Who We Are



Debbie Hill

Debbie has been a 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.”


Samantha Edwards

Sam became a staff governor in September 2018 and serves on the Curriculum committee. She has been a teacher at Church Langley Primary School since 2015, working in Key Stage 1. She is the PE co-ordinator.

Sam 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 Curnow

I became a Governor at Church Langley in 2002. I joined the Governing body as a Parent Governor and have been an LA Governor and am now a Co Opted Governor. I attend meetings for the Curriculum & Pupil Related Committee, Personnel Committee and Pay committee as well as the Full Governing body.

I have a background in Early Years education so enjoy being the link Governor for Early years at Church Langley. During the years that I have been part of the Governing Body I have been chair of the Personnel committee and have taken the lead for SEN and Safeguarding.

 I have attended numerous Governor courses and Conferences, to improve my effectiveness in the role, I gained my BTEC in school governance in September 2006. I am also a registered clerk for Essex County Council.

I am an active member of the Governing Body and a regular visitor to the school.  

As governors we work closely with, Staff and the Head Teacher to ensure that the strategic direction of the school enables all children to excel.


Sara Nye

I have been a parent school governor at CLPS since 2013, chairing the curriculum committee and am the newly appointed school safeguarding governor. I have worked for the Metropolitan Police for nearly 19 years and run my own business from home also for 5 years.

All 3 of my children have been to Church Langley Primary, two of them are still here in years 4 and 6.
I am proud to be a governor at the school and want to support the school and staff in any way I can and feel that I am giving something back to the community. I am interested in the education of our children and understand the huge pressure that our teachers are under to ensure that all children are offered a great start in life, something which I think Church Langley offers to a fantastic level.


Maria Bedford

Maria has been a governor since June 2011 and is a member of all the governor committees. She has an active interest in education as she has been a Primary School teacher herself since 1996. 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; now that her son is at secondary school, she is keen to continue supporting such a great school by staying on as a governor. 


Stephen Dodd 

Steve has been a Governor at Church Langley since 2003. Formerly a Parent Governor he is now a Co Opted Governor and sits on each of our main committees FGB, Staffing and Personnel, Curriculum and is also Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Steve has had three children who all attended Church Langley. During his time as a governor Steve has enjoyed being part of the team that has seen the school grow, develop and, most importantly, give children the best possible start to their education.

Steve is Director and Owner of Doddmed Ltd a medical equipment supplier and also a Regional Manager for SLE Ltd a UK manufacturer of Neonatal Ventilators to both the NHS and Private sectors

Steve is also a Parent Governor at Stewards Academy since 2011 and sits on their FGB, Staffing and Personnel, Curriculum and Finance and General Purposes Committees. Steve is Chair of the Curriculum Committee and sits on the Pay Review Committee.

Steve hopes that his knowledge of Business, Sales and Marketing, plus experience of serving as a governor in both the Primary and Secondary sectors brings a level of experience to the governing body to assist schools and children to develop and achieve their full potential. 


Sally Armstrong

I have been a Governor at Church Langley Primary School since 2000. I began as a parent governor 17 years ago and when my children completed their primary education I became a Co-opted governor. Over the years it has been a privilege to Church Langley "Growing and Learning Together." Year on year the school has continued to thrive generations of children have experienced the building blocks of a secure foundation for their education.

I have had various responsibilities over my years as a governor but currently I sit on the Personnel and Curriculum and Pupil Matters Committees with a governor responsibility for teaching and learning.

I am a primary teacher myself and bring to the governing body an understanding of education.


Larisa Albu

My background is in education, English language teaching in secondary schools. I have experience in pastoral care, the successful transition of children from Primary into Secondary education and the promotion of links with the community.

I was appointed as a Local Authority (LA) Governor in 2018. As Local Authority governor I am extremely proud and privileged to be able to play a key role in maintaining and developing the excellent reputation that Church Langley Primary School has amongst the local community. I am passionate about education and the importance of developing life skills in children. We have a superb and highly committed team of governors and an extremely enthusiastic, hardworking, dynamic and talented group of staff. I am committed to playing my part in a team striving to ensure continued excellence in a growing and exciting school environment. We all share a common vision and set of goals for the school’s future and so it is great to be able to work with them all to help make our great school even better.

I  am a member of all the governor committees.

I look forward to being part of the future plans, and hope to be able to bring some of my experience and knowledge from my education background to the school to ensure all of our children have the best possible start in life.


Martin Cavalier

Martin has been a Governor since around 1999. Three of his Daughters have attended the School. One of his daughters, Rosie, was one of the “Church Langley Babes” who were in the School’s first ever Reception Class, taught by Mrs Ward, when the school opened.

Serving initially as a Parent Governor, Martin became a Co-opted Governor when his children moved on to Secondary education. He has in the past served as Vice Chair of the Governing Body and as Chair of the Premises Committee.

After post graduate study he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, specialising in all aspects of Property Development and Financial Project Management, particularly financial modelling and forensic analysis for Banks and other investors involved in Contractual disputes and, occasionally, fraud cases involving very large construction projects.

Working initially in Mayfair, the remainder of his 30 year Consultancy career was spent in the City of London advising organisations such as Prudential Assurance, First Direct Bank, Tarmac Construction and assorted Japanese Construction Companies such as Kumagai Gumi.

Latterly he has set up his own family’s property investment Company and also manages a Property Development Company with a current “pipeline” of in excess of 3,000 new homes in the South and East of the UK.

Martin is a beekeeper and is Trustee of the Essex Beekeeping Association, which is a Registered Charity. An ex player, he has a keen interest in Premiership and International Rugby, collects Belgian beer glasses and has an irrational enthusiasm for owning and driving old Land Rovers through deep mud.