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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


Mrs C Dougill, Executive Head Teacher (During Term of Office)

I am proud to be the executive head teacher of Siddington C of E and Kemble Primary Schools. I have been in education for over 30 years and am delighted that we have a strong Local Governing Body who support and challenge both schools to be the best they can be, ensuring children have the best education, opportunities and fun!


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 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 (Vice-Chair)

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.


Reverend C Trykush - Foundation Governor


Clerk to the Governors 

Mrs A Merrett


Committees & Working Parties


Standards and Performance             

Mrs E Ball (lead)

Mrs C Dougill                                           


Asset Management 

Ms L Elstow (lead)

Mr I Smith 

Mrs M England 

Mrs C Dougill



Reverend J McKenzie (lead)

Reverend C Trykush

Mrs C Dougill


Register of Governor Interests 19/20

  • 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.

Corinium Education Trust Arrangements for Governance

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