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Strategic Leadership Team

Mr Jonathan Keohane 


My name is Mr Keohane and I am the Head Teacher at the school. It gives me great pleasure to lead such a wonderful school. Roath Park is a historic and iconic name in the field of education in Cardiff. We take great pride in being a truly community school. 


I have been at the school since September 2018. I have a vast experience in primary and secondary school leadership across the South Wales region. I am also an ESTYN inspector. 


I am responsible for the day to day running of the school, ensuring high standards of teaching and learning, safeguarding, self-evaluation and school development planning. 


I love my job at Roath Park Primary School and coming to work is a joy and a privilege.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, watching rugby and playing the piano.

If you need to contact me my email address is:

Mr Lewis Fitzgerald 

Deputy Headteacher

My name is Mr Fitzgerald and I am the Deputy Headteacher at Roath Park. I have been at the school since September 2018. I love working at Roath Park because every day is different and our pupils are caring, kind and hard-working.


My main responsibilities at school are to ensure that; pupils feel safe and happy, lessons are challenging and fun, and the school is being the best it can be. When I am not in work I love cycling, football, rugby, cricket, listening to music and reading books. My family and friends are also very important to me.


If you wish to contact me at school my email address is

Mrs Ellinor Watts

Leader of Learning in the Foundation Phase

My name is Mrs Watts and I am Foundation Phase leader and a class teacher currently teaching in year 1.  I have worked as a teacher here at Roath Park since 1996 as a class teacher in year 3 and 4 before moving to year 2 and finally becoming Foundation Phase Leader.

I love working at Roath Park, it is great fun and a real privilege to teach such happy, enthusiastic pupils.  The children never fail to make me laugh with their unique outlook on life and two days are never the same!

I am responsible for providing challenging learning opportunities for the children in both the indoor and outdoor environment.  I support the SLT to quality assure teaching and learning and help with school development planning.  I also monitor attendance.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family visiting parks and museums, watching films and visiting the theatre.

If you need to contact me my email address is

Ms Jane Marker

Leader of Teaching and Learning / Leader of Upper Phase [4-6]


My name is Jane Marker and I am proud to be the Leader of a fantastic Key Stage Two team. I have worked at Roath Park since 2012 and truly relish being part of the school and Roath community.


This is my first year teaching in year 4 and I love it. My class surprise and impress me every day. As KS2 Leader I am responsible for monitoring teaching & learning and standards in KS2. I provide challenge and support to teachers and contribute to school improvement through quality assurance tasks.  We are living through exciting times in Welsh Education and I am proud to be part of these changes leading to Success Futures. We want all children to look forward to coming to school each day and leave wondering about what they will be doing tomorrow.


When not at school I love to travel, cook (eat!) and spend time with family and friends. I approach life with a smile and strive to explore, experience, indulge and enjoy!

Mrs Jamie-rose Rigby 

Leader of Achievement and Inclusion / ALNCo


I have worked at Roath Park Primary Since September 2016 as the Leader of our fantastic Achievement and Inclusion Team. I absolutely love my job, and working closely with the pupils and families we have in our school. 


My role is to co-ordinate the support and provision for all pupils identified as having additional learning needs across the school. I manage the allocation of support staff across the school, liaise with professionals and parents/carers and track the progress of interventions and support put in place. I also provide professional support to staff to enable early identification of learners with additional learning needs, and I work with the Strategic Leadership team to develop and implement appropriate procedures. There are big changes happening in the world of ALN (additional learning needs) and we as a school are working hard to adapt and amend our practice in line with the New Code.


When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my Husband and Daughter (and the dog!). 


If you need to contact me my email address is: 

Mr. Michael Parsons 

Leader of Curriculum for Wales / Leader of LLC AOLE