Members of the Governing Body
Sarah Phillips Headteacher
Headteacher of Loddon Primary School since 2012. Previously Headteacher of a Junior School. Leadership, governance and teaching experience over 20+ years in a number of local authorities within the South of England.
Rob Henderson - Chair of Governors
l work for Waitrose head office as a Development Manager in the Convenience sector of the business. I live locally and I am former pupil of Loddon. My two daughters attend the school and my eldest son, now at secondary school, also attended Loddon.
As a Governor I sit on the Curriculum, School Environment, Personnel and Finance Committees.
John Brady - Vice Chair
I am a member of all committees and Chair of the Curriculum Committee. I also have a role in overseeing Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding and Inclusion.
In my professional capacity I am Director of Human Resources at the University of Reading and I have significant experience in people management and budgetary control.
I am a Chartered Accountant and work as Finance Director at a local IT Solutions provider, Ultima Business Solutions Limited.
I am also a member of the school Swimming Pool Committee.
I have been a governor at Loddon Primary since 1992 and am Chair of Finance & Personnel
Lucy Andrews - Staff Governor
I joined Loddon in September 2012 after having taught at a primary school in the West Midlands for seven years. I have been Deputy Head Teacher here since April 2014 and currently lead maths across the school. As staff governor, I sit on the environment and curriculum committee
Director at Microsoft UK, leading global and diverse teams driving; Innovation, Training and IT Programs worldwide.
Passionate and committed to improving the learning environment for children at Loddon. A member of the Governing body since 2010 having been re-elected in 2014.
I work as a Professor of Meteorology at Reading University (working under my maiden name of ‘Gray’). My work comprises academic research, teaching and administrative duties, and includes providing pastoral and academic support as a tutor to students. I have three children, all currently at Loddon
Eleanor Gunbie - Staff Governor
I have lived in Lower Earley for almost 30 years and have four grown up children and two grand children. I started working as a lunchtime controller when my two younger children attended during the mid 90's so have seen the progression of the school into Loddon Primary. I have been a teaching assistant for about 15 years and this is my second term of office on the governing body. I also regularly attend the local church where my involvement is mainly within childrens groups.
Architect at Microsoft , delivering solutions and managing people is my thing. I am passionate about technology and design. For me learning and teaching is the way of life and that’s what makes me most excited. I am always interested to support local community as I believe we all need to give back whatever we can. I am excited to be on governors board and looking forward to help.