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Orgill Primary School

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Meet Our Team

Julie Irving

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.


Holly Collins

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.


Rachel Young

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.


Lara Park

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.


Hannah Thornbery

Audit Lead and Literacy Specialist

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.


Alison Park

Literacy Specialist

Alison is the Key Stage 1 Leader in Orgill Primary School and an experienced Literacy Specialist.  She joined our staff in 2018, after working in another local primary school for many years and has experience working as a trainer and consultant for Ruth Miskin training.


Candice Regan

Literacy Specialist

Candice has worked as an Infant Teacher for almost thirteen years now. At present she teaches mainly Year Two in the mornings and Key Stage One each afternoon. Her degree specialised in Early Years education and she also have a wealth of experience at teaching younger children. For twelve years she has led Literacy within her school. 


Carrie Conway

Literacy Specialist

Carrie has taught at Jericho Primary School for the past twenty years. She currently teaches Year 1 but has also taught Reception and Year 2. Within her role she leads a team of twelve reading teachers who deliver phonics to over one hundred and seventy children.  She coaches and trains staff, tracks progress, plans interventions and ensures that reading and language is embedded across the curriculum and is taught in a purposeful and systematic way. 


Kathryn Preston

Literacy Specialist


Kathryn was awarded a Bachelor of Education Degree in 1998 from Wrexham University. She started teaching in Manchester before moving to Cumbria in 2002.  From this date she has solely worked at Yarlside Academy in Barrow-in-Furness where she is a member of the SLT. Within this time she has  taught Reception, Year 2 and is currently teaching Year 1. Kathryn became an Early Years SLE with Yarlside Teaching School, after leading both Early Years and Key Stage within the school.  In 2018 she completed the NCETM training to become and Accredited Early Years PD Lead and has supported many schools with the teaching of Early Maths. She worked on SSIF project ‘Diminishing Disadvantaged within Early years’ where she worked as part of the Cumbrian Team, she supported 9 schools in the South of the County. She is the Reading Leader within school and a Literacy Specialist for Orgill English Hub where she is currently supporting 3 primary schools within her role


Katie Jamieson

Literacy Specialist

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.