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Meet the Round Hill Governors


Gill Robins - Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor

First elected 14/01/2020; term ends 13/01/2024

After completing a music degree at the University of Southampton, I trained as a teacher. I became a Leading English Teacher in Hampshire and was seconded to the DfE to work on strategies to close the attainment gap. In 2010, I was awarded the UKLA John Downing Award for creative and innovative approaches to the teaching of English. I retired as a Deputy Head. I have published education books and retain an active interest in the effects of praise on children's learning motivation, which was the focus of my MA




Mariella Farrelly - Parent Governor

First elected: 27/11/20 - Term ends 26/11/24

I am a mother of three children, of which the eldest in the Early Years Foundation.  I felt that now was a good time to engage with the school and give back to the local community. I am looking forward to contributing to the wonderful inclusive environment of Round Hill School. I work as a hospital Pharmacist and have experience in leading medication safety initiatives, drug budgeting and supporting junior staff.


Helen Fielding - (Vice Chair of Governors) Co-opted Governor

First elected 14/01/2020; term ends 13/01/2024

I have lived in Beeston for 40 years and as I am now semi-retired I wanted to volunteer in my local community. I was a primary school teacher in Nottinghamshire for 20 years before working in teacher training, specialising in the teaching of mathematics. I continue to supervise school placements for trainee teachers in a range of schools and learn a lot from working with a wide range of teachers and students each year.  I joined the Round Hill governor team in January 2020.  I hope to use my experience to support the staff, children and parents of Round Hill school, through my Co-opted Governor role.


Julianne England - Parent Governor

First elected 14/12/2018; term ends 13/12/2022

I joined the Governor team in December 2018 as a parent governor with the hope of supporting the school, the children and its community as much as I can.  As any parent I would like my child’s experience of education to be the best that it possibly can.  As an educator for 18 years and in leadership for 14 years, I hope to use my wealth of experience to bring positive contributions. I am aware of the many challenges that schools and children face today and as a leader in the Creative Arts I often seek to support creative and collaborative solutions to enrich communities. 



Ian Culshaw - Parent Governor

First elected: 27/11/20 - Term ends 26/11/24

My daughter has just started in foundation, and I have been elected as a representative parent for Round Hill School. I will be committed to the school’s continuous improvement for the benefit of all children who attend, and helping to keep the school accountable for deviating from the ethos’ that it has
already established whilst pushing for higher inclusivity wherever possible.

Professionally, I am a Software Engineer responsible for leading a team and alignment of the technical direction of the company.


Ruth Brown - Co-opted Governor


I became a governor in 2022 at which point my 3 children attend (or soon will attend) Round Hill.  I am keen that school is a safe and supportive environment for all children and the staff are looked after very well.  My working life has always involved working closely with families and I hope to use this knowledge as a governor to help many more.  At home I love to bake and eat cake!



Mary Graham - Co-opted Governor

First elected 10/07/2018; Term ends 09/7/2022

I have lived in Beeston for over 10 years have two children at Round Hill. In my professional life I have worked mainly in business manager roles, previously in the NHS and now at the University of Nottingham.

As a governor, I am enjoying learning about how schools are managed, and how decisions are considered and made. I want to use the privilege of being a governor to help and support Round Hill in its aims to provide a broad and high quality education for all children. I joined the governing body in 2018 as a co-opted governor.



Aamir Khalique - Staff Governor

First elected: 27/11/20 - Term ends 26/11/24

I am a Year 5/6 teacher at Round Hill and I love contributing to our vibrant school community. As a governor, I am really looking forward to representing my colleagues and sharing staff perspectives on important matters.  I would also like to learn more about how the school is managed and how the school ensures that we provide a high quality education for all of our pupils. In my spare time I enjoy playing the guitar and running.

Adrian Nash - Head Teacher

I’ve been the Headteacher at Round Hill for over 11 years l and worked in Nottinghamshire schools for more than 24 years.  I joined Round Hill in Jan 2010 with the aim of leading the school in becoming an outstanding setting for the community of Beeston. 

  Joanne Hewitt - Deputy Head Teacher (Associate Member)