Meet the Staff

Miss Wilson
Head Teacher

I was appointed Headteacher of Rosley CE School in 2008. I began my teaching career in Kent where the main school I taught at was considered a ‘small’ school – having 210 pupils!

Moving to Cumbria was a tremendous change for our family, but definitely one for the better; I only wish we had done it sooner.

The school is undoubtedly the best school I have ever worked in and I feel privileged to be part of such a friendly, supportive community. The highlights of my working week are when I am in class with the children or singing with them in Collective Worship or Guitar Club.

Mrs Joanne Tinniswood
Acting Head Teacher & Class 3 Teacher

Since joining Rosley CE School in 2004, I have had the privilege of teaching across Key Stage 2 and working with many excellent and inspiring colleagues. I am currently Acting Head Teacher in the absence of Miss Wilson. I teach Years 5 and 6 and I enjoy fostering a love of learning and helping children to flourish, ensuring they leave Rosley ready for future life. I enjoy teaching all aspects of the curriculum, but am particularly passionate about inspiring children in PE and English. Rosley School is a caring Christian family that I am proud to be part of.

Mrs Kerry Hayton
Class 2 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 had chance to teach some lessons across the whole school which has been very rewarding. I currently teach part time in Class 2. My passion is maths which I hope I can pass on to the children.

Mrs Osborne –
Midday Supervisor

I joined the staff of Rosley School as a Midday Supervisor in 2017.  I already knew it was a friendly and supportive school as my three children attended here.  My hobbies include walking in the Lake District with my family and enjoy exploring the Greek Islands

Mrs Taylor – Teaching Assistant, Midday Supervisor, After-School Club Leader

I began working at Rosley School in September 2018 through an agency. I really enjoyed working in such a lovely, friendly school and was extremely pleased to be offered a position with the school itself.

When not working I enjoy attending the theatre, particularly musicals, and I love horse riding with my daughter.

Miss Osborne – Teaching Assistant

I love my job as a Teaching Assistant at Rosley School. Previously, I have worked in Class 2 supporting small groups and on a one-to-one basis with literacy and numeracy. I am currently working in Class 1 and with Reception and everyday is different, from teaching phonics and handwriting to providing extra development support with speech and language, movement and areas of the EYFS and Key Stage 1 curriculum. I have a passion for learning and it is so rewarding to see children working hard, enjoying their learning and growing in confidence. This is a lovely happy school and I can’t help but smile when I walk through the classroom door and get a lovely cheerful greeting from everyone.

Mrs Dickinson – Cook-in-Charge

Hello everyone

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”!

Mrs Brown – KS2 Teacher

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.

Mrs Joanne Lancaster – Class 1 Teacher

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
Reception Class Teacher

I joined the staff at Rosley as a Midday Supervisor in 2010 and then trained and worked as a Teaching Assistant supporting pupils in all classes. I am extremely thankful to the staff and governors who put their faith in me and supported me as I completed Early Years Professional Status, and more recently my Teacher Training at Rosley. I now have the pleasure of teaching across several classes including Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I spend most of my time teaching our youngest pupils in Reception. I feel very fortunate to be part of the staff here at Rosley and am fully enjoying my current role of Class Teacher.

Mr Armstrong – Class 2 Teacher

Having started at Rosley in 2019 I have been very fortunate to experience working with year groups 1-6. The whole team are hugely welcoming and supportive in all aspects of school life.I really enjoy my current role in key stage 2, particularly the excitement the children have whilst taking part in many wonderful opportunities the school offers or in making new discoveries in the classroom.