Our Governors and their Profiles
|Scott Wilson||Co-opted||Chair||Sept 2020|
|Veronica Savage||Local Authority Governor||Sept 2023|
|Stephen Groves||Co-opted||Nov 2021|
|Karen Reeve||Staff||Oct 2020|
|Ruth Beattie||Parent||Safeguarding||Jan 2021|
|Matthew Read||Co-opted||Oct 2021|
|Debbie Sacksen||Associate (non-voting)|
|David Francis||Co-opted||Jul 2022|
|Rebecca Frost||Parent||Dec 2021|
|Gavin Lawrence||Co-opted||Sep 2020|
|Emma Lloyd||Parent||Oct 2020|
|Kirsty Stamps||Associate (non-voting)|
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.
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.
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.
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. In 2012 I was posted to RAF Marham, where I remained until retiring from the Royal Air Force in 2016. In 2017 I qualified as a Primary School Teacher and started working at Rosecroft Primary as an additional support adult for children with special educational needs.
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.
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.
My name is Ruth Beattie. I am married to Daniel and have two girls, Amy aged 11 and Imogen aged 7. I became a School Governor in 2013 because I wanted to make a difference in my children's education. My oldest daughter Amy went through this school when it was still an infant school and I am pleased that Imogen will be here until the end of year six. 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 full time for The Salvation Army as a youth specialist and I am also area safeguarding lead for the charity in this part of the country. My interests include music and reading as well as spending as much quality time with my family as I am able.
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.
I became a Parent Governor in October 2016. Already part of the FORP’s and Parent Forum committees I was looking for an opportunity to be more closely involved with the school and the opportunity to join the Governing board arose.
The school have a great team of teachers and supporting staff, and I am committed to supporting them, along with the children and their parents and carers of our new Primary School.
I am married to David and have two sons, Josh and George, George attends Rosecroft Primary.
We live in Attleborough, and I work locally for a Healthcare Company as a Marketing Executive, but over the years have gained invaluable experience in various sales, marketing and business management roles, that I can draw from to use a governor.
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.
Details to follow.