A welcome from the Chair of Governors - Mel Barker
On behalf of the Governors of Bedlington Station Primary School I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to our wonderful school. I am immensely proud to serve as Chair of Governors to a school that is exciting, innovative, creative and committed to its strong ethos of ensuring that it is place for all (pupils and staff) to SHINE. As Governors, it is our duty to challenge the Head and Senior Leadership Team and act as ‘critical friends’.
We monitor and evaluate our school to build on its success andensure that the high targets that are set are achieved. Bedlington Station Primary School focuses upon the individual needs of each pupil and devolves appropriate resources on a personalised basis. It really does give the best opportunities to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential. It does this by nurturing the pupils with a team of staff that are truly dedicated to developing a caring, supportive working relationship with each individual pupil. This gives the pupils a sense of identity and belonging and allows them to feel that they are valued both as an individual and as a part of a team.
The value of educational visits within the pupil’s development cannot be questioned. I strongly believe the enrichment of learning through visits makes a significant contribution to pupil’s self- esteem and confidence allowing them to develop excellent personal and citizenship skills. At Bedlington Station Primary School the pupils have many opportunities for enrichment and this is why my own 2 children attend this inspirational school.
The joy of seeing the pupils blossom and achieve their desired goals and learning that life goals are a marathon and not a sprint makes the hard work worthwhile and this is the reason why I am committed to work as a team to strive to continue to improve on an already very successful Bedlington Station Primary School.