Truro & Penwith Academy Trust is very proud of the diversity of our schools…
The Trust is dedicated to bringing the best education to its children and young people through outstanding leadership, excellent teaching and well supported, and highly regarded staff teams.
We are proud of the diversity of our schools and we will continue to celebrate the unique qualities of every school. It is very important that every child and young person identifies with the special qualities of their school and is proud to be a part of it.
Please visit our school websites for more information about the day to day education and experiences we offer.
Trust leaders work within a peer review framework in order to sustain peer challenge and support. Headteachers and school leaders work in trios as clusters to visit and provide peer challenge to each school on a termly basis, focusing on key priorities for establishing school development priorities, moderating teaching quality assessments and moderating strategies for assessment of age related expectations.
The framework is designed to build capacity of senior teams by involving specialists in spring term visits and integrates external challenge with annual review to validate the school self-evaluation of performance across key areas of pupil outcomes, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, effectiveness of leadership and governance, personal behaviour, welfare and safety, and early years. Indeed, it is anticipated that if we are able to work with secondary partners, the model will involve senior leadership teams in regular peer support and challenge within the Trust along with sharing good practice with schools out of county.
Bespoke school improvement and support is brokered through the teaching school through the commissioning of lead Cornwall Teaching School associates, National Leaders of Education (NLEs), National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) for primary and secondary support. The teaching school works with leaders from good and outstanding schools across primary and secondary curriculum areas, early years, Special Educational Needs, assessment, ITT and leadership specialisms.
The Trust has established professional networks for sharing good practice especially in English, Mathematics, SEND and Early Years. Networks for teachers and leaders supporting sport, music and the arts, science and IT are being developed. The Trust shares INSET professional development on key improvement themes.