Meet the Governors

Our Governors and their Profiles

Governor Type Role Tenure Expires
Rebecca  Bennett Co-opted Chair Nov 2017
Lucy Wayman Headteacher
Stephen Groves Co-opted Chair of TLC Committee Nov 2017
Karen Reeve Staff BFG Committee Oct 2020
Ruth Beattie Parent TLC Committee Jan 2017
Matthew Read Co-opted  BFG Committee  Oct 2021
Debbie Sacksen Associate (non-voting)
David Francis Co-opted TLC and BFG Committees Nov 2017
Rachael Lamb Co-opted BFG Committee Nov 2019
Rebecca Frost Parent Chair of BFG Committee Dec 2017
Scott Wilson Co-opted BFG Committee Sep 2020
Gavin Lawrence Co-opted BFG Committee Sep 2020
Emma Lloyd Parent BFG Committee Oct 2020
Kirsty Stamps Associate (non-voting)  TLC Committee

For your information:
TLC = Teaching Learning and Curriculum
BFG = Buildings, Finance and Grounds

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Rebecca Bennett

Hi, my name is Rebecca but I am known to most people as Becky.  I was appointed Chair of Governors in September 2017.

I have grown up in Attleborough and attended the infant school when I was a child. Becoming a Governor for the school has brought back so many good memories.

I have two children, Lewis and Hattie.

I have worked in HR for over 15 years and currently work at Cross Country Carriers as an HR Officer.

I became a co-opted Governor in December 2013 after deciding I wanted use my HR experience and give something back to the community.

If you see me around the school please feel free to say hi.

Stephen Groves

Stephen Groves

I am currently Vice Principal / Director of Studies at Wymondham College, Norfolk.  I have been in this post for nine years and have previously worked in state secondary schools in Hertfordshire and Surrey as Head of Science and Head of Year.

My secondary education was undertaken in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this progressed to a BSc in Physics at the University of Surrey and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Oxford University (Hertford College). My specialist academic interests are in optics, radioactivity and Medical Physics.  A one year placement working in research at the Admiralty Research Establishment, Portsmouth was carried out before my career in teaching began.

Other interests include Norfolk league badminton, golf, completing the Great North Run (31 times) as well as reading and foreign travel.

Mrs Karen Reeve

Karen Reeve

I have worked at the school for over 10 years as a Teaching Assistant, and now a Cover Supervisor, both in a general role and on a 1:1 basis, across all the year groups.

I am trained to teach the 'Step On It' Road Safety Programme to Years 1 & 2, and more recently, I have qualified to teach Primary PE through NPECTS, and am part of the team involved in the organisation and running of Sports Day.  I also organise and run the School Race for Life event.

I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to represent my colleagues on the Board of Governors during the exciting times that lie ahead for the school.

Rebecca Frost

Rebecca Frost

I have been a parent governor since December 2013. I have lived in Attleborough for 12 years with my husband Mark. My son Isaac is currently in Year 1.

I am a chartered accountant and I work for a regional accountancy firm. I work as an assistant manager, specialising in the audits of charities, academies and private schools, alongside some general practice work. I really enjoy my work.

I initially decided to become a parent governor firstly to have some involvement in my children’s education and secondly to see if the knowledge and skills I have acquired in my day job can be of any benefit to the school. I am currently chair of the Buildings, Finances and Grounds (BFG) committee where we oversee school finances, an important job at such an exciting time for the school.

As a working mother of two young children I don’t get an awful lot of free time! However I do try to go to Zumba once a week, and I am a massive fan of The Bluetones.

David Francis

David Francis

Born in 1978, I was raised and educated in East London before studying for a BSc(Hons) Degree in Geography at Loughborough University.  Upon graduating with an upper second class honours degree in 1999, I commissioned into the Royal Air Force, specialising as an Air Traffic Controller.  Upon completion of specialist training, I was posted to RAF Coltishall where I met my future wife, Laura.

In August 2005 we moved to Attleborough, before I was posted away for command duties in January 2006.  Numerous operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan followed between 2006-2012 totalling over 2 years deployed overseas, before I was finally posted to RAF Marham, enabling me to see out the remainder of my commission living at home, before retirement from the Royal Air Force in 2016.

Laura and I have 2 children, Isobel and Angus.  Having been resident in Attleborough since 2005, yet only having lived here permanently since April 2012, I am keen to integrate into the local community and contribute whatever I can towards serving it.

With one eye on re-training as a teacher upon retirement from the Royal Air Force in September 2016, serving as a school governor will enable me to fully appreciate the structure and functioning of a school, preparing me for my transition to teaching, whilst also providing a valuable service to our community.

Rachael Lamb

Rachael Lamb

My name is Rachael Lamb and I am a Building Surveyor for the Diocese of Norwich.  My current role involves the design and project-management of building projects for schools and churches and I specialise in building conservation.  In my distant past I have been a groom, a dog warden, a stained glass artist and have renovated several houses.  I love to get involved with all things practical and include brick-laying and gardening amongst my hobbies.  I was once quite sporty, have a black belt in Shotokan karate and once won the South Norfolk Ladies Pool Championships!  I have spent periods of time living in Portugal, France and Spain but have now returned to settle down to family life.  I live with Rob, my partner of 30 years, my son Joe and our faithful dog Ruby.  I am hoping to help the children of Rosecroft Primary School enjoy their educational experience and make the most of their talents and ambitions.

Kirsty Stamps

Kirsty Stamps

I have worked at the school since January 2000. I am the Assistant Head with responsibility for the Foundation Stage and have taught in Reception for the majority of my time here.

Both my children have attended the school so I get to see school life from the point of view of a parent as well as a member of staff.

As an Associate Governor I attend meetings however I am not able to vote.

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

I became a Co-opted Governor in September 2016.  I grew up in Kenninghall, attending Old Buckenham High School.  After finishing my education in Norfolk  I spent a number of years living and working in Hertfordshire for the well-known Parenting Club, Bounty, where I honed my commercial skills and gained my degree in Marketing.  The lure of Norfolk eventually brought me back home.  I’ve lived in Attleborough for the past 12 years.  I live with my wife, Susan and two Children Sophia and Edward who both attend the  School.

I’m an award winning Marketeer, with over 20 years’ experience in market research, new product development, branding and public relations. Throughout my career I have worked with leading brand names to bring them closer together with consumers.  I currently head up the Licensing division of a Food Import business and most recently launched a number of brands under license, including Peppa Pig Ice Creams, Star Wars Lightsabers Lollies and a selection of tasty Thornton’s desserts.  I wanted to become a Governor to contribute to supporting teachers, pupils and families in making the very best of the opportunities available to them.

Ruth Beattie

Ruth Beattie

My name is Ruth Beattie. I am married to Daniel and have two gorgeous girls, Amy, aged 8 and Imogen aged 3.  I became a School Governor because I wanted to make a difference in my children's education. I believe that every child has the right to a good or better than good education and I am passionate to help make Rosecroft Primary School the place that delivers this. There is a good team of teachers, teaching assistants and volunteers at Rosecroft Primary and I am committed to supporting them in my role as parent governor as best as I can.

Outside of my busy family life that can only come from having two children, I work as a Credit Manager for a well-known insurance company and I also volunteer at the infant school by leading the year 2 school choir.  My interests include music and reading as well as spending as much quality time with my family as I am able.

Gavin Lawrence

Gavin Lawrence

My name is Gavin Lawrence and I live in Attleborough with my wife and three children. I was born and raised in Norfolk spending my early years in Attleborough before eventually moving to Norwich. I relocated to Hertfordshire in 1999 due to work commitments but returned to Attleborough three years ago.

Since moving back I have been keen to support the local community, and with my youngest child starting his educational journey at Rosecroft Primary becoming a governor seemed an appropriate way to make a positive contribution.

I have many years’ experience working within the IT industry and currently work as an IT Procurement Specialist for a leading renewable energy company. It is an exciting and challenging time for Rosecroft Primary and as a co-opted governor not only do I hope to utilise my life and business skills to assist with the changes ahead, but also develop further knowledge from the experience.

Emma Lloyd

I became a Parent Governor in October 2016, so although new to the role one I look forward to contributing to, as the school faces exciting, new challenges ahead.

I am married to David and have two sons, Josh and George, George attends Rosecroft Primary and is in Yr 2.

We live in Attleborough, and I work locally for a Healthcare Company as a Marketing Executive.

Already involved with the FAIS and the Parent Forum committees, I took the opportunity to support the school further by becoming a Parent Governor.

Rosecroft Primary has a fantastic team of teachers, teaching assistants and volunteers, and I believe a Governors role is important to help them continue to deliver an excellent education to all our children, whilst looking at ways we can make it an even better learning environment for them.  I also believe that supporting the parents of the children attending the school is integral to its continuing success and achievements.


Matthew Read

My name is Matthew and I became a Co-opted Governor in September 2017.

I have lived in Norfolk all my life moving to Wymondham in 2011, I live with my wife, Kimberly and our 2 boys, Finley and Casper.

Finley started at Rosecroft Primary in September 2017 and I was very keen to become a Governor to have a more of an involvement with his education. I currently run my own Architectural design business and feel that the skills I have learnt in business would also be a benefit to the school. I am currently studying an Open University Degree in Business Management, which I am sure will further help in my role as Governor.

Rosecroft Primary School has lots of new and exciting times coming in 2018 and I look forward to supporting all the amazing staff and volunteers at the school.

In my free time I am a sports commentator for Powerboat Racing in the UK, and can be found most Thursday nights at Oulton Broad with a microphone in hand. I am also one of only two commentators who travel to various events around the UK this has led to discussions with a TV Channel about commentating on some televised events in 2018. I am also a keen Norwich City Fan and love music and films.

You will often see me at the school at pick up or drop off times so don’t be afraid to come and chat to me.

Mrs Debbie Sacksen

Debbie Sacksen

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