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.
Our School Monitoring Council
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 Vistoria.
Our Chair of Monitoring Councillors is Mr Dez Monks. He is a Foundation Monitoring Councillor
Mr Robert Pearce is a Foundation monitoring councillor.
Revd Sheila Bawden is our Safeguarding monitoring councillor.
Mrs Sophie Mansfield parent monitoring councillor.
Mrs Suzi Bayliss parent monitoring councillor.
Miss Jennie Franklin and Mr Mat Blunt are our two Staff SMC.
Mrs Karen Holmes and Mr Shaun Perfect (School improvement lead)
See below for full Member, Director and monitoring councillor details.
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) –the chair of councillors (if it is a complaint) or the School Improvement team (if it is a concern about safeguarding).
The chair of councillors can be contacted via each school – letters can always be given to them directly.
They 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.