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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


The Governing Body of Aldbury School consists of representatives from parents, staff, the Local Education Authority, the Church and members co-opted from the local community. A full Governors meeting is held six times a year.  In addition, the governors each sit on either the resources or a pupil and standards subcommittee.


The Governing Body ensures the effective management of the school and promotes the well-being of all in it by working in partnership with the head teacher.  It strives to ensure that all children at Aldbury School obtain the best possible skills for future learning by offering a caring environment and positive learning experiences.


The governing body consists of the following;

 

Anthony David Kent

Chair of Governors, term of office 4 years from 6/10/14

 

Anthony is a parent governor and has two children at the school. He is a director of Maidment Judd Insolvency Limited and FMD Projects Limited and a licenced insolvency practitioner. He also has business interests with Angus MacRae, a co-opted governor at the school. His wife, Julia Kent, is the treasurer of FOAS. He is not a governor of any other educational establishments.

Anthony sits on both the Resources and Pupils & Standards committees.

 

 

Ben Verinder

Vice Chair and Chair of P&S committee, term of office 4 years from 1/2/17

 

Ben is a parent governor and has one child at the school. He is managing director of research and public relations consultancy Chalkstream Communications, which specialises in the education sector. Past and current clients include: 40+ further education colleges; Cranfield, Sussex and Derby Universities, and the University of the Arts, London; The Learning Alliance Academy Trust, which manages Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy and Lynch Hill Primary School, Slough.

He is not a governor of any other educational establishments. Ben is the chair of the Pupils & Standards committee.

 

 

Adrian Lee

Chair of resources committee, term of office 4 years from 24/1/14

 

Adrian is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in urban regeneration and is employed as Development Director for the government-owned company LCR Ltd, as well as being a Director of the South Bank Employers' Group. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve.

Adrian is a parent governor and has one child at the school. He is not a governor of any other educational establishments. Adrian is the chair of the Resources committee.

 

Leigh Bradbury

Parent Governor, term of office 4 years from 6/10/14

 

Leigh is a parent governor and has two children at the school. She is a managing director of a Talent Management consultancy that specialises in improving Diversity across senior management. Her client group is predominantly in the Financial and Oil and Gas sectors.

She is not a governor of any other educational establishments. Leigh sits on the Resources committee

 

Penny Cobb

LEA Governor, term of office 4 years from 8/9/15

 

Penny is an LEA governor. She has been a teacher all her working life specialising in middle school class teaching and TEFL but principally teaching music in several schools in the area. She has taught both at primary and secondary levels, including Aldbury School and more recently for over twelve years as Director of Music at Abbots Hill School in Apsley. Her three daughters all attended Aldbury School and her family have been in the village since 1970. She is not a governor of any other educational establishment.

Penny sits on the Pupils & Standards committee.

 

 

Angus MacRae

Co-opted Governor, term of office 4 years from 8/9/15

 

Angus is a co-opted governor at the school. He was formerly the Operations Director of Synergie Scotland Ltd, a multi discipline construction project management company. He currently runs a property management consultancy and he also has business interests with Anthony Kent, Chair of the School Governing Body. He is not a governor of any other educational establishments. Angus sits on the Resources committee and is the governing body's Health & Safety representative.

 

 

Natasha Chiswell

Head Teacher, September 2015

 

Natasha has recently taken the post of Head Teacher at our school. She has been teaching for fourteen years, seven of these years were as a Deputy Head Teacher. Natasha has taught across the different Key Stages and has worked with other schools in the county as a Leading Teacher. She was part of the Governing Body at her previous school for eight years where she sat on all committees.

Natasha currently sits on the Pupils and Standards and Resources committees. She has attended every meeting for the last academic year.

 

 

 

Emma Vardy, Staff representative, term of office 4 years from September 2015

 

Emma has been teaching at Aldbury School since 2013. She is Senior Teacher, EYFS leader, English coordinator and Deputy DSL. Emma has taught Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2.

 

Emma sits on the Pupils and Standards Committee.

It is a requirement for the school to publish details of the meetings attended by the governors for the last academic year.  These details are as follows (X = did not attend);
  AK BV NC AM EV LB LG PC MG
FGB 15/9/16   X     X        
FGB 18/10/16   X         X    
FGB 06/12/16                  
FGB 24/1/17       X          
FGB 21/3/17               X  
FGB 23/5/17         X        
FGB 04/7/17 X                
FGB 13/9/17               X  
Committee 4/10/16                  
Committee 22/11/16       X          
Committee 10/1/17             X    
Committee 09/3/17   X         X    
Committee 09/05/17                  
Committee 20/6/17         X     X  

 

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