Meet the Governors

Our Governors and their Profiles

Governor Type Role/Link Tenure Expires
Helen

Wardale

Other Chair

Pupil Premium

July 2020
Rhiannon Price Headteacher
Veronica Savage Local Authority Governor Curriculum

Stakeholder Engagement 

Sept 2023
Stephen Groves Co-opted Vice Chair

Data

Nov 2021
Karen Reeve Staff Data Oct 2020
Ruth Beattie Parent Safeguarding

Looked After Children

Jan 2021
David Francis Co-opted Health and Safety Jul 2022
Rebecca Frost Parent Finance Dec 2021
Ian  Cooper Co-opted July 2020
Marion Dawe Co-opted Curriculum
Emma Lloyd Parent Attendance

SEND

Oct 2020
Kirsty Stamps Associate (non-voting)
Jackie Drew Associate (non-voting)

 

Helen Wardale

Chair of Governors

 

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 this school since 2005 and have held the position of Staff Governor since 2017.

I currently hold many roles within the school, including After School Club Manager, NPETCS PE teacher & Librarian, in addition to my classroom role of Cover Supervisor.

As Staff Governor, this wide variety of responsibilities gives me a unique insight and understanding into many areas of the school, its’ pupils and staff.

In my spare time, I am an avid Norwich City supporter, having held a Season Ticket for over 40 years!

Rebecca Frost

Rebecca Frost

I have been a parent governor since December 2013. I grew up in Lincolnshire, and I moved to Norfolk when I met my husband Mark. We have now lived in Attleborough for over fifteen years, and both of my sons have been to the school - the oldest attended Attleborough Infant School and our youngest son is still at Rosecroft.

I am a chartered accountant and I work for a regional accountancy firm. I work in our charities team an assistant manager, mainly managing the audits and independent examinations of charities and academies, alongside some general practice work.

I initially decided to become a 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 could be of any benefit to the school. I am currently the nominated Finance governor and I also have responsibility for website compliance. Overseeing the school finances has been and continues to be an important job throughout an exciting time for the school.

As a working mother of two children, I don’t get an awful lot of free time! However I try to go to Zumba at least once a week, and I really enjoy going to see live music (especially my favourite band The Bluetones). I also dabble in creative writing when the mood takes me.

 

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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.  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.

Kirsty Stamps

Kirsty Stamps

I have worked at the school since January 2000. I am an Assistant Head and I have a varied role. At present I am Key Stage 2 lead, acting SendCo and Pupil Premium Champion.

Both my children attended the school so I was 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.

Marion Dawe

I am a co-opted governor for a short tenure until July 2020.  Almost twenty years ago I was teacher in Attleborough but  moved on when I gained my first headship. After two substantive posts I then became part of the County Headteacher team and was the interim head in several Norfolk schools.

I retired form headship and Local Authority intervention in 2015 and until July this year worked, mainly in Norfolk on all aspects of school improvement as a consultant and senior adviser for Viscount Nelson Education Network.

I love learning and am interested in all aspects of the curriculum for all pupils but I am particularly interested in all aspects of Literacy.

Ruth Beattie

Ruth Beattie

I became a School Governor in 2013 because I wanted to make a difference in my children's education.  My oldest daughter went through this school when it was still an infant school and I am pleased that my youngest 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.  I am currently the safeguarding governor for the school and also involved in the head teacher performance review process.

Outside of my busy family life that can only come from having a family, I work full time for The Salvation Army as a youth specialist and I am also the 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.

 

Emma Lloyd

I became a Parent Governor in October 2016. As I was already involved in volunteering in other organisations at the school, the opportunity to support in a strategic role as a Governor was something I was keen to part of.

The school have a great team of dedicated and committed teachers, supporting staff and volunteers, and I enjoy being part of it, and being involved in the changes embraced moving from an Infant school to a Primary School

I am married and have two sons, one of which attends Rosecroft Primary. We live in Attleborough, and I work locally for a Healthcare Company as a Marketing Executive.

Within my career I have gained invaluable experience in various business management roles, that help in the strategic decision making, planning and support required within my role on the Governing Board.

Our aim is to make Rosecroft Primary School the best it can be for the children that attend and the staff who work here.

 

 

 

 

Veronica photo for the website

Veronica Savage

I was born and grew up in Warwickshire close to the county town.  My husband, two children and I re-located to the Attleborough area in 1989 and I was involved  The Friends of my children’s primary school for four years.  At the same time I was studying at the University of East Anglia and graduated with an Honours Degree in 1992.

My professional career has been spread across the Private, Voluntary and Public sectors. Predominantly my work has been in the field of Community Support and Engagement providing advice and guidance to volunteers delivering community-led projects. 

In 2017 I took an opportunity to take early retirement and have worked on a number of voluntary projects as well as made the most of enjoying my grandchildren.  In 2019 I applied to become a Governor at Rosecroft as I felt I could offer some knowledge and skills that could be helpful to the strategic direction of the school.  I hold lead responsibility for Stakeholder Engagement which reflects my belief in the value of talking to and listening to the views of parents and carers, teachers, pupils and everyone who has an interest in the school. 

 

Ian Cooper

I have lived in Attleborough since 1996. My son had a very positive education experience in the town and I was pleased to spend around 6 years as a governor at Attleborough Infant School while he was receiving his primary schooling. I am delighted that some of the staff members involved in creating a positive environment back then remain in employment with Rosecroft primary today. I joined the governing body here at Rosecroft in March 2020.

My background is in human resources and I am a chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. I have operated in a range of education facing HR roles in my 38 years of employment with Norfolk County Council. I therefore bring to the Governing Body not only my HR expertise but also my broad knowledge of how schools and the Local Authority operate. I hope that places me in a good position to provide appropriate support and challenge to the leadership team at Rosecroft Primary.

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