There are nearly 300 staff members at Rossall School, all of whom play a huge part in inspiring and motivating our boys and girls. The skill set required to maintain this successful School is broad; below are a number of profiles from staff in a variety of roles.
Director of Professional Development and Teacher of History
Mr David Clarke
My name is David Clarke and I joined Rossall in January as Director of Professional Development and Head of Year 10. In my previous role at Chetwynde School in Barrow-in-Furness I was Director of Teaching and Learning and Head of Humanities.
What I like most about working at Rossall is the location by the sea, and the welcome I received from staff and pupils alike. This is a very warm and caring environment and a great place to live and work. Working in a boarding environment is very different to what I have been used to previously, but it gives me a real sense of community and belonging.
If you are considering a move to this beautiful part of the country and want to be part of a school that is forward-thinking, puts the interests of the pupils first and gives you opportunities for great personal and professional growth, then this is the school for you!
Front of House Supervisor
Ms Heather Loughran
This is my 30th year at Rossall School, I came to work at Rossall as my Mother had worked here before me and with two small children, the hours suited my family.
It is extremely busy working within the catering department of a boarding school, not only do we provide three healthy meals a day but we also make packed lunches for any trips or away sports fixtures, various events around the school and working lunches. No day is ever the same and it is never dull.
I love working at Rossall. I get to meet families, teachers, visitors and pupils from all over the world, with different backgrounds, ideals and cultures. I have seen children shy and nervous on their first day become confident, happy, young adults ready for his or her new chapter in their life.
There is nothing more heart-warming than greeting that same shy child when they return to Rossall as an Old Rossallian as they walk through the doors of the Dining Hall smiling and remembering me. I like to think that I have played a small part in their journey.
There is no place anywhere like Rossall, it is a little community made up of families of students and staff. If you would like a fulfilling job and working in a happy team of like-minded people then do apply.
Houseparent and Head of Academic PE
Mrs Emma Williams
Having spent the first two years of my teaching career at a large comprehensive school in Birmingham, I was eager to find employment back home in the North West. The opportunity at Rossall arose and I arrived here in 2000 as Head of Girls’ Games. Currently, I am Head of Academic Physical Education and in my fifth year as Houseparent of Wren.
Living and working amongst our youngsters, as well as being a privilege, gives you a real sense of their overall development as they look to take their place in an increasingly changing and uncertain world.
My role is essentially “24/7” and although this is not always face-to-face, there are always things to do to make sure that our students are living fulfilled and enjoyable lives.
Rossall is not just a job it is a way of life; thankfully, I enjoy the unconditional support of my close and wider family which is so important for me to have if I am to be effective in my role.
Director of IB and Head of English
Miss Bethan Jones
Following several years working overseas, I had returned to the UK and was working as English Faculty Leader in Wiltshire. Wishing to relocate to be nearer to my native North Wales, I looked at schools in the North West and loved Rossall when I first visited here. I arrived for interview on a sunny afternoon and was immediately struck by the warmth of my welcome here – both by staff and students. This was my first experience of working in a boarding school and I feel very much a part of the Rossall ‘family.’ Our students are delightful and a joy to teach and there is a real sense of camaraderie and friendship across the school community.
Deputy Head of Junior School & Year 6 Tutor
Mr Lawrence Condon
From the moment I first visited Rossall I was captivated by its idyllic setting and knew it would be a special place to teach. You cannot fail to be impressed by the stunning campus, although this is matched by the warmth and enthusiasm of the engaging pupils who thrive here.
The community spirit, international element and quality of teaching and learning really do make this a special environment to motivate the pupils to fulfil their potential in all areas of school life. It is inspiring to see children of all ages make friends from all over the world and develop a global perspective.
The Junior School is in the heart of the campus and has a ‘family feel’ with the opportunity to benefit from the amazing facilities of the whole school site. As Deputy Head of the Junior School, it is a privilege to see children begin their journey at a young age and watch them flourish all the way through the Senior School. It is extremely rewarding when those pupils that I once taught come across to share their news and achievements with pride, and this close relationship engenders our community spirit.
Rossall is truly an inspirational place to teach and I always look forward to sharing my passion for our school with any prospective families. You really do need to visit to see for yourself this unique and wonderful school.
Head of English
Mr Hugh Fitzherbert-Brockholes
I am currently the Head of English at Rossall having previously worked for five years at a state secondary school within the north-west. I was drawn to Rossall by the culturally diverse and close-knit community that lies at its heart. The articulate pupils and warm welcome that I experienced on my interview day helped convince me that this was somewhere I wanted to work.
As a busy boarding school, life at Rossall is rich and varied with copious co-curricular activities complementing pupils’ academic endeavours.
If you are considering Rossall, you can be sure to find a creative community that fosters a lifelong love of learning within both staff and students alike.