Celtic Cross Education is committed to maintaining the unique nature of all of the schools within the Trust and believes this is best achieved by giving a clear mandate to Local School Monitoring councils (SMC) to be the drivers of school improvement. The Trust gives these Local Councils the freedoms to focus on the challenge and support for the improvements in teaching and learning and the curriculum by ensuring the synergies of belonging to a MAT allow statutory obligations to be dealt with centrally. This, coupled with the defined role of the senior leaders within the schools setting enables Heads of School to deal exclusively with the day-to-day management of the individual schools; the burden of Finances, Resources and Personnel issues are dealt with by the Principal and the Central Administrative Team. This freedom gives the leader in the school the maximum time and resources to effectively engage with all stakeholders and manage the schools effectively on a day-to-day basis. With a School Improvement Lead working full-time across the schools, this partnership with SMCs, Heads of School and staff strive to provide the best for every child in the Trust. Initial oversight of performance of both St Tudy and St Mabyn is undertaken by Karen Holmes School improvement Lead.
Welcome to the School Monitoring Council section
The School Monitoring Council at our school is made up of a number of councillors representing St Mabyn School and also St Tudy School. We have a 'joint' School Monitoring Council.
The councillors all have specific roles, with some attending Academy meetings at the Central office in Roche.
Our Chair of the School Monitoring Council is Mrs Rebecca Shute.
Mrs Carole Grigg is a Foundation councillor and monitors RE and Collective worship.
Miss Jennie Franklin (Head of School - St Tudy) and Mrs Brigid Howells (Head of School - St Mabyn) are our two staff councillors
Clare Bray is a parent councillor and monitors maths
Polly Amos is a parent councillor and monitors safeguarding
Shaun Perfect and Karen Holmes may attend as School improvement leads
Mr Stuart Renshaw (CEO) also attends all governor meetings.
We currently have vacancies for two Foundation School Monitoring Councillors.
How to contact a councillor
Often the best councillor to contact if you have a question, a concern or a complaint, in the first instance is the parent councillor as they are usually around at the start or the end of the day in both schools. They can suggest who may be best to talk to – it may be the Head of School (if it is a curriculum query or concern for example) –the chair of governors (if it is a complaint) or the CEO (if it is a concern about safeguarding).
The chair of the SMC can be contacted via each school – letters can always be given to her directly. She also has a dedicated chair of the SMC email address which can be obtained from the school office.
Councillors also attend our termly services and special events and so are always happy to answer questions or to help if it is needed.
If you need to speak to a specific councillor, then please always ask the school as contact can always be made.