Busy Bees Staff

Busy Bees Staff

Jennie Cross – Pre-School Leader, Designated Safeguarding Lead & SENCo

Sandra Mitchinson – Deputy Pre School Leader, Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Jennifer Barwise – Pre-School Assistant

Amelia Hogg – Pre School Assistant

**All staff hold level 3 paediatric first aid certificates**

Rebecca Bird LA Governor

Rebecca is Managing Director of a local Education based employment agency and training provider. She has daily contact with Schools, Teachers and Support Staff which gives her a sense of perspective and a good degree of knowledge of educational issues. She is a qualified HR Professional and has worked at HR Director level across a number of sectors for the last 15 years. Rebecca hopes that her experience and involvement will be an asset to Rosley School, which holds a fond place in her heart as her daughter attended the school and flourished under the care and teaching of the school.

Rosley School

Mrs Taylor

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

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.

Sarah Keane – Parent governor

Volunteer parent Governor, appointed in 2018 for four years ending in 2023.
Responsible for Children Looked After.
Full Governing Body Meetings – 2018/19 attended 4 of 5 meetings ( due to time of appointment to GB)
Committee – 2018/19 attended 1 of 2 meetings
Curriculum and Standards Committee (clerk) – attended 1 of 1 meeting
Hearings Committee (no meetings were called)

We moved to Rosley in 2011 just before our daughter was born. Both our children attended Busy Bees prior to starting Rosley School and they are very settled there.

I love the family feel within the school and the values it instills. School always strives to listen to what parents want and, where it can, will deliver this.

I’m very much looking forward to supporting the school in my capacity as parent governor since my appointment in November 2018.

Julian Earle – Foundation Governor – Chair

Appointed in 2018 by the Parochial Church Council for four years, ending in 2023.
Responsible for Christian Values, Early Years, Health & Safety.
Governing Body Meetings -2018/19 attended 3 of 4 (due to time of appointment to committee)
Curriculum and Standards Committee – 2018/19 attended 1 of 1 meeting
Admissions Committee – 2018/19 attended 1 of 2 meetings
Appeals Committee -2018/19 no meetings were called

I moved to Rosley with my family in the summer of 2017 after over twenty years of being a Primary school teacher in Birmingham, including Leadership roles and being a governor.

My wife and I run Stocks Wood Outdoor Centre delivering outdoor learning to the local community with a Forest School ethos.

I have a grown-up son and daughter. my passions include music – playing several instruments – and mountaineering.

I became a foundation governor in November 2018 and as a Christian I’m looking forward to working with the school, supporting its christian ethos and being part of its successful journey.

Reverend Eileen Reid – Diocesean Representative – Assistant Treasurer

Joined the team of governors in September 2018.
Responsible for Heads appraisal, Pupil Attendance
Full governing body meetings – 2018/19 attended 5 of 5 meetings
Personnel, Finance & Premises – 2018/19 attended 2 of 5 meetings
Admissions – 2018/19 attended 1 of 2 meetings
Hearings – 2018/19 no meetings were called

We warmly welcome Rev Reid to the team of governors, who joins us as Diocesean representative.
Already she is an active and busy member of the governing team and will often be seen in school.

Jonathan Fuggle

Appointed in 2017 by the parochial church council for four years, ending in 2021.
Responsable for Data Protection
Governing Body Meetings – 2018/19 attended 5 of 5 meetings.
Personnel, Finance & Premesis – New to the committee in September 2019
Hearings Committee (clerk) – no meetings were called during 2018/ 2019

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.

Rosley School

Mrs Dickinson

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

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 Pow


I began my teaching career at Rosley in late 2015 and what an exciting time I’ve had teaching in the different classes since then! I currently work full time teaching Years 1 and 2 and am lucky enough to get time with Reception class too. I love my role at the lower end of the school, as I get to develop early learning!

Mrs Joan Gate – Foundation Governor – Vice Chair

Appointed 2013 by Parochial Church Council, for four years ending in  2017, and re-appointed for a further term ending in 2021.
Responsible for Safeguarding and Food and Nutrition.
Governing Body meetings – 2018/19 attended 5 of 5 meetings.
Personnel, Finance and Premises Committee – 2018/19 attended 5 of 5 meetings.
Curriculum and Standards Committee (chair) – 2016/17 attended 1 of 1 meeting.
Admissions Committee (chair) – 2018/19 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.

Miss Stephanie Wilson – Head Teacher

Head Teacher Governor, for duration of Headship.
Governing Body meetings – 2018/19 attended 5 of 5 meetings.
Personnel, Finance and Premises committee – 2018/19 attended 5 of 5 meetings.
Curriculum and Standards Committee – 2018/19 attended 1 of 1 meeting.
Admissions Committee – 2018/19 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 2019.
Governing Body meetings – 2018/19 attended 3 of 5 meetings.
Curriculum and Standards Committee – 2018/19 attended 1 of 1 meeting.

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.
Responsible for Safeguarding & Heads Appraisal.
Governing Body meetings – 2018/19 attended 5 of 5 meetings.
Personnel, Finance & Premises – 2018/ 2019 attended 2 of 5 meetings.
Hearings Committee (Chair)  & pupil discipline – no meetings called during 2018/19

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”.

Foundation Governor

Mrs Louise De Cornet has completed her four year term as a foundation governor and decided not to continue in this role as from September 2019. She has been an excellent addition to the governing body of Rosley School and we will miss her expertise and time invested in the school.

We are awaiting for responses from suitable candidates and will keep you informed of this Foundation governor position,  which will have a four year term.

Rosley School

Mrs Jen Osborne – Parent Governor

Volunteer Parent Governor – Appointed in March 2019 for a four year term ending in 2023
Full Governing Body Meetings – attended 2 of 2 (due to time of joining the GB)
Personnel, Finance & Premises (clerk) – New to the Committee

I have always lived in the area and my son attended Busy Bees Pre School before starting  Rosley CE.
We always intended for him to come to Rosley School and we particularly love the friendly atmosphere and open door attitude. It is wonderful that every child is known as an individual, not only by their teacher but the entire team of staff within the school.
As a parent governor I look forward to supporting the school in all aspects and helping to continue the caring, family feel that the school offers.


Rosley School

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 – 2018/19 attended 3 of 5 meetings.
Personnel, Finance and Premises committee (chair) – 2018/19 attended 4 of 5 meetings.
Admissions committee – 2018/19 attended 1 of 2 meetings.
Appeals committee (chair) and Pupil Discipline committee – no meetings called during 2018/19.

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.

Rosley School

Miss Wilson – Head Teacher/ Class 3 Teacher

I joined Rosley in 2008 and haven’t looked back since! I taught in Kent for 15 years before moving to Cumbria taking 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 often spent between the office and classroom. On occasions, you can 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!

Miss Wilson

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 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 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 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.