The Langley Academy Primary - "Outstanding" Ofsted 2018

Sponsor and Governors
Annabel Nicoll - Sponsor

Annabel Nicoll


Sponsor and Chair
to Trustees

Annabel is Sponsor. She has a degree in History of Art with History from Bristol University and she qualified as a Physiotherapist with 1st class honours from UCL and The Middlesex Hospital in 1998. Annabel is a Trustee of The River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames and of The Arbib Foundation which sponsors The Langley Academy and Parlaunt Park Primary Academy.


Annabel was a Trustee of the Academy Sponsors Trust and then sat on the Academy Sponsors Advisory Council for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. She was appointed an Honorary Member of Council of the NSPCC in 2007 having been a member of their National Appeal Board during their FULL STOP campaign. Annabel is also a Governor of Lambrook School, near Bracknell where she Chairs the Education and Health and Safety Committees.

Annabel is married with three children.


Trustee for Child Protection

Martin Burford - Chair of Governors

Martin Burford


Chair of Governors

Martin has been working as independent consultant, providing leadership and management consultancy support from June 2009. He has worked internationally, with Local Authorities and with schools, as well as providing training to the NCSL clusters across London.


He has had contracts with the DfE, as Head of Regulatory Transformation and as Head of 3-14 Assessment at Ofqual, focussing on policy, strategy and monitoring assessment development and delivery of the FSP, KS1, KS2 national curriculum assessments and the pilot programmes. He worked with the DfE on the regulation and development of national assessments from early years to KS3. He also chaired the assessment review committee of an examining board.

Before becoming an independent consultant, Martin was Assistant Director of Education with responsibility for standards and school support for an inner London authority and Assistant Director with responsibility for school improvement in another. Previously, he was a Principle Primary adviser in an inner London authority, Adviser in a shire authority, and a successful Headteacher for 10 years. He has lectured on Education Masters programmes for London and Oxford universities.

Rhodri Bryant - Executive Principal

Rhodri Bryant


Executive Principal

Rhodri was educated at Monmouth Boys School in South Wales before going to the College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth where he trained as a PE teacher on a 4 year Batchelor of Education Degree. He then spent most of his 22 years teaching in Hertfordshire apart from a 2 year stint in Enfield as a Deputy Headteacher responsible for student behaviour. He was the Headeacher at Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead for 6 years before joining The Langley Academy in April 2012 as the Principal.

Rhodri is married to Justine and they have three children. He is also a passionate Welshman who loves Rugby and Golf.

Tracey Bowen - Headteacher The Langley Academy Primary

Tracey Bowen



The Langley

Academy Primary

Until Tracey had been a resident of Slough, having attended primary school in Langley and Secondary school in Wexham. As a result, she is very passionate about ensuring children in the town, receive the best opportunities. She originally trained in IT, qualifying in Business Information Technology. However, she soon realised, that office work was not the career for her. She retrained as a teacher, undertaking a Batchelor of Education at the University of Reading, specialising as a Technology teacher. For 15 years, she worked at a Primary School in Slough, holding a variety of different responsibilities, including developing: ICT, PE, Gifted & Talented and Extended Schools. She was appointed as Headteacher of The Langley Academy Primary in May 2014, officially starting September of the same year. She is also a serving Ofsted lead inspector.


Tracey is also a qualified roller skate coach and has led roller-discos and coached non-skaters. She has also held the post of secretary for the National Governing Body. Nowadays, she simply enjoys skating for fun.


Tracey is married, and has two daughters, three step-children and eight grandchildren.

Grace Shaw - TLAP Staff Governor

Grace Shaw



Staff Governor

Grace is originally from Lancashire and moved into the area to study English and Drama at Royal Holloway University of London. After completing her Masters in Shakespeare she undertook the Graduate Teacher Training Programme in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Grace has been working in Datchet for the last four years. Her particular interests are outdoor learning, PSHE and Literacy. She is very passionate about Early Years teaching and is committed to ensuring each child develops into an independent, confident learner. She is really looking forward to working at The Langley Academy Primary as the Assistant Head teacher in September and is excited about the journey ahead.


To relax, Grace enjoys going to the theatre, reading and keeping active.

Catherine Rogers - TLAP Governor

Catherine Rogers



The Langley

Academy Primary


After studying Law, working in the City and being the Treasury Manger for Kingfisher PLC, Catherine went to work for Operation Raleigh. This led to her setting up and managing an Eco Bird Watching Resort in Guyana and to be inspired to set up her own company that still runs expeditions for under 18’s called Wilderness Expertise.


With three children she found expedition work was not conducive to motherhood and so took and passed her Masters in NLP and now works for a Family Support Group and privately as a coach. She is also a Forest School Leader working outside with young children.


She has a special interest in outdoor education and sport

Amy Webb - TLAP Parent Governor

Amy Webb




I am very passionate about the education of children as they are our future. I have two children myself and my eldest has just began his schooling, in Reception class, at The Langley Academy Primary in September 2016. Prior to having children I volunteered for a local children's Allies project.


I am a Qualified accountant who is constantly learning in my role and therefore want to ensure that the pupils are always learning to the best of their ability and in a safe and happy environment. I look forward to working with the other governors, the teachers and the parents to ensure the absolute best for the children and future children of TLAP.

Rosannah Dawood - TLAP Community Governor

Rosannah Dawood


The Langley

Academy Primary


Rosannah grew up in South Bucks and attended St Helen’s School Preparatory school in Hillingdon and then Burnham Grammar School. She went on to study a BTEC Foundation Art Course at Reading College of Art and then a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and the University of Gloucestershire. Since graduating from university Rosannah began her career in Hospitality Management, but soon realized she wanted to work in the Charity Events sector.


Over the last 12 years, Rosannah has worked her way up as an Events Manager initially for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and laterally for Cancer Research UK. She now holds a National Manager post at CRUK with a responsibility for researching, organising and delivering mass participation event at multiple sites across London and the South East. In addition to managing these large scale fundraising events with her team, Rosannah works to maintain great relationships with most of the London Borough Councils and venues, including The Royal Parks and London Legacy Development Corporation at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


Her work also involves engagement with cancer research units at Imperial College London, UCL, and Barts and the London to understand how the money raised is used in cancer research. On a personal level Rosannah fund raises by participating in some of the events herself.


Rosannah is married, lives close to the school in Langley and has two children Louis and Annabelle. Louis has just begun his school life and is in reception at The Langley Academy Primary.


Siobhan Partridge - Governor

Siobhan Partridge


Sponsor and Chair
to Trustees

Siobhan’s career began at PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to moving into executive search. Having worked in the city for over 25 years, Siobhan is highly experienced in supporting businesses from start-up, with a particular focus on office management, marketing and project management.  Her key strengths are forward planning, identifying and implementing efficiencies with the ability to prioritise and remain calm under pressure.  She is also a natural problem solver and able to ‘see the bigger picture’.


Siobhan is married and has three daughters, with her youngest currently in year one at The Langley Academy Primary.  Siobhan is looking forward to working with the school, supporting the Headteacher and Leadership team in its efforts to maintain the outstanding standards that have been achieved over the years.  Siobhan is also looking forward to helping the children continue to grow and develop, ensuring that the school provides the education and tools needed for them to achieve the best of their ability.