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 Meeting Attendance Record %
Michael Priestley
Community - chair Staffing and Finance - Chair; Achievement of Pupils and Quality of teaching; Behaviour & Safety 12/11/2016   4 years Inspira; Lakes College; React Engineering Foundation; North Country Leisure; Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project; Whitehaven Miners Social Football; Copeland Rugby League Development Foundation; Police Independent Advisory Group Employee; Board Member; Trustee; Board Member; Trustee; Chairman; Secretary; Youth Representative 100
                 
Peter Harlow Community - Vice Chair Behaviour & Safety - Chair; Staffing and Finance; Achievement of Pupils and Quality of teaching 12/11/2016   4 years None None 100
                 
Clare McGuinness Community Achievement of Pupils and Quality of Teaching  06/07/2016   4 years Lakes College Employee 100
Steve Milledge Community Behaviour & Safety 14/07/2014   4 years Cockermouth School Employee 83
                 
Duncan Fairbairn LA Staffing and Finance; Behaviour & Safety 12/11/2016   4 years Cumbria County Council; Allerdale Borough Council Councillor; Councillor 50
Richard Cox Community Staffing and Finance; Achievement of Pupils and Quality of teaching 16/05/2014   4 years Cumbria County Council Employee 50
Claire McGlasson Parent Behaviour & Safety 24/01/2017   1 year Just Jackie's Hair Salon Employee 33
                 
Jane Dixon Staff Behaviour & Safety 13/10/2015   5 years West Cumbria Learning Centre Employee 100
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 Employee; Emergency Medical Technician 1 100