Federation Governing Body

Mandy Stewart | Federation Head Teacher | Appointed 1/9/15

I have been the head at the Roselands and Stafford federation since September 2015 and am very proud of the fabulous staff teams and hard-working pupils at both schools. I was previously a Head Teacher in East London for nine years. In fact my entire teaching career was spent teaching in the London Boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest until I relocated to East Sussex to join the federation when it was newly formed.

When I am not at work I love to travel and still have many countries left on my list of places to visit.

Mike Walton | Co-opted Staff Governor (Stafford) |Appointed 1/9/15

I am the Head of School at Stafford and have been a Federation Governor since September 2015.  I am also a parent with my eldest child currently in Year 4.  I have worked in a variety of schools across East Sussex to gain a wealth of experience in the primary phase.  I am passionate about providing a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum for our learners through the use of our outside spaces, sports and performing arts.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with the family, long walks with our dog and visits to the theatre.  I am committed to ensuring each and every member of our community is given the opportunity to be the best that they can be.

Carol Wallis | Staff Governor (Roselands) |Appointed 1/9/15

I am the Deputy Headteacher at Roselands and I have been a Federation Governor since September 2015.  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.

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.

Nick Smeeton | Deputy Chair | Appointed 1/9/15

mrs-j-osbourneJenni Osborn | Chair | Appointed 1/9/15

I have been a Federation Governor since September 2015. I am a parent with both my children now at Stafford School, in year 3 and year 6. I chose Stafford because of the friendly feel to the school. My background is in secondary school, teaching PSHE and RE. I have also more recently taught adults. Currently I run my own business offering training to schools and other organisations who work with children and young people around the area of mental health and emotional resilience. When I am not working I love to read, bake and sing.

Esther Martin | Co-opted Governor | Appointed 20/1/16

I have been a Federation Governor for one year and have found it a very encouraging and enriching experience so far. I am very committed to seeing both schools provide a positive learning experience for all children. As a Primary school teacher I have a background in both juniors and infants and can share my expertise in my Governor role.

I have two lively, chatty sons: one in Year 4 at Stafford and one in Reception at Roselands. Currently I'm also teaching and running a mums and toddlers group at All Souls church. I love being with my family, reading, singing and spending time with friends!

Natalie Woodlock | Parent Governor | Appointed Nov 2016

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to become a Federation Governor.

Helping the pupils at the Federation schools be the 'best that they can be' is a mission close to my heart, as my son is in Reception at Roselands.

I am a specialist dentist, working locally, and therefore have a lot of contact with the Eastbourne community.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and partner dancing.

Fiona Hill | Co-opted Governor | Appointed 22/02/2017

Jennifer Smith | Clerk to Governors

I am delighted to become part of the Roselands and Stafford team by providing support to our Governors. In my previous role as a primary school teacher I taught in a local school for a number of years teaching both infants and juniors with a speciality in music.  More recently I have taken some time out to focus on my family. I have two children one in Reception at Roselands and the other in Year 3 at Stafford. I am looking forward to working with two friendly, lively and hardworking schools!

Name Category Term of Office Position on GB Attendance at Governor Meetings 2015-2016 Attendance at Governor Meeting 2016-2017 Business Interest Governance links to other educational establishment Other Connection to school
Mandy Stewart Staff   Head Teacher 100%   Employed at Roselands and Stafford Federation    
Mike Walton Staff




Staff Governor

Health & Safety

100%   Head of School    
Carol Wallis Staff



Staff Governor

Health & Safety

100%   Deputy Head Teacher    
Nick Smeeton Co-opted Governor





PE & Pupil Premium & Data






Jenni Osborn Parent





Training & Development

90%   Jenni Osborn Training Services   Children at Stafford
Esther Martin Co-opted 20/01/16
Finance & EYFS 100%   Teacher   Children in both schools
Natalie Woodlock Parent Nov 2016 Equality & Diversity & British Values          

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