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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 - 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 - 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.

Co-Opted Governor - Patricia Evans

Co-Opted Governor - Patricia Evans

Co-Opted Governor - Jean Stellyes

Co-Opted Governor - Jean Stellyes

Co-Opted Governor - Dianne Gardner

Co-Opted Governor - Dianne Gardner

Co-Opted Governor - Gillian Bates

Co-Opted Governor - Gillian Bates

Parent Governor - David Harris

Parent Governor - David Harris

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
Sam Worton
Patricia Evans
VACANCY

 

Curriculum Team

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

 

Pupil discipline

Chris Hilson

Staff grievance

Chris Hilson
Dorcas O’Dell

Staff appeals

Sam Worton
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 – June 2018

Bus Interests June 2018

 

 

Call Jackie Capell our Office Manager on 01304 852 600

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