Our Vision:

In 2016  Bainbridge, Askrigg and West Burton Primary Schools (BAWB) became a formal federation governed by one governing board:

Our Three Core Strategic Functions

  • Ensuring clarity of vison, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Our Team



We have two committees and all governors are members of both:

  • School Improvement
  • Resources (largely dealing with finance)

Each committee, plus the full governing board, meeting each term.

The clerk to the governing board is Dominique Adams and can be contacted via [email protected]

What do our Governors do?

Some of us are link governors for specific areas:

  • The Quality of Education; Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  • Leadership and Management; Vision and leadership
  • Personal Development; Hope, Aspiration, and Courageous Advocacy
  • Behaviour and attitudes; Community and Living Well Together; Dignity and Respect
  • Early Years
  • SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety

We undertake an annual monitoring programme of visits to the school which enables us to:-

  • 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;
  • shape the direction of the school in partnership with senior and middle leaders.

Our Minutes of Meetings

Approved minutes can be found below for recent meetings


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Historical Governor Information
Historical Governor Information
Instrument of Governance
Code of Conduct