Our Federation Governing Body have the following aims:

  • 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:

Euan LongCo-opted Governor
Sarah ChandlerCo-opted Governor
Samantha FrenchCo-opted Governor
Winston YapCo-opted Governor – Chair of Resources Committee
Lara Stacey Local Authority Governor
Andrew BakerCo-opted Governor
Katie SandsCo-opted Governor – Chair of Governors
Izabela SzmidtCo-opted Governor – Vice Chair
Nick Staples Co-opted Governor
Lisa RowlandStaff Governor (Tower Bridge)
Richard Welsh Staff Governor (Snowsfields)
Tessy AdebiyiParent Governor (Tower Bridge)
Matthew ParsonsParent Governor (Snowsfields) – Chair of Curriculum Committee
Katherine WooderExecutive Headteacher
Michelle OwensAssociate
Laura NeuvegliseAssociate
Zohra BenotmaneAssociate
Helen Viggiani Associate

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Message from Kim Milward-Oliver – Chair of Governors

Welcome to this year’s Annual Report, which is a celebration of the past year at the Bridges Federation. It is a time to reflect on our achievements and successes and an opportunity to look to the future.

Let’s start by reflecting on another busy and successful year. Snowsfields has been reaccredited for our work with our gifted and talented pupils, recognising the hard work that goes in to ensuring that children of all abilities are stretched and encouraged to achieve their maximum potential. Snowsfields also had an Ofsted review and we cemented our standing as a Good school, whilst being recognised for many Outstanding elements across teaching and leadership.

Tower Bridge received a silver award for Science, demonstrating the breadth of education on top of our relentless focus on reading, writing and maths.

Keeping active is part of this and I have been impressed to see so many parents and pupils taking part in the daily running group. This has proven to help our children focus and achieve more as well as stay healthy. A special mention to the Federation football team for reaching the semi finals in a recent competition as well as doing well across other tournaments they have taken part in.

The Federation Choir has been a popular activity for many Children, particularly when performing around the borough at Christmas time each year, but this year they also sang at the opening of the new London Bridge Station and met Prince William. Well done to all involved. School trips continue to be a defining feature of the Federation and whilst too numerous to mention them all, feedback has been that they continue to be enjoyed by the children and valued by parents.

You will all have seen the news recently that the Federation is expanding to include Robert Browning Primary School. The fact that the Federation was approached to do this is a huge credit to the high standards and continuous improvement that the leadership team have put in place. Governors and staff are very excited and look forward to being able to share good practice and further develop our schools. I hope that all of you are equally excited by the opportunity this presents.

As always at this time of year, we say goodbye to our year 6 pupils. I hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you all the very best for the next big step in your education.

This note is particularly poignant for me this year as, like many of the year 6 pupils, after 6 years with the Federation I will be leaving at the end of this year. As I reflect on the journey that we have been on, I am very proud of everyone involved in the school, the leadership team, staff, volunteers, parents and of course the children, in relentlessly working hard together to make the Federation a true Southwark success story. I know I am leaving the schools in extremely capable hands and wish you all the best for the exciting next steps for the Federation.

That just leaves me to say thank you from me and on behalf of the Governing body and to wish you all a very enjoyable summer break.