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Aldbury C of E Primary and Nursery School

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

Chair of FGB, 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

 

 

 

 

 

Leigh Bradbury

Parent Governor, Vice-chair of FGB 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

 

 

 

 

Angus MacRae

Co-opted Governor, Chair of Resources committee, term of office 4 years from 8/9/19

 

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 2019

 

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

Dr Corinna Haenschel

Foundation Governor

September 2019

Corinna is a parent foundation governor and has one child at the school. She is a Reader in the Department of Psychology, City, University of London. In Germany she also trained as a Clinical Psychologist. She is currently the Programme Director for a MSc. in Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience, but teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is not a governor of any other educational establishments.

Corinna sits on the Pupils and Standards Committee.

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 for 2019/20

Governor

Governor Type

15 Oct 2019

05 Dec 2019

28 Jan 2020

17 Mar 2020

14 May 2020

21 May 2020

16 Jun 2020

07 Jul 2020

Mrs Leigh Bradbury

Parent governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mrs Natasha Chiswell

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Revd Michelle Grace

Foundation governor

N

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Dr Corinna Haenschel

Foundation governor

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mr Angus MacRae

Co-opted governor

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Mr Mark Paul

Parent governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mr Stephen Ranson

Local Authority Governor

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Miss Emma Vardy

Staff governor

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Ben Verinder

Parent governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

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