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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: Mrs N Gemski 

Headteacher: Mrs C Ferguson

Co-Opted

  

Miss Caroline Weir - 03/12/2025

I have been a co-opted Governor since 2017. 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 teach part time. Outside work I enjoy watching rugby. I have a cat called Stan.

 

Miss Megan 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 Peter 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 Nancy Gemski  -14/09/2024
I am now a co-opted governor at the school.
I work at IBM UK Ltd in commercial Human Resources where I manage outsourcing, divestments, acquisitions and other staff transfers.
I hold a Masters degree in Employment Law, and I am a Fellow of the CIPD.

In my free time I sing with Durham Choral Society and my hobbies  mostly involve needlework and quilting
My pets are 7 big goldfish in an outside pond.

Mr Gordon Oswald - 11/07/2025

I am a co-opted governor.  Currently I work in the NHS as a finance manager, but I also have experience in finance in local government and the private sector.  My working career started in secondary schools where I taught business subjects and maths.  I enjoy learning new things.  Recently I started learning to play the piano. 
 

Mr Darren Melroy - 13/12/2025

I am a Co-opted Governor. I work in Strategy & Transformation for HSBC UK, responsible for procurement, annual budgeting, and transformation governance. I also volunteer with the Scouts, supporting adults to ensure they have the skills and capabilities to deliver safe and exciting skills for young people. In my free time, you'll usually find me camping, climbing, or curled up with a good book.

Ms Chloe McCloskey

I have been a co-opted governor since November 2021. My background is in Finance having worked in this sector for 11years, gaining my professional CIMA qualification 2 years ago.

I currently work for a large Educational Charity called NCFE as a Finance Business Partner supporting the operations departments. Previously I worked in manufacturing for large FMCG companies across the North East.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner Danny with our dog Maggie and our cat Jack, I am the treasurer of our local Village Hall, I enjoy swimming most mornings before work and have recently joined a netball team.

 

Authority 

      

Mrs Julia Millard - 10/04/2024

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.

 

 

Parent 

Mrs Claire Young - 24/11/2024

I am a parent governor and was elected in 2020. I am a School Business Manager in a large primary school and have worked in education for over 20 years.

 

Rachel Gibbins - 30/03/2026

I am a newly appointed parent governor. I currently work in a County Durham Primary School where I teach in a mixed year 3/4 class and also lead Maths and RE. I have a giant African land snail, called Norman, who lives in my classroom and comes home with me during the school holidays. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and sewing. 

 

 

 

Staff

 

Miss Sarah 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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