021-22 

Ms Claire Pooley

None

6

6

Mr John Ryde

School Governor - Mountjoy

4

4

Revd Chris Grasske

Rector & Governor - Symondsbury, Governor - Powerstock

6

5

Ms Bethan McGrath

None

6

5

Sarah Sutton

None

6

5

Sam Scriven

Jurassic Coast Trust - Head of Heritage

6

5

Emily Goldsmith

 

1

0

Anna Pretty

CMS Litd - Designer and product developer

6

5

Jo Willett

Devonia Road Ltd - Director

0

0

Jody Leaf

Proprietor - H Leaf and Sons Ltd, Spouse employed as MTA

3

3