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Steven Allison [2006]

After studying Art, ICT, Design & Technology and Business Studies in the Sixth Form, Steven spent  3 years studying for his degree at university before joining the Police force. He is now a police officer and deputy lead instructor at the Herts constabulary based in Watford.

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Ashley Tomlins [2006]

Ashley was awarded an Entrance Scholarship to the University of Wales in Aberystwyth where he gained a BSc in Economics, International Politics and Intelligence Studies. He then studied at the Europa College in Brussels  gaining an MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy. He also studied at McGill university in Canada. After gaining varied experience, Ashley embarked on his first of many government posts starting as an Enterprise  Policy & Strategy Consultant at the Dept. for Business Innovation & Skills [BIS]. He then worked for a short spell as a Policy Office at the Dept. for International Development before moving back to the Dept. for Business Innovation & Skills as a Private Secretary.

March 2016 update

He then got married to Amelie and moved back to Canada. He is currently the Head of Science & Innovation Network at the British High Commission in Ottawa.

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Chris Benson [2001]

Chris gained a BA in PPE [Philosophy, Politics & Economics] from the University of Oxford and then an MBA  from Harvard University as a Fulbright scholar. Chris’ career developed in financial and business services investment and he is currently the Assistant Director at  Advent International, a global venture capital and private equity firm. Chris visited the school in 2012 to give a talk to sixth form economic students.

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Fleur Baikie [2008]

Fleur gained a BA in Modern Languages [French, German & Spanish] from Durham University. Fleur remained at Durham where she completed her PGCE. After spells working in Austria and France and teaching practice in secondary schools in England, she returned to Roundwood Park in September 2013 to take up a full time position as a teacher of MFL.

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Joanna (nee White) Benfield [1996]

Jo gained a BSc(hons) in physiotherapy from Keele university in 1999. Jo now works as a physiotherapist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in Stanmore, middlesex.

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Anna (nee Williams) Benson [2000]

‘After graduating from Nottingham University Medical School, Anna completed a Hospital Medical Rotation, and further GP training. She worked as a doctor in SW London for 12 years before coming home to Harpenden.  Anna married Jonathan Benson in 2003, and they have 2 girls and
a spaniel.  They are enjoying living back in Harpenden near to their friends and family’

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Imran Shahryar visits the Sixth Form

An ex RPS student Imran Shahyrar [class of 2006 and ex-Head Boy], got in touch through our alumni network last week offering to come and talk to year 12s about careers in economics and development as well as to give them some tips on working abroad.  He now works in development and is based in Sierra Leone. He met with a group of Geography and Economics students and they all said that they found the session very useful. In the Sixth Form we are always grateful to our alumni and willing parents to help encourage the students to prepare for their next steps in particular fields of study or work. If anyone thinks they might be able help with mock interviews for Oxbridge, please get in touch with Mrs J Gupta, Deputy Head of Sixth Form j.gupta@roundwoodpark.co.uk

adapted from Roundup 17 july 2013

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Hannah Firmin – Baby Marnie

Marnie Rose Firmin Stuart finally arrived 2pm on the 9th July 2013, only a day late, weighing 6 lb 12 oz.

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Chris Cairns [1999]

Chris gained BSc (Hons) in genetics from the University of Aberdeen in 2002. Whilst working in the labs for a few years Chris took an MBA in management from the University of Bradford via distance learning. He has since moved into Data Analysis and is currently an Analyst  for Q-Logic Consulting.

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Newsletter 05 – July 2013

The latest edition [05] of the RPS Alumni newsletter is out now and can be viewed on the website. Please Click Here