Governors

Bridport Primary School has a board of ten Governors.

   

Term of Office
Expiry under MLT

Category
Parent Governors Melissa Craven November 2020 Elected by Parents
  Sally Spencer June 2020 Elected by Parents
Headteacher Helen Farmer   Ex Officio
Deputy Headteacher Adam Gough September 2021 Elected by Staff
Staff Governor Emily Kingston June 2021 Elected by Staff
Co-opted Governors Sarah Fletcher 16/5/2022 Co-opted by LGB
  Mike Young 16/5/2022 Co-opted by LGB
  David Powell - Chair April 2020 Co-opted by LGB
  Anne Bark April 2020 Co-opted by LGB
  Lesley Gaplin July 2021 Co-opted by LGB
  Justin Walton July 2021 Co-opted by LGB

Bridport Primary School is an academy within the Minerva Learning Trust (MLT). The overarching governance of the school is therefore the Trust Board of the MLT. Our school does have its Local Governing Body (LGB), which is charged with working with the Headteacher to ensure our school performs well in all aspects of school life, and that we retain the distinctive characteristics that define our school.
We bring a wide range of skills and experience to the role, ensuring a balance of business, financial, educational and life skills to support us in making decisions regarding our core functions.

Our core functions are as follows:

Establishing the strategic direction, by working with the school’s leadership team to set the vision, values, and objectives for the school and agreeing the school improvement strategy.

Ensuring accountability by monitoring progress towards targets, engaging with stakeholders and contributing to school self-evaluation. We hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils, and staff. We professionally challenge and support the headteacher in fulfilling her duties.

Supporting the Minerva Learning Trust in ensuring financial security, The LGB and Headteacher agree school development strategies that determine budget allocation. The Headteacher, LGB and Trust Board monitor the budget through the year. We aim to ensure that value for money is obtained and that risks are managed.

We hold several Local Governing Board meetings a year. Each governor works within one strand of school activity. These strands mirror the key School Improvement activities for the year. The School Leadership Team works with the governors allowing us to ask questions, monitor progress, challenge performance and support all staff and children to improve learning and teaching.

Drawing of a teacher and children
 
 

St Andrew's Road
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3BJ

 

Headteacher: Mrs. Helen Farmer
Tel:
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710
Email: office@bridport.dorset.sch.uk