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Our Staff


The headteacher is Mrs Nicola Johnson. 

Mrs Johnson was full-time teaching head at Rosedale from January 1991 until April 2007, when she moved to become head at Nawton CP School.  The two schools began to work as a 'Collaboration with Legal Attachments' in 2011 and finally became the Nawton CP School & Rosedale Abbey CP School Federation, under Mrs Johnson's leadership, in April 2014.

EYFS / Key Stage 1

Our Early Years  and Key Stage 1 teacher is Mrs Rebekah Fordham-Brown.

Mrs Fordham-Brown joined us just two days before our last OfSTED Inspection and yet still managed to achieve GOOD and OUTSTANDING lesson observation judgements! She has experience across the full primary range, within both state & private education sectors, including Steiner & Montessori.

Mrs Fordham-Brown's son attended Rosedale School in Y5 and Y6, before moving on to Ryedale School for Y7.

Key Stage 2

Our Key Stage 2 teacher is Mrs Anne Reed.

Mrs Reed joined us in September 2014.  She has experience of teaching across the full primary range, within both state and private education sectors.

She has a passion for arts & crafts ... and hens!

Admin & Teaching Support

Mrs Annabel Grice provides the school's admin support on a Tuesday. Mrs Karen Saunders provides Admin & Finance support from her base at Nawton CP for the other days of the week.  She has a business management background and has been involved in training as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA).  She also provides some class-based and specialist TA support at Nawton CP School.

Mrs Saunders' son attended Rosedale School from Y3 to Y6, before moving on to Ryedale School for Y7.

Mrs Edit Rajki provides some Teaching Support in Class 1.

Ancillary staff

Mrs Anthea Read is our long-serving Caretaker / Cleaner.  All three of Mrs Read's children attended our school. All attended Lady Lumley's School for Y7 ... and we are proud to say that all three graduated from university in 2015!

Mrs Stephanie Myers is our School Cook and a Midday Supervisor (MSA).  Mrs Myers attended Nawton School and later married an ex-pupil of Rosedale School.  Mr & Mrs Myers' eldest son attended Rosedale School from Reception until Y6.  He moved on to Lady Lumley's School for Y7. Their youngest son joined Rosedale's EYFS class in 2015.

Mrs Ruth Simpson is our Monday MSA.  Mrs Simpson is an ex-pupil of Rosedale School and her son also attended in  Y5 and Y6.

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