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Our Governors

The Local Governing Body:

  • sets the school’s strategic direction
  • holds the head teacher to account for a school’s performance
  • Full meetings are held at least once a term. Agendas, minutes and Head of School reports are available for inspection in the school office.

Who are our governors?

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

  • Ian Gowrie, Parent Governor (chair)
  • Steve Lincoln, Associate Governor (vice-chair)
  • Sarah Sutton, Foundation Governor
  • Lis Dunn, Co-opted Governor
  • Rev Chris Grasske, Ex Officio Governor
  • Peter Beare, Head of School
  • Beth McGrath, Staff Governor

Safeguarding governor: Sarah Sutton

To contact the governors please email the clerk:, or write to the Chair of Governors, Loders CE Primary, Loders, Bridport, DT6 3SA.

Loders CE Primary Academy – LOCAL GOVERNING BODY Attendance at LGB meetings 2016-2017
Name Type of Governor Appointing Body Office Term Role Registered Possible Attendance
Mr Peter Beare Head of School Ex Officio Head of School 01.09.17   None 0  
Dr Ian Gowrie Parent Elected by Parents Chair 01.04.16 -31.03.20 SEN/PP Redweb, Development Director 7 7
Chair Wife works part time at the school
Mr Steve Lincoln Associate Governing Body Vice Chair 01.04.16 – 31.03.20   P&L Accounts, Director 7 7
Mrs Lis Dunn Co-opted Trust Board   09.02.17 – 08.02.21 Early Years None 7  
Mrs Sarah Sutton Foundation Salisbury Diocese   01.04.16 – 31.03.20 Safeguarding None 7 6
Revd Chris Grasske Ex Officio Salisbury Diocese   01.09.17   None  
Ms Bethan McGrath Staff Elected by staff   01.04.16 – 31.04.20   None 7 6
Mr Stephen Reeves Parent Elected by parents   Stood down     7 2



Loders in the snow!

02 Mar 2018

Thankfullly this doesn't happen too often but when it does, it makes a lovely picture. Here is a photo of the school taken on Friday 2nd March when we were closed. 

Welly Walk to Wellplot

27 Feb 2018

On Tuesday, Ms Morgan and Miss Hill braved the cold to take Eype class for a welly walk to Wellplot. It was the first time out and about for 3 of our newer Nursery children. Here are some photos of th...

Bridport's war on plastic begins here

20 Feb 2018

Children from Loders Primary School work with local sculptor Peter Margerum to make art with a message: "Save our seas from plastic pollution" The one-day session, paid for jointly by the school and...

Tractor Visit

02 Feb 2018

As part of their topic ‘On the Farm’, Eype class were delighted when one of the parents drove into the school playground in the biggest tractor most of us had ever seen!  With its back wheels taller t...

The Big Write 2018

29 Jan 2018

Literary talent was on show again last week when the whole school took part in this term’s Big Write. This time pupils were asked to write on the subject of the mysterious well and tunnel that has bee...

Welcome Back and a Happy 2018

02 Jan 2018

School will reopen again on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at the usual time.  May all the staff at Loders Primary take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy New Year.

The Christmas Play

15 Dec 2017

By Tristan, Monmouth Class On the 13th of December we performed a Christmas play in Loders church. I was in it and I was a shepherd in the play. My mum and dad saw me on stage. We performed it twice...

The Christmas Dinner

15 Dec 2017

By Haze, Monmouth Class On Wednesday the 13th of December 2017 we all went to the Christmas dinner, which was amazing! I liked all of it but my favourite bit was pulling the Christmas crackers. We al...

The Annual Panto Trip

15 Dec 2017

by Lexi, Monmouth Class On Tuesday 12th of December we went to watch the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in Weymouth. We went on a coach to get there. When we got there, we put our bags on the floor and...

Water, Wells and What’s This?

13 Dec 2017

We recently rediscovered the well in the playground. Built sometime in the 19th century, we assume, the well existed before the school was built in the late 1860s, on the site of a farm and farm build...

Washingpool Farm – 20th June 2017

18 Jul 2017

The Seals had lovely a day out on Tuesday 20th to Washingpool Farm. Here’s 6 year old Evelyn’s account of the day: “On Tuesday we all went to Washingpool Farm. When the coach was arriving I was reall...

Year 6 Leavers Event at Salisbury Cathedral

18 Jul 2017

On Tuesday 20th June our year six children travelled with Burton Bradstock Primary School and Thorners Primary School to Salisbury Cathedral for a diocese year six leavers service. In the morning the...

May Fair – Saturday 13th May 2017

18 Jul 2017

The weather was fantastic for the annual May Fair this year. As usual, the children impressed the large audience with their Maypole dancing, and May Queen, Lucy R and May King, Owen S both gave brilli...