Governance

Somerfords’ Walter Powell School became a member of the Diocese of Bristol  Academy Trust (DBAT) when it converted to an academy on 1 September 2015.

DBAT’s Vision is:

  • to work with all academies in DBAT on their journey to Outstanding;
  • to work together to accelerate student attainment and to contribute to community cohesion;
  • to improve academy performance on all measures; and
  • to transform student life chances.

Being part of the DBAT family brings many specific benefits to the School and the children, including dedicated support from our School Improvement Officer and sharing of best practice with other DBAT academies.

If you would like to find out more information about DBAT, its role, its directors and its vision please visit their website.

The Governance of the School is undertaken by the Directors and Trustees of DBAT, with specific duties and responsibilities being delegated to the Local Board.  The Local Board meets six times a year and reports regularly to DBAT.