Local Governing Body

About Us

Governance Welcome 

 

Welcome, my name is Helen Pidgeon and I am the Chair of Governors at Holmwood School & Nursery and Ashbrook School - The Bridge Partnership.

Governors are all volunteers. We are part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country. We strive to promote school improvement and support the leaders and the staff of the school in their work.

The role of The Bridge Partnership Local Governing Body is crucial in driving continuous school development and particularly focuses on ensuring the strategic direction, educational progress, safety and community engagement of all within our school community.

It is made up of representatives from Parents, Staff and the Community. We bring our experience and knowledge from outside of education. We attend training provided by the Inspiring Futures through Learning Trust to expand and develop our knowledge of all aspects of education to enable us to fully support Holmwood and Ashbrook Schools. We visit the classrooms to increase our understanding of how children learn. Each Governor holds a particular link role that allows focus in that area.

The Local Governing Body is accountable to the Board of Trustees of IFtL (Inspiring Futures through Learning) for the way our schools are run and as such, are part of a wider governance structure of IFtL.  Details of this wider structure are available at IFtL’s governance page.

Whilst Governors form part of the strategic leadership of the school, we are not expected to get involved in the day to day running of the school; our Headteacher and senior school leaders are responsible for the internal organisation and management.

Being a governor is an exciting role that delivers real impact within our community and for all children and of which we are proud.

To contact the Governors directly, kindly use the contact us page.

 

Name

Position

Governor Type

Appointed

Until

Helen Pidgeon

Chair of Governors

Mental Health & Well-being Curriculum

Community

12/10/2015

26/09/2019

11/10/2019

25/09/2023

Helen Blackwell

Vice Chair, Inclusion Governor (Pupil Premium & SEND),

Development Governor, English Governor

Community

14/05/2018

13/05/2022

Nadia Dorville

Early Years Governor

Parent

13/05/2019

12/05/2023

Andrew Hodgson

Maths Governor

Parent

13/05/2019

12/05/2023

Julie Cameron

 

Staff

26/09/2019

25/09/2023

Jane Watkins

Early Years Link

Staff

26/09/2019

25/09/2023

Kelly Cursley

Executive Headteacher

 

 

 

Roxanne Jackson

Deputy Headteacher - Ashbrook

 

 

 

Hayley Waters

Deputy Headteacher - Holmwood

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Links:

IFtL Governance Structure

Governance in IFtL