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 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, head teacher 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.
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.
I previously worked onboard the Dover-Calais ferries as a part of the Management team, focussing on customer service delivery. I started my own business in the travel industry whilst on maternity leave 6 years ago. I have many corporate and leisure customers, whom I put together trips for, make recommedations and provide excellent customer service. I enjoy studying and am an advocate of continuous professional development. I completed my MBA in 2012 and am currently undertaking some courses focussing on strategy.
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 sub-committees which deal with things such as pupil discipline, staff grievance and appeals. These meet when needed or appropriate.
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