Meet the Governance

We are proud of our team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support us in achieving our goals.  The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust as sponsor, is responsible for a number of schools and colleges, including Rosedale College.  As part of its remit, the Trust continues to drive up standards, being fully committed to the further development of its provision for its stakeholders. The Rosedale College Local Advisory (Governing) Body (LAB) is therefore required to meet formally each term before reporting to the Academy Board as part of Governance Day, involving the Members and Directors. 

The LAB consists of community (co-opted) members, parents, guardians, carers and staff. The skills sets, expertise and commitment of each individual are fundamental, as the LAB is critical to the work of Rosedale College and overall governance arrangements of the Trust. Accordingly, the Rosedale College LAB is made up as follows:

Hina Kapadia, Principal

Heidi Faure, Executive Principal

Norman Deas, Community

Debbie Smith, Community

Sabrina Ghenaiet, Parent (Chair)

Maria Verity, Parent

Bhavesh Vaja, Parent

Hina Kapadia

Hina Kapadia gained a wealth of leadership experience whilst working overseas, before returning to the UK as College Principal in September 2018.  As a former Vice Principal at Rosedale, Hina Kapadia is well rehearsed with the duties and responsibilities associated with high standards of teaching and learning at the College. Indeed, as a former Professional Tutor and teacher of English Language and Literature, she leads by example, and has great ambition for all of the students in her care.  

[01.09.18 to 01.09.28]  [No pecuniary interest declared]


Thumbnail HFAURE web-1 Heidi Faure

Heidi Faure is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of success.  As a former Mathematics Teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management, Heidi quickly moved into the role of Vice Principal at Rosedale, before being appointed as College Principal in January 2013.  As an advocate of clear targets and monitoring of progress, Heidi and the leadership team have continually secured fantastic outcomes for the students. As a former governor of a local primary school, she has an absolute understanding of the needs of the community and is resolute that the students should fulfil their potential.  

[01.01.13 to 01.01.23]  [No pecuniary interest declared]


Thumbnail NDEAS web-1 Norman Deas

Norman Deas has been closely associated with all aspects of the catering industry throughout his working life.  Having graduated from the Scottish Hotel School at the University of Strathclyde, he gained practical hands on experience within various sectors of the industry and ultimately directorships of several large contract catering companies.  In 1997, he set up Goodfellows CMS Ltd which specialised purely in Education and sold the company to Compass in 2004 before setting up GSS Catering Management Services as a consultancy to the catering industry.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a member of the British Hospitality Association, a past Chairman and Director of the European Catering Association (GB), a past Chairman and Fellow of the Association of Catering Excellence and was a non-executive Director of Pride Catering from 2009 to 2015. He is also the Treasurer and a Trustee of his local Church.  His outside interests include running for various charities which included the London Marathon in 2011 and is a keen supporter of several football clubs.

[17.11.15 to 17.11.19]   [Service Level Agreement between The Trust and Norman Deas Consultancy Services to provide consultancy services on all aspects of the catering services within the Trust to ensure it operates efficiently and compliant with all food hygiene legislation and to the agreed standards as laid down by the Trust. Fee £8100 per annum, reviewable each academic year and dated 21st June 2016.]

THUMBNAIL DSMITH web-1  Debbie Smith

Debra Smith has been associated with the Trust in various capacities since September 2008. Her experience together with an MA in Integrated Provision for Children and Families, makes her well placed to discharge her role as Director of Early Years and Family Services.  With day nursery management experience and strategic lead at a local primary school where she set up stand-alone, self-financing pre-school provision, Debbie has been active in the local community, championing the cause of families bringing up children in challenging circumstances.  As a governor, she continues to be a great advocate for high quality Early Years provision.  

[28.05.18 to 28.05.23]    [Little Marvels Nursery Services Limited - Early Years - Professional interest only. Pecuniary interest declared 15th November 2016]

Thumbnail SGhenaiet Sabrina Ghenaiet

As a parent of five children, three of whom are at school at the Rosedale campus, Sabrina Ghenaiet is familiar with the day-to-day routines of the College. Having been a parent governor at another local primary school and secretary for the Parent Teacher Association, she has helped with fund-raising and other events for a number of years.  With a good business background, Mrs Ghenaiet is keen to contribute to the LAB in order to benefit the students and their families.  

[20.10.16 to 20.10.21]  [No pecuniary interest declared]


Maria Verity

As a parent of three children associated with Rosedale College, Maria Verity is keen to join the LAB to share ideas and information from a parental perspective, whilst offering the necessary challenge and support on behalf of stakeholders.  Living in the locality for many years, Maria is familiar with the routines of the College and understands the school system.  She also has direct knowledge and experience in terms of public examinations leading to an apprenticeship scheme.

[01.04.18 to 01.04.22]  [No pecuniary interest declared]

Thumbnail BVaja Bhavesh Vaja

Bhavesh Vaja has a good deal of local knowledge and vast experience of dealing with the community.  As parent governor, he is keen to promote communication between home and school, offering commitment and enthusiasm so as to foster an environment where each child feels valued, develops self-esteem and thrives.  He has aspirations for all students so they have the opportunity to excel both academically and creatively.  With a police background, good information technology skills and experience in problem-solving, Bhavesh is determined to make a difference to the lives of young people.  

[06.07.15 to 06.07.20]  [No pecuniary interest declared]


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