WELCOME TO THE LANGLEY ACADEMY PRIMARY
WELCOME TO THE LANGLEY ACADEMY PRIMARY
Sponsor and Chair
Annabel is Sponsor. She has a degree in History of Art with History from Bristol University and she qualified as a Physiotherapist with 1st class honours from UCL and The Middlesex Hospital in 1998. Annabel is a Trustee of The River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames and of The Arbib Foundation which sponsors The Langley Academy and Parlaunt Park Primary Academy.
Annabel was a Trustee of the Academy Sponsors Trust and then sat on the Academy Sponsors Advisory Council for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. She was appointed an Honorary Member of Council of the NSPCC in 2007 having been a member of their National Appeal Board during their FULL STOP campaign. Annabel is also a Governor of Lambrook School, near Bracknell where she Chairs the Education and Health and Safety Committees.
Annabel is married with three children.
Trustee for Child Protection
Chair of Governors
Martin has been working as independent consultant, providing leadership and management consultancy support from June 2009. He has worked internationally, with Local Authorities and with schools, as well as providing training to the NCSL clusters across London.
He has had contracts with the DfE, as Head of Regulatory Transformation and as Head of 3-14 Assessment at Ofqual, focussing on policy, strategy and monitoring assessment development and delivery of the FSP, KS1, KS2 national curriculum assessments and the pilot programmes. He worked with the DfE on the regulation and development of national assessments from early years to KS3. He also chaired the assessment review committee of an examining board.
Before becoming an independent consultant, Martin was Assistant Director of Education with responsibility for standards and school support for an inner London authority and Assistant Director with responsibility for school improvement in another. Previously, he was a Principle Primary adviser in an inner London authority, Adviser in a shire authority, and a successful Headteacher for 10 years. He has lectured on Education Masters programmes for London and Oxford universities.
Peter Puttrell Thacker
Vice Chair of Local Governing Body
Currently Peter is Deputy Headmaster of a school near Ascot. Prior to this Peter has served as Deputy Headmaster and Head of History and Religious Studies at Daneshill School. He has a particular interest in Outdoor Education.
After university Peter attended The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Commissioned into The Royal Dragoon Guards, he spent eight years of his service in a variety of posts serving in Germany, Canada, Cyprus and active service in the Middle East.
Peter is married with two children and enjoys both the demands and rewards of family life.
He enjoys the mountains, particularly the Transylvanian Alps where he regularly tracks (then avoids) bears and skiing whenever the opportunity arises.
Rhodri was educated at Monmouth Boys School in South Wales before going to the College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth where he trained as a PE teacher on a 4 year Batchelor of Education Degree. He then spent most of his 22 years teaching in Hertfordshire apart from a 2 year stint in Enfield as a Deputy Headteacher responsible for student behaviour. He was the Headeacher at Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead for 6 years before joining The Langley Academy in April 2012 as the Principal.
Rhodri is married to Justine and they have three children. He is also a passionate Welshman who loves Rugby and Golf.
Tracey has been a resident of Slough all of her life and is very passionate about ensuring children in the town, receive the best opportunities. She originally trained in IT, qualifying in Business Information Technology. However, she soon realised, that office work was not the career for her. She retrained as a teacher, undertaking a Batchelor of Education at the University of Reading, specialising as a Technology teacher. following her graduation, she worked for 15 years at a Primary School in Slough, holding a variety of different responsibilities, including developing: ICT, PE, Gifted & Talented and Extended Schools. She was appointed as Headteacher of The Langley Academy Primary in May 2014, officially starting in September 2014.
Tracey is also a qualified roller skate coach and has led roller-discos and coached non-skaters. She has also held the post of secretary for the National Governing Body. Nowadays, she simply enjoys skating for fun.
Tracey is married, and has two daughters.
Grace is originally from Lancashire and moved into the area to study English and Drama at Royal Holloway University of London. After completing her Masters in Shakespeare she undertook the Graduate Teacher Training Programme in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Grace has been working in Datchet for the last four years. Her particular interests are outdoor learning, PSHE and Literacy. She is very passionate about Early Years teaching and is committed to ensuring each child develops into an independent, confident learner. She is really looking forward to working at The Langley Academy Primary as the Assistant Head teacher in September and is excited about the journey ahead.
To relax, Grace enjoys going to the theatre, reading and keeping active.
After studying Law, working in the City and being the Treasury Manger for Kingfisher PLC, Catherine went to work for Operation Raleigh. This led to her setting up and managing an Eco Bird Watching Resort in Guyana and to be inspired to set up her own company that still runs expeditions for under 18’s called Wilderness Expertise.
With three children she found expedition work was not conducive to motherhood and so took and passed her Masters in NLP and now works for a Family Support Group and privately as a coach. She is also a Forest School Leader working outside with young children.
She has a special interest in outdoor education and sport
I am very passionate about the education of children as they are our future. I have two children myself and my eldest has just began his schooling, in Reception class, at The Langley Academy Primary in September 2016. Prior to having children I volunteered for a local children's Allies project.
I am a Qualified accountant who is constantly learning in my role and therefore want to ensure that the pupils are always learning to the best of their ability and in a safe and happy environment. I look forward to working with the other governors, the teachers and the parents to ensure the absolute best for the children and future children of TLAP.
Rosannah grew up in South Bucks and attended St Helen’s School Preparatory school in Hillingdon and then Burnham Grammar School. She went on to study a BTEC Foundation Art Course at Reading College of Art and then a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and the University of Gloucestershire. Since graduating from university Rosannah began her career in Hospitality Management, but soon realized she wanted to work in the Charity Events sector.
Over the last 12 years, Rosannah has worked her way up as an Events Manager initially for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and laterally for Cancer Research UK. She now holds a National Manager post at CRUK with a responsibility for researching, organising and delivering mass participation event at multiple sites across London and the South East. In addition to managing these large scale fundraising events with her team, Rosannah works to maintain great relationships with most of the London Borough Councils and venues, including The Royal Parks and London Legacy Development Corporation at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Her work also involves engagement with cancer research units at Imperial College London, UCL, and Barts and the London to understand how the money raised is used in cancer research. On a personal level Rosannah fund raises by participating in some of the events herself.
Rosannah is married, lives close to the school in Langley and has two children Louis and Annabelle. Louis has just begun his school life and is in reception at The Langley Academy Primary.
As a parent, Pardeep is committed to ensuring the children in TLAP receive an outstanding education. Pardeep is keen to support the school to ensure TLAP achieves a fantastic first Ofsted. She us passionate about children achieving their potential in a nurturing environment at school.
Pardeep is a strategic and critical thinker: she runs her own business for pre-school children in music and dance. She studied Law and qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and worked in Wills and Probate and Matrimonial Law in a private practice in Weybridge: She chose not to return to full-time work after having her children.
As a critical thinker she is keen to help TLAP decide the priorities for school improvement.
As a Parent Governor, Pardeep displays excellent communication skills and has considered innovative methods to unite the parents of The Langley Academy Primary. Based on this, she hopes to bring value to the governing body by bringing a balanced overall perspective.
Pardeep is keen to work in partnership with the Headteacher and Leadership team, and co-operatively work with other governors to collectively raise standards and improve outcomes for all children.
Pardeep’s hobbies include Zumba dance fitness and Kung Fu!