Governance

The 3 Core Functions of Governance

Governance exists to provide strong strategic leadership to a school, ensuring accountability for its educational and financial performance.

The Governance Handbook assigns 3 core functions:
 
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performacne management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.The LGB's (Local Governing Body) Governors meet at least once a term to contribute to the effective governance of the academy and report into the wider governance structure of Kernow Learning Multi-Academy Trust.

Governors are volunteers, and are committed to monitoring the academies performance and challenging the leadership team, in order to ensure that the academy is successful in achieving their vision.

Mr Scott Wilson is our appointed Chair of the Local Governing Body and he can be contacted through the school office or by emailing wendron@kernowlearning.co.uk

Please find the useful websites and documents relating to Governance in our school below:
The LGB's (Local Governing Body) Governors meet at least once a term to contribute to the effective governance of the academy and report into the wider governance structure of Kernow Learning Multi-Academy Trust.
Mr Scott Wilson

Chair

Term of Office: From 01.09.2022

Scott is also a Governor at St Francis CofE Primary School and has been since 2010. Scott has also served as a Parent, LA Governor and a Co-Opted Governor.

He has significant experience and skills in leadership and management. In his private life, Scott is an Accountant, and has been in Private Practice in Budock since 1989, but much prefers being in his garden.

As Chair of Governors, he is passionate about the importance and need of Local Governance within a MAT structure. That belief has been instrumental in driving forward Governance at St Francis. This has been highlighted as of a high standard in both internal School Improvement Reports and a recent external Governance Review.

Mrs Hannah Stevens

Governor

Terms of Office: From 01.09.2022

Hannah is headteacher of St Francis C of E Primary School in Falmouth and has been since February 2018. The school achieved Outstanding in its SIAMs inspection in March 2018, and in July 2019 was the first school in Cornwall to achieve the Wellbeing Award.

Hannah has been working in education for twenty years, and has taught in four very different school across Devon and Cornwall during this time. She has been a Literacy Lead Teacher for Cornwall Council, and worked with Truro Diocese to lead a successful Initial Teacher Training programme. In 2018, Hannah attained a Post Graduate certificate in Coaching and Mentoring achieving a distinction pass.

Jane Burden

Clerk