Welcome to the Governors’ section
Please find below details of how our Governing Board is structured, including the categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor. We note whether a Governor has any relevant business interests at the school. An attendance record for Full Governing Board meetings can also be accessed.
The Governing Board meets once a term for a Full Governing Board meeting. In addition, Governors are members of either Teaching and Learning committee, or Resources committee. Governors also hold termly working sessions where they work on projects or discuss matters more informally. Once a year a Strategy Day is held in school to review the Action Plan, and also observe and participate during a normal school day. Governors are linked to faculties in the school and regularly meet with individual staff members to discuss progress and development in the particular areas. Reports are presented to Full Governing Board, and often summarised in our Governor Blog entries, accessed on this website.
I’ve been a governor at Round Diamond for 7 years, and currently am the Chair of Governors as well as chairing the Teaching and Learning, and Headteachers Performance committees. I’m also the Head of Learning and Development at Johnson Matthey, and have two boys at the school. One of my proudest moments was being in the room with the OFSTED inspectors when they awarded us Outstanding, having supported the school for the last few years on the journey.
I have been a governor at Round Diamond since 2012. As a senior manager at a big 4 accountancy firm, specialising in government and public sector assurance, I chair Resources committee where I can use my finance skills. I am also part of the headteachers performance panel.
I love being in school and hearing the children talk so proudly about their learning.
I have been a parent governor since November 2016 and have a daughter in Year 5. Prior to being elected to this Governing Body I spent 6 years as a parent governor at a school in the London Borough of Redbridge. I am a Police Officer with lead responsibility for the Child Abuse Investigation Teams in East London and have worked for the Metropolitan Police for in excess of 20 years. I have been appointed as the school's Safeguarding Link Governor and am passionate about maintaining and supporting the high levels of learning in RDS.
I have been a co-opted governor since November 2016. I am an Assistant Headteacher at a local secondary school, and have taught in Stevenage for over 20 years. I am a member of the resources sub-committee, and am also the link governor for the humanities faculty area. I am passionate about improving opportunities for Stevenage children, and am delighted to be involved with such a successful school.
I have been a teacher for the past 7 years and have worked within 3 different primary schools. This has allowed me to experience a range of demographics, teaching and leadership styles. In turn this has helped me become a driven and passionate member of Round Diamond. I value being given opportunities to help uphold our school values and look forward to continuing on our journey to better ourselves further.
I am a retired library assistant and have been involved in school governance for more than thirty years. I was very pleased to be appointed to Round Diamond by the local authority and look forward to working with the school to achieve its visions and values.
I am an enthusiastic, caring individual with good communication skills, and am seeking a role where I can make a meaningful contribution to the local community in which I have lived for several years. Since I know a large number of people in Great Ashby, including parents of pupils in the school (of which I am one also), I am well placed to obtain the views and concerns of parents and to make the Board of Governors aware of these.
I was elected co-opted staff governor in September 2016. As a teacher, I can bring my experience from the classroom into meetings and offer an alternative perspective to the discussions. I wanted to give back to the School which has given me many opportunities in the past. I feel governance is key to the smooth running of a school and I am gaining a valuable insight into how the school runs and the role governors have in the leadership and accountability of the school.
Clerk to the Governors