Our Governors and Trustees

"Governors provide high quality support, challenge and stimulus for growth and improvement. Good quality whole school development planning is in place. Independent Schools Inspectorate Inspection Report 2013

Our school is run by a Trust whose trustees ensure the integrity of the Trust and overview the Catholic ethos of the school. The trustees appoint the Board of Governors and trustees themselves are appointed by the Bishop of Brentwood.

We have a governing body of up to nine members with a wide range of expertise to support the school and ensure that it maintains and develops high standards. Governors are appointed for a four-year term (and may submit for re-appointment at the end of each four years). They meet with the Headmistress as a full governing body five times a year and may also meet at additional times to work on additional projects.

Our Trustees are:

Mr M Blundell (Chair of Trustees), Mr D Savage, Mrs T Alder, Mr D Maxim, Father J Harvey, Father P Fox and Mrs A Archibald. 

Current Governors

Mrs AM Fox (Chair of Governors)

Mrs Fox has been our Chair of Governors since 2004, with a responsibility for Safeguarding, the Arts and pastoral care. A former teacher, Mrs Fox is owner and managing director of a publishing services company and she is also a Governor of a Catholic state secondary school. Her son is an alumnus of Loyola Preparatory School. Mrs Fox can be contacted via the school office.

Mrs A D’Cruz (Deputy Chair of Governors)

Mrs D’Cruz is our Governor responsible for Early Years and Catering. She has been involved with the school since 1997 and joined the Governing Body in 2003. Mrs D’Cruz is a local dentist and all four of her sons attended Loyola.

Dr S Ruiz

Dr Ruiz became a Governor at Loyola in 2005. She has two sons, both of whom have attended the school. She has a scientific background, provides regulatory training for clinical researchers within the NHS and University sector and is involved in Scouting as an Assistant Cub Leader. She is our Governor responsible for Science.

Mr M Sheehy

Mr Sheehy is the parent of a past pupil of Loyola and became a Governor in 2008. He works for a project and venture finance company and has a long history of working in financial markets for a number of investment banks. He is our link Governor for Premises, IT and Marketing.

Mr N Marshall

Mr Marshall is the parent of a current Loyola boy and a former pupil of the school.  He became a Governor in 2004 and works in a London law firm, specialising in Commercial Property. He played a key role in the opening of an all-weather playing surface at the school and is our link Governor for Mathematics.

Mr J Johnson

Mr Johnson is parent to a former pupil and joined the Board of Governors in 2013. His background is in Financial Futures Trading and has worked in the City for over twenty years. He is the link Governor responsible for PE & Games.

Mrs G Spencer

Mrs Spencer joined the Governing Body in 2014 and is also a Governor of both Trinity School and All Saint’s in Dagenham. Mrs Spencer is retired and used to manage a shipping department for a large global organisation.  She is our SEND, EAL and G&T Governor.

Mr J Huang

Mr Huang joined the Board of Governors in 2015, with his two sons attending Loyola (one former, one current). He has worked in the NHS for over 25 years, and is a consultant surgeon, specialising in gastrointestinal surgery. He is the link Governor for Humanities (History/Geography/RE/Languges)

Mr C Morgan

Mr Morgan joined the Board of Governors in 2016 and has two sons currently attending Loyola.  With a millitary background, Mr Morgan currently works in the City offering consultancy on systems.  He is our link Governor for English.