Our Governors

Carole Bell - Chair of Governors

Carole Bell has been associated with Biddenham since her own children attended the school in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She has chaired the Governing Body for some time, and is passionate about the school being inclusive and fully comprehensive. The strength of the school lies in its values and putting them into practice – the respect shown to all staff and all students is paramount.
The purpose of the Governing Body is to discuss and agree the best strategy and policies for the school. Governors work hard to ensure that these reflect the need for a good, happy learning environment, where children grow into confident and caring adolescents and adults, and staff feel supported and are able to develop their skills in teaching. A mark of the school's success is the number of students who go to university and return to teach and support children in the school.
Biddenham has 13 Governors who meet as a whole Governing Body four times a year. It is made up of lay members with an interest in the school and education, the Principal, Mr Bailey, as well as a staff representative. Two of the lay members are parent governors.
The current Governing Body is representative of the multi-ethnic student population. Governors strive to be the school's critical friend. As the school continues to grow in numbers and popularity, it is vital that the work that we do and oversee remains relevant to our aims.
Governors attend regular committee meetings twice a term; there are two of these – the Curriculum Committee and Business and Welfare Committee.
Carole sits on the Full Governors, Business and Welfare Committee and the Strategy Committee.
Her key areas of responsibility are: Key Stage 4, Professional Learning and Safeguarding.
To contact Carole Bell please email enquiries@biddenham.beds.sch.uk

Our Governors

David Bailey

Principal
Full Governors
Business and Welfare Committee
Strategy Committee

Nezma Begum

Co-opted Member
Vice Chair of  Governors
Member of Curriculum Committee
Key areas of responsibility:
Independent Learning
Key Stage 4
Ready, Respect, Reward

Jennifer Brown

Co-opted Member
Full Governors
Business and Welfare Committee
Key area of responsibility:
Professional Learning

Dr Sarah Crafter

Co-opted Member
Full Governors
Chair of Curriculum Committee
Key areas of responsibility:
Independent Learning
Key Stage 5

Saqib Hussain

Co-opted Member
Full Governors
Business and Welfare Committee
Pay Committee
Key areas of responsibility:
Equalities
Numeracy

Caron Vacciana

Co-opted Member
Full Governors
Business and Welfare Committee
Key area of responsibility:
Literacy

Ann Day

LA Member
Full Governors
Chair of Business and Welfare Committee
Strategy Committee
Key areas of responsibility
Health and Safety
Numeracy

Abdul Shakoor

Staff Member
Full Governors
Curriculum Committee

Carlene Nisbett

Parent Member
Full Governors
Key areas of responsibility:
Equalities
Key Stage 3

Catherine Walters

Parent Member
Full Governors
Business and Welfare Committee
Pay Committee
Key areas of responsibility:
Key Stage 5
Safeguarding

Georgina Ainscough

Partnership Member
Full Governors
Curriculum Committee
Key area of responsibility:
Literacy

Nikhita Saggu

Partnership Member
Full Governors
Curriculum Committee
Key areas of responsibility:
Key Stage 3
Ready, Respect, Reward

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