Meet Our Team
English Hub Strategic Lead
Julie has been headteacher of Orgill Primary School since 2006 and is the strategic lead for our Hub. She oversees the management of all Hub activities and engages with schools and a range of other local partners to ensure that support reaches the schools that are most in need.
English Hub Lead
Holly is deputy headteacher and reading leader in Orgill Primary School. She has been with us since 2006 and it is her passion for early reading and phonics that led to us achieving such high standards in this area. She manages the Hub on a day to day basis, liaising with schools, hosting a range of events and supporting our Literacy Specialists. She balances this with her role of maintaining high standards in our own school.
English Hub Finance Manager
Rachel joined our team in March 2020 to strengthen our administration and financial management. She manages the Hub budget and monitors all income and expenditure, producing financial reports for our strategic board and the DfE on a monthly basis.
English Hub Administrator
Lara is your initial point of contact when seeking support. She manages all communications, dealing with general enquiries and providing information. She organises our events, taking and confirming bookings and welcoming delegates on the day.
Assistant Hub Lead
Hannah is the Early Years Leader in Orgill Primary School and an experienced Literacy Specialist. She has been supporting our partner schools since we started operating as a Hub and, this year, is extending her role to include Audit Lead. In this role she leads school-based audits of reading provision to fully understand a schools' needs. She works closely with the Headteacher and other key school staff to explore current practice and plan for improvement.
Katie has a BA Hons degree with QTS 2002 from the University of Cumbria. She is a Year 1 Class Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher at St Mary's Primary School, Kirkby Lonsdale. Katie has taught in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 5. She is the English Lead, Reading Lead and EYFS Leader. Katie is also the EYFS SLE for South Lakes Rural Partnership. Her favourite story is Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.
Georgina is a year 3 and 4 class teacher at St Joseph’s Primary School. She has taught Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4. She is the English lead, Reading leader and a SLE for Salford Diocese. Georgina has coached and taught phonics for the past 6 years. Georgina has a real love for early reading and phonics, she strives for all children and staff to share her love for reading. Her favourite story is the Lion inside by Rachel Bright.
Taylor is an Early Years teacher who works at Orgill Primary School. She has taught in Early Years for 3 years and Year 2 for 1 year. She currently teaches phonics in Reception, working with the lowest 20% of pupils. Taylor's degree is in Early Years Education and she is passionate about Early Years.
Leanne is the senior assistant headteacher at Kingmoor Nursery and Infant School and has been teaching for 10 years. She is the English lead, Reading lead and Year 2 lead. Leanne has also worked as a moderator for the local authority for the last 5 years supporting schools across Cumbria. She is passionate about ensuring all children and staff share her love for reading and writing and has worked closely with all staff to support children with their early reading and writing skills. Her favourite book is the Gruffalo by Julie Donaldson.