Rebecca Stacey has been Head Teacher here at Castle Carrock since September 2014. Passionate about education, Rebecca firmly believes that all children can succeed and all children should be given the opportunity to do so! She trained as a teacher at the Institute of Education in London. She considers herself to have the best job in the world!
Class 2 Teacher and Staff Governor
Jane Helliwell - BA Hons and NVQ 3 Childcare Learning and Development. Trainee Teacher and Staff Governor
After five years working as a teaching assistant at Castle Carrock School, Jane has just completed her Straight to Teaching QTS course, at school, in conjunction with the TES Institute. She is now starting here NQT year here at Castle Carrock School in Class 2.
Jason has, until recently, worked at Castle Carrock School as a Teaching Assistant. He has now begun a three year degree course with the University Of Cumbria.
Having knowledge of the whole ethos of the school he continues to play a part of the team as a school governor.
Alison joined the governing body in September 2019, and serves as a parent governor on the Teaching, Learning and Acheivement committee.
She has a daughter Eve and son Jack, who both attend the school, Alison herself attended the school as a child. Alison has worked at James Rennie School for 17 years as a teaching assistant who specialises in special educational needs.
By being a governor Alison hopes to help play a part in supporting the school community in moving forward to carry on providing a safe, happy and inspiring environment to flourish and reach their full learning potential.
Kirstie joined govenors as a parent govenor in Sept 2019. She moved to Castle Carrock village 4 years ago with her husband and daughter Heather who attends the school. She has worked as a physiotherapist in the NHS for 19 years, including working with children in the past, and most recently with adults with learning disabilities. Kirstie strongly feels all children should have fair and equal access to education and hopes to support the school to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating environment. School should be fun and set up a love of learning for life.
Helen joined the board of governors in September 2019 and serves as a Parent Governor and on the Premises, Ethos & Well-Being committee. She has two sons; Joe and Jake. Joe attends the school nursery. Helen has lived locally all her life and also attended Castle Carrock school herself.
She has a background in retail management and is currently a stay at home mum. By becoming a governor Helen hopes she will help provide a stable environment for pupils to learn.
Chair of the Governing Board
Christian joined the governing body in June of 2017 and is a member of the Finance Committee. He is a director of an architectural practice in Carlisle, he enjoys most sports and is a keen amateur musician. He can often be seen, but mostly heard, playing at local venues in his rock covers band “Mid-Life Crisis”. He lives just outside Cumrew and has three children who all currently attend the school.
Vice-Chair of the Governing Board
Ruth first became a Governor in 2002, her passion was to ensure every child was given the opportunity to attain and achieve to their full potential in a happy and safe environment. Her length of office as a Governor was seventeen years, fourteen of which as Chair of Governors including Chair of Finance, Resources Committee, special responsibility for Parent complaints also Health and Safety.
Ruth relocated to Castle Carrock in 2018 and soon found the village to be friendly, community driven and always lots going on.
She wanted to contribute to the community and decided to apply to become a Governor at Castle Carrock Primary School as she felt her knowledge and experience would be put to good use. Ruth is really happy to have been elected to the Governing Board and looks forward to working with the team.
Claire joined the governing body in June 2017 and is a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee. She is a teacher in a small village school near Carlisle so she understands the challenges that small rural communities face. She lives in Castle Carrock and has two children who attend the school.