The purpose of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It has three key functions:
Our Governing Body meets at least once a term for a Full Governing Body meeting. In addition, Governors are members of either the Quality of Education 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 Body, and these reports are often summarised in our Governors' Visits section, accessed on this website.
I joined the Governing Body in November 2021 and sit on the Resources committee. I currently have a son in the Nursery class at Round Diamond. I am a school business manager working in a North London Primary School and hope that I can offer something to RD and share my knowledge of school finance and HR in particular. I am looking forward to getting more involved in the school community.
I became a Parent Governor in October 2019. I am on the Resources Committee and am the Link Governor for Safeguarding and Health and Safety. I am a Business Analyst at the University of Hertfordshire. I have two children, both of which are at Round Diamond and am pleased to be able to be part of the school community.
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 Quality of Education Committee. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with this highly successful school.
JOHN MALYNN OBE
I am a retired career civil servant, having worked in education policy from 2004 at the Department for Education. Prior to retiring I spent my final years of employment leading on school inspection policy matters within Ofsted. Originally from London where I served as a governor at primary and secondary school level, I moved to Great Ashby in 2006. I became a co-opted governor at Round Diamond in September 2020 and am currently Vice chair of the governing body, as well as Chair of the Quality of Education sub-committee
I have been a member of staff at Round Diamond School since September 2017 and I am the newly appointed Staff Governor as of September 2019. I have experience teaching in both lower and upper Key Stage 2 and am committed to providing a positive school experience for both staff and children. I have immersed myself in various areas of school life, such as helping out at numerous school events, mentoring students and NQTs alongside providing induction to new staff members. I saw the prospect of being a Staff Governor as a key opportunity to develop insight into how governance develops the school and wanted to continue to provide support to the school by offering a staff member's insight to the Governing Body.
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.
Please find below the details of how our Governing Body 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. We also show the Governors' attendance at meetings.