I am a Parent Governor, with both of my sons being pupils at the school. I became a Governor because I believe in the importance of Primary Education being the foundation of where our children get a life long love for learning. Growing up in a rural environment myself has also left me with a desire to see village schools continue and flourish. Professionally I am a Project Manager in the Oil and Gas industry and try to bring my professional experience to the Governing body.Howard Widdall Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor
Following my retirement from the position of Sales & Marketing Director at a Yorkshire based medical company I have been looking for opportunities to use my knowledge and experience, gained at Board level, to “put something back”. Becoming a School Governor is one way in which I feel I can do this as I believe that the challenges faced by schools, to effectively deploy scarce resources to deliver excellent results, are analogous in many respects to those faced by businesses and, as a member of the Governing Body, I look forward to helping Langton Primary School achieve its Vision, fulfil its Mission and deliver on its Values.Pam Abbott Co-opted Governor
I joined the governing body of Langton School in September 2014 having recently retired from teaching. During my teaching career I have been a teacher of Biology and more recently was Head of Health and Social Care at a secondary school in York as well as an adviser and exam moderator in this subject. I moved with my family to Burythorpe in 2001 and enjoy being a member of the village community and participating in a number voluntary organisations in the village.
I have recently completed my training to be a School Services volunteer for the NSPCCC and hope that my experience and skills gained over many years in teaching will help and support the team working hard to do the very best for the children at Langton.
My other interests include playing tennis, walking and enjoying my garden.