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


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

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 know our schools well, visiting regularly both formally and informally.

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

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

•     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.

Minutes of our governing body meetings are available on request from school.


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