Support staff

Craig Brandon

Craig Brandon

Facilities Assistant

Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter

Finance Assistant

Christina Costin Webb

Christina Costin Webb

Pastoral support for Years 8 & 9

Esther Logan

Esther Logan

PA to SLT/ Operations Assistant

Shona Robins

Shona Robins

Learning Mentor

Shona was a student at Dame Alice Harpur school in Bedford achieving 10 GCSE’s (7 A*-A). She went on to achieve 3 distinctions* in Public Services and an A in a-level Psychology. Shona then graduated at the University of Bedfordshire with distinction in a foundation degree Psychology and Crime. Shona is currently completing her third year at the University of Bedfordshire for a BA honours degree in Psychology and Criminal Behaviour. She has worked in several areas of employment including a supervisory role at New look, Accountant at a Property Maintenance business and a Supervisor in a Nightclub. Shona joined Bedford Free School in 2012 as homework club supervisor, progressing to a Learning Mentor in 2013 and becoming a CCF cadet instructor with our partnership school Bedford Modern in 2014.
Shona enjoys a challenge. She believes that every child can fulfil their ambitions with support and guidance. BFS provides excellent opportunities for students to achieve.

Angela Runnegar Clark

Angela Runnegar Clark

Pastoral Support for Years 10 & 11

Heather Sexton

Heather Sexton

Pastoral Support Coordinator for Year 7, Transition and Admissions

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Rob Smart

Rob Smart

Learning Mentor & Librarian

Rob’s education began at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardy… or he wishes it did. After going to school in Bristol he went to the University of Hertfordshire where he graduated with a first-class degree in English Literature with Film.
He originally trained as a Primary School teacher, before switching to Secondary when he became a founding member of the Learning Mentor team when Bedford Free School opened. He runs the World’s Greatest School Library© and now teaches Computing to all of KS3.
Rob became a teacher as he believes that through schooling, education, and reading then any child can be given an inspiring start in life that can equip them with the tools necessary to do everything they could want to do in life.
Computers are becoming the dominant force in the world of technology and innovation, and being able to use them to create amazing things is a deeply satisfying experience.
This year Rob is working on ensuring that ‘STAR’ is fully embedded within all of his lessons. He is also trying to use ‘Positive framing’ and ‘Exit tickets’ in order to ensure all students feel confident in the subject and so that he can gain lesson-by-lesson feedback on how the students are doing.

Denise Smith

Denise Smith

Learning Mentor

Mark Ure

Mark Ure

Facilities Assistant

Lucy Taylor

Lucy Taylor

Operations Manager

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