Linda W Smith - Headteacher

linda smithI spent the first 4 years of my teaching career at Longtown Junior School followed by 14 years at Caldew Lea Primary in Carlisle. I moved to Blackford CE Primary in Sept 2010 as acting Headteacher and became the permanent Headteacher in April 2011. I thoroughly enjoy the mix of teaching and leadership and no two days are ever the same. I have previously been a governor at my children’s school and at Caldew Lea as a staff governor.

I have 3 children, who have now left home, with the youngest two still at university and the eldest living and working in London. I live with my husband, Brock (a miniature long-haired dachshund) and Bella (a very small black and white cat) in the country where our neighbour’s chickens enjoy digging up our garden.