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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 read our Annual Governance Statement 2017

Please click here to read the covering letter for our Annual Governance Statement

Please click here to read our Annual Governance Statement

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




 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:
•    SEND (Special Educational needs and Disability)
•    Safeguarding (including Child Protection)
•    Health and Safety
We get to know all 3 schools and the staff by vis-iting regularly, and attending assemblies and various events
We work in focus groups on a specific project (eg Federation)
We attend termly Full Governing Board meetings and other meetings that focus on resources and school improvement.
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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Find Us

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

Contact Us by Email

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