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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.




Attendance at meetings 2020/21 **

Term of Office

Rev Kate Buckley


Religious Education



Mrs Caroline Preston




24/5/2021 – 23/5/2023

Mrs Sarah Hall




1/9/2017 – 31/8/2021

Mrs Anne Hooley (Chair)




21/11/2019 – 20/11/2021

Mr Douglas Kerr




11/2/2020 - 10/2/2022

Mr Brian Matkin

Local Authority

Health and Safety


04/06/2020 – 03/06/2024

Mrs Diane Matkin




11/7/2019 – 10/7/2023

Mrs Linda Meacham (Vice Chair)


Finance & Pupil Premium


8/11/18 – 7/11/2022

Mrs Lucy Mitchell

(Head Teacher)





Miss Kathrine Radford (Clerk)





** Attendance this year has been remotely due to the advice around COVID and has been affected due to technical issues. 


Anne Hooley (Chair)

I joined Roslistion governors as Chair in November 2019.  I have worked in education for over forty years, twenty of those as a head teacher. During that time I have led many schools in different parts of the country, covering the whole primary age range. I hope to bring my experience to help and support the work of the school and governing body.


The role of the governors is to support, examine and challenge how Rosliston CofE Primary is run for the good of all pupils and community. However, the education landscape is ever-changing and being the chair of governors is just one part of the large team of the Rosliston family. I have witnessed that every member of this team is dedicated to the well-being and high achievements of all pupils. I am very happy to be part of this body of people committed to reviewing and planning actions, in order to move forward and continue to improve outcomes. 

Linda Meacham (Vice Chair)

I live in Rosliston and am a Mum to two boys who have both had their primary education at Rosliston.  My youngest son will move to secondary school in September 2021.  I currently work at Rolls-Royce where I manage improvement projects. I am a Co-opted Governor due to my finance background and I currently chair the school’s Finance Committee.

Douglas Kerr

My name is Douglas Kerr. I am 42 years old and am a fairly new member of the School Governor team. I currently work as a Paramedic for East Midlands Ambulance Service in Derbyshire.  We moved to Rosliston four and a half years ago. My daughter attends the school and is in Year 3. My middle son started school September 2020 and my youngest son will follow in a couple of years’ time. 

Caroline Preston My name is Caroline Preston and I am the newest member of the School Governor team.  I have a daughter in Reception Class at Roliston CE School and a son who is 2 years old.  I have been a Primary School Teacher for the past 17 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.

Brian Matkin


I am the Local Authority Governor, being 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. 

Diane Matkin 

I have been a governor at Rosliston School for over last thirty years - firstly, whilst my children attended and then whilst the grand-children have been in school 

I was first a parent governor and am now a Foundation Governor, nominated by the Church. 

I live in Caldwell and am involved in various organisations in the area: the Village Hall Management Committee, the Church PCC, as well as the school. 

I have been actively involved in all areas of school -supporting fundraising, listening to children reading. as well as helping in the classes. 

Rev. Kate Buckley 



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