Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education ..it is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“..you achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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Meet the Rosary School Governors

 

Mrs Lizzie Dawkins

Appointed as: Chair, Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Bishop, Clifton Diocese

Current term of office began: 1 April 2016

Current Term of Office Ends: 31 March 2020

Additional info: I have an historical link to the Rosary School as a former pupil, and have been actively involved with the school since my children started here, initially as a volunteer and in the PTA, before becoming a governor in 2012.  I have a strong belief in the value of education, and want to encourage our children to embrace their learning.  After completing my GCSEs a long time ago, I moved to Texas in the US and did a year of high school before returning home and attending University.  During my career in the hospitality industry, I became qualified in training, assessment and further learning. 

As part of my role I completed the 'Chair of Governors Leadership Development Programme' in collaboration with the NGA & NCTL in 2015. 

 

Mr Philip Dickinson

Appointed as: Vice Chair, Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Bishop, Clifton Diocese

Current Term of Office Started: 1 October 2015

Current Term of Office Ends: 30 September 2019

Committees: Resources

Additional info: I work in facilities management within the Aviation Industry. I am a former pupil of the school and have been a Foundation Governor since 2010, sitting on the Resources committee and becoming the Vice Chair in 2015. I am also a Foundation Governor for St Peter's High School in Gloucester.

  

Canon Tom Gunning

Appointed as: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Bishop, Diocese of Clifton

Current term of office began: 1 September 2015

Current term of office ends: 31 August 2019

Committees: Admissions and Ethos, Standards

Additional info: 

 

Mr Nicholas Jermyn

Appointed as: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Bishop, Clifton Diocese

Current term of office began: 20 September 2016

Current term of office ends: 19 September 2020

Committees: Admissions

Additional info: I have worked in social housing for over 16 years. My experience lies in enforcement and currently in income management. I have four children at the Rosary School and am a catechist for children's liturgy at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

 

Mrs Maeve Maxwell

Appointed as: Community Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Current term of office began: 25 November 2015

Current term of office ends: 24 November 2019

Committees: Standards, Appraisal Panel

Additional info: I am a former pupil of The Rosary School and also chose The Rosary School for my daughter. Education matters hugely to me and so I consider myself fortunate to have spent my career, to date, working in primary, secondary, special and further education.  It is very important to me that children enjoy their time at school; using it as a springboard into a fulfilling life in which they utilise their skills and talents to the full.

 

Mr Michael Cook

Appointed as: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Bishop, Clifton Diocese

Current term of office began: 1 September 2013

Current term of office ends: 31 August 2017

Committees: Resources

Additional info: 

 

Mrs Monica Jordan

Appointed as: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Bishop, Clifton Diocese

Current term of office began: 1 December 2015

Current term of office ends: 30 November 2019

Committees: Admissions and Ethos

Additional info: I have been associated with the Rosary School since 1963 as a pupil. My five children all attended the school and now my Granddaughter has started there. I have been involved in the PTA and have been a Governor for many years. Most of the time as Chair of Governors. Latterly, I have been Chairing the Admissions and Ethos Committee and am also on the Head Teachers' Performance Management Committee.

 

Mr Dermot Mullen

Appointed as: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Bishop, Clifton Diocese

Current term of office began: 1 November 2015

Current term of office ends: 31 October 2019

Committees: Resources

Additional info: I am a retired engineer and former pupil of the school (1955 - 1960). I am married and have been for nearly 45 years. I have four adult daughters and six grandchildren (three girls and three boys) - three of which grandchildren are adopted. I am deeply involved with and have just retired, after six years, as chair of the Stroud & District Athletic Club. Prior to that I was club secretary for 12 years. I also enjoy woodturning, woodworking and photography as hobbies.

 

Mrs Monica Marshfield

Appointed as: Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Current term of office began: 7 December 2016

Current term of office ends: 31 August 2017

Committees: Admissions and Ethos, Standards

Additional info: I have two children currently attending the Rosary School, and work part-time for a telecoms company in Stroud.  Being a governor in my spare time provides me with the opportunity to give something back to the school in the form of advice and support, utilising the knowledge and experience I have gained in my 25+ years in business.  My children are enjoying their time at the Rosary School, and it is a pleasure to see how the school is helping them to become rounded individuals ready to take on the next stage of their education.  The school is a special place, but as in any organisation there are always ways in which improvements can be made, and I enjoy playing my part in helping the school to identify areas for development and also assisting in their implementation.   

  

Mrs Emily Hudson

Appointed as: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parent Ballot

Current term of office began:187 June 2014

Current term of office ends:17 June 2018

Committees: Admissions and Ethos, Standards

Additional info: I have been a parent Governor at the school for nearly three years now. I have three children, two already attend the school and one will start in September 2017. I am a practising Catholic and believe in the importance of maintaining the Catholic ethos of the school as well as allowing everyone within the school to feel included.

I have a degree in specialist community public health nursing, and hope I can bring my knowledge of health promotion, child development and safeguarding to my role within the Governing body.

  

Mrs Rosy Savory

Appointed as: Headteacher

Term of Office: Ex officio

Committees: Resources, Standards, Admissions and Ethos

Additional info: Mrs Savory has been Headteacher at the Rosary School since September 2007. Previously Mrs Savory has been a Parent Governor at a st. Mary's VA Primary School in Cornwall and also a Staff Governor at St Peter's Catholic Infants' School.

 

Mrs Lousie O'Doherty

Appointed as: Staff Governor

Appointed by: Staff Ballot

Current term of office began: 25 September 2014

Current term of office ends: 24 September 2018

Committees: Standards, Admissions and Ethos

Additional info: 

 

Dr Sarah Boss

Appointed as: Clerk to the Governors, Clerk to Admissions Committee

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Additional info: 

 

Click here to see the Governors' Declaration of Business Interests.

Governors may be contacted via the school office: (01453) 762774  or admin@rosary.gloucs.sch.uk