Keskowethyans Governance

This page details the Governance structure, the Register of Declaration of Interests and the Attendance Records of meetings.

Keskowethyans Multi Academy Trust was formed on 1st March 2014 and comprises four schools - Coverack Primary School, Grade-Ruan Church of England School, Manaccan Primary School and St Keverne Primary School.  Each school has retained its individual identity but collectively we work together to share good practice and resources.


All the children meet for activities such as our annual residentials and Sports Days.  The joining up promotes cohesiveness, builds new friendships and ensures there are lots of familiar faces when the children go to secondary school.


The governance model for the schools in the Multi Academy Trust is different to that of a maintained school and comprises Members, Directors and Partners in Learning.  Please see the link above for an article by Alison Powell of the Department for Education which explains how Academy Trusts and their governing bodies work together in general. 


The Members, Directors and Partners in Learning comprise of a wide range of people; parents, staff and members of the community and beyond. They all bring a wealth of experience to their roles in the governance of the trust. All of these positions are voluntary and unpaid. 


The Members

See right for the list of members and their contact details.


The Directors

See right for the list of Directors and their contact details.


The Partners in Learning

On conversion to academy status, the existing Local Governing Bodies ceased to have any legal status and their members sometimes felt unsure of their role and the extent of their involvement in the new MAT structure.  The MAT therefore initiated a consultation with the local committees to find a way forward.   From this emerged a group of people who are appropriately called Partners in Learning (PILS).


The Directors are extremely keen for our Partners in Learning to really become the very local ‘eyes and ears’ of the MAT, regularly feeding back important school-based information to the Board. So the PILS will assist the Board of Directors in delivering and monitoring the curriculum throughout our four schools. They will meet as a group once a term with the Head, with Jan Halliday as their co-ordinator.  It is planned that there will be at least two partners in each school, recruited either from parents or the local community, together with a member of staff.  


To find out more about PILS and whether it might be right for you or someone you might recommend, please don't hesitate to contact Jan Halliday (email: or Mrs Sherlock (email: They would be pleased to hear from you and really welcome your interest.  


The Committees

Each Director of the Trust sits on a Committee, of which there are four: Personnel, Finance, Curriculum and Premises.  

Wendy Sherlock

Acting Headteacher

Joan Kearsley


Barbara Pearson


Pam Miller

Chair of Directors

Jane Dudley


Jill Ludbrook


Tony Sanders


Rev Peter Sharpe


Ian Ravenhill


Susan Fawcett


Zoe Holmes


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