St Michael's Road, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6HN

01225 702 563

Aloeric Primary School

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Our Governors


Tim Waldron - Chair 

Community Governor

 I have worked in state education for 10 years and prior to this was a learning support assistant in pupil referral units in and around Leeds. My current role is Head of Ethics and Philosophy along with leading the curriculum for personal development (PSHCE) for all pupils at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy. I have an ongoing interest in Rights and Values based education, and have implemented Rights programmes in 2 secondary schools in Wiltshire. I am also an avid hockey fan and play regularly for Corsham Hockey Club. 



Lara Haines - vice chair

Lara has worked for a local engineering firm for 10 years leading their accounts and payroll processes. She has an in-depth knowledge of budgets and forecasting, but mainly has a passion for the education and well-being of young people.



Helen White - Community Governor

I have worked in education for 17 years and I am a teacher in one of the PAT schools. I am passionate about all children receiving the very best education and all children achieving their true potential. I have a passion for assessment and mathematics and as a governor, I am delighted to be part of the learning journey at Aloeric to support the school in achieving the absolute best education for the children and families within the school community. I am really looking forward to being part of the Aloeric community to ensure all pupils achieve their ambitions and goals.


Clare Traxler - Parent governor

I have worked in governance for over 25 years, predominantly in the insurance industry. I was Group Company Secretary for StarStone and then Inigo Insurance until December 2022. I now run my own business providing governance services and supporting businesses to attain B Corp status.


My family moved to Melksham from London a couple of years ago to be nearer my mum who lives in Bristol. I wanted to get involved in the community in some way. I heard there was a vacancy on the LGC and felt my experience and skills in Governance, primarily in the Board Room, could be beneficial. The role further develops my skills as an Independent Committee Member and has opened my eyes to many social aspects, which is hugely valuable to me as a person and in my line of work.