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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


Ms Claire Ladwa - Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors

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 Siddington school. I live with my partner and between us we have three children. I work within Human Resources for an Insurance Company in London


Reverend J McKenzie – Foundation Governor (During Term of Office)

Chair of the Ethos Committee.


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. 


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.


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. 


Mr Jonathan Wright, Parent Governor

I am a Parent Governor with two daughters at the school. I work in the world of factory automation and really love solving problems be that technical, commercial, or interactional. I relish this and find myself looking to engage with the right people, tools and approach to arrive at the best possible solution.

With an affable attitude, I am looking to bring this creative, adaptable, ‘fix-it’ mindset to the role of a Parent Governor.


Clerk to the Governors 

Mrs K Jackson


Head teacher

Mrs Katie Cook


Register of Governor Interests 22/23

  • Reverend J McKenzie declared that she is also a Governor at Ann Edwards Primary School, South Cerney.

Corinium Education Trust Arrangements for Governance

Register of Attendance at Governing Meetings, Academic year 2021-2

Register of Attendance at Governor Meetings, Academic year 20/21

Register of Attendance at Governor Meetings, Academic Year 19/20

Register of Attendance at Governor Meetings, Academic Year 18/19

Register of Attendance 2017 - 2018

Register of Attendance 2016 - 2017