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St Rose's

Catholic Infant School

We live, love and learn happily in our work and play as part of God's family

Meet the Team

Teaching Staff

Mrs E Ryan
Mrs Ryan is our Headteacher. 


Mrs Ryan is passionate about Catholic education and encourages the importance of every child's holistic development. She believes that all children are entitled to the very best education as they only get one chance. She has an open door policy and is rooted in the ethos that communication is the key to the running of an excellent school where a problem shared is a problem halved.  Mrs Ryan has almost 10 years of experience teaching within Hertfordshire and inner London and believes it is a privilege to tutor young minds both academically and holistically.

Assistant Headteacher
Mrs S Gavin 
Mrs Gavin has over 10 years of teaching experience within the local Catholic schools. She has been part of the St Rose's team since 2014 teaching across all year groups, including the nursery. Mrs Gavin is particularly passionate about the Catholic identity of the school and led Religious Education for many years here. She strives for all of our pupils to learn and play with Christ at the centre.

Assistant Headteacher 

Miss R James

Miss James currently teaches in Year 2. She leads Key Stage one and RE across the school.

Inclusion Leader

Mrs J O'Sullivan

Mrs O'Sullivan is our Inclusion Leader. She leads PSHE across the school.

Year 1 Class Teacher

Miss T Phillips

Miss Phillips teaches Year 1.  She leads Humanities and Arts across the school as well as supporting our Eco Council.

Year 1 Class Teacher

Mrs M Parfitt

Mrs Parfitt teaches Year 1.  

Year 2 Class Teacher

Miss C Glynn

Miss Glynn teaches Year 2. She leads Science and as well as supporting our Eco Council.

Nursery Class Teacher

Mrs H Pritchard

Mrs Pritchard teaches our 30 hour Nursery class.

Nursery Class Teacher 

Mrs L Butler

Mrs Butler teaches our 30 hour Nursery class and leads in Computing.

Reception Class Teacher

Miss G Shaw

Miss Shaw teaches in Reception and leads in PE.

Reception Teacher

Mrs K McLaren

Mrs McLaren teaches in Reception and leads in Maths.

Class Cover Teacher
Mrs M Mitchell
Mrs Mitchell is officially retired from St Rose's but loves returning to work with our children to provide teaching cover on a supply basis.


Support Staff


Miss L McDonagh
Miss McDonagh supports our 30 hour Nursery class.
Mrs S Abdelmassih 
Mrs Abdelmassih supports our 30 hour Nursery class.

Mrs A Reynolds 
Mrs Reynolds supports Mrs McLaren in Reception and also runs our "Breakfast Club".

Ms L Blundell

Miss Blundell supports Miss Shaw in Reception.

Mrs C Gavin

Mrs Gavin supports Miss Phillips in Year 1.

Mrs N Robson

Mrs Robson supports Miss Phillips Year 1.


Miss L Rickerty

Miss Rickerty supports Miss Phillips in Year 1.


Mrs M Ward-Brickett

Mrs Ward-Brickett supports Mrs Whitehill in Year 1.

Mrs K White

Mrs White supports Mrs Whitehill in Year 1

Mrs K Quinn 

Mrs Quinn supports Miss James in Year 2.

Mrs H Gimmi

Mrs Gimmi supports Miss James in Year 2.

Mr J Whiting 

Mr Whiting supports Miss James in Year 2.

Mrs H Glover

Mrs Glover supports Miss Glynn in Year 2.

Mrs J Davidson-Ali

Mrs Davidson-Ali supports Miss Glynn in Year 2.

Office Staff
Finance Officer
Mrs M Power
Mrs Power works closely with the Headteacher to support with administration, school finances and attendance.
PA to Headteacher
Mrs J Taylor
Mrs Taylor supports the Headteacher with administration, safeguarding and school admissions.


Rufus our visiting dog.

Rufus our visiting dog. 1

We are delighted to introduce Rufus. 

He is joining our team under the 'Pets as Therapy' strategy.

Children will be invited to 'read' with Rufus.

Animal assisted therapy has been recognised to benefit a young person's physical, emotional and psychosocial health, cognitive function and communication skills. 

'read2dogs' helps improve confidence in Literacy skills by encouraging young people to read and communicate in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment.

  Site Team

Mr M Prendiville
Mr Prendiville is our Caretaker and ensures the school grounds and buildings are maintained and operational.

  Hertfordshire Catering Team

School Cook
Mrs S Grayer
Mrs Grayer provides fresh school meals for children and staff on a daily basis ensuring they are balanced and healthy.
Mrs C Watts
Mrs Watts supports Mrs Grayer in our kitchen.


Miss V Norman

Miss Norman supports Mrs Grayer in our kitchen