Aspire Academy Trust

Hub Council

Every Aspire academy is accountable to the Trust Board. A Hub Council is perfectly positioned to facilitate this and to ensure the academies within it can realistically meet the requirements of the Trust.

Hub Councillors, in partnership with academies, communicate and work in conjunction with the Board to provide a vital link and additional level of accountability.

Aspire Hub Council

Mid Hub Council

Andrea Brion (Chair) Summercourt Community Councillor
Vacancy Summercourt Parent Councillor
Jay Trestain Padstow Parent Councillor
Vacancy Padstow Community Councillor
Vacancy  Whitemoor Staff Councillor
Amy Sergison Whitemoor Parent Councillor
Liz McKenzie Mawgan-in-Pydar Community Councillor
Vacancy Mawgan-in-Pydar Staff Councillor
Vacancies Shortlanesend Parent Councillors
Vacancy Indian Queens Parent/Community Councillor

St Austell Hub Council

Emma Goudge (Chair) Treverbyn Parent Councillor 
Vacancy Treverbyn
Vacancy  St Stephen Churchtown Community Councillor 
Dave Freckleton St Stephen Churchtown Parent Councillor
Christopher Hender  Sandy Hill Community Councillor 
Leanne Bawden  Sandy Hill Staff Councillor 
Vacancy Bugle Parent Councillor
Dawn Lambert Bugle Community Councillor
Vacancy Biscovey Academy Community Councillor
Rachel Smith Biscovey Academy Parent Councillor
Rachel Smith Biscovey N&I Community Councillor
Michele Mullin Biscovey N&I Staff Councillor

North Hub Council

David Barton (Chair) St Breock Community Councillor
Helen Eustice  St Breock Parent Councillor 
Lee Bateman  St Minver Parent Councillor 
Vacancy St Minver Community/Parent Councillor
Simeon Leete Warbstow Parent Councillor
Reggie Gough Warbstow Parent Councillor
Anna Jenner Delabole & Tintagel Community Councillor
Marianne Tapper Delabole & Tintagel Community Councillor

West Hub Council

Diane Brown (Chair) Connor Downs Community Councillor 
Kevin Gallagher  Connor Downs Parent Councillor 
Mary Judkins St Uny Community Councillor
Vacancy St Uny Parent Councillor
Denys Lawry Penryn Parent Councillor
Liz Brand Penryn Community Councillor

Truro Hub Council

Richard Horswell (Chair) Mount Hawke Parent Councillor
Natalie Swann Mount Hawke - Parent Councillor
Judith Baylis  St Mawes Community Councillor 
Janet Hall St Mawes Community Councillor
Vacancies Probus Community Councillors
Sarah Fuller TLA Parent Councillor
Alison Jobbins TLA Community Councillor 
Sally Campling Cusgarne Community Councillor
Clare Hains Cusgarne Community Councillor


Core Role of a Hub Councillor

  • Focus on consistently improving outcomes for all pupils but especially for disadvantaged pupils. 
  • Provide challenge and support to leaders at all levels in the Hub
  • Monitor the performance and progress of the academies in the Hub, agreeing strategies to achieve continuous improvement and monitoring the Hub Improvement Plan  
  • Strategic oversight of the curriculum
  • Take all aspects of safeguarding and well -being seriously and appoint a designated Safeguarding Council member
  • Conduct an annual self- evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the Hub Councils and academies improvement activities
  • Promote Trust vision, policies and priorities

Intended Impact of a Hub Councillor

  • Councillors are confident in their evaluations and understanding, and do not shy away from challenging leaders about variations in outcomes for pupil groups, especially between disadvantaged and other pupils 
  • Councillors monitor the effectiveness of the actions leaders take to secure and sustain improvements to teaching, learning and assessment and effectively hold them to account for this.  This is communicated effectively to the Board and the Hub Director through the minutes of the Hub Council meetings 
  • To carry out Safeguarding duties as detailed in the monitoring programme