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 Monitoring Councillor Bodies to be the drivers of school improvement. The Trust gives these Local Monitoring Councillor Bodies 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 the Executive Headteacher and Headteachers 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 LMCs, Headteachers and staff strive to provide the best for every child in the Trust.
Please find below details of how our Monitoring Councillor body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.
The monitoring councillors at our school are made up of a number of monitoring councillors representing St Winnow School and Lerryn School. We have a 'joint' monitoring councillor body.
The monitoring councillors all have specific roles, with some attending Academy meetings at the Central office in Bodmin.
Our Chair of Monitoring Councillors is Mr Dez Monks. He is a Foundation Monitoring Councillor and also a Director of Celtic Cross Education. Mr Monks monitors Literacy.
Mrs Roz Lee is also a parent monitoring councillor (at Lerryn) and is our EYFS governor.
Mr Robert Pearce is a Foundation monitoring councillor. He is our Maths monitoring councillor. He also attends a number of Director committee meetings.
Mrs Alison Ginty is a Foundation monitoring councillor. She monitors RE and Collective Worship.
Revd Sheila Bawden is our Safeguarding monitoring councillor.
Revd Paul Beynon is a Foundation monitoring councillor.
Sophie Mansfield parent monitoring councillor.
Suzi Bayliss parent monitoring councillor.
Miss Jennie Franklin and Mr Mat Blunt are our two Staff Governors.
Mrs Karen Holmes (School improvement lead) and Mr Stuart Renshaw (Principal) also attend all monitoring councillor meetings.
See below for full Member, Director and monitoring councillor details.
How to contact a monitoring councillor
Often the best monitoring councillor to contact if you have a question, a concern or a complaint, in the first instance is the parent monitoring councillor as they are usually around at the start or the end of the day. 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) –the chair of monitoring councillors (if it is a complaint) or the Executive Head (if it is a concern about safeguarding).
The chair of monitoring councillors can be contacted via each school – letters can always be given to him directly. He also has a dedicated chair of governors email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monitoring 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 monitoring councillor, then please always ask the school as contact can always be made.