Senior Leadership Team

Kyra Siddall-Ward

Acting Executive Head

Simone Jackson

Head of School Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jen Lynch

Assistant Headteacher for Safeguarding and Inclusion

Joanna Page

Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 1

Rosanne Forward

Key Leader for the Wider Curriculum

Natalie Harrison

Key Leader for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Teaching Team

RGruffaloMrs Dargan
TiddlerMrs Harrison
ZogMrs Sewell & Mrs Prowse
1Monkey PuzzleMrs Davies
SuperwormMrs Scott
Tabby McTatMrs Forward & Mr Langhorn
2Sharing ShellMrs Durrant
Snail & WhaleMrs Page
SpinderellaMrs Wolley


Mrs C RogersAssistant SENCO
Mrs M SpringettCover Supervisor
Mrs J SuttonCover Supervisor

Staff Biographies

Carol Wallis – Head of School

I am the Head of School 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 ran the London Marathon in 2017 for Macmillan Cancer Support and I am currently training for some 10km races for Cancer Research. I hope to run London again in 2020 and the Beachy Head Marathon in October 2020.

Mrs N Harrison – Key Leader of the Early Years Foundation Stage & Teacher of Tiddler Class

This is my seventh year teaching at Roselands school. 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 have been the EYFS Leader for 4 years and enjoy leading a team who all share the same vision.

Mrs L Dargan – EYFS Teacher in Gruffalo 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!

Mrs H Durrant – Year 2 Teacher in Sharing Shell 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!

Mrs R Forward – Key Leader of Excellence and Enjoyment & Teacher of Tabby McTat Class (Mon, Tues, Wed)

My name is Rosanne Forward and I started working at this school many years ago as a student. I love this school and have always been incredibly proud to say that I work at ‘Roselands’. I have two girls and we like to have lots of fun singing and dancing around the house. I help run a drama theatre group for adults and children. I love going on holidays especially to hot countries.

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.

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.

Mrs K Sewell – EYFS Teacher in Zog 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.

Mrs J Prowse – EYFS Teacher in Zog 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.

Mrs C Davies – Year 1 Teacher in Monkey Puzzle 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!

Mrs J Page – Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 1 & Teacher of Snail & Whale Class

I am the Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 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 as Assistant Headteacher  and make federations links even tighter.

In my spare time, I spend time with my family, friends and my gorgeous cat Pickles.  I also enjoy singing, playing piano and I try to find opportunities to follow my interest in photography.

Mrs R Scott – Year 1 Teacher in Superworm 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!

Mrs Y Woolley – Year 2 Teacher in Spinderella Class

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.