Mrs Langford

Each term we ask members of staff a few light-hearted questions about themselves so that friends of St Mary's School, Cambridge can get to know our team a bit better. Enjoy reading about our members of staff by clicking on each link below.

Mrs Langford

Head of Human Resources


What was your favourite subject at school? Mathematics

How/when did you decide to pursue a career in HR? After university I started working in management, and after five years I joined a University of Cambridge start-up company that grew from 10 to 50 members of staff – so I fell in to a HR role there sort of by accident. I decided to take the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) examinations, and I am now a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

Why did you decide to work at St Mary’s School, Cambridge? It’s always about the people and I get to work with a great team here.

Favourite things! What's your all-time favourite…
 That’s just too difficult!
Poem: The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
Film: Trading Places
Story: What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
Q: “What do you call a fish without an eye?”
A: “Fffssshhhh!”
Recipe: Asparagus, pea and lemon risotto

Who inspires you? Always Tony – my best friend and soul mate.

What’s your favourite hobby? Travelling and exploring new places.

Which is your favourite band? There’s nothing like a bit of Abba!

Where has your favourite holiday ever been? My honeymoon, to New York.

What’s your worst habit? Watching Gogglebox!

Team trivia: (without looking it up) do you know which organisation Robert Baden-Powell founded in 1908? The Scouts? [Correct answer from Mrs Langford]

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