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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 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.


Here is an introduction to the governors:

Chair of Governors: James Greenwood

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.



Co-opted Governor: Omolade Barker

I joined the board of governors in November 2016 and sit on the standards and resources committees. I am thoroughly enjoying contributing on a strategic level to the growth of such an amazing school and look forward to continuing to support the Head Teacher and her team.

Regarding my background, I am a public sector and energy lawyer with public and private sector experience. I am currently employed by a government regulator as a legal adviser on renewable energy schemes, contract and procurement. In my spare time, when I am not at Langrish School, I jointly manage the family owned livestock holding of 24 acres, farming and breeding alpacas, rare breed cattle and sheep.


LA Governor: Mrs 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 now work 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



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: Paul Savage

I am Head of the Digital Customer Department at a local authority, leading the design and development teams in their endeavours to offer more council services online.  I became a governor in 2016 just as the first of our two children was finishing Year R and I am very much looking forward to contributing to the Governing Body. I am currently the Chair for the Resources Committee.


Staff Governor: Mrs. Jenny Cave

Headteacher Governor: Mrs. Sarah Wright


Clerk to Governors: Mary Downes

I have lived in Sheet for the past fifteen years and was involved in Petersfield Rugby Club and

Petersfield Youth Theatre as my children were growing up.  Having previously had a full time

career in the NHS and Social Services, I am now enjoying clerking for several local schools.


Our Awards

  • Arts Mark Gold
  • Music Mark
  • Offsted
  • RRSA Silver
  • Gold Sports Mark