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Our School Governors

Our school governors are people who want to make a positive contribution, to the education of the children, at Langley Moor Primary School. They have an important role in raising school standards.

Chair Person: Mrs J Millard

Vice Chair Person: Miss C Weir and Mrs J Exton

Headteacher: Mrs S Stelling



Mrs Gemski - 14/03/2020

I am a co-opted governor and work full time in Employment Law and Human Resources for IBM. 
 I am trained as a psychologist , have an MSC in Computing, am a Master of Law in Employment law and a Fellow of CIPD.. 
In my spare time I make quilts, do needlework and sing with Durham Choral Society. 
This is my first time as a school governor and I am looking forward to helping and supporting the school and its staff and children wherever I can.


Mr Snell - 06/11/2020

I am a Co-opted Governor with two children, both currently attend Langley Moor Primary School.  I am employed as a Client Manager by IBM working with UK Cities in the North of England.  When not working I enjoy classic cars.


Miss Weir - 03/12/2021

I am a co-opted governor. My background is in education and I have worked as a secondary teacher for several years. I currently work part time as an RE advisor and part time for an international development charity in the schools team. Outside work I enjoy watching rugby. I have a cat called Stan.


Miss Rimmer - 12/05/2023

I am a co-opted governor. I currently work at Durham University as an Assistant Access Officer, focusing on widening participation and access of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Outside of work I enjoy travelling and visiting new places. I also enjoy playing my guitar, ballroom and latin dancing and going on long walks along the coast.

Mr Seed - 01/04/2023

Prior to retiring, I was an I.T consultant, developing computer systems for financial institutions and major electricity companies. My career has taken me to Abu Dhabi in the Middle East for 6 years, the Far East and around the UK. I have a wide range of interests. I enjoys most sports, can play the guitar and I am learning to play the didgeridoo. I also volunteer at the local Citizens Advice Bureau.



Mr McGinn - 12/05/2023

I have been a co-opted governor since March 2019. I currently work in a large secondary school in South Shields where I lead the Business and Economics education. I also work with an educational publishing company to create resources and support teachers in their delivery economics and business. In my spare time in enjoy (trying!) to do CrossFit at a local gym in Meadowfield and spending time with my family anywhere on Northumberland coast. 



Mrs Millard - 10/04/2020

I have been a governor at the school since 2000 and my 3 sons all attended Langley Moor Primary. I am  also a National Leader of Governance and support governors throughout the North East. My favourite time of the week is Friday assembly when everyone celebrates good work and feels proud of our school.



Mr Masterman - 09/10/2020

I have been a parent governor since October 2016.  I have two children, with one currently at Langley Moor Primary School.  Otherwise I am a Professor of Law at Durham Law School - teaching and researching constitutional and human rights law - and enjoy cycling, being in the Lake District and cinema.


Mrs Exton - 01/02/2021

I was elected parent governor in January 2017. I'm a working mum with an interest in education. My eldest daughter attends Langley Moor Primary.

I enjoy horse riding and swimming and we have a mischievous rabbit called Kenny.


Miss Hopper 30/09/2022

I started working at Langley Moor Primary School in 1999. I have taught in Year 3, Year 1 and I am now the Reception Class teacher. I love animals and I have a tortoise called Florence. I enjoy reading in my back garden and watching the birds and squirrels. 




RRSA Article Links

Article 3: All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children. 

Article 28: All children have the right to a good quality education. 

Article 42: All children have the right to know about their rights. 

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