Who’s Who

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Senior Leadership Team

Name Role Base / Class
John Maxwell Executive Head Roselands and Stafford
Carol Wallis Head of School
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jonathon Haddock Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion Roselands
Natalie Harrison HOYR Whales
Rosanne Forward HOY1 Flamingos
Jo Page HOY2 Leopards

Administration Team

Name Role Base
Pauline Funnell PA Roselands and Stafford
Alexandra Parsons Attendance, Admissions and Pupil Data Officer Roselands and Stafford
Sarah Oxenbury
School Business Manager
Maureen Pemberton Bursar Roselands
Lynn Carey Administrative Assistant Roselands and Stafford

Teaching & Support Staff

Reception - Whales

Mrs N Harrison - HOY / Teacher
Mrs J Curran - TA
Miss T Groome - TA

Reception - Sea Lions

Mrs A Russell - Teacher
Miss A Beckwith - TA
Miss B Stirland - TA

Reception - Dolphins

Miss J Clifford - Teacher
Miss A Cookson - TA
Mrs D Fitton - TA

Year 1 - Penguins

Miss C Davies - Teacher
Mrs A Clifton - TA
Mrs K Haffenden - TA
Mrs A Topalli - TA (am)

Year 1 - Parrots

Mrs K Sewell - Teacher (Wed-Fri)
Mrs J Prowse - Teacher (Mon-Tue)
Mrs A Clifton - TA
Mrs K Haffenden - TA
Miss M Townsend - TA (am)

Year 1 - Flamingos

Mrs R Forward - HOY / Teacher (Mon-Wed)
Mr S Langhorn - Teacher (Thu-Fri)
Miss K Cooper - TA
Mrs A Topalli - TA (pm)
Mrs A Clifton - TA
Mrs K Haffenden - TA

Year 2 - Panthers

Mrs Y Woolley - Teacher
Ms M King - TA 1:1 (am)
Mrs A Nutall - TA (am) & 1:1 (pm)

Year 2 - Leopards

Mrs J Page - HOY / Teacher
Mrs Y Winters - TA

Year 2 - Tigers

Miss H Durrant - Teacher
Miss K Cooper - TA (am)


  • Chris Rogers - Assistant SENCO
  • Jackie Buckingham - Play Leader
  • Lindsay Martin - 1:1 MDSA
  • Miss Standing - MDSA
  • Mrs M Springett - Cover Supervisor & TA
  • Mrs Y Wood - Cover Supervisor
  • Mr A Smith - Cover Supervisor
  • Mr G Hester - Cover Supervisor
  • Mrs J Sutton - Cover Supervisor
  • Ross Downie - Caretaker

Staff Biographies

Amy Sherwin – Teacher of Sealions & PSHE and Behaviour Leader

I am an NQT at Roselands and I am enjoying the new experience of being part of the Federation. I have always wanted to work in an infant school as I enjoy creating fun learning opportunities and promoting a love of learning in young children.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and playing the piano. I also enjoy attending church and spending time with my family.

I am really enjoying being the teacher of Tiger class.

Carol Wallis – Deputy Headteacher

I am the Deputy Headteacher at Roselands and I am proud to be a part of the Roselands and Stafford Federation. I joined the Roselands team in September 2013 having been a class teacher, team leader, Infant leader and Inclusion manager at my previous school for 18 years. I have always aspired to work in an infant school as I have the opportunity to give young children the firm foundations on which to build a passion for learning and skills for life. I feel lucky to have such an amazing team of staff to help me achieve this.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, skiing and running. I am currently training for the London Marathon and will be running for Macmillan Cancer Support in April 2017.

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

I can be found teaching in Penguins class in year one. This is my third year teaching at Roselands Infant School and after two years in year two I am enjoying the new adventure of year one, with a brilliant team.  I enjoy teaching the children new skills and inspiring them to use and explore their imaginations. I love creative and energetic activities, especially organising a nativity play or show!

Outside of school I love dancing, yoga and rock climbing. You might see me next year attempting a team challenge called ‘Tough Mudder’ with my gym buddies!

Hollie Durrant – Year 2 Teacher

I am a Year 2 Teacher 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, horse riding with friends and relaxing!

Joanna Page – Head of Year 2 & Teacher of Leopards Class

I am the Head of Year 2 at Roselands Infants and I have been attached to the schools in our federation for many years. I worked at Stafford Junior School for 9 years and have experience in leading year groups 3-6. I was very pleased to join the Roselands team in September 2016 and use my experience of leading and teaching in Year 3 to bring high expectations, ensure consistency and a smooth transition into Stafford Junior School. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work in infants and make federations links even tighter.

In my spare time I enjoy singing and playing piano. I spend time with my family and cat and find opportunities to follow my interest in photography.

Kathy Sewell – Year 1 Teacher in Flamingos class Thur and Fri and Music Leader (PPA teacher on a Wednesday Teaching Music in Years 1 & 2)

I am a teacher at Roselands, where I teach in Flamingos Class 2 days a week and also teach music to year 1 and year 2 pupils.  I have worked at Roselands for 24 years, in a variety of different roles.  I enjoy seeing children at the start of their formal education, how they develop and the progress that they make in all areas.

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.

Mr S 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.

Being new can always be a bit daunting, but the team here have been incredibly warm, welcoming and supportive. It’s also 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.

Natalie Harrison – Head of Foundation Stage & Teacher of Whales Class

This is my fourth year teaching at Roselands school and my fourth year teaching. I have always worked in early years and after having two children decided to train to become a teacher. I am passionate about early years and the importance of children learning through play. I became Head of Year last year and enjoy leading a team who all share the same vision.

Rosanne Forward – Head of Year 1 & Teacher of Flamingos Class Mon-Wed

My name is Rosanne Forward and I started working at this school about 18 years ago as a student on placement from college. After working as a TA and even an MDSA, I graduated from University and began work as a teacher 15 years ago.

I love this school and have always been incredibly proud to say that I work at ‘Roselands’. Since becoming a federation we have only grown from strength to strength and look forward to the fantastic future we have ahead for both schools.

When I’m not at school I’m helping run a drama theatre group and encouraging my family and friends to have lots of fun!

Yvonne Woolley – Year 2 Teacher in Panthers Class & Maths leader

I am a Year two class teacher and the Maths coordinator at Roselands. I joined the Roselands team in 2015. Prior to that at I was at my previous school for nine years, working in years one, two, three and six.

My introduction and involvement in education, like so many mums began when I helped as a parent volunteer in my son’s class. I enjoyed it so much that when the opportunity arose I became a classroom assistant, for twelve years. Then when my son moved to senior school I made the decision to further my own education and take a degree in Primary Education Studies. I had always aspired to being a teacher and it is a decision I have never regretted.

I feel honoured to work in the rich and caring learning environment that Roselands provides for the children in its care. It is also wonderful to work with such an inspiring and supportive team of colleagues who have a shared passion for learning.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, swimming and going to the theatre.