Rosebank Primary School

"We are all friends and together we succeed"

School Governors

The Governing Body at Rosebank is committed to ensuring that Rosebank provides a secure, happy, caring and healthy environmnent in which every child can learn effectively. We work through the Head Teacher and staff to make sure the school is able to maintain the highest standards of educational quality and performance.

We consider that involving parents and the local community in school life is vital and we are keen to hear the views of the children and their parents or carers.

The Governing Body is responsible for the strategic direction of the school but not the day to day running of the school which is the Head Teacher's responsibility. It oversees all matters relating to safeguarding, school policies, the curriculum (teaching and learning), staffing, finance and premises.

We strongly support the four school drivers that underpin behaviour and teaching and learning across the curriculum - World Citizens, Healthy Advocates, Respectful Communicators and Resilient Individuals.

Our Governoring Body includes governors with respresentation from parents/carers, the local community, the local authority and staff at the school.

Chair of Governors  Miss Amelia Gunn (Foundation Governor)
Vice Chair    Dr Deryck Piper
LA Representatives:


Parent Representatives:

Mr Peter Mason

1 x vacancy 

Co-opted Governors:

Mrs Katie Bedford

Miss Hannah Pedley

Miss Jo Rhodes

Ms Vanessa Sawyer

School Representatives:

Miss Alice Smith

Mr Richard Howitt


Roles and Committee Membership on the Governing Body. 

All governors have been appointed by the Head Teacher 

Alice Smith

Headteacher, Teaching & Learning and Resources Committee Member

Richard Howitt

Assistant Headteacher, Teaching & Learning and Resources Committee Member, Pupil Premium Governor

Amelia Gunn

Chair of Governing Body, Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee, Resources Committee Member, Inclusion (Safeguarding & SEND) Governor

Deryck Piper

Vice Chair of Governing Body, Teaching & Learning Committee Member, Attendance Governor, Lantern Learning Trust Board Member

Johanna Rhodes

Resources Committee Member, Pay Appeals Committee, Pupil Voice Governor

Peter Mason

Chair of Resources Committee, Health and Safety Governor

Katie Bedford

Teaching and Learning Committee Member, Performance Management Governor

Hannah Pedley Administrator for Teaching & Learning and Resources Committee, Training and Parent Voice Governor

Vanessa Sawyer

Teaching & Learning Committee Member, EYFS Governor

There are no declared business interests. 


Term of Office

Relationship with members of the school/other schools

Amelia Gunn

12/05/2016 – 12/05/2020


Dianne Moore

20/05/2014 – 18/07/2019

Term of office ended 18/07/19 

Peter Mason

23/03/2015 – 23/03/2020


 Alice Smith

01/07/2016 – 30/06/2020


Joanna Rhodes

06/09/2016 – 05/09/2020


Richard Howitt

06/09/2016 – 05/09/2020

Assistant Headteacher



28/09/2017 – 05/09/2020

Member of staff

Deryck Piper

18/01/2018 – 05/09/2020


Katie Bedford

27/09/19 - 05/09/2020 


Vanessa Sawyer

2/09/19 -



Governor Documents


   Mr R. Howitt
   Miss A. Gunn             Dr D. Piper           Miss A. Smith      Mr R. Howitt        Miss J. Rhodes
     Mr P. Mason          Miss H. Pedley        Mrs K. Bedford      Ms V. Sawyer