Borrowdale CE Primary School
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Who's Who

Ralf Smits (NPQH, B.ED, PGCE, NA-SENCo) - Headteacher, Senco, Music

Ralf has taught at Borrowdale School since 2006 and was appointed as headteacher in 2011. Before settling in Cumbria, Ralf taught in independent international schools in Tanzania and Thailand and state schools in The Netherlands. Ralf is passionate about innovating teaching to make a difference to the pupils in his care. In his spare time, Ralf enjoys sports, music (he is a guitarist in a rock band), being outdoors and good company. 

Meg Archbold - Class 2 Teacher (Full Time) - IT Lead

Rob Thomas - Class 1 / EYFS teacher - PE Lead

Katie Stuart - Class 3 Teacher (PT) - Gifted and Talented Lead

Della Parkins - Higher Level Teaching Assistant - EYFS Lead

Emma Dixon - Teaching Assistant

Sarah Hall - Teaching Assistant

Edith Helme - School Administrator