Governors

All primary, secondary and special schools are accountable to their governing bodies or Boards who should, in partnership with the school leadership, determine and articulate a clear vision of where they want the school to be in three to five years' time.  It should promote high standards of educational achievement for the school by monitoring the work it undertakes, and report to interested parties and the wider community via, for example, the school web page.  Governors take their duties and being appointed to public office very seriously and every September, at the first meeting of the Board, review and agree their 'Code of Conduct, which includes 'The Seven Principles of Public Life' (see link below).   Details of our Governing Board appear below.  

 UPDATE June 2019:  Following the recent resignation of Parent Governor Anna Lewis, the school is pleased to welcome parent Dawn Woodall as a replacement to fill the vacancy.  Dawn has two children who attend our school and has close links with counselling support services.  Thank you to two other candidates who nominated themselves and so willingly took part in a very well supported whole-school vote. The school is very much looking forward to working with Dawn, and is also very grateful to Mrs Lewis for the support and commitment she was able to devote during her Term of Office.   

UPDATE October 2019:  Following a recent change of governor category which created a Parent Governor vacancy, the school is pleased to welcome parent Ruth Gilbert as a Parent Governor. Mrs Gilbert has three children who attend our school and has close links with the armed forces.  The school is very much looking forward to working with Ruth, and is grateful to her for her support and enthusiasm for both Langtree School and its governing body.

LANGTREE COMMUNITY SCHOOL  GOVERNING BODY

Governors must act, and be seen to act, impartially.  All members of the governing body are required to complete a Declaration of Business Interests at the first meeting of the academic year as, where a governor has any interest in a matter to be discussed at a governors’ meeting, either pecuniary or non-pecuniary, the governor must declare their interest and withdraw from that part of the meeting.

Governors have read and adhere to the joint LDP Babcock/Devon County Council Governor Code of Conduct which incorporates ‘The Seven Principles of Public Life’. 

 

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Committee(s)

Registered interests at September 2019, or later

Nigel

Smale

Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Governing Body

Ex Officio

Limited only by employment at the school or decision to stand down from governor appointment

Monitoring

Resources

Curriculum

 

First as necessary

Pay and Performance as necessary

Member of staff

Teaching Union:  NUT

Katherine Taylor-Coleman

Co-opted Governor

Governing Body

Chair

Four years:

29/03/19 - 28/03/23

 

Monitoring

Resources (Spring Term budget planning)

Curriculum

First as necessary

Pay and Performance as necessary

None recorded

Jenny

Symons

Staff Governor

Senior Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Staff, and Governing Body

Four years:

01/01/19-31/12/23

 

Curriculum

First as necessary

Pay and Performance as necessary

Member of staff

Kaye

French

Co-opted

Governing Body

Vice-Chair 

Four years:

28/03/17-27/03/21

Employee local secondary school

One child at Langtree School 

Rev Martin Warren

LEA

Devon County Council

 

Four years:

14/12/15 - 13/12/19

 

Monitoring

Resources

 

First as necessary

Pay and Performance as necessary

None recorded

Sue Lee

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Four years:

29/03/19-28/03/23

 

Curriculum

Committee member:

Langtree Parish Hall

Dawn Woodall

Parent

School community/ Governing Body

 

Four years:

06/06/19-05/06/23

Curriculum

Two children at Langtree School.

Helen Tucker

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Four years:

06/06/19-05/06/23

Resources

Safeguarding Lead Governor

Employee local college of further education

Ruth Gilbert

Parent

School community/Governing Body

To be agreed at full governing body meeting December 2019

Member of armed forces.

Chair of school PTA.

Three children at Langtree School.

Vacancy

Staff Governor

Teaching or support staff

 

Four years

To be appointed