Skip to content ↓


Local Governing Body 2023/24

Each school within our Trust has a group of dedicated Local Governors who form the Local Governing Body. They include representatives of our parents, staff and local community and have oversight of all strategic aspects, challenging and supporting the Head Teacher on how resources are used and for the maintenance and improvement of educational standards.

Each Governor has oversight of a particular area of school development linked to the School Development Plan. This alters year on year as the school priorities develop. The Headteacher, Mr Hemmings, is a member of the Governing Body and has whole school responsibility.

For more information about the Enable Trust Board of Trustees, please click here


Dear Parents and Carers,

I am Moira Lloyd and I’m pleased to have recently taken up the role of Chair of the Local Governing Body, here at New Siblands School, part of the Enable Trust family of schools. I have been a Governor since 2020, and have also had the privilege of supporting the school community through my previous work as an Educational Psychologist for several years. Until March 2024, I worked part time delivering autism workshops for parents, carers and staff in Bristol, and I firmly believe in the importance of close, effective partnership working between parents and school.

I am fortunate to be part of a highly committed and skilled team, currently of 8 Governors, which includes 3 members of staff and one parent (hopefully soon to be joined by another).  As Governors, we work closely with all members of staff to ensure that pupils feel safe, valued, and receive the appropriate support and level of challenge to develop their potential. Through our monitoring systems, school visits and termly meetings, we seek to ensure that the Vision and Ethos of the school is being manifested.  We provide a level of scrutiny, ask lots of questions, and also celebrate the many successes we see in school on every visit.

 If you would like any further information about the work of the Governors, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.





Mrs Moira Lyoyd

Chair of Governors

The Chair can be contacted via the school office:


Communication and Behaviour

Curriculum Progression Head Teacher Support

Mr Karl Hemmings

Head Teacher

Whole school responsibility

Miss Katherine Ball

Local Staff Governor

Maternity leave 2023/24

Ms Natalie Perrett

Local Staff Governor

Staff Wellbeing / CPD

Pupil Attendance

Ms Rachel Checksfield

Local Parent Governor

Sensory interventions and SEMH provision

Parental Engagement

Mr Andrew Scully

Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding and online safety

Post 16 & Careers

Mr Allister Duncan

Co-opted Governor

Budgeting and use of resources

Assessment & outcomes

Mr Chris Cooksey

Co-opted Governor

Health & Safety

Online safety 


Local Parent Governor

Vulnerable pupils


Co-opted Governor





Mrs Frances McMillan

Governance Professional

Governor training & development