Our governors

Governing Body

The Governing Body oversees the strategic direction of the school and is made up as follows:

Elizabeth Arden  (Chair of Inclusion Committee)

Co-opted Governor

Caroline Coulter

Parent Governor

Lorna Godden (Chair of Staffing and Resources)

Member appointed Governor

David Hill  (Vice Chair of Governors)

Member appointed Governor

Joannne Morey

Parent Governor

Jagtar Singh

Member appointed Governor

Nigel Syson  ( Chair of Governors)

Member appointed Governor

Ken Bonser

Clerk  to Governors

Bridget Edge

Company Secretary

Governors play an important role in the life of the school. They take a long-term strategic view of the way in which the school is developing. Their main function is to ensure that the school improves so that the highest standards possible are achieved in all aspects of school life. In many ways, a governing body is like a board of directors of a company: they make decisions about standards, policies, funding and recruitment of senior staff. The Principal and the staff are responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. They work hard to implement the School Improvement Plan. It is the responsibility of the governors to challenge and support the school in its ways of achieving the best for students.

Governors' duties include:

  • promoting high standards
  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • managing the school's budget
  • making sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught, and reporting on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results
  • participating in the appointment of senior staff and regulating staff conduct and discipline

We have three sub committees:

  • Inclusion – Chair: Amanda Briscoe
  • Staffing and Resources – Chair: Alastair Green
  • Teaching and Learning – Chair: David Hill

Governors registers of interests and statement can be found in the Downloads and Policy section of our website.

If you would like any further information about the governing body please contact Bridget Edge at the school or via email: bedge@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk

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