Rooted in the message of the Good Samaritan, we provide an aspirational education for all. We flourish academically, spiritually, and socially. Matthew 22v 37-39 (NEB): Love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. Love your neighbour as yourself.

 

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Welcome to the Governors page

Following several years of successful collaboration, on April 1st 2016  Bainbridge, Askrigg and West Burton Primary Schools (BAWB) became a federation. This means that we now have ONE Governing Board instead of three.

Click here to see our federation Governors

Please click here to see our Annual Governance Statement (July 2019)

Please click here to see our governors structure prior to federation

What is our role?

Our role is to govern the federation without bias or preference towards any individual school. We all have a shared moral purpose and collective responsibility for the children, staff and quality of education in each school.

  • We set the strategic direction of the schools. We have a shared vision, values and ethos for our federation of schools. We make strategic decisions that are in the best interest of every child in each school.
  • We ensure every child achieves their best by rigorously holding the headteacher to account for the standards in each school.

  • We ensure the school finances are well spent and monitored.

What are our long-term priorities?

In planning the strategic direction of our schools, in 2015 governors produced a 5-year plan which remains in place for the federation.

Our key priorities are:

  • Leadership and Management, including Governance is outstanding
  • The quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment is outstanding
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare of pupils is outstanding
  • The proportion of pupils making expected and better-than expected progress is at least in-line with national averages.
  • Establish a sustainable model of school organisation beyond Collaboration.
  • Strategically address the outcomes of the Government’s White Paper (2016) – ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’, including the academy agenda.
  • Maintain an outstanding Church School ethos in Bainbridge and West Burton.
  • Pupils, parents, staff, governors and the community have a voice which contributes to cohesion and school improvement.

If you would like to read more, you can do so by clicking here.

 

Who are we?

Here are the members of our BAWB Schools Governing Board

 

Name

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Category

Chair/Vice-Chair responsibility

Committee Membership

Business interests

Relationships

Governing other places

Attendance record

2018-19

Charlotte Harper

01/05/2015

Ex officio

N

Resources, School Improvement

None

N

N

5/5

Derek Walpole

20/09/2016

9/9/19

LA

Y

N

None

N

N

9/9

Allison Calvert

 13/5/2019

4 years

Co-opted

 N

Resources

None

N

 N

1/1

Martin Garside

27/04/2016

4 years

Co-opted

N

Resources

None

N

N

9/9

Cathy Bergs

20/09/2016

4 years

Co-opted

N

School Improvement

None

N

N

7/9

David Madley

14/12/2016

4 years

Foundation

N

Resources

None

N

N

6/9

Heather Limbach

14/12/2016

4 years

Foundation

N

School Improvement

None

N

N

8/9

Suzanne Wright

11/10/2017

4 years

Foundation

N

Resources

None

N

N

9/9

Eleanor Harrison

27/04/2016

4 years

Staff

N

School Improvement

None

N

N

9/9

Georgina Pickard -Sparne

27/04/2016

9/9/19

Parent

N

N

None

N

N

9/9

Laura Alderson

19/07/2017

4 years

Parent

N

School Improvement

None

N

N

6/10

Maxine Price

14/02/2018

31/12/2018

Executive Headteacher

N

N

None

N

N

4/5

Dave Clark

05/07/2017

While a member of the clergy is not on the governing board

Associate

N

N

None

N

N

4/9

Di Clegg

17/12/2018

Associate

N

School Improvement

None

N

N

5/6

 

 The clerk to the governing board is Dominique Adams and can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 We have a Code of Conduct which we have all signed up to. 

What do our Governors do?

Some of us are link governors for specific areas:
• The Quality of Education
• Behaviour and Attitudes
• Leadership and Management
• EYFS
• SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
• Safeguarding (including Child Protection)
• Health and Safety
We get to know all 3 schools and the staff by visiting regularly, and attending assemblies and various events
We work in focus groups on specific projects (eg Federation)
We attend termly Full Governing Board meetings and other meetings that focus on ‘resources’ (budget) and ‘school improvement’ (quality of education).
We take part on panels eg; Headteacher Appraisal, Pay Review, Pupil Discipline, Staff Discipline

We also undertake an annual monitoring programme of visits to the school which enables us to:-

•     shape the direction of the school in partnership with senior and middle leaders;

•     have an enhanced understanding of areas of strength and weakness so we are able to effectively support and hold senior leaders to account;

•     improve pupil outcomes;

•     secure statutory compliance.

 

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Our schools are located in three seperate locations and the children are taught across all of them depending on their class. Please see our Contact Us page for individual school addresses and a map.

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About Us

Our schools are located in the picturesque villages of Bainbridge, Askrigg, and West Burton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  Ours schools are happy places with high aspirations for all our children and we work actively with our parents and community to ensure that we provide the best educational experiences for our children.

 

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Contact Us by Email

Askrigg: 01969 650331
Bainbridge: 01969 650336
West Burton: 01969 663230