Rachel was brought up in Cumbria and attended school in Kendal. Her husband attended Tebay Primary School himself, and they now have two children of their own at Tebay Primary School. Rachel wants to help the school develop and grow as part of Cumbria Education Trust, whilst retaining its place at the heart of the village. She has spent many hours with the school over the 6 years she has been involved with Tebay Primary as a parent helper and a member of the Friends of Tebay School and values the level of teacher input and support the children get at a small rural school where the teachers know the all the children as individuals.
Rachel’s professional experience is as a Probation Officer having worked for the National Probation Service for the last 12 years. She hopes to bring her skills and knowledge of safeguarding to the role of LAB Member. She also has a keen interest in anti-bullying policy, child mental health and the development of effective practice around intervention and response to bullying.