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 [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 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