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Meet the Governors

mr ditchburn

Jonny Ditchburn

Chair of Governors

I am father of two girls at the school in Years 3 and 6. I am on the Finance and Premises sub-committee with a particular interest in health and safety issues. I have been a member of the governing body since November 2013.

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Rob Gordon

Vice-Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor

Together with my wife Anthea, we run our own Chartered Accountants firm, Gordon Consultancy.

Our eldest two children are at William Howard with our youngest two being in classes 1 & 2.

Outside of being treasurer for a number of charities, included the school PTA, I also play league hockey for Carlisle each week.

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Dr Michael Briggs

Academy Member

I am a retired GP and a retired medical Director of Eden Valley Hospice of which I am a founder member. I set up the Palliative care service for North Cumbria at the Hospice.

I have been on the governing body of Crosby for about 30 years. I was chairman for 20 years.

I am now a volunteer of The Fellrunner Village Bus Ltd of which I am the Financial Director

Sharon Parr

Sharon Parr

Academy Member

Louisa Day

Academy Member

Mrs J. Dalgleish

Mrs J. Dalgleish


I’m Mrs Dalgleish. I’m the Head Teacher and I joined our school team in September, 2019. I’m passionate about giving children an amazing and inspiring start in life. I teach in Class 1 and Class 3 and I am getting to know all the other children too. When I’m not in school I enjoy walks in the woods with my family and our bouncy springer spaniel, Lyra. I also, enjoy curling up with a good book.

Rev. Steve Collis

Ex Officio

Married to Kath I have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Trained in Hotel and Catering Management and first worked at Edinburgh University, working for a short time in a full time Conference centre and then employed as a Bursar/Manager at Durham and Sheffield Universities, before returning to a Durham College to study for the Anglican Church Ministry.

I am a very keen sports fan and have been a Football Chaplain at three league clubs along with a number of other interests. Travel has been a real passion and I have been very fortunate to be able to do this with my family and for my work. During my travels I have been privileged to serve on the Governing Bodies of four schools.

I have now retired and we moved to Brampton in June 2016

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Rob MacKenna

Co-opted Governor
Health & Safety Governor

My name’s Rob MacKenna. Originally from the south of England I’ve spent time living in Wales and Scotland before moving to Cumbria seventeen years ago. I’m married and have two daughters both of whom are at Crosby on Eden school.

Having studied for degrees in forestry and business I work in the forest industry as a senior manager for a timber processing company in Lockerbie. I participate in a range of outdoor pursuits and enjoy spending time in The Lake District, out on the water or up in the fells.

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Sarah Cooper

Parent Governor
Safeguarding Governor

My name is Sarah Cooper. I live local and I’m married with 1 daughter who attends Crosby on Eden school.

I am a busy working mum as I manage a local private nursery, but in my spare time whilst juggling the busy life of a 6 year old I enjoy socializing with friends, dog walks and enjoy family time.

The school values really give the pupils a sense of ownership and belonging which in turn highly promotes their well-being and achievements.

Martin Plummer

Martin Plummer

Parent Governor

I am extremely honoured to be a parent governor with our school and as such I intend to help and support all involved looking to ensure every child gets the very best start on their educational journey allowing them to achieve everything they strive to achieve.

My gorgeous wife Emma and I have two boys who both attend Crosby On Eden school and live in a nearby village.

As a Police Officer with Cumbria Constabulary since 1989, I would like to see all our children embracing openness, honesty and integrity and I am a firm believer that a healthy body enhances a healthy mind.

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Sorrel Dinwoodie

Staff Governor

Working at Crosby for nine years, most of you will probably know me quite well already, for those of you that don’t, I’m the one in the playground at 8.40am. The children are also quite well versed in my likes and dislikes, so I won’t bore you with details.

As my girls, now 17 and 15 (I know I don’t look old enough) were Crosby pupils, I have been in the unique position of seeing how decisions made as staff and governors directly impact the children. To see how parents’ and pupils’ views are listened to, and how it shapes changes in school. .

Miss Fox

Debbie Fox

Staff Governor

My name is Miss Fox and I am really excited about teaching in Class 4. Most of my spare time is taken up spending time with my two lovely children although I do enjoy meeting friends, shopping and rock climbing. I enjoy teaching fun, creative and messy lessons!

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Lydia Wood

Clerk to Governors

Hello, my name is Lydia Wood and I am the School Business Manager & Clerk to the Governors. If I’m not looking at spreadsheets or under a mountain of paperwork, I am spending time with my family, browsing antique shops, gardening or walking.

Rachael Martin

Parent Governor

David Taylor

Parent Governor

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