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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 Rachel Brittain
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 7 Clair Goodwin
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 8 Claire Bell
Meet the Round Diamond Governors 9 Stacey Mason
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.

 

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.

 

CLAIR GOODWIN

I was asked to join the Governing Board in 2018 and was pleased to have the opportunity to give something back to the school. I have spent over 20 years working in industry (in engineering and quality roles) and hope that some of my experiences and learnings will help the school as we strive to maintain our outstanding status. As a Governor, I have had the privilege of visiting the school on several occasions and it is fantastic to hear the children talk both confidently and proudly about their school and their learning.

 

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 boards allows me to share ideas. I sit on the Teaching & Learning Committee and have recently been appointed link governor for the Early Years Foundation Stage. I 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 9 years and I have recently taken over as Chair of the Governing Board. I am also on the Teaching and Learning Committee. I have three children, one at Round Diamond in year 4, and two children at Nobel Secondary School. I am a qualified nurse, and I work for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust in the role of Deputy General Manager of Community Inpatients. I am immensely proud of our school, and am proud to be part of the Round Diamond Community.

 

Please find below the attendance records for Full Governing Board and Committee meetings. Details of how our Governing Board is structured, including the categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor are also shown.. We note whether a Governor has any relevant business interests at the school. 

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