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Nick Horrigan (Trustee & Governor) 


Chair of Trustees/Governors at Langham Primary School and on the strategic board of trustees of the RLT.  Work for a local IT company-developing solutions for local and central government and the financial sector. 

Kristi Withers (Trustee & Governor) 


Works full time for Mars Chocolate.  No longer has any children at the school however she herself attended Langham school, as did her Mother and Uncle before her.  Kristi has a strong connection to the village and school and is passionate about seeing the school continue to develop generations of children to fulfil their potential academically, physically and socially as well as providing them with a safe and positive environment. She brings a number of skills to the governing body including; sales, negotiation, budget management, leadership and line management, strategy development, recruitment, coaching and capability, employee engagement and change management. Many of these skills are transferable and support her role as a governor to develop the strategy, review finances and ensure standards, accountability and effective policy.

Vic Russell (Governor) 


Recently appointed Parent Governor at Langham Primary School. International Baccalaureate Coordinator and Maths Teacher at Oakham School. 

Rev. Hutchinson (Trustee & Governor) 

Incumbent Foundation 

Licensed as a Team Vicar to the Oakham Team with special responsibility for the parishes of Langham in September 2015. Her involvement in vocations to lay and ordained ministry for eight years and during her time as Chaplain to the Bishop of Peterborough she was Priest in Charge of seven villages around Uppingham and prior to that lived in Oakham. She was ordained Priest in 1994 alongside women and men who had waited many years for that day. She is married to Phillip who is a Lay Minister. They have two children, both of whom are school governors where they live and have five young grandchildren.  


Ian Evley (Governor) 


Parent Governor at Langham Primary School.  UEFA qualified football coach with a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  Works as a Director of a national sports academy for young people.  Previously had a 20-year career in the Logistics industry most recently as Commercial Director of a multi-million pound turnover company providing temperature controlled logistics services to supermarkets and their suppliers.

Diane Rowland (Trustee & Governor) 


Lives in Langham with her family. Has a Bachelor of Education Degree and worked in education for 30 years, in nursery and primary school settings.


10 years at Whissendine primary school provided an abundance of opportunities for her to develop as a practitioner, striving to improve her practice and enable the children to be the very best learners they could be


Being a part of the Rutland Teaching Alliance in its infancy, as primary director, led her to organizing training programmes, visiting speakers and networks in addition to creating and delivering training herself to colleagues in the county.

Sarah-Louise Richards (Governor) 



Sally Hickman 


For the past 36 years she has worked with young children and their families supporting their Early Years experiences.  As an Early Years Graduate, she ran her own Nursery in the grounds of a Primary School for 25 years working closely with parents and carers, planning and delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage for the children in my care and supporting their transition into School. 

In 1997, when Rutland became a Unitary Local Authority, as Chair of the Rutland Early Years Forum, she worked as an independent Consultant to help set up the Rutland Early Years and Childcare Development Partnership.  She is an Early Years Author and Trainer supporting Early Years Practitioners to develop all aspects of their Early Years Pedagogy and is passionate about ensuring all children are included and able to access the individual support and opportunities they need to give them the best possible start to their early educational lives.   

In 2000 she joined Rutland County Council as their Early Years Advisor and feels it is such a privilege to be able to share her philosophy, practice and ideas with Early Years providers across the county to ensure the youngest children in Rutland are able to access highest quality provision.  She has been married for the past 36 years and has two children, John and Annie, both of whom have followed her into Education! 

Suzanne Johnson 


Foundation Governor at Langham Primary School, with 2 children at the school.  On the Leadership Team of Oakham Baptist Church.  Founder and Chair of Trustees of Rutland Foodbank.  Works part time in property management, property development, and also for a Marquee Hire company.