Governor Members & Profiles

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Jane Carson
Head Teacher

Jane Carson
Jane Carson

Jane joined Roselands as a new teacher when the school was very new and had just two classes and a total of 44 children.  Previously she had worked in Solicitors’ accounting, but was determined to re-train and follow her interest in education.  Jane taught all subjects across the whole primary age range and is fully committed to providing the richest learning experiences for children. She believes in preserving traditions and yet being open to innovations and change.  She aims to provide a stable secure and exciting environment for children to maximise their potential whilst all staff are valued within the team.

She feels privileged to have been part of the growth and development of Roselands, having learned many new skills herself as the need arose and her role changed from teacher to deputy head and then head.  She was fortunate to have been at the forefront of the development of computers in education as Roselands was one of the first four schools in the county to be connected to the internet and many projects followed.  Jane trained as a cycling instructor and a swimming coach, teaching regularly in the schools new pool.  She became a netball and rounders umpire, whilst organising sports and is still secretary to the local schools sports group.  Training to teach music and learn piano she resumed her own playing of cello and now belonging to a local orchestra, string group and quartet.  She represents the primary heads on the Herts Music Service Hub.

Jane chairs the local consortium of Headteachers, where the 19 settings span the pre-school, primary and secondary range.  She represents them on the County Primary Heads Forum and sits on the executive.  She received a distinction in the Primary Head of the Year awards in 2008, representing Hertfordshire in the East of England finals.

Jane enjoys family time with her two daughters, who were both pupils at Roselands.  Spending time with her grandson she also likes to garden, cycle and sail and reads, knits and sews during the holidays.

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Derek Pearson
Co-opted Governor
Premises, Health and Safety Committee.

Derek Pearson
Derek Pearson

Derek has been a Hoddesdon/Broxbourne resident for over 40 years.  He began his career as an indentured student in the construction industry and progressed through many roles before retiring as the Construction Director of a Hertfordshire based Development Company.

Derek became interested in serving the community as a governor at Roselands where his wife also works and was elected in 2000.  He has served on many committees where his professional background and skills provide leadership and support, currently as Chair of the Premises, Health and Safety committee.

Derek is also a volunteer in woodland work and community boating projects.  His other interests are boating, tennis, badminton, golf and country walking.

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Alison Heal
Co-opted Governor
Chair of Governors; Safeguarding & SEND Governor

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Alison Heal

Alison retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2013 after 31 years service. As a CID officer she worked on a national squad investigating serious organised crime and on promotion worked in Haringey and Barking and Dagenham boroughs as a Detective Sgt. She has experience in child protection, safeguarding and Project Sapphire. She qualified and worked as an instructor at the Detective Training School leading a small team teaching and assessing a four week sexual offences and advanced interviewing course. Her last three years was with Specialist Operations at NSY planning and preparing for the Olympic Games. Liaising with intelligence agencies and Prevent she had strategic responsibility across the 32 London Boroughs for delivery of the Protect strand of Contest, the UK government strategy to counter terrorism.

Alison was elected to the governing body at Roselands in September 2013 and is the current Chair. She takes advantage of Local Authority training opportunities to develop her knowledge and uses her professional background to support the school as the link governor responsible for Safeguarding and SEND.

Alison is married with a daughter who is a former Roselands pupil.  She enjoys spending time with her family and maintains her community links as a Trustee of the Hoddesdon School Trust and as a parent volunteer at Hoddesdon Swimming Club.

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Sara Hill
Staff governor
Curriculum Committee and member of the Senior Leadership Team at Roselands

 

Sara has been a staff governor of Roselands School for the last eighteen months. She has served on the Curriculum Committee.

Sara has been a teacher for the last eighteen years and taught at a local primary school before coming to Roselands as an Assistant Head Teacher.

Sara is married with two young children who attend local schools.

She has a love for learning and believes that the journey of learning never ends. She recognises that all children have the right to feel safe and learn within school and works tirelessly alongside the teachers and teaching assistants to ensure that the children have great learning opportunities. Sara also supports the head teacher with the daily running of the school to ensure that we continue to improve in all areas.

She is very proud of Roselands and the journey the school is on and appreciates the hard work that the children and staff continue to demonstrate and the position that the school has in the local community.

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Mr A Skinner: Co-opted Governor – Curriculum, Pupil Progress, Pupil Premium

A retired Headteacher, Herts for Learning – School Improvement Partner.


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