Abbeywood Community School

About us 

Our visions & values

The school vision drives all that we seek to do on a daily basis and is therefore of central importance to help guide us in how we work, learn and treat one another in our school community. The table here outlines our school vision, values, culture and characteristics in more detail.

Our values are captured in the ‘wordle’ below:  

Friends of Abbeywood

Welcome from the Friends of Abbeywood Community School

Everyone is welcome! Do you have the know how or the experience of fund raising? Could you help fundraise for extra resources for Abbeywood's students? Even if you are unable to make our meetings we would like to hear from you. You can email abbeywoodfacs@gmail.com and also follow them on Instagram - abbeywoodfacs.

Your FACS committee needs you!

FACS is a group of parents, support staff, teachers and members of the community who raise funds to pay for the 'extras' that cannot be funded from the school budget and will ultimately benefit our children.

Everybody is welcome to get involved. It’s a great way of meeting other parents and making friends! We are currently a very small team, always looking for new members and help at events. Please email abbeywoodfacs@gmail.com  or visit our Facebook page, if you’d like any further information about how you can help. You will never be pressurised into doing something you don't want to! Helping out for an hour or so at events is all we're looking for.  It's a great way of meeting other parents and being involved in your child's school. 

Alumni

If you are an ex-Abbeywood Community School or Filton High School student you can get involved in the school Alumni in the following ways:

  • Share your pictures and stories of your time at school via flickr found here and the Filton High and Abbeywood Schools former staff and pupils association facebook page found here.
  • Contact the Headteacher (Ben.Dilley@olympustrust.co.uk) if you would like to offer any direct support for the school as a business mentor or if you’re interested in coming into the school to inspire current Abbeywood students with your experiences and achievements

We are always delighted to hear of the achievements of our alumni – so please do get in touch.

….I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the teachers and staff at Abbeywood who have taught me, formally and informally and have contributed to my academic success. Abbeywood remains fond in my memories and I really cherish the time I have spent there. Truth be told I have never been that good in academics before I went to the UK but I believe the fun I had in school there made me a person who was eager to learn more and develop a thirst for knowledge.

Please send all my love and thanks to all the teachers there who have supported me through my high school days at Abbeywood. Thank you very much for providing me with a safe and comfortable learning environment. A lot of what I have learnt there has shaped the person I am today, not just in academics but also morally. I believed I have gained a lot of confidence and become a very critical thinker during my time there.  Do send my regards to the community in Abbeywood, especially the teachers that taught me and my fellow friends. Thank you too sir for being very encouraging and supportive!

Governors

Governance operates at two different levels at Abbeywood Community School as it is an academy and part of The Olympus Academy Trust.

The school has its own School Improvement Committee (SIC) made up of Trust Governors which is accountable to and reports to the Olympus Board of Trustees.

The secondary lead Trustee often attends the SIC meeting and some Trust Governors in Olympus also attend the Board’s sub-committees. This means Trust Governors can be directly involved in decision making at Board level, and have the opportunity to input and collaborate in all key areas that may impact schools.

Click here to learn more about The Olympus Academy Trust. 

 

Abbeywood Community School Improvement Committee

The Trust Governors at Abbeywood Community School work closely with the school’s Senior Leadership Team and Staff to develop the vision and aims of the school community. They seek to raise standards and achievement through the appropriate use of all available resources.

The Governors’ responsibilities are to:

  • Provide strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school.
  • Support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school.
  • Ensure accountability for standards and quality of education in the school.

Governance is assessed by OFSTED in its Leadership and Management judgement about the school and so is an integral part of the running of the school. The School Improvement Committee consists of people from a variety of backgrounds who represent different areas of the school and local community. Each Trust Governor is appointed for a four year term with all their work being done on a voluntary basis. Currently our Trust Governors have extensive experience in Education, Business, Engineering and Technology.

Governors meet as a full team at six meetings during the school year but as well as having a commitment to attend these meetings, Governors will also meet with students and parents, carry out Governor walks around the school, monitor the school improvement agenda, and meet with staff.

The school is always keen to hear from people who may be interested in finding out more about our work or in becoming a Trust Governor themselves. Initial contact can be made with the Headteacher or Chair of the School Improvement Committee via the school. 

SIC Pecuniary Interests and Terms of Office 2022-23

School Improvement Committee Composition 2022-23

Olympus scheme of delegation

Terms of reference

Attendance 2021-2022

 

School Improvement Committee composition 2022-2022