The Cardinal Newman Catholic Educational Trust
Anne Rolls BSc, FCIPD
Anne Rolls lives in South Gloucestershire and is a parishioner of Holy Family Patchway. She has two daughters who attended St Bede’s Catholic College and St Mary’s Catholic Primary school in Bradley Stoke. Anne was a foundation governor at St Mary’s from its inception in 1998, for 7 years and fondly recalls recruiting the first members of staff and choosing the school uniform.
Anne has spent over 35 years working as a qualified HR professional in public (including Bristol City Council), private and not for profit organisations. Her experience covers HR operations, policy, strategy, systems, training & development, and projects, working alongside board level directors and committees, other functional professionals, external providers, and trade unions.
Anne is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).
"I have a long-held interest in education and believe that our catholic schools are special and formative. My daughters and I have experienced a high-quality catholic education at primary and secondary levels in both England and Northern Ireland, and I would like to play my part in ensuring the continuation of this provision, for future generations of children.
I am an active member of my local parish, and believe a strong home-school-parish relationship is important in supporting our children and young people to live as Christians in modern society.
I wish to work with like-minded individuals utilising my professional knowledge and experience to support the Bishop’s vision of a secure future for catholic education in my area."
"My aim for the Trust is to deliver better financial security, strong leadership development and support, increased learning opportunities and high-quality education for its current and future schools. I want all our children to feel happy and safe, to enjoy learning and growing, to develop their faith and to achieve their goals in a caring Catholic setting. I want all our staff to have a clear understanding of our purpose and direction, to have opportunities to learn and develop and to feel supported by a fair employer."