Contact Us

Telephone:
01946 372656

Emergency Mobile:
07872 181619

Email:
admin@lowca.cumbria.sch.uk
head@lowca.cumbria.sch.uk

Postal Address:
Lowca Community School,
Lowca,
Whitehaven,
CA28 6QS.

An introduction to our Staff, Volunteers and Governors.

Teaching Staff 
PositionName
Head Teacher and Key Stage 1 TeacherMrs Joanne Crawford
Foundation and Key Stage 1 TeacherMrs Linda Ditchfield
Key Stage 2 TeacherMrs Jane Lawson
Early Career Teacher KS2 (ECT)Miss Elizabeth O'Neill
KS1 HLTAMiss Nicola Henderson
KS2 HLTA Mrs Rebecca Draper
KS2 STAMrs Tracey Oakes
Teaching Assistant - Level 3Ms Tori Rawlinson
Teaching Assistant Apprentice- Level 3Miss Amelia Charlton
Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Level 3Miss Charlie Gearing
Regular Supply HLTAMrs Sallyann Cartner
Regular Supply Teachers
Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Support Staff  & Volunteers
NamePosition
Mrs Carol OrmerodOffice Administrator
Miss Madison HallSupport Admin Apprentice
Mrs Rosaline HeskettKitchen Assistant
Miss Kelly AllenKitchen Assistant
Mrs Jill BellMidday Supervisor
Mrs Leah Powe Midday Supervisor

Board of Governors

The remit of the governing board:

It is stated in the Governance Handbook that all boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

More information on the role and how to become a governor can be found by following Cumbria Governor Support Services link.

A governor  can be disqualified from holding office if they fail to attend governing body meetings, without the apologies being accepted by the governing body – for a continuous period of six months, beginning with the date of the first meeting missed.

 Register of interest

Governors have a legal duty to act only in the best interests of their schools. Where a situation arises in which they cannot do this due to a personal interest they have, steps should be taken to identify, prevent and record the conflict. This ensures governors are acting in the best interests of the school.

Governor NameDeclaration of Interests
Maryam YammamaParent of children attending the school.
Vicky McLuckieParent of children attending the school.
Vikki QuinParent of children attending the school.
Rachel SpeddingParent of children attending the school.
Amy BarclayNothing to declare.
Jane LawsonKS2 Teacher at the school.
Joanne CrawfordHead Teacher and KS1 Teacher at the school. Occasional voluntary maintenance work carried out by family members.