Borrowdale CE Primary School
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Who's Who

Ralf Smits (NPQH, B.ED, PGCE, NA-SENCo, MCCT) - Headteacher, Senco, Safeguarding, RE, PSHE, Languages, Music Lead

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

Meg Archbold - Class 3 Teacher (Full Time) - Writing, Geography, History, IT Lead

Sheelagh Veitch - Class 2 teacher (Full Time, Maternity cover) -> interim Maths, Science, PE

Katie Stuart - Class 1 Teacher (PT) - Phonics, Reading, EYFS Lead

Rosanna Harper - Class Teacher; Maths, Science, PE Lead (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Della Parkins - Higher Level Teaching Assistant - EYFS

Emma Dixon - Teaching Assistant

Sarah Hall - Teaching Assistant

Edith Helme - School Administrator