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;


Georgina Ledward

Chair of FGB, Parent Governor

October 2020


Georgina  is a parent governor and has two children at the school.  She works as a Senior Solutions Engineer for an Experience Management organisation, this entails working with organisations across Europe both uncovering business requirements and advising how they can improve and gain great value from the technology.  She is not a governor of any other school.  

Georgina sits on the Pupils and Standards committee.

Business & Pecuniary interests - none



Dr Corinna Haenschel

Vice Chair of FGB, 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



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



Jacqueline Moore

Head Teacher, September 2022

Jacqueline has been teaching for more than 15 years. She has significant Senior Leadership experience including a secondment as Head Teacher at school in Buckinghamshire. Jacqueline has experience teaching across all Key Stages and has worked with mixed ages classes in previous settings. She has been a staff governor in two of her previous schools.

Jacqueline currently sits on the Pupils and Standards and Resources committees. 

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


Steve Ranson

LA Governor from

September 2019


Steve is the local authority governor.  He has lived in Aldbury since 1999 and his two daughters Holly and Charlotte both attended the school before moving on to Tring school.  Steve works as a Financial Planner for Tilney Wealth Management based in London.  He provides advice primarily around retirement planning and estate planning to private clients.  He is also a director of Quirky Do’s an events business specialising in hosting weddings and private events.  He is not a governor of any other establishments.  Steve sits on the resources committee for the school.  Business & Pecuniary Interests – Quirky Do’s Ltd


Erica Van der Westhuizen

Parent Governor

September 2021

Erica is a parent governor and has two boys at the school.  She is a Systematic Kinesiologist, and is the owner of Aurora Health and Wellness.  Erica has dedicated her life to help people achieving optimal health and wellness by doing natural treatments.  She is not a governor of any other school.

Erica sits on the Resources committee.

Business and Pecuniary interests - Aurora Health and Wellness.


Charlotte Livingston

Co-opted Governor



The details are as follows for 2021 / 2022 

  21st Oct9th Dec2nd Feb23rd March24th May14th July 
GovernorsGovernor Type       
Leigh BradburyParentyyyyyy 
Natasha ChiswellHeadteacheryyynyy 
Rev.Michelle GraceFoundationynyyyy 
Dr Corinna HaenschelFoundationynyyyy 
Stephen RansonLocal Authorityyyyyny 
Emma VardyStaffyyyyyy 
Ben Verinder - ChairParentynyyyy 
Georgina LedwardParentyyyyyy 
Erica Van der WesthuizenParentyyyyyy 
James WilkinsonParentnyynyn