I joined this amazing school in September 2014 as the Cook and it was a great decision. All the staff made me feel very welcome, and are friendly and helpful. My are hobbies are baking, football (mainly Liverpool!) and exhibiting at poultry shows. I also have 2 children and 2 amazing grandchildren. I really enjoy cooking for the children, including Busy Bees, and staff. I especially enjoy hearing the children singing in the morning. As I said, it was a great decision to come to work here but also – “It’s a pleasure”!
I recently joined the team at Rosley in September 2016. I teach Art and Design Technology to Class 2 and Class 3 on a Thursday afternoon. The staff and children have given me such a warm welcome and I feel very privileged to be part of such a lovely school. I started my teaching career in 1999 and have always enjoyed teaching in small Cumbrian rural schools. I have also spent part of my working life in the ‘outdoor classroom’ working as an Education Officer on an organic farm, teaching children about food, farming, nature and the environment. I love teaching creative subjects and I enjoy helping young children develop their amazing ideas and talents in these areas.
I have taught recorder at Rosley for 20 years now. All four of my children attended school here and I have served as a Foundation governor and was the first Chair of Busy Bees Preschool, helping to establish it. As well as teaching music at school I work as a private piano and singing teacher. In my spare time I sing with a choir, play keyboard with a Ceilidh band, read, cook, sew and I have recently taken up Scottish country dancing. I love my life!
Miss Joanne Bamber
I began my teaching career at Rosley in late 2015, and what a fantastic time I have had!
I am really lucky that in my current role I get to teach across the year groups, although I do spend most of my time in KS2, teaching topics and music.
I love everything I do with the arts and hope to pass this on to the children. You will often find me putting up a display of their fantastic work.
Miss Wilson – Head Teacher/ Class 2 Teacher
I joined Rosley in 2008 and haven’t looked back since! I taught in Kent for 15 years before coming up to Cumbria to take up a post of Deputy Headteacher at Flimby School. My only wish is that I made the move to Cumbria a lot sooner. My day is spent between the office and classroom but you can often find me practising my guitar and searching out some new songs to teach to the children. As much as I have to do in the office, I have to say that the best part of my job is in the classroom – I hope that the children feel the same way too!
Mrs Tinniswood – Class 3 Teacher
I have taught at Rosley since 2004 and have loved every minute of it. My time at Rosley began with a final student teacher placement and I have remained ever since! I have loved teaching Years 5 and 6 over the years and am enjoying teaching PE across the school to all age groups. Being passionate about PE, I enjoy all things sporty, especially teaching athletics, cross country and gymnastics.
Mrs Hayton – Class 3 Teacher
I started my teaching career at Rosley in 2008 and was so pleased to have a job in such a caring and supportive school. I have taught in Class 2 and 3 since then which has been very rewarding. I now also teach computing and P.E. to Class 1. My passion is maths which I hope I can pass on to the children.
Mrs Cape – Class 1 Teacher
I have been teaching Class 1 since November 2010 and have just completed 37 years of continuous service with Cumbria County Council – where all the time has gone, I have no idea! I have taught in 5 schools in the County during my career and although they have all been very special places to work I can honestly say I enjoy working at Rosley the most. It’s like one big happy family here and I love being part of it!
Mrs Edgar – Business Manager
I joined Rosley School in 2006 and was immediately made to feel part of the team. My role is School Business Manager but I also love to be involved in many of the special activities taking place.
Rosley School has a caring ethos and high aspirations for the children, and in 2009 I moved my children here, which was the best decision I could have made because they loved their time here!
Mrs Watts – Teaching Assistant & Mid Day Supervisor
I joined Rosley CE School in 2010 and over the years the school has supported me in training as an Early Years professional, Teaching Assistant and most recently, as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). I am now about to embark on teacher training through the Straight to Teaching programme. I am fortunate to work with pupils across the 4-11 age range, but my main focus is Reception and Key Stage 1, where I focus on phonics, reading and teaching French.