Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Rachel Ellen


My name is Rachel Ellen and I have been involved with Thomas Willingale since my eldest daughter began at the nursery in 2013. I now have both my daughters attending the school and live locally in Loughton.


Originally training to be a teacher, I have always held a vested interest in education and have been active in and around the school over the last few years, both as a former secretary of the PTA, member of the parent forum and as a volunteer parent reader and classroom assistant.


I now run my family’s digital marketing consultancy and when elected in July 2018 as a parent governor, was able to actively contribute my varied skill set and continued passion for learning toward seeing our wonderful school continue to thrive and grow.


I take my role and the responsibility that comes with it very seriously, striving to be both supportive and approachable, but also able to constructively challenge when needed. I thoroughly enjoy working alongside such a dedicated, hard working and inspiring group of people, who together ensure our school provides a safe, supportive and happy place of learning.