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The Langrish Governors

At Langrish we have elected governors representing the local community, parents and teachers.

The role of the Governing Body is to support the running of the school at a strategic level and they each give their time voluntarily to do this. 

There are various committees that oversee areas of the school operation and a full governing body meeting is held each term. We are bound by a strict code of conduct and practise to ensure that the job is done well.

Reference  is frequently made to the latest literature from the DfE concerning Governorship and the roles and responsibility surrounding this important job. Here is the link to the latest guidance published in January 2017:

Governance Handbook 2017

A Competency Framework for Governance

Here is an introduction to the governors:

Chair of Governors: James Greenwood (Co-opted Governor)

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I was voted in by the parents in 2012 to be a Parent Governor and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to grips with learning about a new school. I have been a Governor before at a school in London where I was Chair.

My current speciality is the buildings and health and safety side of the school and I have just taken on responsibility for ICT which I know I will enjoy. I will work very hard to ensure that Langrish is a safe, fun and excellent place to learn, teach, work and visit.


Vice Chair of Governors: Julie Gray (Parent Governor)

A freelance writer living in Liss, I’m in my second term as governor and still enjoy the challenge.
As Chair of the Standards Committee, I work with a subcommittee of governors to monitor how and what children learn at the school (inside and outside the classroom), their progress and their achievements. 
I’m also responsible for monitoring how our Rights Respecting approach impacts every aspect of school life. 


LA Governor: Paula Oppenheimer

I am delighted to have been appointed to the Governing Body at Langrish Primary. In a fast-changing world, education is more important than ever and it will be a privilege to be able to contribute to such an incredible school.
With regard to my background, I have experience in academic publishing, small business and property management. I am very excited to now be taking on this new role. 
Co-opted Governor:  Phillip Shaw     

I joined the board of governors in July 2017. I have lived in Petersfield for over 30 years. Following a career in the Royal Navy I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and, before retiring in 2018, I worked for a NHS Clinical Commissioning Group as their Head of Quality Improvement. I became a governor because I wanted to give something back to the community that I am proud to be a part of and what better way to do that than contribute to the education of our young people. I am the link governor for safeguarding children.


Parent Governor: Ray Dudman

I am an architect, with a practice in Petersfield, a lecturer at Kingston University and a construction Health and Safety adviser. I am also a qualified cricket coach and RYA Yachtmaster and have an interest in many sports. This year, I am the link governor for English and Sport.



Parent Governor: Mike Capon

I am delighted to have been appointed to the Governing Body at Langrish as a parent governor.  Having experience of what a superb school this is through my daughter attending, my reason for putting myself forward is to play a part in the continuing success and learning experience of all of the pupils at Langrish.

With regard to my background, I have spent my career in Project Management mostly with Transport for London, and have a background as an Electronics Engineer.
Parent Governor:  Richard Pelling
I am a Chartered Engineer and an Operational Researcher. My whole career has related to the application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, in a number of roles and from a range of perspectives, but particularly in supporting evidence based decision making seeking to achieve best value for money from the public purse.
I have been fortunate enough to live in Petersfield for almost 30 years, and welcome the opportunity this role provides to contribute something worthwhile back to the local community.

Staff Governor: Miss Heather Jones

Headteacher Governor: Mrs. Sarah Wright

Clerk to Governors: Mrs Catherine Madden



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