Governor Profiles

 

Serving Governors
Jane Carson
Sara Hill
Alison Heal
Judith Hutchings
Derek Pearson
Keith Mason
Ray Jones
Committee Structure
Health & Safety/Premises
Personnel
Chair
Vice Chair

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
Chair of Premises, Health and Safety Committee. Finance 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.

Terms of Office – 05/06/15 – 04/06/19
No registered business interests or relationships.

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Alison Heal
Co-opted Governor
Chair of Governors; Chair of Curriculum Committee

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Alison Heal

Alison retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2013 after 31 years service.  She worked in many areas of north London and nationally, investigating crime and in partnership with other agencies to support vulnerable victims.  She trained as an instructor at the Detective Training school before her last posting to a Specialist Operations Counter Terrorism Team planning and preparing for the delivery of the 2012 Olympics.

Alison volunteered as a reader at Rosleands before being elected to the governing body in September 2013.  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, SEND and Pupil Premium.

Alison is married with a daughter who is a former Roselands pupil.  She enjoys spending time with her family and maintains her community links through Roselands and as a parent welfare officer for the children at Hoddesdon Swimming Club.

Terms of Office – 05/06/15 – 04/06/19
No registered business interests or relationships.

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Judith Hutchings
Vice Chair
Co-opted Governor
Chair of Personnel Committee

Judith Hutchings
Judith Hutchings

Judith has been a governor at Roselands since September 2013.  She has lived in Hoddesdon since 1979 and has raised a family here.  She has worked in Human Resources at County Hall in Hertford since the mid-nineties.

I live in Hoddesdon but I had no connection to the school prior to becoming a governor.  I had heard very good reports of the school from friends and neighbours so when I was considering volunteering to become a governor it was the first school I considered.  I was and continue to be impressed with the skill and dedication of the staff in providing a secure, relaxed but stimulating environment for the pupils to learn and develop.

Terms of Office – 05/06/15 – 04/06/19
No registered business interests or relationships.

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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.

Terms of Office – 23/09/13 – 22/09/17

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Keith Mason: Co-opted Governor
Finance Committee.

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Keith Mason

Keith is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant working as a Finance Director for Pearson, the world’s largest education company. Keith has over 13 years finance experience working with many different stakeholders across the world to help improve processes, profits and ultimately help people make more of their lives through learning. Keith has several years of developing, analysing and managing a wide range of budgets, strategic plans and business cases covering multiple markets, products and services.

Keith knows Hoddesdon very well, having spent most of his life in the local area, attending local schools and university. Keith is very interested in sports and competed at national level for swimming several years ago. He has two young girls, the eldest of which started at Roselands earlier this year. Keith is keen to use his experience to help Roselands continue to improve and achieve its goals.

Terms of Office – 16/07/15 – 15/07/19
Registered business interest – Finance Director at Pearson Education

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Ray Jones: Co-opted Governor – Curriculum Committee

Ray has been associated with Roselands for over 30 years, his two sons were both pupils at the school. He volunteered with the PTA for 5 years and was actively involved in the children’s football coaching.

Ray worked in the Hardwood Trade for 50 years, starting as a Tally Boy to become a director with the same company, running a successful business. He has travelled extensively worldwide purchasing hardwood. Ray was appointed Vice President and then President of The London Hardwood Club enabling him to meet different people from many countries.

Recently retired, Ray is keen on foreign travel, and continues to be engaged in the community through football, at junior and adult level. He brings his professional skills and commitment to Roselands serving on the curriculum committee.

Terms of Office – 16/07/15 – 15/07/19
Registered Relationship – Family member of Assistant Head Teacher Mrs L Jones.

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