Our governors are volunteers who give up their time to oversee the development of the Learn to Live Federation. The governors work collectively as a team, responsible for overseeing both schools (Ellen Tinkham School & Bidwell Brook School) within the Federation.

Some of our governors are parents and staff, whilst others may be local residents or business people.





Three Key Roles of the Governing Body

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the federation and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the federation and making sure its money is well spent

The Structure of the Governing Body

The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets once every half term, with each governor also serving on one of the two sub committees, also meeting once every half term. In addition, governors may also be members of smaller committees, convened when necessary. Governor meetings are currently held during the school day, and can be held at either school location.

Our sub committees are:

  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Core Business Team Committee (which includes finance, personnel, health & safety, premises)

Becoming a School Governor

Volunteering as a school governor is extremely rewarding work, allowing you to be part of a very dedicated team and utilising your skills and experience to make a positive difference to the federation.

If you would like any further information about becoming a governor, please contact the clerk on:

Meetings and Minutes

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 Full Governing Body Minutes – May 2017

 Full Governing Body Minutes – March 2017

 CBT Committee Meeting – March 2017

 Full Governing Body Minutes – February 2017

 Teaching & Learning Committee Meeting – March 2017

 CBT Committee Meeting – January 2017

 Teaching & Learning Committee Meeting – January 2017

 Full Governing Body Minutes – December 2016

 Full Governing Body Minutes – October 2016

 CBT Committee Meeting – November 2016

 Teaching & Learning Committee Minutes – November 2016

 Teaching & Learning Committee Minutes – October 2016

 CBT Committee Meeting – September 2016

 Full Governing Body Minutes – July 2016

 CBT Committee Meeting – June 2016

 Full Governing Body Minutes – May 2016

 Teaching & Learning Committee Minutes – June 2016

 Full Governing Body Minutes – March 2016

 Teaching & Learning Committee Minutes – March 2016

 Full Governing Body Minutes – February 2016

 Teaching & Learning Committee Minutes – January 2016

 Core Business Team Committee Minutes – January 2016

 Full Governing Body Minutes – December 2015

 Executive Committee Minutes – November 2015

 Full Governing Body Minutes – September 2015