Meet the Governors

Register of Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests –
Please note, all governors at Rosley School are not in governance roles elsewhere within education institutions and do not have material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.

Diocesan Representative

We are awaiting a decision from the diocese regarding a representative to replace The late Reverend Robinson.  This space will updated when information is received.

Rosley School

Jonathan Fuggle

Appointed in 2017 by the parochial church council for four years, ending in 2021.

We warmly welcome John to the team of governors, who joins us as a foundation governor. He is in the process of completing a skills audit and then will be introduced to the committees where he is best suited and where our school can benefit from his expertise.

Mrs Joan Gate – Foundation Governor – Chair

Appointed 2013 by Parochial Church Council, for four years ending in  2017.
Responsible for Safeguarding and Food and Nutrition.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 6 of 6 meetings.
Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee – 2015/16 attended 5 of 6 meetings.
Curriculum and Standards Committee – 2015/16 attended 1 of 1 meeting.
Admissions Committee (chair) – 2015/16 attended 2 of 2 meetings.

I became a foundation governor in September 2013, and took on the role of Chair in September 2015.

I have two daughters, who both attended Rosley School many years ago and loved every minute of it.  During their time at school I had an active role in the Rosley School Support Group, raising funds for many projects, including the sports field, the Nativity scene, paths in the nearby woods and so many more.  It’s great to see them still being used.

I am very happy to part of the governing body to ensure that Rosley School gives all children the best opportunity to grow and learn in excellent surroundings,  helping them to flourish in a safe environment.

As part of my governor’s role, you might see me in the school kitchen, working alongside Mrs Dickinson as she cooks nutritional and delicious lunches for all our pupils and some of the Busy Bees children too.

Mrs Jackie Graham – Local Education Authority Governor (LEA) – Vice Chair

Appointed by Local Education Authority in 2012, reappointed 2016 for four years ending 2020.
Responsible for Gifted and Talented children, PE Funding, Head Teacher’s Appraisal.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 6 of 6 meetings.
Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee (chair) – 2015/16  attended 6 of 6 meetings.
Curriculum and Standards Committee – 2015/16 attended 1 of 1 meeting.
Pupil Discipline and Hearings – no meetings called during 2015/16.

I am the Local Education Authority governor (LEA), and my role is to provide a link between the school, the community and the Local Authority.  I am the Treasurer for the Governing Body and am on the  Personnel Finance and Premises committee.  I have been a governor for four years and have enjoyed being involved with such an excellent school.  My children attended Rosley school and enjoyed being part of such a lovely community school, where they received an excellent grounding leading eventually to university.

I am interested in all aspects of education, having previously helped to teach literacy and numeracy to people who had missed out on their education for various reasons.  A happy learning environment is so important, and I believe Rosley School provides this for all pupils.

Miss Stephanie Wilson – Head Teacher

Head Teacher Governor, for duration of Headship.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 6 of 6 meetings.
Personnel, Finance and Premises committee – 2015/16 attended 5 of 6 meetings.
Curriculum and Standards Committee – 2015/16 attended 1 of 1 meeting.
Admissions Committee – 2015/16 attended 2 of 2 meetings.

As a member of the Governing Body, I am able to keep them informed of progress and attainment of children on a regular basis through my Head Teacher reports.  We work closely together to identify areas for school improvement.

I also keep them updated of any relevant changes in education and outcomes of meetings with our school consortium (RSC).

We work together to ensure policies and procedures relating to all aspects of school life are in place .

We are extremely lucky at Rosley to have such an active and supportive Governing Body and it is a pleasure to work with them.

Mrs Joanne Tinniswood – Teacher Governor

Teacher Governor, appointed by Staff until end of 2016.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 1 of 6 meetings (Maternity Leave).
Curriculum and Standards Committee – 2015/16  (Maternity Leave).

I really enjoy my role as teacher governor at Rosley CE School. The role gives me the opportunity to work closely with both staff and governors to help improve our school, to make contributions from a teacher’s perspective and to learn about different aspects of school leadership.

Mr David Wilde – Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Parochial Church Council in 2016 for four years ending 2020.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 2 of 2 meetings since March appointment

Hearings Committee (Chair) – no meetings called during 2015/16

I became a Foundation governor in March 2016.

Both our boys attended Rosley School and had a tremendous experience, both regarding their education and preparing them for the next step into the big world of secondary education.

During some of the time the boys attended the school I was chair of the Rosley School Support Group, and we had a great time raising funds through various ways, but the most memorable were the 150 mile cycle rides, such as the Coast to Coast route that became almost regular!

The school link to the church and the diocese helps provide a broader education than many schools can offer, and I am looking forward to contributing to that very close bond, and to the continued success of the school and its “high academic standards”.

Dr Louise De Cornet – Foundation Governor

Appointed by Parochial Church Council in 2015 for four years ending 2019.
Responsible for Christian Values.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 5 of 6 meetings.
Personnel, Finance and Premises – 2015/16 attended 5 of 6 meetings.
Pupil Discipline – no meetings called during 2015/16.

I moved to Cumbria in 1998 from the South of England in order to train as a GP.  My husband and I finally settled in the Rosley area in 2005 and I work in the local GP surgery.

Our daughter started at Rosley School in  2014 after initially attending Busy Bees nursery which links very closely and makes the transition into reception a natural next step. The school is a close-knit community with friendships encouraged across the year groups and the staff are amazing, making it a place she loves to be.

As Christians, we are delighted that the school is rooted in the Christian faith.  The spiritual ethos and the promotion of Christian values build on what she is taught at home and in church.  I currently have the privilege of serving as a Foundation governor, a role I began in September 2015, and I am excited to be part of ensuring Rosley School’s continued excellence.

Mr Alan Osborne – Parent Governor

Volunteer Parent Governor, appointed in 2015 for four years ending 2019.
Responsible for Health and Safety.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 5 of 6 meetings.
Personnel, Finance and Premises committee – 2015/16 attended 0 of 6 meetings.
Pupil Discipline and Appeals committees – no meetings called during 2015/16.

I am the governor responsible for Health and Safety in and around school.

I am an ex pupil of Rosley School and both of my sons have attended Busy Bees and Rosley School.  I am very pleased to have a position as a Governor at the school.  I hope that I am able to contribute to the ongoing success of Rosley School both now and in the future.

Mrs Annie Hill – Foundation Governor

Appointed by Parochial Church Council in 2014 for four years ending 2018.
Responsible for Early Years and Looked After Children.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 6 of 6 meetings.
Curriculum and Standards (chair) – 2015/16 attended 1 of 1 meeting. Admissions Committee – 2015/16 attended 2 of 2 meetings.
Appeals committee – no meetings called during 2015/16.

I joined the Governors when my eldest daughter began school in 2014.  It has been a very interesting and enjoyable experience thus far, and I love being involved with such a friendly and caring school.  Having been a primary school teacher myself, I find the opportunities to come into school and talk to the children about their work and experience a real pleasure.  The children are always guaranteed to amaze me with their knowledge and enthusiasm.

In the coming months and years I am looking forward to continuing to join Rosley’s wonderful children  on their journey through education.  I hope to be able to contribute towards that journey to the very best of my ability.

Ms Sonia Charters – Parent Governor

Volunteer Parent Governor, appointed in 2014 for four years ending 2018.
Responsible for Attendance and Key Stage 1 Transition.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 5 of 6 meetings.
Curriculum and Standards committee – 2015/16 attended 1 of 1 meeting.
Admissions Committee – 2015/16 attended 0 of 2 meetings.

I became a Parent Governor for Rosley School in 2014.

I have two sons, the youngest still attends the school today, which I believe gives me an advantage as not only do I possess the views of parent and governor, I also understand the needs of the children.

It is through my holistic approach I can guide the school towards providing a happy and safe environment for our children so that they can gain a good, rounded foundation for life.

Mrs Beth Irving – Foundation Governor

Appointed by Parochial Church Council in 2012 for four years ending 2016 and re-appointed for a further term ending in 2020.
Responsible for Special Educational Needs.
Governing Body meetings – 2015/16 attended 5 of 6 meetings.
Personnel, Finance and Premises committee – 2015/16 attended 5 of 6 meetings.
Admissions committee – 2015/16 attended 2 of 2 meetings.
Appeals committee (chair) and Pupil Discipline committee – no meetings called during 2015/16.

I have been a Foundation Governor since September 2012.

I have two children at Rosley School.  I am so happy we chose Rosley, both children love school and have made lots of friends.  They took no settling in and I am very happy with their progress.

I enjoy helping out in the school when I can.  I look forward to the productions, plays and services in which the children all take part with excitement and enthusiasm.