The Cumbria Education Trust Board Directors delegate to the Local Advisory Board (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.

View the Trust Board membership here: http://www.cumbriaeducationtrust.org/about-us/leadership/

The Yanwath Primary School LAB is crucial to helping the school to raise standards.

Some of the roles of the LAB are to:

  • provide the information required by the Trust and not to withhold any information which the Trust reasonably requires;
  • refer certain decisions to the Trust for approval as set out in the Scheme of Delegation;
  • report to the Trust Board Directors on the outcomes and progress within a one-week period of each meeting;
  • act in accordance with the LAB Protocols.

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): lhewson@cumbriaeducationtrust.org or telephone: 016977 45300 (via the Cumbria Education Trust Office).

Composition of Local Advisory Board (LAB) members:

 – Chair of LAB

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.

Mel Eastwood – Interim Head

Dr Davina Soloman (PhD, MbChB), LAB member

Davina is a GP who is a partner at Upper Eden Medical Practice in Kirkby Stephen. She lives near Penrith with her husband and two daughters who attend Yanwath School. Davina obtained a PhD in 1998 at St Andrews University and remained there to complete the first half of her medical degree. She completed her medical studies in Manchester before continuing training in Lancaster and Kendal and finally settling in Penrith.

Outside of work Davina is continuing to study and enjoys beekeeping and any outdoor activities with her family.

Chloe Park – Staff LAB Member

Chloe joined the teaching team at Yanwath in February 2018. Beginning in Year 3 until the end of the academic year, Chloe then moved to upper key stage 2 and completed her NQT year in February 2019. She is currently leading learning in Year 5.

In July 2017, Chloe graduated from Northumbria University in Newcastle with a BA degree in Early Primary Education with QTS. Within Yanwath, she holds the Design Technology Subject leadership role and also led Yanwath School to be re-accredited with National Centre of Excellence status in Financial Education and Enterprise.

Outside of work, Chloe enjoys walking and travelling. As a staff LAB member, Chloe is looking forward to helping the Cumbria Education Trust continue to strengthen by working closely with the LAB in a collaborative manner and continuing to support the school and trust’s values.

Eleanor Galloway – Parent LAB member

Eleanor grew up in Ulverston, south Cumbria and studied Archaeology and Prehistory at university before working for Warwickshire County Council. She moved back to Cumbria 16 years ago to work for the Lake District National Park Authority as their Archaeologist, advising on all aspects of the historic environment.

Eleanor lives in Penrith with her husband, a vet, and their two children who both attend Yanwath Primary School. She likes being out in the countryside and walking the fells with family and friends. Eleanor is enjoying working on the Local Advisory Board and becoming more involved in school life.

Jane Davis – Parent LAB member (Safeguarding member)

Jane was born in Lancashire, moving to Cumbria in the early 1980’s. She studied Social and Community Care at Bradford College, later training to be a social worker at Lancaster University. Jane has worked for Cumbria County Council since 2003 as a social worker, firstly within children’s services and more latterly within Adult Services (specialising in Learning Disability and Autism).

Jane lives in Penrith with her husband and 2 children who attend Yanwath Primary School. She enjoys running, playing the drums and spending time with her family.

LAB members in the previous 12 months:

Sean Ruane – Resigned 24.7.19

Gill Smith – Resigned 17.6.19

June Venus – Resigned 24.5.19

Natalie Mashiter – Resigned 13.3.19

Local Advisory Board