Robyn Scott – Year 2 Teacher in Tigers Class

I am an NQT teacher at Roselands and I am delighted to be teaching Tigers in Year 2 this school year. I first met the Roselands team when I volunteered in Year 1 in 2017. After this I realised how much I wanted to teach and to become a class teacher so I took up studying at Brighton University for my PGCE year. For two of my placements I was able to join Roselands for 3 terms whilst I studied. Being given this opportunity to work at Roselands has been an amazing experience so far where I have been able to apply all of my learning from the other experienced teachers in the Roselands Stafford Federation. My main goal as a teacher is to support the children in their development by showing them the skills they need to have so they too can achieve their dreams.

Outside of school I enjoy getting creative by painting, cooking and gardening. I also like to keep active when I can by going to the gym. I like to keep healthy by making exercise fun so I regularly attend a class called aerial hoop. I enjoy spending time with family, friends and a good book too!

Jo Prowse – Year 1 Teacher in Parrot Class (Wednesday & Alternate Fridays)

I am currently a part time Year 1 teacher at Roselands. I have worked here for many years, both full time and part time and I love working at Roselands. I am very passionate about ensuring young children have the best start to their education and I strongly believe in the nurturing ethos that Roselands has.

I have 2 children of my own and I love spending time with them and with other friends and family. I am also very keen on Karate and proud to have achieved my second black belt. In my spare time I enjoy Zumba, Jive dancing, reading and cooking.

Lydia Dargan – EYFS Teacher in Dolphins Class

I am the Dolphins class teacher and I couldn’t have wished for a better school than Roselands to complete my first year of teaching. Before teaching I worked in a nursery for 5 years and grew up surrounded by a large family.

My passion lies in Early Years and I believe learning through play is at the heart of the Reception Classroom. Learning is fun and engaging, and I believe this motivates children to be the best they can be. Through the opportunities I provide in my classroom, I hope that children develop a love for learning, a love for my classroom and a love for the school environment.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, and going on adventures to find new places. I love to watch football, and I support the best team ever, Liverpool. I also occasionally watch Brighton and Hove Albion play at the Amex and love cheering them on!

I am very excited and grateful to be working at Roselands and look forward to my time at this wonderful school!

Jonathan Haddock – Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion

I am the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion at the Roselands and Stafford Federation and I am proud to lead this role across the two schools. I joined the federation in September 2017 and previous to that I had worked as a SENCo, Leader of Learning, Nurture teacher, Class teacher, Inclusive Learning Tutor and a Teaching Assistant in a specialist school. I have been working in education for 18 years with 11 of those years as a qualified teacher. I enjoy my role being able to support children to aspire to be the best they can be and supporting their families to get the best outcomes that we can.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy music and football and I play football for my local team!

Jade Clifford – EYFS Teacher in Dolphins Class & English & Phonics Leader

I am Dolphin Class teacher and love teaching in EYFS. I am proud to be part of our kind, creative and inspiring school and always aim to help children to believe in themselves and reach for the stars! We are always laughing and smiling in my class and I believe that learning through play is the most positive way to motivate children. In my role as English and Phonics Lead, I lead our team in teaching skills through immersive stories and experiences. We provide opportunities for children to read, write and talk innovatively and creatively whilst always challenging themselves. We support them to take their learning in any direction they choose and be bold and brave in their ideas!

I recently became a ‘Leader of Learning’ in East Sussex and mentor and train local schools in high quality phonic teaching as part of my role in Pashley Phonic Hub. Although teaching teachers is fun I much prefer teaching 5 year olds!

When I am at home in Brighton I love spending time with my friends and visiting museums and events. I do weekly yoga and jewellery making and love vintage shopping at any opportunity…now including upcycled furniture for my new home!

Steve Langhorn – Year 1 Teacher

I have been teaching in primary schools since 2009, after completing my training at The University of Brighton. Prior to this, my first year at Roselands, I worked up the road at Stafford Junior school across every year group, but mainly in Y5 and Y4.

I enjoy teaching Year 1 and the team here are incredibly warm, welcoming and supportive. It’s has been nice to meet the brothers and sisters of a few children I’ve already taught at Stafford. When I’m not here, I like to spend time with my wife and daughter at home.

Hollie Durrant – EYFS Teacher in Sealions Class

I am teaching in EYFS this year having been a Year 2 teacher for two years and I feel extremely lucky to have worked at both schools within the federation. I joined the Year 2 team in 2017, having previously worked as a Year 3 teacher at Stafford Junior School.

I am an extremely passionate teacher and strive to provide an exciting and engaging learning environment for all of the children I teach. I aim to ensure that all children feel happy at school and develop into independent learners who are curious and inquisitive about the world around them. I am grateful to have had previous experience in Year 3 as this has provided me with the opportunity to understand the skills that are required, and the types of learning challenges that the children will face.

Throughout my life, I have been extremely passionate about dancing and horse riding. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my mum by attending weekly Zumba classes and pilates!

Kathy Sewell – Year 1 Teacher in Parrot Class (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Alternate Fridays)

I am a teacher at Roselands, where I teach in Parrots Class in Year One. I have worked at Roselands for 27 years, in a variety of different roles. I enjoy teaching children different subjects in a variety of ways, to help them achieve their full potential.

I have 2 children who are at Secondary School and Sixth Form College. When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, walking the family dog, listening to music and playing the piano.

Andrew Olsen – Year 1 Teacher in Parrots Class (NQT) & School Council Leader

My name is Andrew Olsen and I am a class teacher in Year 1 for Parrots Class. I joined the Roselands team in September 2016 for my first year of teaching having completed my P.G.C.E (merit) at Sussex University in May 2016. I have been working towards a career in teaching for three years now and I am hugely proud to be starting my teaching career with the Roselands and Stafford Federation. I have always had a passion for learning and teaching and believe that all children have the right to a well-rounded education. I trained originally as an actor and always strive to bring this creativity and fun into my classroom. I have a fantastic team to work with here at Roselands and I feel honoured to work with them.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, playing guitar, cycling and attending the theatre.

Charlotte Davies – Year 1 Teacher in Penguins Class & Science leader

I can be found teaching in Penguins class in year one. This is my seventh year teaching at Roselands Infant School in various year groups. I enjoy teaching the children new skills and inspiring them to use and explore their imaginations. I love singing and dancing so I do enjoy organising a nativity play or show! Outside of school, I love cooking, yoga and rock climbing. You might see me next year attempting a team challenge called ‘Tough Mudder’ with my gym buddies!