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Rob Gooding Executive Headteacher I have been a Headteacher for over 11 years and an Executive Headteacher for the last 5 years. I have provided local and regional school to school support in a number of capacities: National Leader in Education, Headteacher consultancy, English Advisor,  Lead Practitioner, Excellent Teacher and School Improvement Consultant. I am a former member of the SSAT National Steering group and the strategic lead/designated person for the primary aspect of The  Rutland Teaching School Alliance.

Vic Russell (Governor) 

Parent 

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

Ian Evley (Governor) 

Parent 

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) 

Headteacher 

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) 

Co-opted 

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Sally Hickman 

Appointed 

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 

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. 

Leon Roberts Parent Dr Leon Roberts lives locally in the village of Cold Overton and has children at Langham School. Recently leaving the British Army after 20 years service as a Senior Medical Officer, Leon now works as a GP in Oakham as well as undertaking regular shifts on the Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. He has joined the School Governing Body with a particular interest in Safe Guarding and regulation
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