Caldew Lea Primary School LAB
Ian Newstead – Chair of Local Advisory Board (subject to DBS clearance)
Ian has recently retired having spent over 40 years in education. An experienced senior teacher, assistant Head teacher and SENCO he has worked in schools across Cumbria.
He was a specialist Teacher of SEN and Behaviour for the Local Authority and more recently worked as a Senior Education consultant advising Primary and Secondary schools on whole school protocols and strategic management. He is committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes and opportunities for all school pupils.
Lorrayne Hughes - CEO
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.
Ayesha Weston - Headteacher
Sarah Scott - Staff LAB member
Sharon Polmear - LAB member
LAB members in the previous 12 months: