The Tor Bridge Partnership comprises four schools: Tor Bridge High, Tor Bridge Primary, Plym Bridge Nursery School and Children’s Centre and Cann Bridge School are located on one campus at Estover in north-east Plymouth, built as a Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project between 2009 and 2012.
We are an extremely ambitious team; the design and operational purpose of Tor Bridge is to give learners of all ages in all four schools access to all of the facilities on site. Our motto is: stronger together, creating better futures.
The Tor Bridge Partnership (TBP) is a committee comprised of the Chairs, Vice Chairs and Heads from the governing bodies of the four schools. It meets four times a year to discuss the partnership strategic improvement plan in the three areas of Education, Community and Sites and Business. Each school has its own expert governor committee typically comprising 5 or more full governors and a number of associates who provide specific advice and information. Committees meet approximately six times a year.
The Leadership Team (Bridgehead) comprises the leaders of the four partnership schools who work together collaboratively to further the aims of the partnership. They are: Michael Loveman, Headteacher of Cann Bridge School, Brian Lee, Headteacher of Plym Bridge Nursery School, Cathryn Tompkins, Headteacher of Tor Bridge Primary and Liz Dunstan, Principal of Tor Bridge High.
The prime aims of the partnership are:
To raise the aspiration in learners in order to achieve a better life outcome.
To ensure that all learners have access to, and use the opportunities of quality learning provision personalised to their needs.
To promote and strengthen links, tiers and relationships with the local, regional and national community in order to improve aspiration, endorse education as providing life improvement opportunities and deliver support into the community through the use of skills and physical resources.
To maximize the opportunities for income generation of the partnership.
To identify and exploit appropriate income generation opportunities to benefit the partnership schools.
Mrs Beryl Badger, Chair of Partnership Governors