Meet the School Governors.

Paul Randall - Chair of Governors,

The role of the Chair is to ensure that the Governing Board's role is focused on the core strategic functions of School Governing Boards.  We work extremely hard with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that current standards are maintained and that further improvements continue across the school.

I like to think that I am an experienced Governor, as I am also a Chair of Governors at another Primary School in Buckinghamshire, I have also served as a National Leader of Governance as well as being a member of the Local Authorities School Governance Board, Side by Side Board, Education Strategy Board, and been chair of the Buckinghamshire Association of School Governors!

I am employed by one of Britain’s leading office furniture designers and manufacturers as a Materials Manger.

I am married with two children, I enjoy travelling, eating out and football.

Stephen Andrews

Co-opted Governor, Sports Governor, FPP Committee, RE Governor

I became a Governor at Loudwater School in February 2015 and have taken on roles related to the Finance, Personnel & Premises, RE and Sports Premium.

My two children both attended Loudwater School and thoroughly enjoyed their time at the school. The school motto is ‘Learn, Create, succeed’ and both my children benefitted from this which is a huge compliment to the dedicated staff and leadership team at the school. 

I carry out class visits at the school and it's always a real pleasure meeting the children and teachers. I also liaise with the PE curriculum leader to monitor the use of the sports premium and discuss all aspects of sport at the school. I attend all Governor meetings throughout the year and ensure I am present at Parents' evenings whenever possible.

I am married and live locally in Wycombe Marsh. I am a Structural Engineer, predominately carrying out work for domestic properties and commercial properties. My structural background is also useful for carrying out site inspections at the school when required and assisting with the Health and Safety walks with other members of the governing board.

I attend St Peter’s Church in Loudwater where I help out with the children’s work, Kidzone on Sunday mornings and Friday night Youth Group. It also very encouraging to see the ongoing links that the school has with the Church.

I am interested in many sports, where I play 6 a-side football a couple of times a week, I also enjoy golf, tennis and running. Spending time with my family is my priority and always enjoy meals out with them.  


Lucy Cook
I am a parent governor with a daughter currently at the school and also a son who will be joining Foundation Stage in September 2024. 
I joined as a Governor in the Spring term of 2023 and look forward to learning all aspects of the role.  I have been working in education for 12 years and I am passionate about  ensuring both pupils and families have a positive experience during their journey through Primary School.  I  am especially passionate about ensuring an inclusive education is provided, ensuring learning is accessible to children with SEND requirements and those who may not have English as a first language. I also have experience in supporting pupils effectively who may have encountered disadvantage at some point on their learning journey. Supporting families and children within the local community is really important to me and why 
I choose to become part of the governing team at Loudwater Combined School. I am the Governor with responsibility for English.
Michelle Hazel
GDPR, Pupil Premium and RE governor

I have always enjoyed taking part in school life, attending Parent Forum meetings and helping on school trips.  When I saw there was an opening for a parent governor, I decided I would love an opportunity to become more involved with the school.

I grew up in High Wycombe and attended Loudwater School myself and have very fond memories of my time there.  I am an accountant, and have worked for the local firm, The Fish Partnership (now Azets), since leaving university over 18 years ago.  I gained my ACCA qualification in 2009 and became an Audit and Accounts Manager, specialising in Charities and Academies.

I work part time, so around working and looking after my two girls, I enjoy spending time with our extended family, and love doing art and crafts and planning projects to improve our home. 

My first four years of being a governor have been a very steep learning curve but I am really enjoying learning more about the school, and undertaking training to increasing my skills as a Governor.

I look forward to doing more school visits over the course of the next year, and seeing the children learning in the classroom.

Andy McNeil

Vice-Chair, FPP Chair, SEND governor

‘Wear Sunscreen’

Remember the song by Baz Luhrmann?

In the song he uses the words of Mary Schmich where she offers advice to students, based on her own meandering experiences. It’s worth a listen.

There is a particular line that I like in it, which says “the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40-year olds I know still don’t”. Well, I wouldn’t say I’m interesting but I’m definitely in my 40’s and I’ve had my fair share of meandering experiences. I’ve studied, I’ve been employed, unemployed, self-employed. I’ve worked as a labourer, a manager, a director. I’ve worked in a laboratory, a glass factory, a recycling company, and buildings maintenance. I’ve lived in Sheffield, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Nuremberg, Woking and Loudwater.

I’d say it was a honour to be appointed as a governor 7 years ago and, hopefully, I’ve used my varied experiences to help the governing board. It’s been a very steep learning curve but, as I’ve heard, ‘life begins at the edge of your comfort zone’ so I must be living……..a lot.

Outside of school and work I spend my time acting as my children’s Personal Assistant; organising meetings (play dates), chauffeuring from one activity to another and cooking to their demanding expectations (beans again?!). It’s another unpaid role I enjoy very much!

Jonathan Devine
I became a Parent Governor in September 2023, I have children in Key Stages 1 & 2.  I took the opportunity to serve as a school governor as I feel it provides a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to the educational community. I firmly believe in the transformative power of education; to be a part of this journey is a real privilege.

Professionally I am a registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Operating Department Practitioner and I have worked within NHS trust’s in the Thames Valley Region.  I moved into higher education in 2015 and I’m currently a senior lecturer in peri-operative practice. Alongside my teaching qualifications, I hold a Masters in Education and I hold fellowship with Advance HE (FHEA). I have keen scholarly interests in neuro-divergence, presenting my research at local and national conferences, I’ve also been a guest on a podcast series.

Outside of work, my cherished moments are spent with my family, often embarking on adventurous outings and immersing ourselves in the beauty of nature! I’m a keen cook and have a love for DIY, fixing anything from toys to cars.

Belinda Welland - Staff Governor

I am the Staff Governor and I have been teaching at Loudwater School since September 2005 when I joined as a newly qualified teacher. During my time at Loudwater School, I have taught mainly in KS2 (Years 4, 5 & 6) although I have been the Year 6 teacher since September 2009. I have been the Deputy Head Teacher and Key Stage 2 Leader since September 2014. I am also the PSHE Subject Leader.

I joined the Governing Body in April 2018. My role as a Governor is to represent the staff, provide a link between the teaching staff and Governors and be a voice for all staff at Governor meetings. I attend Full Governing Board and Curriculum & Recovery committee meetings.