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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Our governors have agreed to abide by the following code of practice:
If you wish to have copies of the minutes of Governing Body meetings please contact the school office.
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.
Lynn Paylor Sutton
Lynn Paylor Sutton
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