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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Our chair of governors is
Geoff Twiselton


Welcome from the Chair of Governors

On behalf of the governing body, I would like to welcome you to Loughton School. The Governing body are committed to working in partnership with the Headteacher and all school staff. We ensure your child has the best possible experience while they are part of the school community, and that they are ready for the next stage in their development. 

Our Governing body consists of a diverse group of people from different walks of life, including parents. The different skill set each governor brings allows us to effectively support and challenge the leadership team as a 'critical friend’. The aim, of which, is to improve all aspects of the school, including raising attainment and achievement and ensuring your child's needs are carefully met.

At Loughton School we are looking for governors to join our governing body.  As a governor you will be a volunteer who makes a vital contribution to the success of the school.

School governors have three main roles:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure its money is well spent

We will do this by:

  • Operating efficiently and effectively through appropriate structures and procedures
  • Driving improvement in school and have an impact on raising standards of education
  • Providing strong strategic leadership and hold the school leaders to account

This role may be particularly of interest if you have skills in finance/accounting, human resources, legal, data, or education, but we invite applications from anyone who is interested in helping the school be the best it can be. Full training is available, and governors are encouraged to attend regular training sessions, either in person or online.

We are looking for someone who can attend approximately six full governing body meetings per year and around six committee meetings per year. Meetings are held in school, usually on Wednesday evenings from around 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Governors also spend time in school during the day (around one-two visits per term).

You must be 18 or over to apply and have enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you would like to find out more, please email our clerk:

Geoff Twiselton, Chair of Governors