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'A love of learning for life in all its fullness'
'A love of learning for life in all its fullness'

Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors


Barbara Wallis - Chair of Governors

I love the warm, friendly atmosphere that the school's dedicated staff create and how they make learning fun. Ensuring we do our best for current and future generations of children is really important to me.


Susan Pattinson

My favourite things about Crosby school are its welcoming nature, its wonderful children, its close-knit community and much more!  


Duncan Priestley - Headteacher

Our school is set in the most stunning location.  It's a privilege to come to work here and play a part in shaping the future of the community.  The children are inspirational in every way imaginable.




Tom Cripps

Having worked and looked after children in the NHS for 40 years I am now semi-retired and living not far from Crosby Ravensworth.  I am looking forward to contributing in a different way to the development of our younger generation.  (Please  note: this is an early picture of Tom and will be replaced by a more recent one now that he has grown up a bit.)


Neil Hughes

I’m sixty–three, live in Bampton, work at Oxfam (Penrith) and am currently a Cumbria County Councillor.  Although I am already extremely busy, I 'volunteered' to act as Local Authority Governor because no-one else would come forward!



Sylvia Evans

I am a retired Headteacher of a special school in Merseyside.  I finished work in 2012, but still enjoy education, so I’m now offering my services as a school governor.



Anna Lea

I am a resident of Crosby Ravensworth, a parent of two future pupils and an organiser of the local playgroup. We are very lucky to have such a fantastic school in the village and I want to see the school continue to develop. 


Reverend Stephen Tudway

Stephen spent 20 years practising as a barrister, in areas such as Charities, Company and Insolvency, Commercial and Financial Fraud, Technology and Outsourcing. He was ordained in the Diocese of St Albans and is now the minister in Crosby Ravensworth, alongside 8 other parishes, and has a particular interest in the church’s role in education.

Details in due course on:

Georgina Griffiths, Foundation Governor and Vice Chair

Naomi Callaghan, Parent Governor

Christena Pelmore, Associate Member of Resources Committee