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.
Miss B Smith
I started at Siddington C of E Primary School in September 2021 and teach Key Stage One. I have had lots of experience working with this age group and I love the enthusiasm displayed by these little learners. I feel it is a privilege that I am responsible for educating the future generation; it is very important to me that children develop a thirst for knowledge and enjoy their learning. I gain great satisfaction from teaching motivating lessons that enable children to reach their full potential. In my own time I love exploring the great outdoors especially with my two dogs Millie and Nala. Alongside my creative interest in interior design and up-cycling of furniture, I enjoy travelling as it allows me to explore and experience different cultures. Growing up, I learnt to play the clarinet and piano which contributed to my love of and interest in music. I enjoy listening to a range of genres and take pleasure in watching live music; I enjoy sports activities and exercise regularly. I am very 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.
Mr D King
I originally trained to teach secondary school history but have since changed to primary. I became a teacher so that I can hopefully inspire young people to become the best they can be. Education is much more than results and I hope that the children I teach will become well rounded adults who are able to handle any situation thrown their way as they grow up. In my spare time I enjoy reading, and going for walks.
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.
I have been a teaching assistant for 6 years and joined Siddington in June 2021. My passion for working with children and helping them develop and grow has led me to study for a BA (Honours) Education Studies (Primary) degree to become a teacher. My role is to excite, engage and interact with the children for them to develop both with their learning and social skills. I am the teaching assistant in Owls, where I support years 5 and 6 and Ms Wyatt. The children make everyday different and are a joy to teach.
I am a mum to 3 boys, and I enjoy reading, adventure and being creative.
I am also the family support worker. My role is to provide support and information to families within our school community, as well as provide nurture sessions for our children. I can help with any worries you may have in relation to your child’s education, wellbeing, and behaviour. I am also here as someone to talk to if you need it!
Support for pupils includes:
- promoting good attendance and punctuality
- Promoting self-esteem and confidence
- Promoting positive behaviour and positive attitudes to learning
- Providing one-to-one support
Support for families includes:
- Providing information and sign posting to other services in local area
- Attendance and support at school
- Advice and support in positive behaviour at home
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.