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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 2020:

Governance Handbook 2020

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 since have been appointed as a co-opted governor. I have been chair of the Langrish Governing Body for the last 6 years.


Vice Chair of Governors: Julie Gray (Co-opted Governor)

A freelance writer living in Liss, I’m in my second term as governor and still enjoy the challenge.
As a member 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: Sam Bye

I am a Business Entrepreneur with a passion for Outdoor Education and Wellbeing.  I have spent my career within educational establishments focusing on learning outside the classroom.  In more recent years I have been sharing the importance of Nature Connectedness, science and the psychological benefits through outdoor learning. I hope to bring my wealth of experience to support the school at a strategic level with my various skills, knowledge and expertise. I am a local resident of Stroud and am part of the Standards committee at Langrish.

Parent Governor: Simon Downs (Safeguarding Governor)

Having joined the ambulance service in 2008, I completed my undergraduate study qualifying as a Paramedic in 2012. I moved to the University of Surrey in 2017, and now lead the Paramedic Science programme. My wife and I settled in Petersfield in 2015, and now have two young children.

I hope to be able to bring my professional experience both from the NHS and the Higher Education sector to contribute to the continued development of a fantastic school.


Co-opted 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. 


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.
Parent Governor:  Hitesh Mistry
I joined the Governing Body in the early part of 2020 and I am now Chair of the resources committee, which is responsible for overseeing the school budget and anything related to the budget.

I am a Chartered Management Accountant and have been working in the defence industry for the past 12 years across the UK, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.  My personal interests include playing cricket and following Coventry City FC!     


  Parent Governor:  Luke Swift 

As a lifelong learner that shares Langrish’s passion to promote a love of learning, I was delighted to have the opportunity to become a parent governor. Since completing a Ph.D. Mathematics in 2016, I have been working in the FinTech industry integrating enterprise risk management solutions into various financial institutions. I am excited to begin this new project and look forward to contributing to Langrish’s shared vision.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Parent Governor:   Luke Law
I was delighted to be appointed a Parent Governor in 2023.  I have a background in politics and political communications and read politics at University. I currently work for a FTSE 250 managing relationships with MPs, Ministers and civil servants and providing advise and counsel to the CEO and Managing Directors. Outside of work, I take a keen interest in fitness, sport and listening to history podcasts! I look forward to being able use my experience to support the school develop over the coming years.
Staff Governor: Miss Heather Jones

Headteacher Governor: Mrs. Sarah Wright

Clerk to Governors: Mrs Jenny Perring


Governor Committee Membership Responsibilities
James Greenwood Chair of Governors; Vice Chair of Resources  
Julie Gray Vice Chair of Governors; Vice Chair of Standards, HTPM RRE & Equalities
Hitesh Mistry Chair of Resources, HTPM Sport Premium
Simon Downs Pay committee Safeguarding
Sam Bye Pay committee SEN, LAC, pupil Premium
Ray Dudman Resources committee, HTPM Health & Safety
Richard Pelling Resources committee Training & Development, GDPR
Sarah Wright All committees  
Heather Jones Standards committee  


If you require any further information regarding the Governing Body or would like to view the minutes from the Full Governing Body meetings, please contact the School Office.

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