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

Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. 


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 2019-2020


  • 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 Rachel Forster (Parent Governor)
  • Mrs Gudrun Ravetz (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mrs Vee Reed (Co-opted Governor)
  • Mrs Kathryn Potts (Parent Governor)
  • Canon Stephen Pye (Foundation Governor)
  • Mrs Kate Tomkinson (Local Authority Governor)
  • Mr Ben Western (Parent Governor)
  • Mr John Williams (Foundation Governor)
  • Miss Olga Atkinson (Clerk to the Governors)



Governors left within the last 12 months:

  • Mr Robert Dixon (Staff Governor) - Resigned July 2019



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

Link Governor

September 2013 26/09/21 Governors None
Mrs Hazel Feddon  * Premises & Health & Safety N/A January 2012 12/01/20 Governors None
Mrs Rachel Forster

 * Learning & Community

Safeguarding / SEND

Link Governor

November 2017 29/11/21 Parents

Lambkins Nursery

/ Eden Explorers

Mrs Sally Hay

 * Learning & Community 

 * Finance & Staffing

 * Premises & Health & Safety

Whole School

September 2017



Herdwick School

Mrs Kathryn Potts

 * Learning & Community

 * Premises & Health & Safety

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


      * Learning & Community                                     

N/A November 2019 25/11/23 Governors Vet You
Mrs Vee Reed * Premises & Health & Safety N/A November 2019 25/11/23 Governors None
Mrs Francesca Stott

* Learning & Community

* Finance & Staffing

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

Crescendum HR

Mrs Andrea Thompson

* Finance & Staffing

Chair of Governors

October 2016



Burnetts Legal Services

Mrs Kate Tomkinson

* Learning & Community


November 2008


Local Authority


Mr Ben Western * Premises & Health & Safety N/A October 2016 30/09/20 Parents Western Construction
Mr John Williams * Finance & Staffing


Link Governor

June 2012 31/05/20 Diocese None