Welcome From the Chair

It is my great privilege to be Chair of the Governing Board at Bowness. I remember my first visit to the school, considering it for my own children, over 20 years ago. It was then and remains a very friendly place where children are valued, nurtured and educated as part of the Bowness Family.

Our school family is a partnership between school staff, parents, governors and of course our wonderful children. It is the role of the Governing Board to ensure that the school provides a first class education for every child in our care. We are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the school, for ensuring that the budget is managed prudently and for supporting our excellent Staff. Our school provides a broad, balanced curriculum aimed at developing the whole child and offering many enriching opportunities during their time at school. Bowness is now part of the Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust bringing increased capacity and collaboration to drive forward our determination to give all our children the best possible start in their educational life and help them to become confident, well rounded individuals.

Our Governing Board is made up of staff, community, local authority and parent governors, each bringing a wide range of knowledge and experience to the role. It is important that the voice of parents is represented and our parent governors provide this vital link.

The Governors are always keen to seek the views of parents, so please come and chat to us when you see us at school, in the playground or at any school function. All of our Governors are proud to be part of the Bowness Family and strive to ensure the best outcome for every child in our care. I hope that you and your children enjoy belonging to Bowness and experience the same love of learning and caring environment that my children enjoyed.

Andrew Gallimore

Chair of Governors - Bowness Primary

e-mail: andrew.gallimore@prestoleetrust.org