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Cedars Upper


Cedars Upper School joined the Chiltern Learning Trust (the Trust) on 1st June 2018.

CLT governance is through a Board of Trustees and school-level Local Governing Bodies (LGBs).

The role of the LGB, which meets twice a term, is to:

  • implement and administer the Trust's policies at local level and report termly to the Board of Trustees
  • monitor and be accountable for the performance and standards of the school to Ofsted
  • govern exclusions in accordance with appropriate regulations
  • consider budget monitoring information and proposals
  • act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • represent the views of the community.

Our Local Governing Body structure falls in line with the structure set out in the scheme of delegation and comprises of: 

  • The Headteacher

  • Chair 

  • Vice Chair 

  • Community governors

  • Parent governors 

  • Staff governor 

  • Co-opted governors

We are very fortunate to have wide range of skills and expertise within our local governing body and a group of people who are passionate about serving their community and obtaining the absolute best for every child.

Our governors provide an exceptional level of challenge and support to our school on a voluntary basis with the sole ambition of raising standards and achievement.

 The Governing Bodies for both Linslade School and Cedars School have now joined together to become one Board of Governors. The Chair of Governors will be Elaine Rabbitt with Emily Wilding as Vice Chair.

You can contact the Chair of the LGB via the School Office or  via post at:

Ms Elaine Rabbit
C/O Cedars Upper School
Mentmore Road
Leighton Buzzard

Membership of the LGB


Category of Governor



Elaine Rabbit


3 October 2022

3 October 2024

Mark Gibbs




Melanie Norman

Head of School-Cedars



Leah Ferguson-Moore

Head of School-Cedars



Cat Parry

Community Governor

5 October 2020

4 October 2024

Emily Wilding 

Co-opted Governor and Vice Chair (English) 

26 March 2020

25 March 2024

Lee Beaumont

Staff (Teaching) Governor

1 June 2022

31 May 2026

Julie Inns

Staff (Teaching) Governor

2 November 2022

1 November 2026

Joanne Morland

Parent Governor (Careers)

19 October 2022

18 October 2026

Mark Costello

Parent Governor (SEND)

3 October 2022

2 October 2026

Kevin Snowden

Parent Governor (Maths)

3 October 2022

2 October 2026

Shekhar Gund

Co-opted Governor

21 May 2021

20 May 2025

Additional Information

Attendance record 23/24 

Governors’ Declarations of Interest 2022/23

About Chiltern Learning Trust

Chiltern Learning Trust Scheme of Delegation

Memorandum of Association

Articles of Association

Funding Agreement

Trustees and Members 

Financial Benchmarking service for Cedars