The Cumbria Education Trust Board Directors delegate to the LAB members its responsibility and powers as the Governing Body of the School. These responsibilities are discharged by the LAB members in accordance with its constitution, any Cumbria Education Trust Policies and advice from the Department for Education (DFE) and Ofsted.
The Local Advisory Board (LAB) is crucial to helping the School to raise standards.
Some of the roles of the LAB are to:
If you have any queries for the LAB or would like to contact the Chair, please email Lucy Hewson (Clerk to the Trust Board and LABs): email@example.com or telephone: 016977 45300 (via the Cumbria Education Trust Office).
Information regarding the Structure of the Trust Board and Local Advisory Boards can be found here: http://www.cumbriaeducationtrust.org/about-us/structure-and-information/
Please find below details of our Local Advisory Board membership, including terms of appointment; register of interests; and meeting attendance registers.
Composition of Local Advisory Board (LAB) members:
Joyce was born and brought up in Carlisle before going to University to study Geography followed by taking a PGCE qualification. Over 17 years she has taught in three secondary schools, teaching geography, maths and becoming head of department and a member of the senior leadership team. Her first involvement in governance was a teacher governor for seven years whilst at John Ruskin School in Coniston.
Since moving with her family to the Eden Valley, she have worked with school governing bodies, delivering training and support. She has also worked for a consortium of secondary schools leading the implementation of One to One Tuition.
Joyce joined the governing body of Warcop C of E Primary School as a parent governor in 2004 and until recently was Chair of Governors since 2006. Working with a headteacher who supported other headteachers through her Local Leader role, encouraged Joyce to also become involved in system leadership. Joyce was designated a National Leader in Governance (NLG) in 2012 and became the governor representative on the Cumbria Alliance of System Leaders Board (CASL)
Joyce’s NLG role led to her involvement with Yewdale Primary School. As chair of the Interim Executive Board, the members led the school to becoming an academy within the Multi-Academy Trust. Joyce was pleased to be asked to be chair of the Local Area Board at Yewdale, to be a part of the improvement and development of the school within the Trust.
Lorrayne is the successful and outward facing CEO of Cumbria Education Trust. Cumbria Education Trust is one of the first school based MATs in North Cumbria.
Lorrayne passionately believes in inclusion and that all children deserve a high quality education – children are firmly at the heart of all her strategic decision making.
Lorrayne took up her first Headship at William Howard School in Cumbria in 2007. In January 2014 she was commissioned by the Local Authority to bring about rapid improvement in two special measures schools in Workington, Cumbria. One of the schools was removed from Special Measures within 20 weeks. Ofsted commented on Lorrayne’s success in December 2014 “Your vision is clear: to build sustainable improvement across the schools for the long-term benefit of students and the Workington community”. Following this secondment Lorrayne took up the role as CEO of the Trust.
Lorrayne believes in a school led system for school improvement based around autonomy and accountability. She was Chair of CASL (Cumbria Alliance of System Leaders) for many years and is passionate about system leadership and what that can bring to the school improvement agenda. She strongly believes that schools are better working together and that collaboration can make a difference to all involved.
Joanne joined Yewdale School in 2016, having moved from Hertfordshire to Cumbria. She took over leadership of the school in April 2019, having worked in education for 21 years, across 8 schools, in all age groups from Year 1 to Year 7.
Joanne’s vision for Yewdale is clear; children must be at the heart of everything. Yewdale is a good school and continues to build on this improvement journey in order that all children can ‘be the best that they can be’.
Joanne is passionate about all areas of the curriculum and ensuring that children have opportunities to find their passion and talents, whilst enjoying learning and having fun.
In her spare time, Joanne enjoys family life with her husband and two teenage children. She can be found baking cakes, biscuits and bread in her kitchen, looking after her small flock of Ouessant sheep or on the side of a rugby pitch, being a rugby Mum!
Amanda is a Senior Assistant Headteacher at Newman Catholic School with responsibilities for Student Welfare & Pastoral care, line management of the SENCo, Heads of Year, Senior Learning mentors, Attendance Officer and Student Support Officer. She is also the designated Safeguarding Officer and Designated teacher for Children Looked After and has an overview of the Sixth Form and Religious Education Department.
Amanda has been a teacher for 25 years having held roles within curriculum and pastoral areas.
Amanda is passionate about ensuring that students have the best education possible and is thrilled to be part of the Cumbria Education Trust Primary Strategic LAB for Yewdale and Longtown Primary Schools.
Having been in education for a long time, covering a variety of roles, Amanda is fully aware of local and National education issues and believes we should always do what is right for our students whilst holding staff accountable.
Tracey Hill, LAB Member (Yewdale Longtown Strategic LAB)
Kirsty joined Yewdale Primary School in February 2019, Initially teaching in Early Years, and now in Key Stage One. Kirsty has worked in education for 10 years across three different schools. She has had the experience of a variety of positions, including Foundation Unit Leader and Key Stage One Leader. Working closely alongside Senior Leadership Teams she has implemented changes to improve outcomes for children. Kirsty, originally from Cleator Moor, moved to Carlisle in 2009 and is a mother to two young boys. Kirsty believes that every child should have the best education, in order to reach their full potential. She is hopeful that her experience and drive for improvement will have a positive impact within the school and within the LAB. Her hobbies include running, camping and singing in choirs.