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 - 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 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 James Barker, Governor
In a previous job I was involved with external auditing of academy schools and, since then, have wanted to become an academy governor. I moved to Siddington at the end of 2022 with my fiancée and dog, subsequently becoming a governor in September 2023. I work at St. James’s Place Wealth Management in Cirencester within the Finance division with over 15 years experience as a chartered accountant.
Mrs Pippa Wright, Parent Governor
With two daughters enrolled in Siddington School, both attending Eagles Class, I am honoured to become a part of the Local Governing Body during a period of significant change, challenge, and growth for our community. With over two decades of experience as a Secondary English Teacher and Pastoral Lead since 2001, I am deeply committed to helping all pupils reach their full potential. I look forward to representing the parents' voice on the governing body.
Mr Dave Evans, Parent Governor
As a parent of two current Siddington pupils and a long-term resident of the village, I am committed to supporting the local community. I am a chartered mechanical engineer with more than 15 years of professional experience in engineering analysis, risk assessment and project management in the power industry. I have a great enthusiasm for STEM subjects, and my hobbies outside of work include sport for fitness, playing guitar and foreign languages.
Miss Louise Lennox
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs K Jackson