Principal’s Blog: The Curriculum

Next Tuesday we have two visitors from The Regional Schools Commissioner coming to visit two schools who are part of the Multi Academy Trust. As we embark on the journey of working together as part of the MAT, we can expect regular visits just as the Local Authority would have done. The visit gives us… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: The Summer Term

Welcome back and I hope you all had a restful Easter break. It was a busy time for a number of our staff and students who took part in a wide variety of activities. Our Golf Star Ricardo in Year 10 had some incredible success at county level, our Show Jumping Team, led by Miss… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: End of Term

It’s the end of term and what a term it’s been. These few weeks have been focussed on preparing children for exams, helping both students and staff understand the new exam systems and making sure every child is following the new curriculum imposed by the government. It’s an important job, and one that we feel… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Celebration

This week I really enjoyed the Celebration Assemblies which are a real highlight of the term. Seeing our students entertaining their peers and receive awards and praise for what they do every day is a real pleasure. These assemblies are an important part of maintaining the ethos of our school; the ‘celebration of our children’… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Star Students

This week has been a phenomenal one for our students. There have been so many candidates for ‘Star Students’ that I don’t know where to start. On Tuesday we welcomed seven primary schools from around St Austell to take part in a Skills Festival, ran by Miss Hocking. She has listed a number of Year… Read more »


Message from the Principal: iPads

Over the past three years we have been trialling the use of iPads in school. The iPads were deployed as one-to-one devices. Since September I have been evaluating the impact of these devices on teaching and learning and outcomes for students. I have also assessed the level of parental contributions, damages, inappropriate use and the… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Inspirational Students

Today marks the end of my first week in the role of Principal and it’s been quite the week. I’ve continued to fully appreciate the hectic life of the school. There have been three big events this week for students of all ages. On Tuesday some of our Year 10s visited Sandy Park, not for… Read more »


Message from Mr Baker

I am delighted to announce my appointment as Principal of Penrice Academy. I am really excited to be given this opportunity and lead a fantastic school. My aim is simple: to make Penrice Academy the best school in Cornwall – a school that provides support, guidance and opportunities from the sports field to the exam… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Mr Baker

This week I am delighted to announce my appointment as Principal at Penrice Academy. I’m proud to have been a part of this school for the last 8 years and I am really excited for what’s to come. My aim is simply to help make Penrice Academy the best school in Cornwall – both through academia… Read more »


Blog: My Last One as Principal

This is the last blog I will write as Principal. For the last 18 months I have been working on developing an educational trust that will have eight schools within it by next term – all around the St Austell area. That work developing Peninsula Learning Trust has taken more and more of my time… Read more »

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