The Governing Board of Roundwood Park School welcomes you to our school website and hopes that you find it interesting and informative.
The Governing Board plays an important role in the life of Roundwood Park, helping to set the direction and ethos of the school. Additionally, we are responsible for ensuring that the school meets any relevant legal requirements. We do this by creating, and keeping under review, a policy framework that allows the Headteacher and staff to remain firmly in control of the day to day running of the school.
Governors are all trained volunteers, with the Governing Board representing the schools key stakeholders: elected staff, elected parents and the local community (mainly local people with particular skills and knowledge to contribute). I have been involved with the school since my eldest son joined in 1995. I became a parent governor in 1999 and am now a Community Governor. We are fortunate to have a broad range of experience on the Governing Board including some governors that have been involved with the school for many years, one governor for over 25 years.
The Governing Board is divided into 3 committees: Standards & Curriculum, Resources and Students, Families & Community. This ensures that we are able to monitor activities in school and do our best to be a critical friend. In practice, although the Governing Board and each of its main sub-committees meet twice every term, governors find that a valuable and enjoyable part of the job is visiting during the working day to develop their understanding of the school and to talk with the staff and students.
We work with the school to make sure that the needs of the whole school community are satisfied and that Roundwood Park is a happy, safe and stimulating environment for the students and that they will look back on their school days as the best days of their lives.
If you require more information on any aspect of school life, we invite you to contact the school using the details provided. If you wish to contact a governor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and write to us c/o Roundwood Park School, Roundwood Park, Harpenden, AL5 3AE.
If you wish to read more about individual governors, please follow this link.
Chair of Governors
Governing Board Committees
The Roundwood Park Academy Trust shall have the following governors:
- 6 Parent Governors
- Up to 3 Staff Governors
- Up to 8 Community Governors
The governors are appointed for a four year term. The Chair and Vice Chair are appointed at the beginning of each academic year. The Full Governing Board meets twice a term as do the Committees.
The remit of the Resources Committee is to keep under review the management of the resources of the school (finances, personnel and premises), to ensure that these resources are effectively deployed and to advise the governing board on all related matters.
Standards and Curriculum
The remit of the Standards and Curriculum Committee is to consider all matters relating to student learning and achievement and the effectiveness of the curriculum of the school.
Students, Families and Community
The remit of the Students, Families & Community Committee is to review all matters relating to the welfare of the students of the school, their families and the wider community.