Regional Schools Commissioner for the North
Rachel Smith sits on the WELL Board on behalf of Katherine Cowell, Regional Schools Commissioner for the North.
Rachel is the Delivery Team Leader for Cumbria in the Regional Delivery Division’s (RDD) North region, working closely with academies, schools and the Local Authority to support education delivery for the children and young people of the County. The WELL aims and objectives firmly support the educational agenda in the local area and are focussed 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.