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.
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.
Mr M Kingston - Co-opted Governor
I am delighted to be part of the Kemble School Community. I have lived in Kemble for ten years and am a retired town and country planning lawyer. I see the school and the life associated with it as a vital part of our community. I am keen to see the school, its pupils and all those who work in it prospering as part of an inclusive and caring body.
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
Clerk to the Governors
Mrs K Jackson
Mrs Katie Cook
Register of Governor Interests 20/21
- Mr M Kingston declared he is a Member/Trustee of the following bodies: Church of England General Synod, Gloucester Diocesan Synod, Cirencester Deanery Synod and Kemble Parochial Church Council. Gloucester Diocese Bishops Council. Gloucester Diocese One Life
- 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.