Chair of Governors
Having been a teacher, School Adviser, Principal Adviser and Education IT Manager in North Wales and several NW Local Authorities my professional life focussed on support to schools to ensure the delivery of high quality education, ensuring that all pupils are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential in a safe and nurturing environment. During this time I worked closely with Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and also settings with specific needs such as Hospital Schools, residential settings for pupils with complex learning requirements and pupils with sight and hearing impairments. I have been a school governor for many years and, on moving to the Lune Valley area became a governor and subsequently Chair of Governors in my local school. In 2016 I joined the Governing body at Archbishop Huttonâ€™s and became Chair of Governors with nominated responsibility for child protection and PREVENT strategy, assessment and interventions and ICT. I also sit on Curriculum, Resources and Standards and Effectiveness committees and am part of the Headteacher appraisal team.
I have been a community governor for well over ten years, appointed on the nomination of the Parish Council.
My three children all went to the school as have three grand-children, though they have now moved on to Carnforth High School.
Now retired, I was formerly a lecturer in chemistry at Lancaster University where I also ran the Chemical Analysis Service for local business and community and organised the "Schools' Analyst" competition for Lancashire and Cumbria.
gardening - growing food, particularly heritage varieties of apple, potatoes and beans; then using them in cooking, wine-making, eating and drinking;
parish councils â€“ Warton parish councillor for over 40 years, have been chairman of the Lancashire Association, was secretary to the Lancaster Area meeting for many years and am now the County rep at the National Association;
landscape and conservation - vice chair Arnside & Silverdale AONB Landscape Trust, have chaired National Association for AONBs;
natural world â€“ do regular butterfly counts (transects) on one of the Landscape Trust sites. Did transect on Warton Crag for many years but now find that terrain too taxing;
local and family history; I am also a governor of Carnforth High School.
For the last decade I have worked at the University of Manchester where I am currently Deputy Head of School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering contributing to teaching and research related to offshore renewable energy systems â€“ for generating electricity from offshore wind, tidal stream and wave energy resources. I have lived in Warton since 2004 having moved to the area so that our children could enjoy a village school and this area of the country. I joined as a parent governor as I am keen to support the School in the ongoing development of an outstanding community in which learning is valued, enjoyed and supported.
Currently vice chair of the Karten Board, I have 16 years experience of supporting technology in the education sector. I have an IT, assistive technology and education management background, am a qualified teacher and am currently employed by Jisc as a subject specialist working with universities, colleges and other Jisc members on various technology led consultancy / advice and guidance activities. I was previously employed at Scopeâ€™s Beaumont College as assistant principal and formerly as the head of technology where I led the development of the integrated â€˜technology teamâ€™ who work with students and other specialist staff to deploy assistive technology/IT hardware and software solutions. I have worked on organisational strategy, general management and led a number of national scale projects. Most recently I was the project manager of the Jisc funded DART2.1 project. I have done consultancy work for large general further education colleges, higher education institutions, specialist colleges and schools in the areas of assistive technology, IT and technology and the integration of such with the curriculum. In 2014 I completed an MSc by research in computing and communication systems at Lancaster University that focused on how home automation / internet of things technology can be made accessible to disabled people.
I have lived in Carnforth since 2006 and currently have two children at Archbishop Hutton's. I am a company director and architect. I am good at business management and like to think I have great interpersonal skills. I sit on several committees and boards. I am a keen runner and cyclist with lots of energy for a challenge!
I have twenty-five years of teaching experience within a range of educational settings. I am currently the curriculum lead within an independent specialist college where one of my focus areas is training and development for the team I oversee. With my passion for learning and breadth of experience, this enables me to implement opportunities for growth and achievement. My daughter is a past pupil at Archbishop Hutton's while my son is in Key Stage 2.
Local Authority Governor
My name is Della Langman. I was originally a parent governor and am now a Local Authority governor. I worked for 15 years in the plant hire industry in management and sales before I had my children. Both my boys attend the school and I have made school my priority. I will do anything I can to help our school to thrive. I am very involved with the village and community and have helped to organise lots of different successful fund raisers over the last few years.