Contact Us

01946 372656

Emergency Mobile:
07872 181619


Postal Address:
Lowca Community School,
CA28 6QS.

An introduction to our Staff, Volunteers and Governors.

We are always looking for parents and community volunteers to apply to become school governors or school volunteers.  If you are interested in becoming a governor (see table above for current vacancies) or a school volunteer either contact the school office or ask a governor who will be happy to help.

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

Teaching Staff

Mrs Joanne CrawfordHead Teacher and Key Stage 2 Teacher
Mrs Linda DitchfieldFoundation and Key Stage 1 Teacher
Mrs Jane LawsonPart time Key Stage 2 Teacher
Mrs SallyAnn CartnerHLTA
Miss Nicola HendersonPart time Teaching Assistant Class 1
Miss Emily PorterPart time Teaching Assistant Reception

Support Staff  & Volunteers

Mrs Louise MillsOffice Administrator
Mrs Carol OrmerodPart Time Office Administrator
Mr Jim PattersonSchool Chef
Mrs Rosaline HeskettKitchen Assistant
Mrs Jill BellMidday Supervisor
Mrs Leah PoweCleaner in Charge & Midday Supervisor
Mrs Val SpeddingVolunteer Reading Assistant


NamePositionGovernor AppointmentCommittee InvolvementTerm of OfficeRegister of interest*
Mr Carl OrmerodChair of Governors Co-opted GovernorFinance 4 YearsSee note 1
Mrs Joanne CrawfordHead Teacher Head Teacher GovernorFinance, Teaching & Learning4 YearsNone
Mrs Linda DitchfieldTeacher Staff GovernorTeaching & Learning4 YearsNone
Mrs Elizabeth FreemanClerk to GovernorsN/AN/AN/ANone
Mr Stephen SmyeVice Chair GovernorCo-opted GovernorFinance 4 YearsNone
Mrs Lyndsay SakiGovernor TBCTBC4 YearsNone
VacancyGovernorParent Governor
VacancyGovernorCo-opted Governor
VacancyGovernorLEA Governor
VacancyGovernorParent Governor

The chair of governors can be contacted on 07920 540634 for matters requiring urgent governor support.
*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.

Note 1:  Mr Carl Ormerod has a disclosed interest in that his wife Mrs Carol Ormerod is employed by the school as a Part Time Office Administrator.