Welcome to Langdon Primary School

Is your child due to start school in September 2018?  Please contact us on 01304 852600 or email admin@langdon.kent.sch.uk to arrange an appointment to view our school.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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The Governing Body

What do the Governors do in school?

All Governors take an active interest in the welfare of our school, even though many of them also run businesses of their own, or work in other capacities. The Full Governing Body meets every six weeks, usually during the final week of term.

All governors have three key roles (strategic development of the school, a critical friend to the Headteacher and accountability for the Head’s performance, the school’s performance and their own).

Our governing body is made up of the Headteacher, a staff member, 1 Local Authority governor, 3 parent governors (child in school and elected by parents) and 3 co-opted governors (based on skills audit)

Chair of Governors - Christine Hilson (Local Authority Governor)

Chair of Governors - Christine Hilson (Local Authority Governor)

I have been a governor of Langdon Primary School for almost nine years following my retirement from Kent County Council. I have seen the School go from strength to strength and value the opportunity to be a part of striving for excellence.
I was a teacher and Deputy Head before specialising in Special Educational Needs and finishing my career as a Provision Evaluation Officer which entailed looking at specialist provision, often in the private sector.
I have two grown-up daughters, a stepson and two grandchildren. I volunteer at Sandwich Library and enjoy gardening, crosswords and reading.

Headteacher - Lynn Paylor Sutton

Headteacher - Lynn Paylor Sutton

I have been Head Teacher and a governor at Langdon Primary School for six years.  I have thirty years of experience of working as a teacher, Special Educational Needs Coordinator and senior leader in Kent schools.  I have experience of working with Governing Bodies in primary and secondary schools in order to plan strategically for school improvement and it is a pleasure to work in this capacity again at Langdon.

Staff Governor - Emma Keem

Staff Governor - Emma Keem

I have been in teaching for 23 years and joined Langdon over 4 years ago. I am currently the Key Stage 1 leader within the school. My areas of expertise are literacy and Early Years education. I am pleased to be part of the Governing Body and look forward to participating in the strategic management of the school.

Parent Governor - Sam Worton

Parent Governor - Sam Worton

My daughter, Angel-Olivia, embarked on her primary school education at Langdon in September 2014. My background is predominantly marketing & promotions where I held the post of Marketing Manager for the duty and tax free shops in Folkestone and Cocquelles at Eurotunnel and then for Hellenic Duty Free based in Athens. I now work work full time as a PA to an executive team for a local manufacturing company. I am delighted to be part of the Governing Body and will strive to ensure this wonderful village school meets its full potential and strategic goals for the future.

Parent Governor - David Harris

Parent Governor - David Harris

My step daughter, Lana, is currently at Langdon in Year 5 and her older sister, Gracie, attended until the summer of 2016 when she moved on to Dover Grammar School for Girls.  I have been working at Canterbury Christ Church University as the General Manager although have recently moved to St Bart’s Trust in London as the Contract Director.  A main part of my new role is working with the students to ensure that they have the best possible student experience.  I have a very strong background in both finance and health and safety.  I am pleased to be working with Langdon Primary School to help achieve strategic goals and strive for better pupil experience.

Parent Governor - Antony Brenton

Parent Governor - Antony Brenton

I am delighted to be appointed as a parent governor at Langdon.  My son joined the school in September 2017 and I wanted to become a governor to support the school, headteacher and staff in providing an outstanding, stimulating and supportive education to all pupils.
I have worked for 18 years in higher education at the University of Kent, currently managing a team of business analysts and IT software developers.  I am experienced in analysing issues, working with data and managing multiple projects.
I look forward to contributing to the school’s journey, ongoing success and strategic development.
Co-Opted Governor - Gillian Bates

Co-Opted Governor - Gillian Bates

I am delighted to have the opportunity to become a Governor of such a wonderful school within the local community and am looking forward to getting to know lots more about all the staff and pupils and being part of the amazing things that are achieved.

I worked for many years in banking around the local area whilst raising my two daughters. I now support my husband in dealing with the financial side of his business.

I am looking forward to the exciting times ahead.

Co-Opted Governor - Diane Gardener

Co-Opted Governor - Diane Gardener

I am thrilled at becoming a Co-Opted governor of this exciting and important school.  Although my background is in theatre rather than education, I think life experience is as important and I look forward to learning, sharing and contributing towards the development and protection of the amazing pupils of this very special school.

Co-Opted Governor - Dorcas O'Dell

Co-Opted Governor - Dorcas O'Dell

Parent Governor - Christian Hough

Parent Governor - Christian Hough

Parent Governor - Emma Lyon

Parent Governor - Emma Lyon

Co-Opted Governor - Jean Stellyes

Co-Opted Governor - Jean Stellyes

Our Clerk to the Governors is Jackie Capell

Code of practice for governors

Our governors have agreed to abide by the following code of practice:

CODE OF CONDUCT Sept 2017

If you wish to have copies of the minutes of Governing Body meetings please contact the school office.

Sub-commitees

The Governing Body is divided up into two sub-comittees, the Curriculum and Resources Teams which each meet three time during the academic year. These groups deal with their areas of governance in detail, moving the school forward with vision and commitment.

We also have several disciplinary committees which deal with staff dismissal, pupil discipline and appeals. These meet when appropriate.

Resources Team

Chris Hilson
Lynn Paylor Sutton
Gillian Bates
Sam Worton
David Harris

Curriculum Team

Chris Hilson
Lynn Paylor Sutton
Emma Keem
Antony Brenton
Dianne Gardner
Dorcas O’Dell

 

Pupil discipline

Chris Hilson
Gillian Bates
Dianne Gardner

Staff grievance

Chris Hilson
Gillian Bates
Dorcas O’Dell

Staff appeals

Sam Worton
Gillian Bates
Antony Brenton

Head teacher’s appraisal committee

Christine Hilson
Sam Worton

Governing Body Links:

www.governornet.co.uk – All types of Information for School Governors.

Governors Register of Business Interest – September 2016

Bus Interests as at 1.10.17

Call Jackie Capell our Office Manager on 01304 852 600

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