Asby Endowed School


Meet our dedicated teachers and staff, who are committed to providing a high quality learning experience for all the children at Asby Endowed School.


Rachel Smith
Consultant Headteacher

I started my teaching career in Sheffield in a large rural school in Derbyshire where I worked for three years, moving onto an inner city school in Sheffield where I also worked for three years and eventually settling and  working in a range of schools in the Eden valley.


I have been head teacher at Long Marton school for over 20 years, I am a qualified Local Leader in Education and have been working with Asby school since last October 2012. Since April 20 I have taken on the role of Consultant Headteacher.



Michelle Clark
Class 2 Teacher


I completed my PGCE teaching training in 2008 after graduating from Bournemouth University with a degree in Archaeology. I have taught in a number of different school, both large and small schools in Coventry, Cyprus, Italy and North Yorkshire.  I moved to Cumbria in 2016, and returned to teaching after maternity leave at Long Marton Community School where I taught English and Maths to Year 2. 


This is my first appointment as a Senior Teacher and I am excited about the challenges that lay ahead.



Leanne Heron
Class 1 Teacher


I trained at Saint Martin's College, specialising in the Early Years Foundation Stage and began my teaching career at Asby Endowed School in 2009.


Whilst I teach Reception and KS1 children,  I am also involved with leading the art and design and community cohesion work across the school.


Emma Capstick
Class 1 Teacher


I qualified from St Martin's, Carlisle and worked in a small Eden school for a short time before joining Asby Endowed School in 2006. During my time at Asby I have also completed a PGCE in special educational needs.


When not at school I enjoy spending time with my three young children.



Heather Lowthian
ICT & Science Teacher





Rosie Slack
Teaching Assistant



Mrs Law

Teaching Assistant


After leaving school and completing a NVQ 3 in Hotel and Catering & working in the catering trade for 7 years . I had a complete career change!  I trained at Biggins Nursery while studying & completing my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare  and Education.  I  also completed a Teaching Assistant Course.  I then worked as a Teaching Assistant at Ravenstonedale Primary School for 12 years before joining Asby School in 2015.


Margaret Barker
Small School Business Manager

I look after administrative matters and manage the finances of the school. I also ensure the building is well-maintained.



Dianne Maughan

Cleaner In Charge