Current Serving Governors

Langstone Academies Governing Body – July 2023

Current Serving Governors:
Name Category Responsibility Term of Office Pecuniary Interest Date of
Date Term of Office
Ends / Ended
Jane Bush Headteacher N/A Member of Staff N/A N/A
Loisa Hayward Parent Data Protection Governor 4 years* Nil 29/06/2021 29/06/2025
Steve Jenner Parent Premises and Helath & Safety
4 years* Nil 14/10/2021 14/10/2025
Jayalakshmi Vinayaka Parent Attendance Governor 4 years* Nil 09/11/2021 09/11/2025
David Stemp Appointed by
Safeguarding Governor 4 years Nil 26/11/2021 26/11/2025
Irene Baldry Appointed by
Chair of Governors, Inclusion
4 years Nil 26/11/2021 26/11/2025
Daphne Wright Appointed by
Vice Chair of Governors, Inclusion
4 years Nil 06/10/2022 06/10/2026
Louisa Perkins Appointed by
4 years International Director for
Kings’ Group Academies
11/01/2023 11/01/2027
Joe Blakely Appointed by Directors/LGB 4 years Assistant Headteacher at Wimborne Primary School, Spouse works at Langstone
Infant Academy
11/01/2023 11/01/2027
*Term of office for parent governors is 4 years or at the end of academic year child leaves school.
Governors who have served in last year:
Sharlotte Hughes Appointed by
4 years Nil 25/01/2019 31/08/2022
Caroline Storey Parent 4 years Nil 09/11/2021 31/08/2022
Steve Jones Appointed by
4 years 19/12/2018 31/08/2022
Daisy-Mae Greenaway Staff 4 years Member of Staff 08/09/2021 31/08/2022
Johannes Wessels Staff 4 years Member of Staff 02/12/2021 30/09/2022
Helen Williams Staff 4 years Member of Staff 01/01/2022 30/09/2022
Fran Marshman Staff 4 years Member of Staff 31/03/2022 30/09/2022
Sam Parkes Appointed by
4 years Member of Trust Staff 10/10/2019 14/10/2022
Bernie Beggs Staff 4 years Member of Staff 17/03/2022 31/08/2023
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Date and type of meeting: 22/9/22 1/12/22 26 /1/23 23/3/23 25/5/23 13/7/23
Jane Bush
Johan Wessels AP No longer a governor – attends meeting as staff member.
Irene Baldry
David Stemp AP
Daphne Wright
Sam Parkes Resigned as governor.
Jayalakshmi Vinayaka AP AP
Helen Williams Resigned as governor.
Steve Jenner
Loisa Hayward AP AP NA
Bernie Beggs
Louisa Perkins AP
Joe Blakely
Jennifer Pateman (Clerk)

Governor Profiles

  • Irene Baldry (Chair of Governors)
    My profession of 30 years has been teaching in schools in Portsmouth. After 15 years as a class teacher I spent a further 15 years as a Headteacher. Having retired from the latter position in August 2015, I am privileged to have been appointed Chair of Governors at Langstone Junior School and offer a lifelong career in education to the performance of this role. My aim is to use my knowledge, skills and experience in education to lead the Board of Governors in best serving and supporting the school community. Mrs. Bush, the Headteacher, has been a respected teaching colleague for a number of years. I believe that our mutual respect and understanding will assist us in maximising the effectiveness of the teaching / governing relationship. One of my immediate goals is to improve the effectiveness of the work we do as governors in the interests of pupils, staff and all stakeholders in the community. The overall goal is, by working as a team, to make Langstone Junior School a school of excellence where all pupils thrive and reach their full potential.
  • David Stemp
    I have been a school governor for Langstone Junior School since January 2002. My current role is Chairman of the Safeguarding and Learning Committee which meets about twice a term. I fully support the school's vision, and I am ambitious for the children to continue to make progress in their learning to become fully rounded citizens as they develop 'self-belief' and experience life skills. It is my pleasure to lead the after school chess club, which is a popular weekly activity which strengthens the pupils strategic thinking and is FUN. My interests focus on family, scouting, reading and music.
  • Daphne Wright
    I have been extremely fortunate to have spent 43 years in teaching, the last 17 being in Portsmouth schools, and education continues to be my passion. I spent many years as a class teacher and a senior leader before being appointed as a Deputy Headteacher in a large Primary school. I held this post for 10 years before retiring in July 2018. It has been a privilege to have worked alongside both your Headteacher, Jane Bush, as well as the Chair of Governors, Irene Baldry. I feel that after working closely together for many years, this professional understanding will enhance my effectiveness as part of the governing body. I hope to bring my experience and expertise in education to the table and support the aims of the school, staff and the Academy to ensure that we, as the governing body, work hard to achieve the very best for everyone in the school community.