Andrea Bettridge, Headteacher
I joined Bridgewater Primary School in 2013 when it first became a Primary School. I have worked in Years 2, 3 and 4 and I have enjoyed teaching all of these year groups. Prior to joining Bridgewater I worked in a junior school in Luton and before that at an Educational Support Centre in St Albans. In a previous life, I was a police officer for 17 years and I feel very lucky to have been able to commit myself passionately to two worthwhile careers.
I was appointed as Deputy Head in September 2018 and then Headteacher in September 2022. I feel incredibly proud to lead our school where all children, staff, parents and members of the wider school community belong to Team Bridgewater. My fundamental vision for Bridgewater is that every child and adult experiences a positive, enriching environment, where they are safe and happy, they feel valued and trusted and they reach their true potential.
I believe that all children should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare them for the next stage of their education. We place great emphasis on Forest School, Music, Sport and the Arts at Bridgewater alongside the core academic subjects. I enjoy sharing my passion for Music and Sport with the children and love to watch Team Bridgewater children representing their school at local events.
I have a wall in my office that is dedicated to Team Bridgewater memories and I welcome photographs from our school family to add to my collection.
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