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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)

Local Authority Governor - Christine Hilson

Local Authority Governor - Christine Hilson

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.

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 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.

Chair of Governors - Antony Brenton

Chair of Governors - 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 - Dorcas O'Dell

Co-Opted Governor - Dorcas O'Dell

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.

Parent Governor - Claire Long

Parent Governor - Claire Long

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.

Parent Governor - Noel Loughran

Parent Governor - Noel Loughran

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.

Co-opted Governor - Natalie Cross

Co-opted Governor - Natalie Cross

Co-Opted Governor - Patricia Evans

Co-Opted Governor - Patricia Evans

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.

Parent Governor - Sam Worton

Parent Governor - Sam Worton

Our Clerk to the Governors is Sally Quartley

 

Code of Conduct for Governors

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

CODE OF CONDUCT Sept 2018

 

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

Sub-commitees

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

Pupil discipline

Chris Hilson
Dorcas O’Dell
Natalie Cross

Staff grievance

Chris Hilson
Dorcas O’Dell
Natalie Cross

Staff appeals

Antony Brenton
Noel Loughran
Claire Long

Head teacher’s appraisal committee

Christine Hilson
Dorcas O’Dell

Governing Body Links:

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

Governors Register of Business Interest – September 2018

Business Interests September 2018

 

 

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