Meet Our Governors

The Governing Body of Loxwood School consists of four parent governors; one local authority governor; one staff governor; one Headteacher and six co-opted governors.
Our full membership consists of 13 committee members.
The Term of Office is for four years and this instrument of government came into effect on the 27th March 2017.
As of March 2023, the Governing Body members are:
F Dowley (Headteacher)
A McNamara (Chair of Governors)
L Walker (Vice Chair)
B Brooker
H Donnelly
A Holloway (currently on maternity leave)
P Wannell
M Parton
M Sharp
N Mould
P Bellas
R Barr
J Reid
The Chair of the Governing Body is Dr Anna McNamara. 
How to contact the school governors
If you have a question or general enquiry, we would really like to hear from you.
Our dedicated governor email is
We look forward to hearing from you.
Register of Pecuniary Interests October 2022
Governors have completed the annual requirement to declare any relevant business interests and any relationships between governors and school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.
No declarations.
Miss F Dowley

Headteacher - Governor as of 07.02.22. Voting rights

Dr A McNamara

Co Opted Governor

Chair of the Governing Body (appointed Chair 08.12.22)
Appointed 16.11.2020. Voting Rights

Mrs L Walker

Parent Governor

Vice Chair of the Governing Body. (Appointed Vice Chair 08.12.22)
Appointed 16.05.2022. Voting Rights

Mr B Brooker

Parent Governor

Appointed 16.05 2022. Voting Rights

Mr P Wannell

Parent Governor

Appointed 16.05.2022 . Voting Rights

Mrs H Donnelly

Staff Governor - Elected by the school staff

Elected staff governor. Voting Rights
Appointed 07.02. 2022

Mrs A Holloway

Co Opted Governor

Appointed 29.11.21. Voting Rights

Mr Philip Bellas

Co-opted Governor

Appointed 08.12.22. Voting Rights

Mrs Miranda Sharp

Co-opted Governor

Appointed 08.12.22. Voting Rights.

Mr Rob Barr

Co-opted Governor

Appointed 30.03.23. Voting rights

Mrs Nicola Mould

Co-opted Governor

Appointed 08.12.22. Voting Rights.

Mr Jeremy Reid

Co-opted Governor

Appointed 30.03.23. Voting rights

Mr Mark Parton

Co-opted Governor

Appointed 08.12.22. Voting Rights.



I moved to Loxwood with my family a few years ago. I am a qualified teacher across a variety of creative disciplines, a business woman, and an educational researcher, as well as a Mental Health First Aider and trainer.  I enjoy coaching and mentoring and I have been lucky to work in leadership in education across a range of settings, locations and age groups. I am so pleased to be able to support our village school and it’s community through my role on the board of governors. 



I relocated to Loxwood area in December 2020 and have two children, one in year 3, one at preschool. I work as a HR Consultant, with my own consultancy, Fresh Solutions HR Ltd and a co-founder of two organisations, Infinity Space to Grow - a community organisation and The Parenthood Switch-an organisation supporting parents at work. I have over 20 years of experience in HR all the way up to Board Level, across a variety of sectors. My role now includes supporting start-ups, as well as established organisation with a range of People and HR needs.

Since having children I have worked with organisations such as the National Childbirth Trust to support the emotional and mental health of new parents and today I am an Ambassador for Surrey and East Surrey Hospital Maternity Voices Partnership (SASH MVP) enabling women to have a stronger voice through pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience. I also support a national charity, who campaign on issues that affect pregnant women and their partners as an expert on their employee advice line and a mentor on their tribunal support programme.
I decided to put myself forward as a governor to support the school community in any way that I can, specifically to support them in continuing to develop their diversity, culture and community strategy. I really look forward to the journey ahead.  



I moved from Godalming to Loxwood in 2012 and have three children who are (or will soon be) attending Loxwood Primary. 

Having grown up in a similar small village in Kent, I am keen to ensure Loxwood offers the very best opportunities for local children, grows the community and becomes a leading example to others. 

I studied Geography at University in Swansea and joined Nextbase as a Marketing Manager in 2006. I now head up the marketing department for this rapidly growing global dash cam brand and I hope to share my expertise with the school. I head up the product marketing as well as being the Road Safety Ambassador for the brand.

I'm looking forward to supporting the school and its leadership as it thrives and grows to deliver the highest level of education. 



I moved to Loxwood in May 2021 with my husband and young son. I grew up locally, in Rudgwick, before moving to Reading where I lived for over a decade so it has been a move home to West Sussex for me. 

I am a Solicitor specialising in commercial property litigation and, after numerous years in private practice, I now work in-house in the telecommunications industry and for the joint venture of two of the UK’s “big four” mobile phone operators. 

I am very pleased to have joined the board of governors and look forward to getting to know the school and the wider community better and to helping support the leadership team at the school during a period of change and opportunity. 



My Family and I moved to West Sussex from London in late 2020 and both of my children started at Loxwood Primary School.

I have over a decade of experience in website administration alongside both online and offline marketing expertise. With a lengthy retail background, I like to think that I am approachable and willing to listen to others views and opinions openly.

I look forward to helping Loxwood Primary School in their goals and bringing them to fruition. 



I moved to Cranleigh in 2019, where I live with my wife and two children. After professional actor training and a career in the Arts, I moved into teaching, where I have gained experience in leadership, curriculum construction and had the privilege to specialise in Primary education. It is my pleasure to sit on the board at Loxwood Primary, where I will work tirelessly playing my part utilising my skillset, to bring the best for the children of this school.
I have lived in Cranleigh all my life until 2013 when I moved to the Ifold area with my family. I have been teaching for 10 years but working within Early Years education for over 16 years in roles of nursery manager, curriculum advisor and now Head of Pre Prep.  I am passionate about children first informative years and my family and I feel very lucky to be in this local community.
I am looking forward to supporting the school in its future endeavors. 

I have worked in education for over 30 years as a technology teacher and senior leader for school effectiveness.

I have been a staff governor and have several years experience as a primary school governor prior to joining the board at Loxwood school. I believe that every child should get the very best education we can offer and it is my aim to help with that ideal. 



I have lived just accross the Surrey border for more than ten years. I have three children ranging from GCSE age down to 4. Over the past 12 years, since having children at school, I have volunteered at their schools in a number of capacities. I am now excited to join the board at Loxwood Primary, to support the school and its staff in delivering their vision and values. 
I am a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor by profession, specialising in advising businesses on their corporate tax matters. 

I moved to Loxwood in 2018 taking over the ownership of The Onslow Arms. I have two children, one of which attends Loxwood School.

Prior to living in Loxwood, I’ve lived and worked in various parts of the country with Merlin Entertainments, one of the worlds largest Leisure and Tourism operators. From working with rollercoasters to running an aquarium I gained experience and a passion for Health & Safety. Having various qualifications and experience in this field, I’m looking forward to working with the teams at Loxwood to support them.

Governors who have stepped down within the last two years: 

(Term of Office for Staff Governors 2 years and the Headteacher is when in post, all other governors are 3 years)

December 2022

R Barr- LA governor 22/09/22- 17/03/23

G Evans- co-opted governor 12/07/2021- 08/12/22

W Schofield- parent governor 30/11/2016- 08/12/2022

M Clifford-McBrinn- co-opted governor 31/03/2021- 08/12/2022

G Hunter- parent governor 16/12/2019-01/12/2022

J Wingfield- co-opted governor 08/01/21-08/12/2022

April 2022

E Cushing - Parent governor  25/9/20 - 28/3/22

February 2022

L Boardman - Parent governor 25/9/20 - 1/2/22

R Newman - Co Option 26/11/18 - 1/2/22

January 2022

P Kitson - Headteacher  1/9/2016 - 31/12/2021

Mrs P J Harder - Staff Governor  11/11/18 - 11/11/21

June 2021

E M Evans  LA Governor 1/3/2017 - 30/06/2021

December 2020

I El Moghraby  Co Option Governor 1/11/2016 - 16/11/2020

F Gibbons  Co Option Governor 7/7/2012 - 16/11/2020

L Maclean  Co Option governor  1/12/18 - 16/11/2020

August 2020

J Harrup-Brook  Parent Governor 2/12/19 - 19/08/20

July 2020

J Anderson   Parent Governor  21/6/2017 - 31/7/2020