Who We Are


Georgina O'Donnell

I became a staff governor in March 2023 and I serve on the Curriculum committee. I have been a teacher at Church Langley Primary School since 2017, working in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

I decided to become a staff governor to ensure that the teaching staff have a voice in the decision-making processes of our school. As a staff governor, I bring a working knowledge of the school's curriculum, practise and policies that will ensure that Governors are kept well informed.


Maria Bedford

I am delighted to have been Chair of Governors since September 2019.

I have been a governor since June 2011 and I am a member of all the governor committees. I have an active interest in education as I have been a Primary School teacher since 1996. I was keen to become a parent governor when my son joined the school and felt it would be a good way of being able to give back something to the local community. I am keen to continue supporting such a great school by staying on as a co-opted governor. 


Laura Tracey

I have worked as a learning support assistant at Church Langley Primary School since June 2015. I have spent this time working in Key Stage 1 across Years 1 and 2. Before joining the school, I worked in admin with the Church Langley Health visiting team. All three of my children attended Church Langley Primary School and thrived in their learning.

I voiced my interest to become a governor and joined the team in September 2019. I decided to join the Governing Body to support the school further with a good insight into the curriculum and expectations at Church Langley.


Melissa Matthews

I became a Co Opted Governor at Church Langley in 2019 and attend the Curriculum and Pupil Related Matters Committee, Personnel Committee and the Full Governing Body.

I have been a primary school teacher since 2005 and I have taught locally in Old Harlow since 2007.

Both of my children have attended Church Langley. I was keen to become a school governor as it is a great way to make a positive contribution to local children’s education. Having seen how hard the staff of Church Langley work, being a governor is also a chance to support the school in their continued development to ensure all children excel in their learning.

With my educational experience, as well as experiencing Church Langley as a parent, I am excited to be part of the continued progress this fantastic school will make in the coming years. 


Diane Harper

I became a governor at Church Langley Primary School in December 2019 and I am Chair of the Finance and Genral Purposes Committee, where I feel that both my knowledge and experience will be of use.

I have worked at Tesco Church Langley for many years, presently I am the Admin Assistant and Community Champion. I've been in the Community Champion role since it became a job role and work hard to support local community causes and events. I also work with the wider community within my role supporting many worthwhile causes.

All 3 of my children attended Church Langley Primary School and during their time there I actively supported the school.


Colin Monehen

I have been a governor at Church Langley since 2018, and currently have a child in Key Stage 2.

I am Partner in Foxes Solicitors which was established in 2010 and I specialise in Criminal defence work.
I became a governor because I wanted to support the school in the excellent work they do and give something back to the community. Community is very important to me and I set up and run the Church Langley and Newhall residence group on Facebook which currently has over 7000 members.


Ian Beckwith

I have been a co-opted governor at Church Langley since 2021. I am on the Finance & General Purposes Committee, the Personel Committee and the Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee. I also have two children attending Church Langley School.

I am a Customer Care Leader at Barclays Bank. I have worked for the company for over 32 years and feel my knowledge and experience around finance is an asset to the school.

I became a governor because I am passionate about giving back to the community. I want to make a difference and want to use my knowledge to help and assist where I can. I am not afraid to challenge or speak up. I live in the local community and want to give something back to the community and help support, guide and grow young people.