The Governing Body is responsible for the long-term strategic and financial well-being of the schools. It sets the vision and values of the school and develops strategic priorities in line with these. In addition, the GB defines policy and approve plans for the schools. The GB develops a positive working relationship with the School Heads and support them in their role as head of the school, including performance planning and evaluation. However the role of the GB is not to run the Schools day to day. This is the remit of the Heads and the Executive Team.
In particular, the GB is responsible for:
• Adopting a clear statement of the School's mission, vision and values
• Establishing policies consistent with these statements
• Developing and periodically reviewing strategic goals in order to fulfil the School's mission and vision
• Monitoring and supporting School Heads and their Leadership Teams in their ability to deliver on these strategic goals
• Selecting, supporting, nurturing, and evaluating the Schools’ Heads
• Ensuring the Heads recruit, retain, reward, and develop the highest calibre of teaching staff.
• Ensuring that the School and the Board operate in compliance with Cameroonian laws and regulations,
• Communicating its decisions widely while keeping its deliberations confidential
• Engaging proactively with the Schools’ Heads in cultivating and maintaining good relations with all stakeholders and the broader community
• Acting as a final appeals committee in line with all school policies on issues that cannot be resolved by the Heads alone.
The following are members of the BOG
HELLE EVARISTE: He is the founder of the School. He has immense passion in Education which compelled him to actualize the birth of the Bridge.
FATHER MICHEL A.T Ngantchop
He holds specialized higher degree in Education from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. He is currently concluding a PhD in Education Pedagogy. He has extensive knowledge in the cross-cultural teaching and learning owing to his academic experiences in multiple international contexts. Among other duties, Father Michel is a consultant in education, specialized in teaching and learning processes, assessment and teacher education. His recent tasks include the conception and founding of entrepreneurial universities; the initiation and preparation of young university lecturers for improved performance and better learning outcomes; and the conception and implementation of training modules for students leadership in some public and private secondary school around Fako Division. He is also a lecturer at the local Catholic University and participates in the training of young men for the Roman Catholic Priesthood.
MRS. FON-NDIKUM GENEVIEVE
Geneviva Fon-Ndikum holds a Master’s degree in Population Studies from the United Nations Regional Institute for Population Studies at the University of Legon in Accra, Ghana and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education (Biology) from the University of Sierra Leone. She taught Business English and Demography at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Applied Management (FSEGA), University of Douala. She has also worked at the Department of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Geneviva believes that early reading is the sine qua non to achieving success later in life. She enjoys home schooling with an emphasis on learning to read. She currently resides in Douala, Cameroon. She is married and has three beautiful children.
MRS. RAINA HELLE: Mrs. Helle is a Board representative who on a daily basis guides the management and administration to accomplishing short term and immediate needs of the School.
The Director, Head teacher, deputy Headteacher and the School Adminisrator are also co-opted members of the board.