Meet the Staff

Mrs Joanne Tinniswood

I was appointed headteacher at Rosley CE School in March 2023, following a period of time as acting headteacher. 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 teach across Key Stage 2 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, Art and English.

Rosley CE School is a caring Christian community 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 Jacqui 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 Joyce 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 Emma Hird

Teaching Assistant

I joined Rosley CE School in September 2023.

Becoming a Teaching Assistant is something I have always dreamed of doing.  I have worked with children for many years and helping children achieve their full potential is the most rewarding job I can think of. After working in Busy Bees over 10 years ago, I was already familiar with the school and had such fond memories. Rosley is a warm and welcoming school at the heart of its community and I could not think of anywhere else I would rather be!

Miss Joanna 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 Carol 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”!

Miss Jill Dixon Class 3 Teacher

I joined the school as a member of staff in 2022, teaching in Class 3. Prior to this, I have taught across different age groups in Cumbria and Yorkshire, as well as overseas in Australia and Hong Kong. I feel privileged to be a part of such a supportive and welcoming team. I am enjoying getting to know the pupils and helping them to achieve their potential while they are with us at Rosley.  

Miss Harriet Jardine Reception and Class 1 Teacher

I started working at Rosley in September 2022.  Prior to this, I taught for 6 years in north Cumbria, completed a Geography Degree at Newcastle University and a PGCE at the University of Cumbria. 

It is a pleasure to teach the children at Rosley School and to be part of a friendly and welcoming community with such a strong Christian ethos.  I enjoy teaching all subjects – in particular reading and maths.  I also enjoy sharing my interest in humanities. 

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!

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.

Mrs Watts
Reception and Class 1 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 in Reception and Key Stage 1. I feel very fortunate to be part of the staff here at Rosley and am fully enjoying my current role of Class Teacher.

Mrs Harrington
Deputy Nursery Leader

I started at Rosley School in 2021 when Busy Bees became part of the school. 

I enjoy working in the early years, as it is such an interesting and rewarding stage of children’s lives. It is great to see the children grow in confidence during their time in Busy Bees so they are ready for their next stage of their learning journey in Reception. 

Mrs Carol Copley
Nursery Assistant

I have worked with children in the Early Years all of my working life. I am familiar with Rosley School having attended some activities provided and love the welcoming feel of the community. I worked on supply in Busy Bees and was fortunate to be appointed in my part time role this year. I love watching our youngest children as they develop and grow.

Mrs Amelia Hogg
Nursery Assistant

I have been at Busy Bees for just over 3 years. I love to see the little ones grow in confidence as they are with us, and to get them ready to move on to school which is always a sad time but lovely to see them over the fence enjoying their new chapter in life. When not at work, I enjoy pottering around at home and taking my dogs on the beach at the bottom of my garden. I have 4 children of my own: 3 boys who are now adults and a 15 year old daughter who I enjoy going shopping with. 

Mr Chris Vernon Music Teacher

I joined Rosley school in 2018, after almost 20 years of teaching music in secondary schools. I am a professional musician working in the North of the county, perfofming at weddings, parties and corporate events. I have been teaching piano, guitar, bass and drums privately since 2017. 

I initially became involved with Rosley as a parent when my wife served on the board of governors. I now have the immense privilege of working across all year groups with recorder classes, choir and a guitar group. 

Mrs Julie Paisley SENDCO

I have been working as the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) here at Rosley CE School since January 2022.  Having been involved in Special Needs work in primary schools for over 18 Years, I now carry out this role in 4 different local primary schools.

I enjoy every aspect of my role as SENDCo, from working with the children, to supporting staff and parents and working closely with outside agencies.  Having the privilege to be able to watch children flourish within their school through the resources, strategies and interventions that have been put in place to support them is so rewarding and I would not change my job for the world!

Rosley CE School is such a warm and welcoming place with an incredibly strong Christian ethos throughout the whole school and I feel honoured to be part of that.