Rachel Smith

Department for Education Team Leader – Cumberland and Westmorland & Furness

Rachel Smith sits on the WELL Board on behalf of Vicky Beer, Regional Director for the North West, Regions Group.

Rachel is the Delivery Team Leader for Cumberland and Westmorland & Furness in Regions Group, working closely with academies, schools and the Local Authorities to support education delivery for the children and young people of the locality.  The WELL aims and objectives firmly support the educational agenda in the local area and are focused on evidence based intervention and action.  This will provide a great basis for future work and learning across the wider region.

Prior to working at the Department for Education, Rachel was Head of Commissioning (Education and Children’s Social Care) at a NE Local Authority, with responsibility for commissioning all services for children, School Admissions, Pupil Place Planning and Data Performance and Management.

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