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
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.
Reverend J McKenzie – Foundation Governor (During Term of Office)
Chair of the Ethos Committee.
Reverend C Trykush - Foundation Governor
I have been very happy to be a Foundation Governor for just over a year, and as such I seek to help Siddington School maintain its Christian distinctiveness as a C of E School; as well supporting both Siddington and Kemble Schools as they strive to provide the very best for their pupils. I am a mum of two children at Siddington School, and am a Baptist Minister currently working as a Family Outreach Worker for Churchdown Methodist Church.
Mrs Melanie Anderson - Co-opted Governor
I am passionate about education and have spent my career as an English teacher and Senior Leader at secondary level, leading on Teaching and Learning. I also oversee the training and mentoring of new teachers, and firmly believe that quality CPD, coaching and feedback are central to delivering quality lessons and achieving strong outcomes for students. As a local Siddington resident, I am keen to support the development of our local primary school, and hope that my experience of the secondary sector will add value in my role as a governor.
Ms Claire Ladwa - Co-opted Governor
I moved to Siddington during lockdown in 2020. After previously being a school governor with another primary school I was keen to continue in this type of role to help drive quality education. I was delighted to be accepted to join the governing team for Kemble & Siddington schools. I live with my partner and between us we have three children. I work within Human Resources for an Insurance Company in London
Miss Sian Tranter - Staff Governor
I have been a both a teacher and senior leader at Siddington C of E Primary School since February 2017. Prior to joining Siddington I was deputy head at a large school in Gloucester. I love everything about Siddington – especially our wonderful pupils who strive to reach their full potential each and every day. The school’s community sense enhances teaching and learning in every way. School improvement, both to teaching and learning, is my priority ensuring children in our care feel safe and happy in order to accomplish great things. I have a particular passion for all things musical and love nothing more than preparing the children for services throughout the Christian calendar, singing and providing a rich musical environment. I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a teacher governor representative for our school.
Mr Paul Robertson, Parent Governor
My personal background centres around Logistics, Risk, Audit, Compliance and Resilience. My hope is that this will bring essential knowledge and experience to the school in safe working practices around the other important areas of operational schooling like health and safety, wellbeing and safeguarding. I am currently the Chair of Governors at another school within the Swindon area and hope to bring the experiences and best practices of other areas into the monitoring conversations.
Mrs Helen Halahan, Foundation Governor
I am delighted to join Siddington as Foundation Governor in 2022. It coincides with my joining the Children's Ministry team at our local Baptist Church and I am excited to support the school in reflecting their Christian distinctiveness. This is my first governor role and I am looking forward to the new experiences this will bring as it allows me to to positively contribute to our local school community. I have worked in Marketing for over 20 years and am the proud mother of two daughters and a step-son.
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs K Jackson
Mrs Katie Cook
Register of Governor Interests 21/22
- Reverend J McKenzie declared that she is also a Governor at Ann Edwards Primary School, South Cerney.
- Mr I Smith declared that he is a Councillor for Siddington Parish Council, Chair of Governors for Ampney Crucis CE Primary School and Trustee for the Robert Pleydell Educational Charity.
- Mr P Robertson declared he is Chair of the Local Academy Board, Southfield Junior School