About SAF

Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF) exists to provide an outstanding education for all our students, putting their progress at the heart of everything we do.

Sharnbrook Academy Federation currently (September 2017) has five member academies, the SAF Teaching School Alliance and SAF Pilgrim Partnership Initial Teacher Training. This will continue to evolve as further schools join our Multi Academy Trust. Now that Bedford Borough has changed to a two tier education structure, our academies reflect this in their age ranges.

The SAF Board runs the Multi Academy Trust and has four committees: the Finance Committee; the Risk and Audit Committee; the HR and Pay Committee; and the Education and Learning Committee. The SAF Board has delegated some matters to these committees and some matters to individuals but accountability is retained at the SAF Board.

As Executive Principal I have overall responsibility for the management of the academies in the Federation and am the Accounting Officer for the Multi Academy Trust. There is an Academy Principal within each SAF academy.

Each academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB) to ensure clear challenge and support for each individual academy. Again, although some tasks are delegated to the LGBs accountability always sits with the SAF Board.

SAF has a subsidiary company SAF MAT Trading Ltd.

We are very proud of the work we do at SAF in the very best interests of the students in our care and thank you for your interest in our academies.

If you would like to know any further information then please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Iain Denning

Executive Principal

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