Local Governing Body
Welcome to our Governors’ section
The role of the Local Governing Body is to provide focused governance for the school at a local level. We monitor the school’s key performance indicators and act as a critical friend to the Head Teacher, providing challenge where appropriate. We also play a part in representing the views of all the school stakeholders: children, staff and parents; as well as offering assistance to the Academy Trustees in the fulfillment of their duties.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Local Governing Body
Mrs C Dougill, Executive Head Teacher (During Term of Office)
Mr I Smith – Parent Governor (Chair)
As the current Chair of Governors I support the school leadership in delivering excellence in education and experience for the children. My daughter attends Kemble Primary School and we live in Siddington, so I am delighted to be a parent governor for both schools. I worked in the finance sector for 30 years.
Miss J Lloyd – Co-opted Governor
I am proud to be a Governor of Kemble Primary and Siddington CE Primary Schools, a successful federation created to sustain the highest standards of education for the children in our two village schools. Now retired, I enjoyed a career of over thirty years in primary school education.
Mrs T Munro-Warwick - Local Authority Governor
I have been a governor of Kemble school for 11 years (Chair for 2 1/2 years) and am now part of the Siddington and Kemble Local Governing Body. I am a retired teacher, who worked in all phases of education for a total of 25 years. My speciality is Maths and I am pleased to be able to volunteer to help with Maths at both schools. I am also on the Standards and Performance Working Party.
Miss L Elstow-Co-opted Governor
I am proud to be part of the Local Governing Body for Siddington and Kemble Primary Schools, especially as I live in the old Headmaster’s house in Siddington! I work in emergency management, helping organisations make plans for when the worst happens. I am enjoying learning more about education, applying my professional skills to the role and getting to be part of the community. I lead the Asset Management Working Party.
Mrs M England - Parent Governor
I moved to Siddington in 2016, joined the governing body in 2017 and am delighted to now be Vice-Chair. Being on the Local Governing Body has given me an opportunity to play a part in my local community and to use my Engineering and Research skills to benefit others. I am also part of the Asset Management Working Party.
Reverend J McKenzie –Foundation Governor (During Term of Office)
Chair of the Ethos Committee
Mrs E Ball – Co-opted Governor
I live in Kemble and have family ties with Kemble School and the village as a whole. I am a secondary school teacher with a specialism in History, but also teach some Geography and RE. I am hoping to use my experience as a secondary school teacher to support both Kemble and Siddington schools continue with their excellent work. In my role as a school governor I will be looking as the school performance data and liaising with staff on areas for development; this is an area which I have had experience of as a Head of Department in my current job.
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs A Merrett
Committees & Working Parties
Standards and Performance Asset Management Ethos
Mrs T Munro-Warwick Mr I Smith Mrs J McKenzie
Mrs C Dougill Mrs M England Mrs C Dougill
Miss J Lloyd Ms L Elstow
Mr I Smith Mrs C Dougill