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Jo Carvall ​Chair of Governors


Benjamin Bowles, Langney Headteacher

We have a team of very dedicated and skilled volunteers who serve as school governors and focus their efforts on what really matters – improving education and pupil outcomes for every child at Langney Primary Academy.

The governors at Langney Primary Academy challenge and support the Headteacher and other senior leaders as key strategic decision-makers and vision setters for the school.  All the day-to-day operational matters are the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff.


Governors play a vital role in:

  • driving up the school’s and pupils’ performance;

  • ensuring resources are used well to give every child the best possible education;

  • ensuring statutory duties are met;

  • holding school leaders to account for improving school performance.


Langney Primary Academy has a  Local Governing Body (LGB) .

Governor roles and responsibilities are agreed at the start of the academic year. All governors monitor the following areas:

  • Safeguarding

  • Leadership Impact

  • Special Educational Needs provision

  • Progress of disadvantaged learners

  • Health and Safety

  • Curriculum & learning

  • Attendance

  • Health & Wellbeing


All governors work strategically with senior leaders in order to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • support and strengthen school leadership;

  • contribute to the school’s self-evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses; 

  • monitor progress against the school development plan;

  • ensure statutory duties are met and priorities are approved;

  • carry out regular audits of governors’ skills in the light of the skills and competences they need and actively seek to address identified gaps;

  • evaluate the impact of the work being undertaken by panels and individual governors.


The Local Governing Body meet in order for all governors to:

  • ensure financial resources made available to the school are managed effectively;

  • monitor the use of pupil premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning including reading, writing and mathematics;

  • monitor the use and impact of Sport Premium funding.

To contact our Chair of Governors, Jo Carvall, please email

For more information on Governance, please visit the Swale Academies Trust website.

Academy Governance and Scheme of Delegation

Academy Trust Local Governing Body Information


Lauren Post 

Sarah Benge


 Darren Elliott

Rebecca Bevan

Claire Judge


Jo Carvall

Karema Abdalla

Marion Banner


Gaynor  Newnham


Karen Mirams

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