Staff and Governors

Our teachers, support staff and governors play a huge part in our community here at Penrice. Each and every one of them helps in daily support, encouragement, teaching and development of each and every one of our students.

You can find a full list of our current staff below.

About The Governors

Penrice Academy is now part of the Peninsula Learning Trust.

Penrice Academy has its own Local Governing Body who are responsible for:

  • Setting the ethos and character of the Academy
  • Interacting with students, staff and parents on Academy performance, curriculum, the conduct of students and admissions
  • Holding the staff of the academy to account for standards

There is a Board of Directors for the Peninsula Learning Trust who hold the Penrice Governors to account for:

  • Strategic direction of the Academy
  • Overall performance

Governors List

 

Clerk to the Governors – Jem Alder

Jacqueline Sage – Chair of Governors

Rob Parker

Richard Whitehouse

Gordon Simpson

Laurence Moores

Andrew Stittle

Ralph Fisher

Pani Bundy

Zona Maunder – Parent Governor

Peter Jackson – Staff Governor

Matthew de Villiers – Staff Governor

David Parker – Executive Principal


Overview of how the Trust is governed

There are three tiers of governance for the Trust. The top two tiers – Members and the Board of Directors – are required by the Articles of Association. The third tier – Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) – are optional but the Board sees local governors as having an important role and each Trust school has their own LGB.

Members – appoint the majority of Directors; guard the values and ethos of the Trust; and monitor the activities of the Trust to ensure it is providing best value for parents, children and the wider community.

Directors – set the strategic direction for the Trust; hold the Trust to account for its outcomes for students; and oversee the work of the executive officers.

Governors – have a delegated responsibility for standards and outcomes in their school; its safeguarding; and its relationships with external stakeholders, especially parents.

To ensure clarity over who is responsible for what – for example between governance and executive officers and between the Board and LGBs – a Scheme of Delegation has been drawn up together with various Terms of Reference.

In light of the experience gained during the first 18 months of managing and governing the Trust these are being reviewed and updated versions will be issued.

Structure and Meetings
Members meet twice a year and the spring term meeting includes the Trust’s AGM.

 

How To Become a Governor

Governor vacancies are advertised with a description of the skills required.  There will always be a minimum of two parent Governors. Parent Governor vacancies will be advertised to all registered parents.  Interested parents may apply to be selected for this role. Staff Governors are elected by Academy staff.  All other Governors are appointed by The Peninsula Learning Trust.  Interested potential Governors may apply for vacancies when advertised.

Contacting a Governor

Mr Jeremy Alder

Company Secretary

Penrice Academy

Charlestown Road

 St Austell

Cornwall PL25 3NR

Telephone: 01726 72163

Email: PA@penrice.org.uk


Concerns and Complaints

All concerns and complaints will be taken very seriously.

The Governors will hear complaints about the Academy, but only after all efforts to resolve the problem have been exhausted.

Step 1: Contact your child’s tutor or class teacher to discuss the problem. If you remain unhappy, the Head of Faculty or Head of Year can be contacted.

Step 2: If previous efforts to help resolve the issue have not worked, please contact the Principal’s PA.  Either the Principal or the Vice Principal will investigate your complaint and get back to you.

Step 3: If further action is required, contacting the Governors can be done through the Company Secretary, as detailed above.