Co-opted GovernorI have recently moved to Harpenden with my husband and two young children although I grew up nearby and still have family locally. I work for a major retailer as divisional Finance Director; prior to this I have done various finance and consultancy roles within industry and professional services. Away from work, I have always had a passion for travel and enjoy playing and watching sport, although small children make both of these increasingly difficult.
I sit on the Resources and School Improvement Committees and I’m the subject link Governor for Literacy. My term of office as a Governor ends in October 2019.
Parent GovernorI have three children at Roundwood Primary School and I thoroughly enjoy being part of the lively school community as a class representative, leader of the “Toddler Song” group (proceeds of which go to Friends of Roundwood Primary) and a regular helper on school trips. I worked full time as a solicitor in a large international law firm for over a decade before my children came along but, once the realities of parenthood hit, I traded that in for more flexible legal consultancy work from home. In my (limited) spare time I enjoy going to boot camp, running, dinner parties with friends, trying to make elaborate birthday cakes and developing my own local business.
I sit on the School Improvement Committee and I’m the link Governor for Early Years and the Eco Council. My term of office as a Governor ends in March 2020.
Having moved to the area over 20 years ago my wife and I still live in Harpenden and have two children at Roundwood Primary. I have worked in the IT industry for over 20 years and in my current role as Chief Operating Officer I have responsibility for many areas of the organisation including Project Delivery, Customer Support, Customer Services, Human Resources and IT. Prior to this I spent over 15 years as the Finance Director.
I sit on the Resources Committee and I’m the subject link Governor for ICT. My term of office as a Governor ends in October 2018.
We have lived in Harpenden for 10 years and my twin daughters attend Roundwood Primary. I am very keen to contribute to the local community and am a member of Harpenden Round Table who help organise local events such as the Harpenden Carnival.
I am a qualified accountant with experience in senior finance roles within the Renewable Energy industry. During my working life, I have developed a wide range of skills, which I will utilise for the benefit of the school to help improve performance, processes and strategic direction. I have also led large complex international projects such as systems implementations and change management programmes.
In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, running, playing golf (when time allows!) and watching a variety of sports.
I sit on the Resources Committee and I am the subject link Governor for Art & DT. My term of office as a Governor ends in February 2021.
I moved to Harpenden with my wife in 2009. We now have two young boys, one of whom is a pupil at Roundwood and the other who is yet to join. I have held multiple roles in Finance, both as an investment banker and as a CFO. Additionally, I have sat on the boards of several companies and charities.When I find the time, I would love to get back into some of my passions including photography and travel etc…I became a Governor in March 2015 and I am eager to continue the great work at Roundwood Primary and assist in way I can in its pursuit for excellence.
I sit on the School Improvement Committee and I’m the subject link Governor for Languages. My term of office as a Governor ends in February 2019.
I have lived in Harpenden for 10 years and have two children at Roundwood Primary School.
My professional background is as a Chartered Accountant with a leading international financial services firm. Whilst in this role, I audited several leading national charities and a private school group which helps me to understand some of the financial pressures the school faces. I made the decision to not to return to work after having my first child, but now my youngest is in full time school I am pleased to be able to use some of my child-free time to support Roundwood Primary as a co-opted governor. I have always enjoyed helping my community when possible and I have previously been a Community Governor at a different school and so have some knowledge of a different setting to share.
I also help lead a Brownie Pack in town and help in school when I can with reading and trips.
I am the Chair of the Resources Committee and I’m the subject link Governor for Numeracy & RE. My term of office as a Governor ends in July 2019.
I have been living and working in Harpenden for the last 18 years and have worked in leadership of a large international charity, Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for 25 years now. I am an international keynote speaker and I also mentor CEO’s and MD’s of companies and work with a number of different Boards. In 2012 I oversaw around 4500 volunteers alongside the London Olympic Games.
Before joining YWAM I was in Electrical/Electronic engineering and worked for the MoD.
I sit on the Resources Committee and I’m the subject link Governor for PHSE (and eSafety). My term of office as a Governor ends in February 2020.
I have lived in Harpenden with my husband since 2009 and originally moved to Hertfordshire after graduating in 1999. We now have two young sons who keep us on our toes. My background is in finance and I am a qualified actuary by profession. My career has seen me working as investment consultant to pension scheme trustees and their sponsors, advising them on all aspects of their investments. A large part of this role was meeting with trustees and company representatives and explaining complex ideas in ways that could be easily understood.
I have recently decided not to return to work following my current period of maternity leave so I am keen to use my skills to benefit Roundwood Primary as a Governor. I have also been an active volunteer for the Harpenden NCT branch for the last four years and I currently hold the post of Nearly New Sale Treasurer. In my leisure time, I enjoy reading and keeping fit.
I sit on the School Improvement Committee and I’m the subject link Governor for Geography, SEND and School Council. My term of office as a Governor ends in March 2020.
I have been a parent at Roundwood Primary since 2008 when our family moved to Harpenden and my eldest daughter started in the nursery. She has now embarked on her secondary school career; however, my two sons are still current pupils.
My professional background is in tax (global equity incentives) and I spent 15 years at one of the large professional services firms. Since 2012 I have been a stay at home parent and have been fortunate enough to spend time in school helping with reading, school trips and other ad hoc activities. I have also previously been a class rep and produced last year’s ‘Year Book’ for my daughter’s year 6 class. In my spare time I enjoy running, Pilates and socialising with friends and family.
I sit on the School Improvement Committee and I’m the subject link governor for History. My term of office as a Governor ends in November 2020.
I am a mum to three children at Roundwood Primary School and have been in Harpenden since 2011. Up until recently worked in the Advertising industry for a leading Media Agency but decided to stop to spend more time with the family. I still have a keen interest in marketing and communications so hopefully I can bring some of these skills to the Governor role at Roundwood.
I also have a real passion and enthusiasm for sport, healthy eating and wellbeing. Previous to studying at university I was a semi professional tennis player, representing GB between 12 -18 and achieving a world ranking, so this is where my knowledge and passion has stemmed from. I feel it is really important for schools to be involved in positively promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and feel Roundwood are doing some great things around this and hope to be involved in driving initiatives forward in this area.
I sit on the School Improvement Committee and I’m the subject link governor for PE. My term of office as a Governor ends in November 2020.
I’m an HR professional with 20 years’ experience, used to operating at a senior level in a number of multi-national organisations including Boots, Unilever, RBS and The Coca-Cola Company. I have particular expertise in talent management, leadership development and change management and am looking forward to using these skills in my role as a Governor.
I have recently taken a career break from my role as Head of HR and am currently spending time at home with my 3 children, who attend another local primary school. I am keen to use both my professional expertise and my experience as a parent in another education setting to provide objective support to the Headteacher and senior team at Roundwood Primary.
I sit on the Resources Committee and I’m the subject link governor for Music. My term of office as a Governor ends in November 2020.
Having spent 15 years as an IT consultant with IBM and then Accenture in the UK I moved to New Zealand in 2002 where I ran my own IT business helping individuals and small businesses until leaving New Zealand in 2014.
Since 2003, however, my interest has more been in helping people flourish. I took a Masters degree in Education with a Certificate in Counselling, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Career Development and became a career counsellor and coach in 2007. In 2012 I decided to follow an interest in Positive Psychology, the science of human flourishing, to Philadelphia, where I gained a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania under Martin Seligman, one of the founders of the field. My focus since then has been on executive, leadership and career coaching, integrating all my education, skills and experience to help people build flourishing lives and careers.
I moved back to the UK in 2014 and have been living in Harpenden since late 2015. I see the Governor’s role at Roundwood Primary as an opportunity to use my skills for the benefit of everyone involved with the school.
I sit on the Resources Committee and I’m the subject link governor for Science. My term of office as a Governor ends in November 2020.
I am the teacher for Class 2.
I sit on the Pupil Achievement, Behaviour & Quality of Teaching Committee and my term of office as a Governor ends in October 2018.