Braithwaite School News

Two things: firstly, at the meeting of the Local Governing Body (LGB) on 23 November Colin Ashurst was elected as chair, replacing Martin Head. We are very grateful to Martin who has been Chair of the Local Governing Body and Chair of the Finance Committee. He has played an important role working with Mrs Laker, the wider staff team and the governing body over the last 5 years, particularly stepping into the role as Co-chair after the last Ofsted inspection and over the period of conversion to join the Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust. Thank you so much Martin for all you have done.

Secondly, the LGB has decided to have a go at publishing a newsletter once a term to share information on their work with parents. Here it is… LGB newsletter 1 NovDec 17

Messy Church – 12th Nov

Our first Messy Church at Braithwaite was on Sunday 12th November. Our theme was peace and we had a range of activities on the including making doves of peace and poppies.

The doves and our handprint wreath were part of the short celebration service. Then we all shared in a meal – pasta bolognaise this time.

It was great to have the church so packed with people of all ages. We’re looking forward to next time. Tell your friends!

Our Values

At the recent PCC we confirmed a set of values. Our aim is to put them into practice.

We value:


– because then we know we are depending on God’s strength, not our own.


– because without love, our deeds are worth nothing and we cannot claim to be followers of Jesus.


– not just what we say at the door but built into everything we do and how we relate.


– enjoying being a Christian community here in this special part of God’s world.

Having a go

– because it’s ok not to get it right first time.