Welcome from the Chair of Governors
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to New Bradwell School on behalf of all the school Governors. As a Governing Body we are very proud of our children and the school community and we would like to thank all parents and staff for the support and encouragement they give. The links to the documents included on this page provide you with further information about who the school's governors are and what we do.
Since we are a part of The Grand Union Partnership trust, Governors at New Bradwell are responsible for the performance of the school to the Trust Board.
We meet as a body twice a term, as well as carrying out individual roles to support and challenge the school in achieving its ultimate aims. In conjunction with the Trustees, we determine the values and development of the school. Setting standards and policies, to support your child’s achievements. We provide strategic leadership along with robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance of the school. We are passionate about ensuring our children receive the best possible education available.
It is a privilege to be the Chair of Governors at New Bradwell School and to lead an experienced team who work hard to share their expertise to guide the school forward. Governors are in attendance at most school events, so look out for us and please come and have a chat. Otherwise, do not hesitate to contact me through the school office or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are very proud of what the school achieves. Together with Mr Webster and all the staff, we are committed to ensuring that New Bradwell remains a very special place to learn, which is full of creative, innovative and engaging learning opportunities that encourage pupils to become inquisitive, confident, life-long learners.
Chair of Governors
Overview of Governance
New Bradwell Primary School is part of the Grand Union Partnership Multi Academy Trust. Each school within the Trust has its own Local Academy Committee with a constitution of 10 Governors which includes two parent governors, one staff governor and the Headteacher.
Effective Governance at any level in a Multi Academy Trust should have a focus on:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
The Local Academy Committee has a strategic role to provide support and challenge to the operational management of the school by the Headteacher and represents the interests of the local community.
Governors at New Bradwell meet twice a term and use these meetings to oversee and monitor school improvement and financial health and providing constructive challenge to school leaders. Governors visit the school regularly to monitor school improvement and the progress that the school is making and to gain assurance that the school is fulfilling its key statutory duties.
Since the school is part of the Grand Union Partnership Multi Academy Trust, governor responsibilities are delegated to them by the Trust Board. Please use the link below to see the Scheme of Delegation the trust adopts:
Grand Union Partnership Multi Academy Trust Governance
All Trustee and Governor roles are voluntary, and we are very grateful for the significant commitment that all of the people involved make at every level of governance across the trust.
If you would like to find out more about any of these roles, we would be delighted to talk with you, please contact Phil Webster in the first instance.
Local Academy Committee meeting attendance registers: