Governance

The Academy Trust

Bridgewater High School is a member of the multi- academy trust The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT). The academy transferred on 1st May 2017 having previously been a single academy trust. For details of the single academy trust please see below. The Challenge Academy Trust is directly responsible to the Secretary of State for the operation of its member academies. . It is a company limited by guarantee registered at Companies House. The company number is 10689247. The registered office is c/o Priestley College, Loushers Lane, Warrington, WA4.

For details of The Challenge Academy Trust click here.

Please click on the link below for the school’s supplemental funding agreement.

Bridgewater High School Funding Agreement

Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body meets 7 times a year.  There are 3 Advisory Bodies which meet 3 times a year and on an ad hoc basis as required.  The advisory Bodies are Quality of Education, Resources & Finance and Safeguarding, Personal Development & Behaviour and Attitudes.

Type Number in post Governors Date of Appointment Term of Office Expires
Chair of Governors 1 Steve Whatmore 30.11.19 31.12.20
Co-opted Governors 5 Graham Bratley

Roger Hayward

Ian Wilson

Anita Pailing

Janet Wells

30.11.19

30.11.19

10.9.19

28.3.20

28.3.20

30.11.20

30.11.20

10.9.22

28.3.22

28.3.21

Community Governors 5 Amalia Gittins

Jon Betts

Michele Scattergood

Gary Stuart

30.11.19

30.11.19

30.11.19

30.11.19

30.11.20

30.11.20

30.11.20

30.11.20

Parent Governors 2 Simon Hill

Rebecca Turner

28.3.20

28.3.20

28.3.24

28.3.24

Staff Governor 1 Mark Kueres 30.11.19 30.11.23
Principal 1 Tim Long 01.09.08

Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2019-20
Register of Governor Pecuniary Interests 2020-21

Advisory Committee Membership:

Advisory Committees Chair Member School Leader
Quality of Education Gary Stuart

Ian Wilson

Janet Wells

Roger Hayward

Mark Kueres

Jon Betts

Keiron Powell
Resources and Finance Steve Whatmore

Graham Bratley

Simon Hill

Steve Whatmore

Anita Pailing

Gary Stuart

Amalia Gittins

Graham Bratley

Roger Hayward

Tim Long
Safeguarding, Personal Development & Behaviour and Attitudes Graham Bratley

Jon Betts

 

Anita Pailing

Gary Stuart

Graham Bratley

Janet Wells

Rebecca Turner

Jon Betts

Tracey Hatton
Ad hoc committees
Complaints

 

 

Tim Long/Keiron Powell/Tracey Hatton
Exclusions

 

Tim Long/Keiron Powell/Tracey Hatton
Staff Grievance/Disciplinary

 

Tim Long/Keiron Powell/Tracey Hatton

For details of the Bridgewater High School Academy Trust prior to 1st May, 2017, please click on the links below for further information.

Articles of Association Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State
Certificate of Incorporation

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014-15
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2015-16
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016-17

Bridgewater High School Trading Ltd

The trust has a wholly owned subsidiary Bridgewater High School Trading Ltd registered to the same address with the company number 8079474 which provides ancillary services in the areas of outdoor learning and facilities to the school.

There are five directors on the board, who meet three times a year.

Name Position
Stephen Whatmore Chair of the Board
Graham Bratley Director
Amalia Gittins Director
Tim Long Director
Adrienne Laing Director and Company Secretary

Please click on the links below for further information Articles of Association

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2012-13
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013-14
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014-15
Annual Report and Financial Statements 2015-16

Please click here for the Persons of Significant Control Register