Local Advisory Board

Our Governors

HANIF ASMAL

Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors)

I have lived in the Syston area for many years, and have had 2 children that have attended The Roundhill Academy. I became a parent governor when my first child attended Roundhill In 2004. Prior to this, I have been a governor in many city and county schools. I am still the chair of a city primary school.

I have retired after 30 years as a Science teacher. During my time in the education sector, I have acquired a great deal of experience by attending many courses as a teacher and a governor and worked with many people in all sectors of education. I hope to continue to provide a good service with this wealth of experience to The Roundhill Academy as Chair.

LISA DARNBROUGH

Staff Governor

I worked in education for over twenty years as an English specialist and started at Roundhill in April 2018. I believe my experience in education will ensure I can support the school as a staff governor. I feel privileged to be working in a school with a real sense of community and a wonderful, supportive staff and am looking forward to working alongside the governors . I enjoy reading, painting, history and writing.

ANNETTE GROARK

Co-opted Governor

I became a Governor in March 2018.  My career is in Human Resources and I have worked in the charity sector with ChildLine and later in the University sector both in London and Leicester.

HEMANT PATEL

Parent Governor

I joined the Board of Governors in January 2018. I live in Syston and my daughter started at The Roundhill Academy in 2017. I am a Chartered Accountant and until July 2020 I was Group Finance Director of Poundstretcher. I am now self employed as a specialist tax advisor. I hope to be able to make a contribution to the success of The Roundhill Academy through my involvement as a Parent Governor.

SANDI PARRISH

Parent Governor

I am pleased to have been elected as a Parent Governor in January 2018. In my professional life I work as a Compliance Officer for HMRC.  I have two children, who attend The Roundhill Academy.  In my personal life I have a passion for cooking, not quite to Masterchef standards as yet.  I have a keen interest in the learning, progress and attainment of all pupils and as a parent I am passionate in my desire to help achieve the best possible schooling experience for the children at The Roundhill Academy.