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
Clifford Murt Padstow Community Councillor
Vacancy Padstow Community Councillor
Gemma Hooper  Whitemoor - Staff Councillor
Liz McKenzie Mawgan-in-Pydar Community Councillor
Yvonne Hughes Mawgan-in-Pydar Staff Councillor
Tracey McLennan Shortlanesend Parent Councillor
Lorraine Carey Shortlanesend Parent Councillor
Beatriz Croque Indian Queens Parent Councillor
Josef Varga Indian Queens Community Councillor

St Austell Hub Council

Emma Goudge (Chair) Treverbyn Community Councillor 
Vacancy Treverbyn
Adrian Coad  St Stephen Churchtown Community Councillor 
Vacancy St Stephen Churchtown
Christopher Hender  Sandy Hill Community Councillor 
Leanne Bawden  Sandy Hill Parent Councillor 

North Hub Council

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

West Hub Council

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

Truro Hub Council

Richard Horswell (Chair) Mount Hawke Community Councillor
Natalie Swann Mount Hawke - Parent Councillor
Judith Baylis  St Mawes Community Councillor 
Janet Hall St Mawes Community Councillor
Bex Bowen Probus Community Councillor
Sara Griffiths Probus Community Councillor
Sarah Fuller TLA Parent Councillor
Alison Jobbins TLA Community Councillor 
Mike Galligan Cusgarne Community Councillor
Vacancy Cusgarne

East Hub Council

Damian Knight (Chair) Bugle Parent Councillor
Dawn Lambert Bugle Community Councillor
Annie Stuart Biscovey Academy Community Councillor
Vacancy Biscovey Academy
Rachel Smith Biscovey N&I Community Councillor
Michele Mullin Biscovey N&I Staff 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