Governance

Our school became a member of a Multi Academy Trust run by Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (“DBAT”) when it converted to an academy on 1 DBAT logo black and whiteDecember 2013.

DBAT’s Vision is:

  • To work with all Academies in DBAT on their journey to Outstanding;
  • To work together to accelerate student attainment and to contribute to community cohesion;
  • To improve academy performance on all measures; and
  • To transform student life chances.

Cutting ribbon 2The notion of family is intrinsic to the vision. DBAT expect all academies to be part of the family and share this common vision and work towards this.  To support the vision they have some family values which we reflect in our school:

  • Families ensure that all children can achieve, succeed and thrive;
  • Families protect all their member schools;
  • Families meet the needs of all employees;
  • Families facilitate knowledge transfer;
  • Families distribute innovation;
  • Families save time and money;
  • Families deal effectively with special educational needs;
  • Families support new and existing leaders;
  • Families embed the capacity to improve and manage change;
  • Families build leadership capacity and succession;
  • Families aid the integration of Children’s Services; and
  • In the DBAT family, there are stronger and weaker members, but all are valued.

Being part of the DBAT family brings many specific benefits to the School and the children including personal support from our School Improvement Partner and sharing of best practice with other DBAT schools.

If you would like to find out more information about DBAT, its role, its directors and its vision please visit their website.  There is also information about their Articles of Association, Funding Agreement and Value for Money Statement included on the DBAT website.

As a member of the Multi-Academy Trust, the Directors and Trustees of DBAT are the Governors of the School.  These individuals are supported by Local Boards at each of the schools who perform specific duties as set out in the School’s Scheme of Delegation.   The Local Board regularly report to DBAT and the Headteacher and Chair of the Local Board sit on the Standards Committee which meets six times a year.

For details of the composition of the Local Board and its meetings please follow the links.  Information about the Local Board’s Vision and Objectives are included in the March 2016 Local Board Update.

For the latest Annual Governance Statement, sent to parents in July 2016, please click on the link below.

Annual Governance Statement