BEST - Bedfordshire Schools Trust
Samuel Whitbread Academy is part of the Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) which is a learning community of two nurseries and nine 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
Bedfordshire, SG17 5QS
Telephone: 01462 811519
Companies House Registration Number: 07546141
VAT Registration Number: 120 7845 28
England and Wales
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We are a charity by virtue of the fact that we are an academy trust.
Academy Leadership team
Strategic Direction, Staffing, HR, Finance & Student Outcomes
|IAN BUTLER||Vice Principal
Quality of Education, Curriculum Intent, Data, Assessment, Exams & Student Outcomes
|CHARLOTTE LINEHAN||Vice Principal
Quality of Education, Improving Teaching and Learning, HR, CPD & Student Outcomes.
|CLARE HOOD||Assistant Principal
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Student Behaviour, Attitudes & Attendance
|THOMAS ROWELL||Assistant Principal
Quality of Education at KS5, SWA SENDCo, BEST SEND, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & KS5 Student Outcomes
|KATIE BRIDGE||Associate Principal
Quality of Education and Improving Teaching & Learning
|RICHARD CANDLIN||Associate Principal
Outcomes of Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds & School Transport
|EMMA FOREMAN||Associate Principal
Student Personal Development, CEIAG & SMSC
For information on the funding of Samuel Whitbread Academy and the rest of BEST please visit the BEST website.
Local Governing Board (LGB)
Chair of Governors
|Karen Davies||Vice Chair|
|Tony Edwards||Staff Governor|
|Alexandra Mason||Staff Governor|
The Governance Handbook/Scheme of Delegation document can be found on BEST website here.