Rochelle Thompson

Foundation Governor

I was born and raised in South Yorkshire but came to Church Stretton two years ago to be near to my family who also live in the town.
Prior to that, I was a deputy head teacher at a primary school in Plymouth and have been a teacher for 19 years. I have a masters in educational leadership but I am especially passionate about developing and encouraging children's confidence and self-esteem. Enabling children and young people to fulfill their potential is what matters to me most.
Before teaching, I worked for the BBC in Birmingham as a research librarian but felt a strong call to retrain as a teacher. Currently, I am having space in my life to pursue other areas of interest such as painting, writing, handicrafts and travelling - all of which I am thoroughly enjoying.
Since being in Church Stretton, I have been a part of St Lawrence's Church and am involved with the children's work which has led to me becoming a foundation governor at the school. In my time here, I have led a variety of church and school services.
I adore performing and directing dramas (quite the drama queen) so enjoy being part of the Open the Book team which regularly visits the school to lead assemblies through dramatised Bible stories. I also hope to become more involved in the collective worship at the primary school - another personal passion.