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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 set, 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:

  • Sabrina Ghenaiet - Chair [Email:
  • Belishia Visser - Interim Principal
  • Sarah Driscoll - Chief Officer, Standards
  • Heidi Faure - Chief Officer, Operations
  • Debbie Smith - Community
  • Maria Verity - Parent

Sabrina Ghenaiet - Chair

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 contributes to the LAB in order to benefit the students and their families

[No pecuniary interests]

Belishia Visser - Interim Principal

Belishia Visser is ambitious for her students.  She is passionate about teaching and learning with a firm commitment to the school community and beyond.  Belishia Visser has a wealth of senior leadership experience, and in her roles as Vice Principal and Associate Principal of the College, she has always demonstrated drive and determination in support of success, so that the lives of young people can be transformed.  She continues to lead by example with high expectations, in order to deliver a quality offer.

[No pecuniary interests]

Sarah Driscoll - Chief Officer, Standards

Sarah Driscoll has vast experience in educational leadership in both the primary and secondary phase, as well as Studio Colleges and UTCs.  Starting her career as an English teacher, Sarah has worked in various leadership positions as Principal, School Adviser and School Inspector. She is passionate about maximising opportunities within the Trust for cross-collaborative working and ensuring all children are supported to reach their potential from the moment they arrive in Nursery through to Post 16.  Indeed, as Chief Officer – Standards, she is committed to ensuring that all stakeholders are well placed to maximise their potential.

[No pecuniary interests]

Heidi Faure - Chief Officer, Operations 

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 moved into the role of Vice Principal, before becoming Principal in January 2013; and Executive Principal in February 2018 with responsibility for the secondary phase.  As Chief Officer – Operations, she continues to be an advocate of clear targets and monitoring of progress.  She continually strives to secure fantastic outcomes for all learners. As a former governor of a local primary school, she has an absolute understanding of the needs of the community and is resolute that all children should fulfil their potential.

[No pecuniary interests]

Debra Smith - Community

Debra Smith has been associated with the Trust since September 2008. Her experience together with an MA in Integrated Provision for Children and Families, made her well placed to discharge her role as Director of Early Years and Family Services.  With day nursery management experience and as 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 governor, she continues to be true advocate for high quality Early Years provision.

Little Marvels Nursery Services Limited (Early Years) - Professional interest only, Pecuniary interest declared 15th November 2016. Rowensbrook Training and Development, Professional interest only, first declared March 2017

Maria Verity - Parent 

As a parent of three children associated with Rosedale College, Maria Verity joined 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 area for many years, Maria is familiar with the routines of the College and understands the school system.  She also has knowledge and direct experience in terms of public examinations leading to an apprenticeship scheme.

[No pecuniary interests]


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