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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


Jon Duncan - LA Governor

Term of office from 26 Apr 2022 to 25 Apr 2026

I came to Nottingham as a student in 1980, have lived close to the school since 1990, and have always appreciated the role that Round Hill plays in the life of the local community.  For 6 years until 2012 I was manager for an age-group at Beeston Centurions youth football club. When the team members were at primary school age, we were grateful for the use of the school playing field on Sunday mornings - even in the depths of winter!

After leaving university I qualified as a Chartered Accountant, working in public practice, and then in various East Midland businesses before retiring from my last position in February 2019. I previously served on the governing body from 2004 to 2009,  covering some time when my children were pupils at the school, and then for a couple of years after they moved on to secondary school.    I hope to bring some of my finance & business management experience to the governing body at this challenging time.

Currently I am treasurer of the Wollaton Road allotments association, where I have a plot growing vegetables and fruit, while at home I am working to improve my bread-making. ."


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.


Morag Duffin - Coopted Governor

Term of office from 12 Jul 2022 to 11 Jul 2026

I joined the governing body in September 2022 as a co-opted governor, at the same time that my son started in Foundation. I have broad experience within education: I qualified as a secondary school teacher and then moved into higher education, focusing on access and participation for students from underrepresented backgrounds. I also have 8 years of experience as a governor at another primary school in Nottingham. In particular, I hope to bring my experience of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to the school community.



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

26 Apr 2022 to 25 Apr 2026

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!




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

Term of office from 1 Jan 2010 to present

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)

Term of Office (n/a)

I've been the Deputy Head at Round Hill since 2011 and I've worked in several schools in West London.