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 2021-2022


  • Mrs Fran Stott (Chair, Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Paula Dootson-Scott (Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Hazel Feddon (Staff Governor)
  • Mrs Sally Hay (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Kathryn Potts (Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Gudrun Ravetz (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mrs Vee Reed (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mrs Diane Speight (Parent Governor)
  • Mr Alex Terry (Local Authority Governor)
  • Mrs Andrea Thompson (Parent Governor)


  • Vacancy (Foundation Governor x 2)
  • Vacancy (Co-opted Governor)


Governors left within the last 12 months:

  • Mrs Hazel Scott-Bowes (Foundation Governor) - End of Term of Office October 2021
  • Canon Stephen Pye (Foundation Governor) - End of Term of Office October 2021
  • Mr David Brier (Co-opted Governor) - End of Term of Office September 2021
  • Mr John Williams (Foundation Governor) - End of Term of Office September 2020
  • Mr Ben Western (Parent Governor) - End of Term of Office September 2020


All the Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors (Miss Olga Atkinson) at 










Date of Appointment

End of Term of Office

Appointed By

Business Interests


Mrs Paula Dootson-Scott


* Learning & CommunityParent GovernorMarch 202214/03/2026Parents 
Mrs Hazel Feddon

 * Learning & Community

* Premises & Health & Safety

Staff GovernorJanuary 201211/01/2024GovernorsNone

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 201629/10/2024ParentsNone
Mrs Gudrun Ravetz


* Learning & 


Safeguarding Lead Governor

November 201925/11/2023GovernorsVeterinary Defence Society
Mrs Vee Reed

* Learning & Community

* Premises & Health & Safety



November 201925/11/2023GovernorsNone


Mrs Fran Stott


* Finance & Staffing


Parent Governor

November 201729/11/2021Parents

Crescendum HR

Mrs Diane Speight

* Finance & Staffing

* Premises and Health & Safety

Parent GovernorOctober 202029/10/2024ParentsEnvironment Agency
Mr Alex Terry* Finance & StaffingLocal Authority GovernorNovember 202012/11/2024Local Authority

Burnetts Legal Services

Eden Mind

Mrs Andrea Thompson

* Finance & Staffing

* Premises and Health and Safety

Parent Governor

October 2016



Burnetts Legal Services