Executive Head

Dear Staff,

On behalf of the Roedean Board, I am delighted to announce the formal appointment of Mrs Fiona Rogers as the Executive Head of Roedean. This appointment takes effect from the 1st March 2019.

Fiona Rogers is no stranger to many in the Roedean community including: staff; old girls; parents and learners, having taught at the school since 2005. She is also a well-respected figure within the broader education community.

After qualifying for a B.Sc. with Majors in Chemistry (First Class Pass) and Botany, Fiona went on to do her Honours in Botany: Physiology and Taxonomy at the University of Kwazulu Natal. She subsequently completed her Masters in Ecology (cum laude).

Fiona’s teaching career has spanned 33 years and, in that time, she taught at Woodmead High School, McAuley House and St Mary’s School, where she served as HOD Physical Sciences from 1996 until 2004. Fiona was then appointed HOD: Physical Sciences at Roedean in 2005 and remained in this position until 2008 when she took on the role of Deputy Principal: Director of Curriculum.

Fiona has been instrumental in driving the academic success of Roedean but more importantly in ensuring that each girl is supported and able to achieve to her own potential. Fiona is passionate about curriculum innovation and over the years has implemented and been involved in a range of interventions and projects including: cross-curricular tasks for LV and MV pupils; the Cognitive Education Programme;
IT Integration as a member of a broader whole school team and, more recently, in crafting the Intern Programme for Teachers of Mathematics and the Sciences (in partnership with CIDA Trust) which was implemented in 2018.

Fiona was the IEB Physical Sciences Portfolio Moderator from 2003 – 2008 and was also a key member of the IEB Physical Sciences National Subject Forum from 2003 – 2010, during which time she was involved in the writing of and the consequent modification of the IEB Subject Assessment Guidelines for Grade 12 Physical Sciences.

Please join me in congratulating Fiona on her new position. I have no doubt that she will continue to enjoy the support of all staff, parents, old girls and learners who have come to know and respect her over the years.

As ever, we look forward to working together in continuing to chart a bright future for Roedean.

Kind regards
Audrey Mothupi
Chair of the Roedean Board

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