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Support Staff

Some of the Roman Fields staff work across both Roman Fields and Forest House Education Centre.

Clare Beaumont – Receptionist

Clare has been part of the Roman Fields admin team since September 2018. She always ensures a calm and cheerful welcome to our visitors.

Clare previously worked in a retail outlet as a supervisor and has previous experience working in a school kitchen.

She is a designated trained first aider, and supports the managing medicines lead in administering medication.

Clare looks forward to welcoming you and your family.

Michael Broderick – Site Manager

Michael joined Roman Fields in August 2020 as Site Manager. He was educated in Ireland, and has worked in the construction industry for the past 36 years. He is a qualified carpenter and joiner.

During Michael’s career, he has gained experience and training in many aspects of the industry including plumbing, electrical, and project management. Michael is trained in Health & Safety and in Fire Safety.

Kim Bates - Pastoral Manager

Kim Bates joined James Marks Academy in February 2024, initially working alongside the Forest House Education Centre team, before moving to her permanent position at James Marks Academy.

Prior to joining Forest House, Kim worked within an outreach team as a Family Support Worker supporting students and their families within Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.

Kim has many years of experience working within schools. She has focussed on helping pupils that  have struggled with their attendance within mainstream schools.

Pauline Chalmers - SEN Administrator

Pauline is an experienced SEN Administrator. 


Tony Gott - Office Manager

Tony holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering and prior to working at Roman Fields, worked as a bank manager for 10 years.

Tony has worked in the office at Roman Fields for over 5 years, leading on all aspects of pupil administration. He manages all transport requests and is qualified in First Aid and Managing Medicines. 

Heidi Lee – Finance Administrator

Heidi joined Roman Fields in 2017, having previously worked in a similar role in a mainstream primary. 

Since being with Roman Fields, Heidi has developed her knowledge and skills within finance and is one of the designated first aiders.

Jan Lee-Kelly – Careers and Transition Support

Jan works in the Careers and Transition team. Jan had a 20-year career in Sales and Marketing in London after qualifying as an Inland Revenue Officer in the Civil Service, and then worked as an Education Officer for a global charity.

After having a career break to look after her children, Jan worked for the Youth Service and eventually found her way to Roman Fields.

Having worked as an Account Director for a couple of international businesses, Jan is familiar with the qualities and skills that employers look for in their employees. She is an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the Careers team and her commitment to building relationships with the pupils and their families in the school community is something that she holds close to her heart. Jan is also an empathetic and committed mentor.

Samantha Noel - Assistant School Business Manager


Alison Patel – Exams Secretary

Aline Savalle – Counsellor

Aline Savalle is our school counsellor. She is originally from France. She has decades of experience working in special education and is passionate about wellbeing and mental health.

After years of managing alternative provisions, Aline decided to retrain as a counsellor to support pupils in a more therapeutic way.

Aline works as a person centred counsellor, but is very flexible in her way of working in order to meet any pupil's needs.

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