Leon Roberts has lived in Berkhamsted for around 10 years and has three daughters who all attend Bridgewater. Leon is a keen cricketer and played for Berkhamsted Cricket Club for several years before family, work commitments and dodgy knees prompted retirement from regular participation.
Leon is Headmaster of Belmont, Mill Hill Preparatory School in North London. The school has around 470 boys and girls from the ages of 7 to 13. Leon has been at the school for 11 years and has been both the Deputy Head (Academic) and the Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral). He graduated in History at Lancaster University before training to be a secondary school History teacher 20 years ago. He has taught in a range of schools, both secondary maintained and independent, before moving onto Belmont.
Since September 2016, Leon has been the Chair of our Teaching and Learning Committee, and he also sits on our Steering Committee. He is a parent governor with responsibility for Safeguarding.
"If asked to pass on any life lessons to Bridgewater children I would say that they should always embrace challenge. Don’t be afraid to have a go at things and realise that it’s OK to fail and that we learn from mistakes. Most important of all, whatever you do, do it with a smile on your face.
"I love Bridgewater for its special ethos, the happy community and its stunning setting. It is a school where my children are very happy and it is an honour to be a governor.”