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 link to the Schools Financial Benchmarking website:
Here is the full list of current governors:
|Jessica Hodgson||Co-opted Governor – Chair|
|Charlie Dias||Co-opted Governor – Vice Chair|
|Winston Yap||Co-opted Governor – Chair of Resources Committee|
|Lara Stacey||Local Authority Governor|
|Andrew Baker||Co-opted Governor|
|Amy Wilson||Co-opted Governor|
|Katie Curran||Staff Governor (Snowsfields)|
|Emily Sellicks||Staff Governor (Tower Bridge)|
|Tom Verweij||Staff Governor (Robert Browning)|
|William Houngbo||Parent Governor (Tower Bridge)|
|Ali McCulloch||Parent Governor (Snowsfields) – Chair of Curriculum Committee|
|Sarah Murray||Parent Governor (Robert Browning)|
|Kate Wooder||Executive Headteacher|
|Sarah Manley||Head Teacher (Robert Browning)|
|Michelle Owens||Associate (Federation Business Manager)|
|Laura Neuveglise||Associate (Co Head of School Tower Bridge)|
|Maureen Chance||Associate (Co Head of School Snowsfields)|
|Helen Viggiani||Associate (Co Head of School Tower Bridge)|
|Jo Cranmer||Associate (Co Head of School Snowsfields)|
|Saad Naqvi||Co-opted Governor|
|Rob Johnston||Co-opted Governor|
|Ruth Martin||Co-opted Governor|
|Hridi Chowdhury||Co-opted Governor|
- Instrument of Governance
- Declarations-The Bridges Federation
- Meetings 2023 -BridgesFederation
Message from Jessica Hodgson (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.
On behalf of the Governing Body and as Chair of Governors I would like to congratulate all children, parents and staff in the Federation for an outstanding year. Just a couple of weeks ago we had another inspection from OFSTED, this time at Snowsfields. We will be able to share the outcome in September – thank you to all our children who impressed the inspection team with their good behaviour and learning, and thank you to all staff too.
It has been the first year since the pandemic when we have been able to invite parents to our Christmas Shows in person and to have parents attend assemblies – it is great to be able to get back to some normality! We are so grateful to all parents who work hard to support our children, and who participate in our school activities.
We have spent a lot of time focusing on using the Internet safely and reminding children how to look after themselves and as part of this have fundraised for the NSPCC. I know parents have been involved in discussing this crucially important topic too.
We have also had some brilliant events across the Federation. For example in International week in the Autumn Term, we had a taco truck at Tower Bridge, and our theme was the Commonwealth. We had a brilliant Lantern Parade with Year 5 children from all 3 schools making lanterns and walking them along the river to London Bridge station. Older pupils loved their residential trip to PGL and we look forward to doing this again next year.
And we celebrated the Coronation with Tea Parties and had a brilliant Talent Show for all three schools in December – all our children have unique talents and we are so proud of the special individuals that they are.
We are so proud of our hard working Year 6 children who showed determination, positivity and resilience in their recent SATs exams. I would like wish each of our Year 6 children the very best of luck in the future. In the years to come, I hope that you remember your time at primary school as a time of fun and happiness and as you start next stage of your school journey, I know that you will be fantastic role models for the Bridges Federation and keep in touch with us. I hope you always remember that you can achieve anything with a positive mindset and through working hard. Your teachers are so proud of you and know that you can achieve anything you want to. Always be ambitious and keep smiling!
On behalf of the Governing Body I wish you all a happy and healthy summer break spending time with your families and loved ones. Thank you for everything you have done over the last year to support your children and the Federation, and look forward to seeing you again in September. Finally I wanted to say how pleased we are that Kate’s brilliant and inspiring leadership has been recognised through an MBE award. The Federation is very lucky to have her, and we look forward to the pictures!