Moira Laffey

Representative of TWHF Local Governing Bodies, Chair of Chairs

Moira has a PhD in Chemistry. After a few years working as a civil servant, she saw the light and retrained to teach. She initially specialised in supporting adults with difficulties with maths; then by a happy accident embarked on a career in independent prep schools. Over the years she held posts as teacher, head of department, deputy head, and head. On retirement from the chalk-face, she worked as a consultant with a variety of educational agencies. Departmental and school reviews, senior appointment interviews and being the independent member of disciplinary and complaint panels in both the maintained and independent sectors provided a wide range of challenges and stories to remain confidential.

In 2016 Moira became a governor of a primary school in Wiltshire and as chair in 2018 took the school through the due diligence to join TWHF in March 2018. She has particular interests in the teaching of maths and the opportunities for governors to network and obtain training. She is delighted to be the representative of TWHF local governing bodies on The Trust Board and will work to support good communication.

Moira, together with her husband, is happily retired in Wiltshire, enjoying reading, cooking and travelling far and wide when possible. The life and families of her twin sons, one an officer in REME, the other a solicitor in Hong Kong, together with being a volunteer supporting The Stars Appeal in Salisbury Hospital, are important features of her current life.


By working in partnership with us, you can help to support our local community and the economy.


Whether you have recently qualified as a teacher or have many years of experience, we can help you further your career.