Langwathby C of E Primary School

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School Address

  • Langwathby CofE Primary School,
  • Salkeld Road,
  • Langwathby,
  • Penrith,
  • Cumbria,
  • CA10 1ND

School Governors


The Governing Body, together with Mrs Hay (our Head Teacher), is responsible for the overall Governance of the school, ensuring that it is run efficiently and effectively to provide the very best education for our children.


In brief their role is to:

  • Set the strategic direction of the school ensuring its vision, Christian values and ethos are met.
  • Develop, monitor and challenge the School Improvement Plan to ensure that standards are met and that the headteacher is held to account for the performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure it's money is well spent and well managed. 


At Langwathby School we achieve this through half-termly meetings of the full Governing Body and it's committees, which deal in detail with the main aspects of the work. 


Governors provide their time on a voluntary basis and the Governing Body is  made up of representatives from the school staff, parents, the Local Authority and the local diocese. 



Governing Body 2020-2021


  • Mrs Andrea Thompson (Chair of Governors; Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Francesca Stott (Vice Chair of Governors; Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Sally Hay (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Hazel Bowes (Foundation Governor)
  • Mr David Brier (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mrs Hazel Feddon (Staff Governor)
  • Mrs Kathryn Potts (Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Gudrun Ravetz (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mrs Vee Reed (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mrs Diane Speight (Parent Governor)
  • Canon Stephen Pye (Foundation Governor)
  • Miss Olga Atkinson (Clerk to the Governors)
  • Vacancy (Foundation Governor)
  • Vacancy (Parent Governor)
  • Vacancy (Local Authority Governor)


Governors left within the last 12 months:

  • Mr John Williams (Foundation Governor) - End of Term of Office September 2020
  • Mr Ben Western (Parent Governor) - End of Term of Office September 2020
  • Mrs Kate Tomkinson (Local Authority Governor) - End of Term of Office July 2020
  • Mrs Rachael Forster (Parent Governor) - Resigned July 2020


All the Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors at 










Date of Appointment

End of Term of Office

Appointed By

Business Interests

Mrs Hazel Bowes

* Learning & Community  

N/A October 2013 17/10/21 Diocese None
Mr David Brier

 * Finance & Staffing

 * Premises & Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Lead Governor

September 2013 26/09/21 Governors None
Mrs Hazel Feddon

 * Learning & Community

* Premises & Health & Safety

N/A January 2012 11/01/24 Governors None

Mrs Sally Hay

 * Learning & Community 

 * Finance & Staffing

 * Premises & Health & Safety

Whole School

September 2017



Herdwick Farm School

Mrs Kathryn Potts

 * Learning & Community

 * Premises & Health & Safety

Link Governor October 2016 30/09/20 Parents None
Canon Stephen Pye * Learning & Community N/A July 2015 N/A Diocese None
Mrs Gudrun Ravetz


* Learning & 


Safeguarding Lead Governor November 2019 25/11/23 Governors Veterinary Defence Society
Mrs Vee Reed

* Learning & Community

* Premises & Health & Safety

N/A November 2019 25/11/23 Governors None
Mrs Francesca Stott

* Finance & Staffing

Vice-Chair of Governors November 2017 29/11/21 Parents

Crescendum HR

Mrs Diane Speight TBC Parent Governor October 2020 20/10/2024 Parents TBC

Mrs Andrea Thompson

* Finance & Staffing

Chair of Governors

October 2016



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