Who We Are
Debbie has been a Staff Governor at Church Langley since 2012. She has worked for Church Langley Primary School for 13 years, starting off in the kitchen as a ‘washer-upper’ before working her way up to assistant cook; she is now catering manager. Debbie is on the Curriculum and Pupil-related matters committees. She states “I am proud of the school I work in and like all staff I want to help with maintaining our good OFSTED level and trying to improve on areas when required.”
Chris has been a Governor for 12 years and started when his son was a pupil at the school. He wanted to support the school in any way he could and still aims to make a positive input in governors meetings and general school life. Chris’ son is now at university and he would like to think that the great opportunity Ellis had at Church Langley will be available to all children coming through the school.
He said “I wanted to make a difference to the school and support the staff. I think we all take too much for granted and should make an effort to put something back into the community. Education is something that affects everybody and I am proud of what our school has given to numerous children.”
Hayley became a staff governor in September 2013 and serves on the Curriculum committee. She has been a teacher at Church Langley Primary School for 8 years, working across all year groups in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. She is the computing subject leader, which has led to additional training with regards to e-safety and cyber-bullying.
Hayley decided to become a governor to ensure that the teaching staff had a voice when decisions are made that will affect the children in their care; that decisions are taken that will enrich and benefit our pupils.
Ann joined the governing body when her daughter was in Year 3 at Church Langley Primary School; she is now in her 2nd year at University! Ann was originally elected as a parent governor and over the years has been: Chair of the Curriculum and Personnel committees; the link Governor: the Child Protection Governor and the Special Educational Needs Governor.
As a Governor, Ann has attended the student council meetings, ensuring the governors are aware of the pupil’s opinions. She also attends parent evenings, school assemblies and productions, spending time in school listening, watching, sharing books and helping out as required.
Ann regularly attends governor training sessions and has gained her BTeC in school governance.
Sara worked for the Met Police as a member of the Civil Staff for nearly 16 years. She is currently in her first term as a Governor and is the Chair of the Curriculum committee. Sara states her reasons for being a Governor:
"All 3 of my children have attended the school (2 children are still currently there). I am interested in the education of my children and those in our local community."
Maria has been a governor since June 2011 and a member of all four governor committees. She has an active interest in education as she is a Primary School teacher herself! She was keen to become a governor when her son joined the school and felt it would be a good way of being able to give back something to the local community and support a great school!
Dominic has a degree in Physics and has been working for 14 years as a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police Force. He is currently in his 2nd term as a Governor and is the Chair of the Personnel Committee and the Safeguarding Officer. Dominic lists 'an active interest in the education of his own children and others attending the school' as the motivation behind joining the Governing body.
Steve has been a Governor at Church Langley for eleven years. As a Community Governor, he is the Vice-Chair of Governors and Chair of Finance Committee.He first became a governor after moving to Harlow after several years abroad; he currently work in sales and marketing of medical products. He has had three children who all attended Church Langley and who all progressed well. During his time as a governor Steve has enjoyed being part of the team that has seen the school grow, develop and, most importantly, given children the best possible start to their education.
The challenges faced by a school today with Ofsted, budgets and immense pressure on the teaching profession to produce results have given him immense respect for their efforts. But not least the best part for Steve, is seeing the children develop and achieve their potential. Over the years he has seen many positive changes and looks forward to being part of many more.