Tebay Primary School – LAB

Lorrayne Hughes

Lorrayne Hughes, CEO

Lorrayne is a 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 is Chair of CASL (Cumbria Alliance of System Leaders) 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.

Alex Beardmore

Alex Beardmore, Interim Headteacher

Alex is currently Interim Headteacher of Tebay Primary school and Interim SEN Primary Lead.

Alex began her primary teaching career in 1998, and then took up various leadership roles including EYFS and Key Stage 1. As a Deputy Headteacher, she helped to lead the school from Special measures to Good.  

Alex began to lead SEN across the school and developed a passion for inclusion, believing every child has a right to high quality education.  Alex is a qualified SENCO and has led development of SEN across a variety of schools and academies.

Throughout various leadership roles Alex believes children and their needs should be at the heart of everything a school does.

June Lowther

June Lowther, Staff LAB Member

June has been teaching at Tebay Primary School since 2012. During that time, June has taught EYFS, KS1 and 2.  June has developed the outside provision for the EYFS and worked hard to develop all areas of the curriculum. 

June was previously a governor for Tebay School. She is passionate about the school and the community.  June is looking forward to being a part of the school moving forward with Cumbria Education Trust.