Our Governors

Local Governing Board

The Local Governing Board is a committee of the Trust – Advantage Schools. Its role is to oversee the strategic direction of the school and it is made up of the following people.

Please use the following contact details to get in touch:

Chair of Governors
Nigel Syson
Bedford Free School, Cauldwell Street,
Bedford MK42 9AD
01234 332299

Bedford Free School Governors

Nigel Syson, Chair – Member Appointed Trustee /  Co-opted Governor

Rupinder Judge, Vice Chair – Co-opted Governor

Kirstie Loveday, Parent Governor

Kerri Rennie, Co-opted Governor

Clare Knighton, Parent Governor

Revd Peter Turnbull, Parent Governor

Florence Burbridge, Staff Governor

Charlotte Sadler, Staff Governor

Jane Herron, Principal, Ex Officio

Governors’ Register of Business Interests 2023-24

Governors’ Attendance 2022-23

Advantage Schools Trustees and Members

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Governors play an important role in the life of the school. Their main function is to ensure that the school improves so that the highest standards possible are achieved in all aspects of school life. 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
  • 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

Bedford Free School is part of Advantage Schools and further details of governance can be found at the following links:

Articles of Association and Funding Agreements

Financial and Governance Information

If you would like any further information about the governing body please contact Mikhaela Chapman, Head of Governance and Compliance via email: [email protected]

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Governors code of conduct

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