School Governors

Click here to find out more about our governors, who they are and their roles on the governing body

Click here to view the 2017/18 School Development Plan

The Aims of the School

We are committed to securing the best for and from pupils. Many people - children, teachers, support staff, parents and governors - all have their part to play. We aim:

  • - to give the whole child the opportunity to achieve and be the best that they can be
  • - to create an environment that encourages confident and enquiring children who participate fully in the world around them
  • - to foster a caring concern for others and a respect for the individual
  • to develop a moral, social, spiritual and cultural awareness
  • - to give children self-confidence and pride in all their achievements and to recognise those of others
  • - to encourage a caring, responsible attitude to the environment
  • - to promote equality of opportunity across all areas of school activities.

What is School Governance?

The Governing Body is made up of representatives of the Staff, Parents and the Community as well as having some members appointed by the Local Education Authority (L.E.A.). They are all volunteers who give up their free time to ensure the school is managed effectively and to the benefit of the children.

The governors have various legal responsibilities and duties. They are responsible for the effective management of the school, for the school budget and for Health & Safety. They help to set, and monitor the school philosophy and policies. Governors do not make detailed day to day decisions about the running of the school, this is the role of the Head Teacher, supported by the staff.

The governors meet each term (six terms a year) as a group. Many of the responsibilities of the governing body are delegated to committees that meet before the main governing body. At Bridlewood the governors have recently reorganised these into School Improvement and Resources committees. School Improvement is focussed on the school improvement plan and curriculum matters, whereas the resources committee looks at finance, staffing and premises matters. We may also have working parties if we need to work on a specific issue together.

Please Contact Us if you are interested in any issues related to the governing body, or if you wish to join us!

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is a fund given by the government to schools in England and Wales to decrease the attainment gap for the most statistically disadvantaged children, whether by income or by family upheaval.

You can view our annual Pupil Premium Reports to see how we have allocated these funds, the intended outcome/benefit of that planned allocation and how we measured the benefit

Pupil Premium Plan for academic year 2016/17 here....

Pupil Premium Report for academic year 2015/16 here....

Pupil Premium Plan for academic year 2015/16 here....

Pupil Premium Report for academic year 2014/15 here....

Sports Premium

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

You can view our annual Sport Premium Reports to see how we have allocated these funds, the intended outcome/benefit of that planned allocation and how we measured the benefit

Sport Premium Plan for academic year 2016/17 here....

Sport Premium Report for academic year 2015/16 here....

Sport Premium Report for academic year 2014/15 here....

SEND

You can read the Annual Report SEN: Annual Report to Parents on the Implementation of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy and Disability Equality Scheme here...