Our Governing Body


Note from the Chair of Governors

I am delighted to support our school as Chair of Governors. I joined Powell as a parent in 2017 and joined the Governing Body at the beginning of 2019.

The role of the Governing Body is to work with staff to agree a vision for the school and to monitor progress against this vision. We do this by assigning each Governor an area of responsibility and carrying out school visits to seek assurance that positive progress is being made in these areas. We also meet termly to review the data and the school finances.

It is a voluntary role requiring no specific qualifications and therefore, the Governing Body is made up of people with wide ranging skills from different sectors and perspectives. This allows us to provide an objective oversight of the management of the school.

I have been so impressed by the energy and commitment of the staff team who work extremely hard to ensure the best outcome for each and every child. Supporting and challenging this focus on outcomes is a priority for the Governing Body. At Powell outcomes don’t only mean results: they also include happiness, interests, resilience and life skills.

We are very clear that we have a dual ambition for Powell to be a school of happiness and of excellence. Powell’s strength is its strong community ethos and it is a community that I am very proud to be part of.

I look forward to the exciting journey towards being rated Outstanding by Ofsted as I have no doubt that this is where we are headed.

Carrie Reynolds

Chair of Governors

If you need to contact our Chair of Governors, you can do so via the school office or can email directly to chairofgovernors@pcps.uk