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Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.



Link Teacher

Attendance at meetings 2022/23 **

Term of Office

Mrs Caroline Preston



Mrs Daniels -  Safeguarding, SEND, English

Miss Twells - EYFS, PE, Maths


08/03/2023 - 08/03/2027

Mrs Kate Nickson

(Vice Chair)


Mrs Whitehall - Maths, Science, 


08/03/2023 - 08/03/2027

Mr Alex Shaw

Parent (Foundation from 12/7)

Mrs Losty - PSHE, RSE, RE, SIAMS


12/7/2023 - 12/7/2027

Rev Bruce JohnsonEx-officioMrs Losty - PSHE, RSE, RE, SIAMS86%N/A

Mr Brian Matkin

Local Authority

Health and Safety

pupil voice


04/06/2020 – 03/06/2024

Mrs Sarah Shorthose

Staff Governor




Mrs Jodie Daniels

(Head Teacher)

Ex-officio  100% N/A

** Attendance this year has been a mixture of remotely and face-to-face meetings.

We currently have a vacancy for the clerk to the governors.  In this interim period the meetings are being recorded and then typed up by the chair after the meeting 

Rev. Bruce Johnson


My Name is Revd Bruce Johnson and I am the Team Vicar responsible for four churches in Rosliston, Coton-in-the-Elms, Croxall and Walton-on-Trent. I have been here for just a few  months now, after having been ordained four years ago at Derby Cathedral. Prior to that I worked Internationally as an IT Programme/Project Manager for over 25 years but I also have experience of working in High schools and Primary schools, having supported and worked in three schools in pastoral and project-based roles, covering some very exciting school moves and a series of very complex situational needs.

I am married with three grown up children and one grandson. I am very interested in local history, travel and languages (I speak three languages). I am really looking forward to getting to know everybody at Rosliston school better and supporting everybody and the school to achieve their full potential.


Brian Matkin

I am the Local Authority Governor having been nominated by Derbyshire County Council. I have been a governor for a number of years and have acted as Chair during that time.  I am actively involved in the village, serving as a Parish Councillor and member of the Village Hall Management Committee.  

I was a Shift Manager at Drakelow Power Station until its closure some years ago, but am now a self-employed Training Consultant working mainly in the electricity sector.


Kate Nickson

My name is Kate Nickson and I am a Co-opted Governor, and Vice chair. I have a daughter at the school who is currently in Year 4. I worked in education for many years - primarily as a School Business Manager for a Staffordshire school, as well as a leader of a private SEN school.

I have taught children from Reception to A-level and feel passionate about helping all children reach their individual potential.

I am currently a manager at a fire protection company and I am also a qualified Forest Schools Practitioner.

I am very much looking forward to being part of Team Rosliston! 


Caroline Preston

My name is Caroline Preston and I am a co-opted Governor and Chair of governors at Rosliston Parent Governor on the School Governor team.  I have a daughter in year 3 at Rosliston CE School and a son who is 4 years old. 

I have been a Primary School Teacher for the past 20 years and have taught all age groups from Reception up to Year 5 and am now part of the School Leadership Team at my School. 

Throughout my career I have taught English across both Key Stages and work with SEND children on a daily basis.  I have also been a school PTA member for many years helping to raise much needed funds for school.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST - link to Vaughan Davies and co accountants who audit the private account in school

Alex Shaw

My name is Alex Shaw and I am the foundation governor of the School Governor team.  I have 2 children at Rosliston, one in year 2 and my eldest in y4 Year 4.  I have lived in the area for almost 10 years and am very appreciative of the richness that the school brings to the community. 

I am a qualified engineer with experience working in both design and operational roles at a large, Derby based company.  I have a passion for celebrating successes, whilst not losing sight of areas for improvement and helping develop realistic plans to achieve defined goals.

Along with my wife and two children we have a passion for helping children in care and are foster carers for young children who need a helping hand in their early years.


Sarah Shorthose  


You can contact the Governing Body through the Chair of Governors via the school office on 01283 761409 or by emailing