Come and meet the staff at our school!
I love my job and feel so lucky to be the head teacher of two wonderful schools. My passion is for every child to love coming to school and do their very best. My job is making sure that children have a wonderful fun place to grow and develop, a place where they are safe and can learn about the world. I aim to provide teachers with all they need so they can offer fun and aspirational lessons that capture imagination and enthuse pupils. A happy child will always do well.
I have always loved education and started my career in Oxfordshire teaching a nursery class in a small girl’s prep school with my Montessori teaching diploma. Holiday times were spent as a nanny. When I moved to Gloucestershire I decided to qualify for the state system and gained a first class honours degree at Cheltenham. I have taught across the primary age range at Crencester Infant School and then as a deputy at Nailsworth CE Primary School. My first headship took me out of county for 9 years to Lydiard Millicent in Wiltshire and in 2015 brought me back to the Kemble & Siddington federation.
In my free time I love to garden, entertain friends and with Mr Dougill – drive fast cars and shoot clays! I always end my day tucked up with another love of mine – a good book and a cup of tea!
II joined Siddington in February 2017 as Assistant Head Teacher. I love my new job. I teach in the Eagles class on Mondays to Wednesdays, then work across both schools on a Thursday. The children are wonderful and never a day goes by without them making you smile and laugh lots! Siddington has a warm and friendly atmosphere with a huge sense of community spirit. My job is making sure everyone is learning to the best of the ability and the teachers are teaching well too. I also lead music across Siddington and Kemble.
Before Siddington I was a deputy head at a very large school so initially seeing only 100 children was a shock ans assemblies felt very small!
I love being a mum to my two boys - Nathan and Joshua. I also love reading and singing in a choir as well as seeing my friends and family too.
I have been teaching since 1992. After studying in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Cumbria, I spent time living and teaching in Germany before moving to Essex and finally returning to Gloucestershire to teach at Siddington. I have enjoyed my time teaching at Siddington.
Up until last year I worked at Kemble school as a midday supervisor. I enjoyed it, however always wanted to be in the classroom. I finally got that opportunity last year when I applied for a TA job at Siddington. It has been a rollercoaster ride with lots to learn but I absolutely love being in the school and working with the children. The biggest challenge of all is working out how to get the most out of each individual - they are all so different. I live in Oaksey with my husband, Pete, my 2 children Josh (14) and Eloise (12) and our crazy dog Scamp. I spend most of my spare time running around after my busy family, but I am also a governor for Oaksey school and manage to fit in a bit of singing in Kemble Church choir.