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
I am a University of Reading Professor of Food Science with 15 years university teaching and research experience, including extensive experience of curriculum development and leadership. Current Head of Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences which involves managing multi-million£ departmental budget, providing strategic leadership, and line-management of academic staff. Experience of external examining at UK and overseas universities giving expertise in teaching quality assurance and assessment. Five years as Governor at Radstock Primary School holding roles as Curriculum Committee Chair, Headteacher Performance Management team lead, and Development Governor. STEMNET Ambassador.
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.