Our Governors and their Profiles
Literacy/Health and Safety
|24 Feb 2024|
|Ruth Beattie||Co-Opted||Vice Chair/RE/Health and Safety||02 Nov 2024|
|Rebecca Frost||Parent||Maths, Finance (including sport and pupil premium)||16 Dec 2021|
|Emma Lloyd||Co-Opted||Art and Design Technology/Safeguarding (including Attendence and Wellbeing) MFL||02 Nov 2024|
|Ian Cooper||Co-Opted||HT Appraisal, Science/Music||24 Feb 2024|
|Rebecca Lawrence||Parent||Humanities/PSHE (including RSE)||17 Oct 2024|
|Matthew Lindley||Parent||Computing||17 Oct 2024|
|Nicola MacKinnon||Co-opted||04 Jan 2024|
|Sue Peacock||Parent||04 Jan 2024|
|Luke Rhodes||Staff||23 Nov 2024|
|Jackie Drew||Associate (non-voting)|
|Kirsty Stamps||Associate (non-voting)|
Chair of Governors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am currently a Year 3/4 teacher and joint literacy lead at Rosecroft Primary School. I have been working at Rosecroft and living in Norfolk for three years. I became a staff governor at Rosecroft because I wholeheartedly believe that our pupils are entitled to the highest quality educational experiences and am certain that this can be achieved through an ambitious vision, strategic planning and reflective practice.
I believe the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing is paramount for all. I have been trained as a Youth Mental Health First Aider and a Mental Health Champion. I use this training to model strategies and support others in order to positively impact their wellbeing.
In my spare time, I’m a voracious reader and love discussing books with friends and family. I also love to spend time with and training my new cockapoo puppy, Mabel! (She may prove slightly trickier to teach than children!) Whenever I get the opportunity, I adore travelling with friends and family.