Bridge Schools Trust opened in November 2013 following an approach from the Department for Education for Wadebridge Primary Academy to sponsor another large primary school in Cornwall. Since then the Trust has grown to include 14 primary schools and is managed from a centrally located office in Callywith Gate, Bodmin by:
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
Bridge is a family of schools committed to high performance. We embrace a universal culture of excellence in the learning communities we build.
Leadership is critical to success and is about securing the best outcomes for children.
Academy leaders can focus on academy improvement thanks to the work of our Central Management Team. The removal of routine management tasks releases academy leaders to concentrate on issues which impact on progress.
Senior Leaders can demonstrate success in our academies with improved opportunities for pupils, increased attainment and accelerated progress. Membership of a wider senior leadership team, led by an experienced Chief Executive, brings a wealth of expertise as well as enhanced personal development for senior leaders.
Links to our external academy improvement partners mean any areas of expertise which need additional support can be bought in quickly and are able to be deployed effectively across Bridge Schools. This boosts capacity wherever it is needed.
An experienced Board of Trustees allows academy governing bodies to seek support and guidance where necessary to ensure consistency of approach across all academies. All joining academies can expect a bespoke approach to supporting their situation following a thorough needs analysis. Mutual partnership and support engender a positive culture of success.
Bridge Schools has dedicated a lot of time and resources to achieve the sustainable position it currently enjoys. The journey has been difficult at times and has been a steep learning curve but we are now in a position to offer a strong and secure partnership to any school wishing to join the team.
We all know there will be challenges for education to face in the coming years, but we believe by working together with our schools, we are in a much stronger position to succeed.
© 2021 Bridge Schools trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registration number 7736425. It is an exempt charity.