Monthly Archives: March 2018

Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft

Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft is a Reader in Education (associate professor) at the University of Cumbria where she has worked with intending primary and secondary teachers since moving to Cumbria in 2002. Formerly she was a primary school teacher in Oxfordshire and Derbyshire.

She is passionate about providing young people with a balanced education, equipping them not only with the required skills and certificates for their future lives, but also an education which challenges them to think responsibly about their role as citizens in the world. She teaches and publishes in the areas of Religious Education, Anti-racism, special educational needs and school leadership.

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke is an experienced Headteacher, having run an outstanding school in Kirkby Lonsdale since 1994. During that time Chris has Chaired the Cumbrian Association of Secondary Headteachers, been an elected Association of School and College Leaders Council Member and a member of the Cumbria Schools Forum.

Latterly, Chris has occupied a more executive role. In a system leadership capacity he sits on the DfE Headteacher Reference Group, is a board member of the Cumbria Association of System Leaders (CASL) and is a member of the Regional School Commissioner’s Headteacher Board (North).

As an NLE, Chris has a wealth of school to school support experience. He has been a leading figure in the South Lakes Federation since its inception in 2004, leading its Teaching School.

Margaret Cunningham

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Margaret Cunningham is a retired English Teacher and former Editor and Administrative Officer for a local company where she also had responsibility for Human Resources. Margaret is an active member of the local community through her church and charity work.

Ty Power

Ty Power offers expertise in all areas of managing a multinational company and in directing a leading national business/education organisation.  Now retired, he is the former Operations Director of K Shoes Ltd. (C and J Clark Ltd.) and former Executive Director and Director of the Graduate Programme of Young Enterprise.

Ty studied Economics and Business at the University of Edinburgh and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau.  He is a member of the Cumbria Schools’ Forum, latterly representing Academy schools in the South of the County.  Through the Schools Forum Ty has been involved in several revisions of Cumbria’s schools’ funding methodology and is well versed in schools’ financing issues.

Ty was a founding member of the current Multi Academy Trust formed in May 2017, before which he was a Member of Queen Elizabeth School Limited Company

Peter Gregson

Peter spent much of his career in the footwear industry, working for both Clarks and K Shoes and subsequently led the setting up of a successful local retail franchise business in the late 1990’s. He spent the last 10 years of his career working for a leadership and management training company in the Lake District, helping individuals and teams become more effective inside their organisations.

Now happily retired, he is involved in a number of different organisations both in the Kirkby Lonsdale community and internationally. He is a Trustee of CRMI Children of Hope, a local charity which works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable children, young adults and families in Uganda, helping them to build better lives for themselves and their families.


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