The school has a governing body whose job it is to work closely with the Headteacher and Pathfinder Schools Trust Board in ensuring the smooth running of the school. The Governors help decide school policy, consult and advise on the curriculum, monitor finance, appoint staff, fix salaries, arbitrate on matters of discipline and generally take a full part in the life of the school.

The governing body has representatives from the Community, the teachers and staff and the parents. Parent governors are elected by the parents and serve a four year period.
The governors meet every term to discuss school issues. All meetings are minuted and the minutes are available for inspection. Small sub committees meet regularly to oversee on-going issues.

Governors can be contacted on email address:  . Please ensure all queries or concerns have been resolved by the school following the complaints guidance listed on the website.

Become a Governor

We are always looking for new governors to support our vibrant school. If you have an interest in improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest by emailing the chair of Governors Malcolm Toovey on . Information on the role of a Governor can be find in the documents on the side bar of this page

Letters will be sent out to parents if we have a Parent governor vacancy with details of how to apply for this role. This will also be advertised on our weekly newsletter.


Including governors whose appointment ended within the previous acedemic year 

Current Governor Information
Governor NameDate appointedTerm of OfficeDate they stepped down (if applicable)Appointed byType of Governor (Parent, Community, Staff)* Committee they attend
Laura Buckley 01/09/2019 4 Years     HeadTeacher  
Malcolm Toovey 07/02/2022 4 Years   Governors Chair Finance, Resources and Staffing, Quality and Standards, Maths Lead
Sarah Adams 29/01/2022 4 Years   Governors Vice Chair Safeguarding and Inclusion
Jo Watson 02/12/2013 4 Years   Staff Staff Community

Floren Looker


4 Years




Safeguarding and Inclusion

Tina Rippon 09/01/2018 4 Years    Governors Community Safeguarding and Inclusion. LAC
Sean Thomas 23/09/2019 4 Years   Governors Parent  Finance, Resources and Staffing
Rachel Chapman 05/07/2021 4 Years   Governors Parent Quality and Standards
Historic Governor Information
Governor Name Date appointed Term of Office Date they stepped down (if applicable) Appointed by Type of Governor (Parent, Community, Staff) * Committee they attend
Ashley Izzard-Snape 02/09/2013     01/09/2019      
Tracy Jones 26/09/2016     15/07/2019      
 Laura Hannam 08/09/2014    15/07/2019      
Samantha Herring 29/01/2018    23/09/2019      
 Tamzin Law 19/06/2017          
 Anthony Difazio 23/09/2019   08/07/2020      
Clare Lester 23/09/2019   16/11/2020      
Chris Francis 28/04/2017   12/04/2021      
Sarah Burberry 31/03/2017   23/7/2021      
Vicky Fletcher  19/06/2017   23/7/2021      
Joanne Barker 05/07/2021   05/05/2022      


Governor Documents

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Contact Us

Postal Address

Loatlands Primary School,
Harrington Road,
NN14 2NJ

Telephone: 01536 903713


Key Contacts:

Headteacher: Mrs L Buckley

Deputy Headteacher:  Miss J P Heald

Interim Assistant Headteacher & SENDCO: Mrs H Quincey

Chair of Governors:    Mr M Toovey

Business Manager : Mrs G Seakens

Family Support Worker: Mrs Kelly Davidson

Administrator: Mrs L Biddlecombe

Clerical Assistant: Miss V Buzzard-Shaw