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Welcome to our Governors’ section

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The Role Of The Governing Body

In simple terms, the Governors have a general responsibility for the management of the school. The Leadership Team make the day to day decisions whilst Governors are responsible for setting the budget, overseeing the curriculum, the appointment and dismissal of staff and deciding the policy on admissions.

Governing Body Responsiblities

The Governing Body of a Foundation school is responsible for all aspects of school life, including:


  • An oversight of the conduct and curriculum of the school with specific policies in sex education and religious worship
  • The management of the school budget and other grants received from central government.
  • Monitoring the extent to which the school achieves its aims and objectives
  • The appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff. The maintenance and development of the school buildings and facilities
  • The fostering of good relationships and effective communication with the parents and the wider community
  • Deciding the policy on admissions

The Governing Body of Stalbridge Primary School

The Full Governing Body and each Committee meets formally at least once a term, and minutes of these meetings are available to parents.


The governors serve on three committees as follows;


  • Standards and Inclusion 
  • Finance, Premises, Safety and Staffing
  • Curriculum, Distinctiveness and Enrichment
Parent Governor Vacancy

Meet The Governing Body

Chairperson- Graham Lloyd
Foundation Governor- Vacancy
Ex-Officio Foundation - Vacancy
Debbie Chant - Co-Opted Governor
Helen Hatcher - Local Authority Governor
Victoria Dike - Foundation Governor

Trudie Peake - Parent Governor

Graham Hart - Parent Governor

Tony Laws - Parent Governor
Parent Governor - Vacancy

Staff Governor - Kirsty Swaine

Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins - Head Teacher

Amanda Goddard - Clerk to the Governing Body


All governors are volunteers and, once elected, serve for 4 years.

Meet the Governors


Graham Lloyd - Chair of Governors


Vicky Moore - Foundation Governor

I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in the Autumn term of 2013. I was keen to help support the school in its drive to continue to improve upon its already good status. I have two children at the school - a daughter in Year 1 and a son in year 3 - both of them love going to the school and are very enthusiastic about all the exciting things they learn there.

I grew up in the New Forest and studied Biochemistry at the University of Nottingham before completing a PGCE (teaching certificate) also at the University of Nottingham. I taught Science in an inner-city Secondary School in Southampton for 3 years before moving to Stalbridge when I married Colin in 1999. I then began a career at The Blandford School where I now work four days a week as an Assistant Headteacher and Science teacher. One of my main areas of responsibility is liaison with the 8 Primary Schools in and around Blandford.

I also help run the Beaver Scout group in Stalbridge which I really enjoy. In my spare time I love constructing Lego models, playing football in the garden, baking and acting in my daughter's role plays!




Debbie Chant - Co-Opted Governor

I attended Stalbridge Primary myself, joining the PTA when both my sons attended the school, I am serving my third term as a community governor, I am employed as the manager at Stalbridge Pre-School and joined the governing body to strengthen the links between school and pre-school. I am currently the safeguarding, foundation Stage governor. I am also part of the Pastoral and Welfare sub-committee.


Helen Hatcher - Local Authority Governor

I have lived in Stalbridge for 23 years with my husband, we have two grown up children both whom attended Stalbridge primary school. I have worked within the education sector for 20 years and have a good knowledge of business management both in the primary and secondary sectors. When I am not working for our own company Stalbridge Building Supplies I am a volunteer at Stalbridge library, it is a pleasure to be able to work and support the local community. As a governor and I am looking to supporting and moving the school forward.


Victoria Dike - Parent Governor

My name is Vicky Dike, I am a parent governor with three children attending Stalbridge Primary School, one in year Six, one in Year Three and one in Year Two. In 1999 I graduated from Roehampton Institute, London as a qualified teacher and on returning to Dorset I taught at Sherborne Primary and then at Blandford St Mary Primary. I have also worked in various local primaries on a supply basis and with small SEN focus groups. I enjoy being involved in education and am presently chairperson of Stalbridge Pre-School and help run the toddler group in the village. I am looking forward to supporting all the great work that goes on at Stalbridge Primary School. In my spare time I enjoy swimming and cycling and enter the occasional triathlon.


Tony Laws - Parent Governor


Trudie Peake - Parent Governor


Graham Hart - Parent Governor


Communication with Governors

The Governors are more than happy to discuss any matters regarding school life. Parents are welcome to contact the governors either by or contacting the Clerk, Amanda Goddard at


Governors Meeting Attendance

Register of Governors Business Interests