Come and meet the staff at our school!
I have worked in education since 2001, first as a class teacher where I taught across the primary age range, and then as a Deputy Head teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator. I joined Siddington Primary School as Head teacher in September 2020. It is my job to ensure that children are happy to come to school, enjoy learning and have the opportunities to develop and grow as individuals. I want to ensure that all children reach their potential and have high aspirations for their futures.
I have always loved education and completed my Masters degree in Education in 2018. I enjoy it so much that I am currently continuing my studies at University! In my spare time I love gardening, reading books, going out for dinner and travelling with my family.
I joined Siddington in February 2017 as Assistant Head Teacher. I love my new job. I teach in the Eagles class on Mondays to Wednesdays, then work across both schools on a Thursday. The children are wonderful and never a day goes by without them making you smile and laugh lots! Siddington has a warm and friendly atmosphere with a huge sense of community spirit. My job is making sure everyone is learning to the best of the ability and the teachers are teaching well too. I also lead music across Siddington and Kemble.
Before Siddington I was a deputy head at a very large school so initially seeing only 100 children was a shock and assemblies felt very small!
I love being a mum to my two boys - Nathan and Joshua. I also love reading and singing in a choir as well as seeing my friends and family too.
I have been teaching since 1992. After studying in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Cumbria, I spent time living and teaching in Germany before moving to Essex and finally returning to Gloucestershire to teach at Siddington. I have enjoyed my time teaching at Siddington.
Miss B Smith
I started at Siddington C of E Primary School in September 2021. I will be teaching in Key Stage One. I really enjoy Sports and will be leading the school in PE and Science. My specialism is Phonics, so I will be looking forward to helping the children with their reading. I am excited to be joining the Siddington team.
Mrs E Manning-Browne
I am so excited to be able to join Eagles class to cover for Mrs Dawson during her maternity leave.
I began working in education in 2005 as a teaching assistant whilst I completed my Early years and teaching degree. I then became a class teacher in Primary schools across Swindon where I continued my studies which culminated in becoming a Senior Leader, SENCO and Early Years lead. On a Monday – Thursday, I lecture at New College, Swindon in Early Years Education, preparing students to become competent teachers and class assistants and will be teaching mainly in Eagles class on a Friday.
I am Mum to Sophie (21) and Ellie (18) and enjoy reading, travelling and socialising with friends.
Since having our three children, I have worked in education, initially as a pre school assistant, then deputy Manager and then a Teaching Assistant at a private School. In September 2017, I joined the Siddington team in the school office. The Job is very varied and no two days are the same but I enjoy the challenge of the busy school office whilst being surrounded by happy children who thrive in our lovely setting! In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and friends and like to travel. I am in a walking group and supper club with friends and like listening to music and attending concerts.
I have recently moved to the local area. I have worked with children for many years, in schools and working as a childminder. I am looking forward to working in Robins class and helping the children settle into school.
I only joined Siddington Primary School in February 2019 as a teaching partner in reception class after a career change. There was so much to learn but within a short space of time I realised how much I loved working with children and I now work breakfast club, after school club and as a midday supervisor. The children make everyday different and it’s never boring.
Having started my career working in London for an Educational Consultants, worked in other industries and had a career break to have my two children, I am now back in an education environment. Working in the office is very varied with no two days the same. I greatly enjoy the variety of working alongside staff and children.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends.