From Inspired To Empowered

Bridge Learning Campus delivers results by investing in the very best people and the very best leaders.

From Inspired To Empowered

Bridge Learning Campus delivers results by investing in the very best people and the very best leaders.


As is the case with all multi academy trusts the legal responsibility for governance of the Trust and its schools sits with the Members and the Board of Directors (trustees). It is for the Board to decide how and to what level it wishes to delegate any responsibility to a local body or committee.

The trust has in place several groups to ensure that there is a strong link between the Board and its schools or academies.

A School Improvement Board (SIB) oversees and scrutinises the quality of education at Bridge Learning Campus and this group reports to the main board through its committee structure.

The School Improvement Board at BLC is chaired by Mr R Wellman. The SIB is clerked by Mrs J Frederiks Davies. If you wish to contact Mr Wellman please do so via the Clerk, C/o Bridge Learning Campus, William Jessop Way, Hartcllife, Bristol, BS13 0RL.

School Improvement Board Members:

Mr R Wellman, Chair & Trust Director

Mr I Chalmers, School Improvement Board Member

Mr R Whitburn, Trust Director

Mr D Spence, Director of School Improvement

Mr R Maule, Headteacher

Clerk: Mrs J Frederiks-Davies

Register of Business Interests, composition and meeting attendance 2021-2022 Link to BLC register of Business Interests

Trust in Learning fully supports the importance of local engagement in our schools and academies and are committed to the involvement of people with an interest in their local community school.

Key information and policies can be found here.

The establishment of two local forums – the School Improvement Board and the Community and Parent Advisory Group – are the cornerstones of our approach to improving schools. Those actively engaged in this local work are valued members of the Trust in Learning network and have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of young people through education.

Trust in Learning will fully support governance activity at the local or school level in order to establish strong, effective and knowledgeable local committees and groups to aid school leaders and use its wider resources to help provide additional support where this is sought or needed.

For further information about our members and directors please see the link:  Governance within Trust in Learning (Academies).

For more details on the structure of Trust in Learning (Academies), its committees, local governing bodies and school improvement boards, please see the link: Governance

If you want to make an impact to the education of young people as a governor then please feel free to contact for more details.

Governors’ Handbook

A competency Framework for Governance