Mrs Nerys Thornton  Head Teacher
Mrs Wendy McConnell Chair of Governors
Mrs Sophie Wilkinson Vice Chair of Governors
Mr William Walton Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor

A retired Senior Manager within Social Services, Bill has been a Governor for 35 years. He was nominated by one of the local Councillors and has seen the transition from Local Authority decision making to the current system which allows the school and governing body to make vital decisions.
Not one to describe himself as academic, Bill has realised through his career the importance of education in all stages of life however feels it is essential to obtain a good grounding at school and hopes to pass on his experience and learnings to support the next generation. He sees the role as a supportive and challenging one; working with the Head Teacher and leading the governing body in all aspects of running the school. Bill talks passionately about ‘his’ school and his aspirations to take one step at a time, being realistic when supporting children and their families through the education journey.“We have some real success stories at the school and I’m particularly proud of how the children have achieved at sport; learning that they succeed when they work hard. People often tell me how well behaved our children are and that is something that is reflected whenever I am in the school.”
Cathryn McCabe Staff Governor

Becoming a Governor was a natural progression for Cathryn; as Deputy Head of the school, she was keen to play a bigger part within the school and be involved in the decision making process. Driven by her belief that all children should be given the best possible start in life and her desire to ensure everything is done to a high standard, Cathryn is keen to ensure the children have an opportunity to progress and reach their potential. She enjoys being part of the team of staff and Governors and thinks this offers her a unique insight into the importance of making the correct decision, witnessing first hand the difference to the children. She feels privileged to see the children progress through their school career and watch them grow both academically and personally.
“Roseberry offers a safe environment for children to learn in whilst showing them every opportunity possible to expand themselves. It’s a pleasure to be involved.”

Mrs P Beddow Parent Governor appointed as Co-opted Governor
Mrs C Vasiliev Parent Governor
Mr Fielding Co-opted Governor
Mrs W Gray
Parent Governor

My name is Wendy Gray and I am a parent governor appointed June 2022. With two years of experience as a Lunchtime Supervisor at Roseberry Primary School and currently working as a Learning Resource Assistant at a college, I have had the opportunity to gain a unique perspective and understanding of the school’s operations and values.

As a parent of two children, one of whom is still attending Roseberry and the other who left two years ago, I am deeply invested in the success of the school and the quality of education it provides to its students. Through my experience working at Roseberry, I have gained valuable insights on how to help the school continue to be a great primary school within the community.

My passion for education is driven by my desire to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education that meets their individual needs and equips them with the necessary skills for a bright future. As a Parent Governor, I am dedicated to working collaboratively with the school’s leadership team, staff, and fellow governors to support Roseberry Primary School in providing the best education for the whole child.


From September 2015, Governing Bodies are required to publish on their website, information about their governors: Click on the link below.

Roseberry register 2022 – 2023

For information about Governor attendance: Click on the link below.

Roseberry Attendance 2021-22