Meet the Committee

Meet the Committee

Mrs Jackson
Chair of Management Committee
Mr Batten
Management Commitee
Mr Wilkinson
Management Commitee
Stephen Wilkinson, Chief Executive of The Queen Katherine School Multi Academy Trust in Kendal. He has been a member of the Management Committee for 15 years formally representing the South Lakes Federation of Schools. He was also a member of the Kendal Collaborative Partnership a Limited Company set up by two secondary schools in Kendal and 13 feeder primary schools. Stephen has a particular interest in inclusion. Sandgate School is co-located on the campus of The Queen Katherine School which also has a reputation for its multi-agency support. Stephen is also involved in the development of System Leadership and is a member of the Cumbria Alliance of System Leaders (CASL) and our more local South Local Alliance of System Leaders (LASL). He is currently Chair of the Emotional Resilience and Mental Health Partnership for Cumbria.
Mrs Bailey
Management Committee
Mrs Willis
Management Committee
Janet is the County Councillor for Low Furness, South Lakeland District Councillor for Mid Furness and currently Deputy Leader of South Lakeland District Council. She is also the joint owner of Greenodd Village Stores. Prior to moving to Cumbria, from the North East 11 years ago, Janet's career was in banking. Latterly she was a Manager in the Savings Department at the Head Office of Northern Rock Plc in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Miss Evans
Clerk
Miss Evans has worked at the PRU in a range of administration positions since 1998. Since 2006 she has been the PRU’s School Business Manager and has responsibility for Health and Safety, and Facilities and Finance, whilst also managing the very efficient Business Support team.
Mrs Lisa Balderstone
Ex-officio member
Mrs Balderstone started her headship with the PRU in September 2013. Previously Mrs Balderstone worked in a Barrow secondary school for 13 years before becoming Head of the West Cumbria PRU in 2009. Mrs Balderstone has been a member of the Management Committee since September 2013.
Mr Tomlinson
Parent Representative
Steven has been involved as a parent with Newbridge House since February 2017. Steven has lived locally all his life and has taken an active interest in education since his own child started school in 2010. Steven is the former Chair of the PTA at Our Lady of the Rosary School in Dalton and had an active role in fundraising for various projects within that setting. Steven enjoys hill walking, growing fruit and vegetables in his large allotment and holidaying in the Scottish Highlands. "I am highly impressed with the work the PRU does and the difference it has made to my child since starting here. I look forward to working with Newbridge House as a member of the Management Committee".
Sam Doyle
Staff Member Representative
Mr Doyle joined the Pupil Referral Service in September 2013. Mr Doyle has previous experience at a local secondary school working with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. He delivers ICT and PE within the centre.
Andrew Ribchester
Staff Member Representative
Having previous teaching experience in a number of mainstream schools, teaching subjects across the curriculum, Mr Ribchester has joined the staff with responsibility for teaching English from September 2014.
Paul Stanway
Staff Member Representative
Having previous teaching experience in local mainstream secondary education, the Sixth Form College and college of Further Education Paul has joined the staff with specific responsibility for Physical Education and Maths. Mr Stanway has been an 'associate' member of the Management Committee since December 2013.