Elizabeth Hess Barth
(Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor)
Term of office:16th January 2019 to 15th January 2023
I had two children at Highgate Wood School between 2004 and 2013 and I am still a committed member of the school community, becoming a parent governor in 2008 and then being co-opted in 2015. I became a parent governor in 2008 because I wanted to be an active part of the school’s vibrant culture and ethos of inclusivity.
My belief is that there is no single element as important to a child’s success as the quality of teaching they experience at school.
In my professional life I am director of communications for an education company and follow the development of educational policy with great personal and professional interest. I also work with the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Conflict, the school charity Place2Be, and Plan UK.