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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' Section

The purpose of the Governing Board is to provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It has three key functions:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

 

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

 

Our Governing Board meets at least once a term for a Full Governing Board meeting. In addition, Governors are members of either the Teaching and Learning committee, or the Resources committee. These committees also meet once a term.

Some 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 the Full Governing Board, and these reports are often summarised in our Governors' Visits section, accessed on this website.

 

 

 

 

Meet the Round Diamond Governors

Meet the Round Diamond Governors 1 Becky Cox
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 2 Rob Paice
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 3 Susan Kierans
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 4 Charlotte Reynolds
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 5 Zoe Phillips
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 6 Rohan Dhillon
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 7 Stuart Cheek
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 8 Rachel Brittain
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 9 Claire Bell
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 10

CLAIRE BELL

I am an Associate Solicitor with general and commercial legal experience. I was elected in November 2017 as a Parent Governor. I have three children in Round Diamond and I am a proud supporter of the school. I am on the Teaching & Learning Committee and I have been given the responsibility of the Science and Computer Faculty.

 

RACHEL BRITTAIN

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 am on the 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.

 

STUART CHEEK

I have been a parent governor since 2016. 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. Having spent over 20 years working as a Police Officer in London working across multiple portfolios including Homicide and Child Abuse Investigation. I transferred to Herts Police in early 2018 and have lead responsibility for Herts Police's response to Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding. I am currently the school's Safeguarding, Health & Safety, GDPR and Maths link governor and am passionate about maintaining and supporting the high levels of learning at RDS. 

 

BECKY COX

I have been a co-opted governor since 2016. I taught in secondary schools for over 25 years, with over 20 years in Stevenage where I was an Assistant Headteacher at a local secondary school. I now work for Herts for Learning as a School Effectiveness Adviser. I am Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources sub-committee, and 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.

 

ROHAN DHILLON

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 learning 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.

 

CLAIR GOODWIN

 

 

DAVID HARVEY

 

 

SUSAN KIERANS

I am a retired library assistant and have been involved in school governance for more than 30 years. I was delighted to be appointed to Round Diamond as the local authority representative governor. My experience within other governing bodies allows me to share ideas. I sit on the Teaching & Learning Committee and am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with this highly successful school.

 

STACEY MASON

I am serving my second term of office as a parent governor. I have two children at the school, currently in Year 1 and Year 5. I sit on the Teaching & Learning Committee and I am the Link Governor for Pupil Premium. I also assist the very successful Pupil Parliament within school and work closely with the SLT.

 

ROB PAICE

I was co-opted to the GB 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 valuable insight into how the school runs and the role governors have in the leadership and accountability of the school.

 

ZOE PHILLIPS

Headteacher

 

CHARLOTTE REYNOLDS

I have been a governor at Round Diamond for 8 years and I am currently vice chair of governors and I sit on the teaching and learning committee. I have three children, two at Round Diamond n years 6 and 3, and my eldest child is at Nobel Secondary School. I am a qualified nurse, and I work for Hertforshire Community NHS Trust in the role of Neurological Serive Manager. I am immensely proud of our school, and am proud to be part of the Round Diamond Community.

 

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. The attendance records for Full Governing Board and Committee meetings are also shown.
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