Baden-Powell & St. Peter's CE Junior School

'Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.'  Colossians 3:23



Governor Recruitment


Any vacancies within our Governing Body will be posted here.

Current Governors


Sarah Harrington

Chair of Governors


2022 is my fifth year as a Governor at Baden Powell & St Peter’s; I am proud to hold the privileged and trusted position of Chair for the third consecutive year.  With over twenty years working at all levels of Dorset Police (and across an Alliance with Devon and Cornwall Police) I bring my experience of public sector project management, business change, leadership development, stakeholder management and intelligence analysis.  I am passionate about education and the benefits that can realised from a holistic approach to education, something I think BPSP excels at.  I am honoured to have supported the school community, including the senior leadership team, through the disruptive challenges of the pandemic and continue to do so as we progress into what, I hope, are less turbulent times.  I am also a member of the parent community with a daughter in year five and therefore feel particularly privileged to undertake this role within the BPSP community.


Emma Calvert

Parent Governor


I was delighted to join the Governing Body in July 2018. I have a son in year 4 and I am very much looking forward to supporting the wonderful work carried out in BPSP.  I hope to bring my experience in Human Resources, change management, leadership development and coaching to the role.


Sam Bury

Co-opted Governor


I am delighted to be joining the governing body of such a vibrant and inclusive school.  I am a very proud father of a daughter in year 3 who loves the school. I am hoping to bring my previous experience of being a governor in a large secondary school and my knowledge and skills acquired from teaching in a number of schools over the last 20 years to the role.  I feel very privileged to be serving the school community in this way and look forward to working with the governors, staff students and parents of BPSP.


Steve Caldwell

Co-opted Governor


My involvement with the school goes back to my eldest child joining in 2001 and subsequently two other children with the youngest currently being in year six.  I have always been impressed with the continual improvement during this time and am proud to be able to join the governing board to help the school in the future.  My experience is predominantly in business and management from over twenty years in the IT industry and more recently fuelling a long term interest of antiques.


Andy Beasant

Parent Governor


I was delighted to join the Governing Body as a Parent Governor in Oct 2019.  I have a son in year 5 and a daughter in year 3, both of whom love the school.  I aim to use my previous experience of leadership and management to ensure the Governing Body supports the staff as best we can.  I look forward to making sure all the children of BPSP get the best experience possible.


Gina Smith

Foundation Governor


I joined the Governing Body in December 2019 and am excited to be part of such an inclusive and dynamic school.  I was a teacher for 11 years and now run a business helping people with autism and learning difficulties communicate.  I have two daughters aged 7 and 5, the eldest of whom will be in Year 3 at BPSP as of September 2020.  I am also a member of All Saints Church, Branksome.  I hope to bring my experience of teaching, and in particular of working with SEND pupils to this role and look forward to working with everyone at the school.


Megan Jerred

Staff Governor


After practising as a vet for several years, I changed careers and joined BPSP in September 2018.  I am currently teaching Year 6.  I feel very privileged to have found such a wonderful school with a brilliant community.  I am excited to join the local governing body and look forward to contributing to the future of the school.


Revd Mike Trotman


Prior to ordination, I worked as a primary school teacher, and I also have a background in marketing and facilities management.  I have a particular interest in developing fresh-expressions of church and local community outreach.  I’m married to Heidi, who has a background in nursing and pastoral care, and we have two teenage children called Sam and Phoebe.  The Trotman family are also Pug lovers, with two little treasures called Dibley and Pippa. Dog walking around Ashley Cross Green and Whitecliff Park has already proven to be a great way of getting to know people.  It is with great excitement that I commence this new chapter in the life of St Peter’s Church, and also BPSP – by being a beacon of God’s love in this vibrant community and sharing Christ’s love to all.