Our new Governing Body of the federation of Snowsfields and Tower Bridge is chaired by Kim Milward-Oliver. Our aims are as follows:
- To ensure the school is a safe environment for all.
- To ensure we are aiming for the highest standards of academic progress and results. This includes encouraging all pupils to achieve their best.
- To create an environment which is friendly, open, supportive and respectful of all.
We meet regularly with the school’s leadership team and also try to visit the school to spend time with pupils, staff and parents.
Although your first point of contact is your class teacher and the leadership team at the school, we are always open to hearing from parents and anyone connected with the school, including anyone interested in becoming a school governor.
Here is the full list of current governors:
|Brian Lochead||Co-opted Governor|
|Sarah Chandler||Co-opted Governor|
|Kim Milward-Oliver||Co-opted Governor – Chair|
|Winston Yap||Co-opted Governor – Chair of Resources Committee|
|Lara Stacey||Local Authority Governor|
|Andrew Baker||Co-opted Governor|
|Katie Sands||Co-opted Governor – Chair of Curriculum Committee|
|Izabela Szmidt||Co-opted Governor – Vice Chair|
|Nick Staples||Co-opted Governor|
|Lisa Rowland||Staff Governor (Tower Bridge)|
|Richard Welsh||Staff Governor (Snowsfields)|
|Ligita Breiteryte||Parent Governor (Tower Bridge)|
|Matthew Parsons||Parent Governor (Snowsfields)|
- Register of Business Interests 2016-17
- Register of Business Interests 2017-18
- Governors and Vacancies
- Committee Membership
- Governors Attendance – Ordinary
Message from Kim Milward-Oliver – Chair of Governors 2016-2017
Welcome to this year’s Annual Report, where we celebrate another fantastic year across The Bridges Federation. Completing its second year, the Federation continues to develop from strength to strength as a fantastic place of learning. This is entirely down to the relentless hard work of the children, staff and parents, so thank you to all of you on behalf of the Governing Body.
In the five years I have been a Governor of Snowsfields, and now the Federation, I have seen the schools consistently progress. A focus on continuous improvement has included this year a new and exciting approach to teaching maths and reading. Your Governing Body has been hands-on throughout the year to ensure that educational attainment improves – and we would like to thank the staff for all their hard work in making it happen.
What makes the Bridges Federation so special are the exciting extra activities from which the children can benefit in a broader sense. There were many school trips throughout the year to places such as the Science Museum, Tate Modern and Lullingstone Roman Villa, while international week and enterprise week really helped to broaden horizons. In the community, the children spread good cheer with both a Christmas lantern parade and performances from the school choir.
Closer to home, you may have seen the great makeover of the garden at Snowsfields to which children from both schools have contributed – not to mention the excitement that last summer’s brood of ducklings brought. All of this activity and energy is clearly helping, as this year both schools achieved the Silver Healthy School Award – and we all working hard to get Gold next year.
This has been quite a year for national as well as local politics and the schools have been getting involved – including an ‘election day’, when the children got to vote. We mustn’t forget the excellent work of the School Council in representing students throughout the year.
I would particularly like to congratulate children this year on some amazing achievements. These included: two children who won an art competition run by Costain and Network Rail; all those who fundraised for charities such as Children in Need and Cancer Research; the children who won the best creative and innovative concept award for a road safety film they made; and the children who were had a book published by Guy Fox about savings, pensions and investments.
We say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils and wish them all the best as they move on to the next stage of their education. I hope you will all take with you fond memories of your time with us.
That just leaves me to wish you an enjoyable and well deserved summer break. See you in September.