Working with primary and secondary schools in the Allerdale and Copeland areas

The Role of the Management Committee

The Management Committee is made up from a team of people who work closely with the headteacher to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the West Cumbria Learning Centre.  The Committee plays an important role in improving standards throughout the school, and makes decisions that directly affect the education and well-being of the pupils.


The Management Committee has delegated some of its responsibilities to 3 sub-committees: Staffing and Finance; Achievement of Pupils and Quality of Teaching; Behaviour and Safety.


The remit of each sub-committee is detailed within the Terms of Reference.              

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Name Category Sub-committee Membership Date of Appointment Date Stepped Down Term of Office Name of Business Nature of Interest
Michael Priestley
Community - Chair Staffing and Finance - Chair; Achievement of Pupils and Quality of teaching; Behaviour & Safety 12/11/2016   4 years Lakes College; Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project; Phoenix Youth Project; React Engineering Foundation; Whitehaven, Egremont and District Credit Union Chair of Governors; Trustee; Trustee; Trustee; Director
               
Peter Harlow Community - Vice Chair Behaviour & Safety - Chair; Staffing and Finance; Achievement of Pupils and Quality of teaching 12/11/2016   4 years Cumbria County Council Independent Admissions Panel Member
               
Clare McGuinness Community Achievement of Pupils and Quality of Teaching 06/07/2016   4 years Lakes College Employee
Steve Milledge Community Behaviour & Safety 10/10/2018   4 years Cockermouth School Employee
               
Joanne Beech LA Behaviour & Safety 17/05/2018   4 years Cumbria County Council Employee
Richard Cox Community Staffing and Finance; Achievement of Pupils and Quality of teaching 16/05/2014   4 years Church of England Cumbria Diocese Education Consultant
Anne Sarrington Parent Achievement of Pupils 17/05/2018   1 year  Sellafield Ltd Employee
               
Jane Dixon Staff Behaviour & Safety 13/10/2015   5 years West Cumbria Learning Centre Employee
Helen Johnson Staff - Headteacher Staffing and Finance; Achievement of Pupils and Quality of Teaching; Behaviour & Safety 04/01/2014   N/A West Cumbria Learning Centre; North West Ambulance Service; Lakes College Employee; Emergency Medical Technician 1; Governor