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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;

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.

Business & Pecuniary interests - Chalksteam Ltd

 

 

Adrian Lee

Chair of FGB & Chair of resources committee, term of office 4 years from 24/1/18

 

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 and director of Mayfield Partnership (General Partner) Limited. 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.

Business & Pecuniary interests - Southbank Employers Group

Mayfield Partnership LLP

 

Leigh Bradbury

Parent Governor, term of office 4 years from 05/10/2018

 

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

Business & Pecuniary interests - 

LE Bradbury Consulting

 

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.

Business & Pecuniary interests - none

 

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.

Business & Pecuniary interests -

FMD Projects Ltd

 

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.

Business & Pecuniary interests - none

 

 

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.

Business & Pecuniary interests - none

 

Rev. Michelle Grace

Foundation Governor

September 2017

Michelle is Vicar of St John’s Church, Aldbury and as such is an ex-officio Foundation Governor.
She is also a chaplain at Tring School, and as a Team Vicar has responsibilities across the wider
Tring Team Parish.
Michelle sits on the Pupils & Standards committee.

Business & Pecuniary interests - none

Fiona Miles,

Foundation Governor

from 18/04/18

Fiona is a Foundation Governor. She is deputy head of a large, independent day school for pupils aged 4-18 and teaches English. Fiona sits on the Pupils and Standards Committee. She is not a governor of any other educational establishment.

Business & Pecuniary interests - none

 

Mark Paul,

Parent Governor from

October 2018

Mark is a parent governor and has one child at the school.  He is the creative director of a lighting design consultancy in London, specialising in architectural and artistic installations, with projects and clients reaching across the UK, Europe and Asia.  He is not a governor of any other school.  Mark sits on the Resources committee.

Business & Pecuniary interests - none

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);

 

 2017/18 AK BV NC AM EV AL LB PC MG
FGB 13/09/17               X  
FGB 19/10/17                 X
FGB 05/12/17                  
FGB 23/01/18                 X
FGB 20/03/18         X   X    
FGB 24/05/18           X   X  
FGB 03/07/18                 X
Committee 03/10/17                  
Committee 22/11/17 *                  
Committee 10/01/18                  
Committee 08/03/18                  
Committee 09/05/18               X X
Committee 21/06/18                  

 

* Committee meetings due to be held on 22nd November 2017 cancelled due to bad weather
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