Christmas Fair:

This Friday, 6th December 3.30-5.00pm!!

Please Note:

There is a Bedford Borough camera monitoring parking on the yellow zig-zag lines. Stay safe.

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The Governing Body 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. You can also see the members of the Trust below.

Elstow Governors

  • Ryan Tobias (Chair of Governors) – Member Appointed Governor/ Trustee
  • Sharon Crisp – Vice Chair / Parent Governor
  • Robert Harding – Member appointed Governor
  • Emma Abbey – Parent Governor
  • Ranjit Kaur – Co-opted
  • Sarah Ciantar – Staff Governor
  • Rebecca Silliker – Clerk to Governors

Advantage Schools Trustees

  • Ryan Tobias – Acting Chair
  • Michael Coward – Acting Vice Chair
  • Paul Jameson
  • Tom Rees
  • Martin Dodge
  • Mark McCourt
  • Nigel Syson
  • Anne Heavey
  • Simon Campbell – Company Secretary
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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

Governors registers of interests and statement can be found in the Downloads and Policy section of our website.

If you would like any further information about the governing body please contact Simon Campbell at the school or via email:

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2019-2020 Governors Information
Attendance key: P = present, Ap = apologies received & accepted, ApN = apologies received not accepted, A = absent
Name Governor Cat Term Expires 20 09 18 29 11 18 09 01 19 28 02 19 04 04 19 06 06 19 11 07 19
Emma Abbey (EA) Parent July 2019 P Ap – after meeting P Ap P Ap Ap
Sharon Crisp (SCr) Parent Sep 2019 P P P P Ap P P
Giorgio Ruggiero (GR) Parent Jul 2019 P Ap P P P P P
Rob Harding (RH) Appointed May 2022 P P P P Ap Ap P
Paul Jameson (PJ) Appointed Jul 2019 P P P P P Ap Ap
Ryan Tobias (RT) [Chair] Appointed Sep 2019 P P P P P P P
Ranjit Kaur (RK) Appointed Dec 2020 P Ap P P P P P
Sarah Ciantar (SCi) Staff Governor Nov 2020 Ap Ap P P Ap P P
Samantha Baxter [Principal] Principal Ex Officio P P P P P P P
Also present: Rebecca Silliker (Clerk);