Mrs A Bewsher
Headteacher, Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead, SENDCo
Nursery - Binsey
Year 1 - Haystacks
Year 2 - Barrow
Reception - Catbells
Part Time Teacher
Year 6 - Skiddaw
Year 4/5 - Blencathra
Year 3 - Dodd (Maternity Cover)
Early Years Apprentice
Out Of School Club Leaders
Site Management Team
I started my career in banking. I joined a local Motorship dealer where I became the management accountant. As the company grew I moved to manage a parts department taking it from start up to two million pounds turnover. I was then head hunted by Audi UK where I was a Development Consultant in Scotland and Northern Ireland. This entailed recruitment, development and training for all of the dealerships whilst managing a team of seven other consultants across the country. I initially became involved volunteering for Forest School as I have two grandsons in school. I have had a steep learning curve since becoming a governor in November 2019 and Chair of Governors in June 2021. My current role entails Leadership and Management.
We have lived in the village for almost 20 years, and I have been a Governor at Broughton since September 2017. I am currently the Vice Chair of Broughton and the Link Governor for Quality of Education. I have two children; my daughter has just left Broughton school to start secondary school and my son is currently in Year 3. My background is in education, I am a PE teacher currently teaching in a local secondary school. I am part of the senior leadership team with specific responsibility for primary transition and progress and outcomes of disadvantaged students. I enjoy working alongside the headteacher and staff at Broughton School with the collective aim of providing the best educational experience so the children of Broughton can learn, grow and become well rounded young people.
I am a doctor, training director, and medical school tutor. I also volunteer for the RNLI as a medical advisor. The things I bring to this role are educational experience, safeguarding experience, and some management skills, as well as enthusiasm. I became a governor because it gave me a chance to contribute something useful to a great little school, that is a focal point for the village community.
I am a qualified teacher. I have worked in Further Education, as a class teacher in a junior school, and as peripatetic teacher of pupils with SEND. Following this I taught in a Pupil Referral Unit and as an advisory teacher in schools. I can claim to have visited most of the schools in West Cumbria over the years! I have post graduate qualifications in SEND, EBD and Autism and following retirement was part-time SENCO in Broughton Primary School. On leaving I became a school governor, with a SEND remit. Two sons and a grandson attended the school.
I retired at the end of March after working in the voluntary and public sector, most recently for Copeland Borough Council as Policy and Performance Officer. I have lived in Great Broughton for almost 34 years and previously served as a governor around 25 years ago when my son, James, attended the school. I’m delighted to be part of the school ‘family’ again. I enjoy walking, gardening and reading and am a church warden at Christ Church Great Broughton.