Leadership


BEST - Bedfordshire Schools Trust

Samuel Whitbread Academy is part of the Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) which is a learning community of two nurseries and six schools, providing outstanding all-through 0-19 education.

BEST offer a range of dedicated services,  in place to support schools. Services include: Finance; Human Resources; Estates Management; IT and Communications. 

They also have a vibrant teaching school, the Central Bedfordshire Teaching School Partnership (CBTSP), which delivers a comprehensive school improvement package to 138 schools across Central Bedfordshire and a SCITT, the Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership, which provides both primary and secondary Initial Teaching Training (ITT) courses.

Bedfordshire Schools Trust Limited
BEST House, Shefford Road, Clifton, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5QS
Companies House Registration Number: 07546141 England and Wales
VAT Registration Number: 120 7845 28

We are a charity by virtue of the fact that we are an academy trust.

Telephone: 01462 811519


Funding

For information on the funding of Samuel Whitbread Academy and the rest of BEST please visit the BEST website.


Governing Body from September 2016

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

MAIN GOVERNING BODY

  • Tony Edwards (Staff Governor)
  • Ian Herrington (Parent Governor)
  • Perry Huntley (Parent Governor)
  • Simon Cook (Parent Governor)
  • Sharon Dickman (Parent Governor)
  • Major John Dee (Parent Governor)

Improvement Plan

Six key aims for the academy

The six key aims for this year have been summarised below and represent the keys drivers for each development plan, at every level of the academy.

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Academy Leadership team

NICK MARTIN

Principal
Student Outcomes, Finance, Staffing and Strategic Direction

IAN BUTLER 

Vice-Principal
Curriculum Operations, Data, Assessments & Exams

DAVE GOODE

Vice-Principal (Acting) 
Teaching & Learning and
Staffing BEST CPD

THOMAS ROWELL

Assistant Principal
SWA SENDCo and BEST SEND

KATIE BRIDGE

Associate Principal
Improving Teaching & Learning

RICHARD CANDLIN

Associate Principal
Teaching & Learning Standards

MARK GIBBS

Associate Principal
Children & Families Services

CLARE HOOD

Associate Principal
Developing the Quality and Impact of Research on Teaching and Learning

Emma Foreman

Associate Principal
Improving Teaching & Learning