Governors’ Profiles

Our Governing Body

  • Mrs Patricia Carrington, LA Governor – Co-Chair
  • Mrs Alison Cooke, Headteacher
  • Mrs Sarah Kiddle, Parent Governor – Co-Chair 
  • Mr Adrian Peatman, Co-opted Governor – Vice Chair
  • Mrs Lindsey Evans, Co-opted Governor 
  • Ms Julie Nutland, Parent Governor
  • Mr Chris Ford – Teacher Governor
  • Vacancy – Parent Governor 
  • Vacancy – Parent Governor

Mrs Nikki Elliott, Clerk to the Governing Body

You can contact the chair directly via or via Mrs Elliott in the school office



Governors’ Profiles

  • Patricia Carrington

    Co-Chair of Governors
      Governor type: LA A bit about me  I’ve been resident in the village for 25 years and I was actively involved in Slimbridge school life when my son attended there.  My background was in Management and I am now a Director of a family owned Health & Safety Consultancy. I am actively involved in the village church and the District Scout movement. Why I’m a Governor I believe we have a responsibility to ensure all young people have access to the best possible start in life through good education and social activities where each child is encouraged to fulfil their potential. I want to see the school continue to develop within its ethos of a caring community where every child matters and is valued for their individuality.
    • Sarah Kiddle

      Vice Chair
        Governor Type: Parent Governor   A bit about me My background is in the retail banking/finance industry, as a PA to a member of the executive team for a large bank.   I have one child who is currently in Year 2 and when I’m not working I, like most parents, run a free taxi service for my daughter and spend most of my time acting as her PA but we do like spending time as a family, with our friends, walking our dogs and I, on occasion go out running.   Why I am a Governor I wanted to become a governor because I recognised the importance that education and the environment in which that education takes place has on the successful development of children.  I am finding being a governor is a very rewarding experience and being part of a group of people who are passionate about giving the children at the school an excellent education.   My areas of responsibility Finance & Premises Committee Teaching & Learning Committee Member of the Pay Panel
      • Lindsay Evans

          A bit about me My background is in education and I began my career as a primary classroom teacher in London before moving to Gloucestershire, where I continued to teach in a range of schools across the county for more than 25 years. For the last 10 years I have been a senior lecturer in education at the University of Gloucestershire, training the teachers of tomorrow. I have 2 children who both attended schools in Gloucestershire but had flown the nest before I moved to Slimbridge with my husband four years ago. We really love living in Slimbridge and enjoy being involved in village life. Why I am a Governor I was delighted to be asked to be a governor of Slimbridge Primary school. From my past experiences in schools, I am very appreciative of the role that governors play in supporting a school and am glad of the opportunity to play my part. My children were privileged to have a great start in life through their education in state schools in Gloucestershire and I hope to be able to support Slimbridge School to enable the children to flourish and develop a lifelong love of learning.

        • Adrian Peatman

            Governor type: Co-opted

            A bit about me 
            Although I am retired now, I worked for many years as a School Business Manager in the local area. I have an interest in canals and, until Nov 2014, was a Council member of the Cotswold Canals Trust.

            Why I’m a Governor
            On retirement, I was keen to use my skills and experience for the benefit of a local school. Slimbridge had a vacancy at the time and welcomed me to its Governing Body.
          • Linda Dibley

              Governor Type: Co-opted Governor   A bit about me When we moved to Slimbridge in 2006 we decided to get involved in village life and soon found ourselves joining in various activities and events. Through these we have met lots of people and made good friends. In my 27 years as a Civil Servant I have had various roles and responsibilities. Latterly I have been responsible for governance and risk management. I am willing to share the knowledge, skills and experience I have gained  with the governing body of Slimbridge School and hope to be able to contribute to helping the School achieve its goals.   Why I am a Governor: I am committed to public service in my professional life and through my voluntary work. Over the time we have been in Slimbridge, the village has given us lots. When I was asked to consider being a School Governor I thought it was an opportunity b to give something back!
            • Julie Nutland

                Governor Type: Parent Governor

                A bit about me
                My daughter started Slimbridge School in September 2017, I wanted to become involved with the school so  I joined the Friends of Slimbridge School where I began helping out and organising fundraising events. My son is due to start at the school in September 2020 and as the school is such a large part of our lives, I took the opportunity to take an active role in supporting the school and became a parent governor. I wanted to assist the school in ensuring our children have the best education in a setting where they feel happy safe and secure.

                Why I am a Governor
                I have been a member of the Police force for the last 15 years; during this time I have built up safeguarding experience as well as dealing with the public in often challenging circumstances. I feel this experience will further enforce my suitability and commitment to being a parent Governor.

              • Chris Ford

                  Governor type: Staff Governor