We have a team of five governors currently on our Board of Trustees/Governors. The full Board of Governors meet half- termly to discuss progress, make strategic decisions, oversee safeguarding and to hold the management team to account. The Headteacher and Chief Executive Officer attend the full Board meetings. The Governors are also responsible each year for auditing the salaries of senior staff, this includes the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Chief Executive Officer.
The Governors abide by the Instrument of Government.
Various sub-committee meetings meet throughout the year to undertake reviews for the area for which they are responsible.
The dates of forthcoming full Board of Governors meetings are :
22nd January 2024
18th March 2024
13th May 2024
8th July 2024
Terms of Service are reviewed every four years.
Helen Attree – Chairperson
Helen resumed the role of Chair in 2021, she has previously been Chairperson 2007 -2018. Helen is also the lead governor for Children Looked After, SEN. She leds the Health and Safety Sub-committee, Safeguarding Sub-committee and Finance Sub-committee and is on the Education Sub-committee. Helen also helps with fundraising for the Bridge and has a stall at the Hanley Swan Market once a month.
Declaration of Interests-Helen is employed by St Andrews Church PCC.
She is also Chair of the Proprietorial Body.
Bridge School Malvern
Unit 2, Hanley Workshops
Hanley Road, Hanley Swan
Telephone: 01684 311632
Geoff Vevers- Vice Chair
Geoff joined the Board of Governors in 2021. Geoff is the lead governor for HR Sub-committee.
Declaration of Interest- Company Director and Charity Trustee for The Furzedown Youth Centre
Judith joined the Board of Governors in 2015. Judith is the lead governor on the Education and Behaviour Sub-committee and is on the HR Sub-committee.
Declaration of Interest- Employed as Director of Library at the University of Worcester
Sarah joined the Board of Governors in 2023. She is on the Education Sub-committee and is the led governor for pupil premium and Alternative Provision. Sarah is a retired teacher, with previous experience as Head of Maths and Middle Management.
Declaration of Interest- None
Julie joined the Board of Governors in 2023. She is on the Safeguarding Sub-committee. Julie is Head of School of Nursing at Midwifery and Professor of Child Protection at Birmingham University.
Declaration of Interest- Member of Royal College of Nursing and European Academy of Nursing Science.
All Governors hold an Enhanced DBS check and have completed induction training and safeguarding training.
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