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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)

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 we support looked after children and those with special educational needs, and 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 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: Mike Capon


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