Meet the Governors
Shola Salako, (Chair)
I became interested in education when I was co-opted onto a parent staff committee at my daughter’s school. She has since left school and as I wanted to continue my involvement I applied to be a local authority governor. I was accepted and have been a governor at Rosendale for over five years.
The role remains interesting and absorbing. I hope to be given the opportunity to continue to be of service to Rosendale and provide a valuable contribution.
Shola’s term of office expires 30 June 2022
Caroline Gray, Vice-Chair
I currently work in a General Practice in Vauxhall and for a Mental Health project for the Clinical Commissioning Group. Whilst my background is not in education I do have a real understanding of life in Lambeth having lived and worked here for the last 16 years and I hope that skills I bring coupled with my enthusiasm and commitment will allow me to make a real contribution to the school and its community.
Caroline’s term of office expires 31 August 2021.
Kate Atkins, Headteacher
I am the Headteacher at Rosendale. I graduated from Hull University with a degree in English Literature and Drama. Having spent several years working and travelling I attended South Bank University, obtaining a PGCE in Education (Early Years) in 1993 and I have been teaching in Lambeth ever since. I joined Rosendale in 2003 as Assistant Headteacher.
Jeremy Baker, Co-opted Governor
I was until recently chair of the Rosendale Governing Body. I am a retired solicitor who specialised in Town & Country Planning law. I also ran children’s camps for very many years, sailed to the Pacific in 1978 and was a local councillor 2002-6 (and Chair of the Education Scrutiny Committee and later Deputy cabinet member for schools). I have been a governor of Rosendale School since 1995 and The Elmgreen School since before it started.
Jeremy’s term of office expires 30 June 2021.
Mark Creelman, Parent Governor
I have 3 children at Rosendale with my partner Darren. They are currently in Nursery, Year 1 and Year 2. I’m a qualified social worker and have worked in the public sector for 25 years. I am Managing Director of an NHS organisation with a turnover of £130m. I believe in the power of strong governance and want the development of the school to be fully inclusive and participative of parents with the child at the centre of all we do.
Mark’s term of office expires 31 August 2023.
Rebecca Rae, Parent Governor
With children in Reception and Year 2 at Rosendale, I want every pupil to have a great, well-rounded education. I bring experience of policy research and analysis from the local government and charity sectors, and have often worked with boards, including as a patient representative. I have been part of a scrutiny team, supporting elected Members to hold organisations in London to account. In challenging times for education, I want to represent the voice of parents as we ensure that Rosendale keeps its ethos as an academically successful school but also a warm and caring community.
Rebecca’s term of office expires 31 August 2023.
Biba Stanton, Parent Governor
I have two boys at Rosendale, as well as a toddler who already enjoys being part of the school community. As an NHS doctor, I have an understanding of governance and have experience of chairing a national committee. I am passionate about the importance of gender equality in schools, and about using positive strategies to combat bullying.
Biba’s term of office expires 31 August 2023.