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)
I have been a governor of Langdon Primary School for almost twelve 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.
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.
I have been in teaching for 26 years and joined Langdon over 7 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.
I started my career by teaching the creative arts but was soon side-tracked to specialise in the education of challenging and vulnerable children. Spending the majority of my working life in Kent and becoming a County adviser, I eventually moved on to assist in the development of a Barnardos provision before finally retiring. I’m lucky because my grown up son and three stepchildren have given me an active share in seven lovely grandchildren. I also spend time continuing to follow my early interest in all forms of art, music and drama in today’s multi-cultural world. I feel privileged as a new governor to become involved in the work of Langdon Primary School.
I taught in Kent primary schools for 17 years before leaving to spend time at home raising my three children. I have a keen interest in education, especially within the areas of early years and special educational needs and look forward to supporting the school as much as possible in my role as parent governor.
My background is in electro-mechanical engineering and I have spent the majority of the last 20 years working in London as a Principal Engineer in the mobile telecommunications, IT infrastructure and cyber security spaces.
Having recently moved back to Dover, I am currently working as the Principal Engineer at a small local startup that provides secure computing facilities to various clients including the The Home Office, Police and London family courts.
It is a privilege to have been appointed as a Parent Governor at Langdon Primary School and I look forward to working with the school and staff, playing a part in helping the school achieve its strategic goals.
I retired to Kent just over 5 years ago after working as a civil servant for 28 years. During my working life I managed several job centres across London and Essex, meeting the challenges that this involved. I am a mother and grandmother to 6 children and 9 grandchildren and a strong advocate of education and the benefits of learning. My hobbies include knitting and sewing and lots of dog walking.
Our governors have agreed to abide by the following code of conduct:
If you wish to have copies of the minutes of Governing Body meetings please contact the school office.
We also have several disciplinary committees which deal with pupil discipline, staff grievance and appeals. These meet when appropriate.
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