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The Virtual School and Equalities Learning Team encompasses the following vulnerable groups:

  • Looked After Children
  • Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Black and Minority Ethnic groups (BME)
  • Travellers
  • Young Carers

We work to improve outcomes of each of these groups as well as promoting a better understanding of their specific needs and of equality issues.

Virtual School / Equalities Learning Team Manager

Beverley Redfern 
Virtual School / Equalities Learning Team Manager
Tel: 0771982032
Email:
beverley.redfern@cumbria.gov.uk

Looked After Children - Contact us

Fraser Livesey
Looked After Children
Inclusion Officer

fraser.livesey@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 07971446143

Paula West
Looked After Children
Inclusion Officer

paula.west@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 07968545555

Penny Crudge
Looked After Children
Achievement Teacher

penny.crudge@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 07966649158

Diane McSharry
Looked After Children
Achievement Teacher

diane.mcsharry@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 07887501642

Phil Shea
Looked After Children
Achievement Teacher

philip.shea@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 07747763353

Rebecca Schofield
Looked After Children
Achievement Teacher

rebecca.schofield@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 07827 982322

Equality Officers - Contact us

Lesley Asbridge
Traveller/Gypsy/Roma
Equality Officer

lesley.asbridge@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 07966649187

Rachel Lee
English as an additional language
Equality Teacher

rachel.lee@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 07876396970

Sara Nobili-Park
Equality Learning Officer
for Black and Minority Ethnic

sara.nobili-park
@cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 07929164805

Young Carers - Contact us

Kyla Hope

Strategic Lead & Equality Officer for Young Carers

Tel: 07884476347

Email: kyla.hope@cumbria.gov.uk

Business Support - Contact us

Gillian Spark

gillian.spark@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 01228 226972 

Jacquie Cullen

jacquie.cullen@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 01539 713501

Linda Hodgson

linda.hodgson@
cumbria.gov.uk

Tel: 01946 506200