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Governance Overview

Doubletrees School is a part of the Special Partnership Trust

Whilst we have a clear legal framework that identifies the roles and responsibilities of each level of governance, please follow the link below for more details.

Here at Doubletrees we have a local governing body which has a key focus on school improvement in their local setting. They monitor, challenge and support schools in achieving outstanding learning. They represent the views and experiences of pupils, staff and families.

An introduction to the Governors at Doubletrees School

Helen Campbell

Chair of Governors and Safeguarding/Whistleblowing Governor

email: hcampbell@doubletrees.org.uk

My name is Helen Campbell. This is my second term as Chair of Governors. Before I became involved with Doubletrees, I had been a teacher at Pencalenick School for 24 years and prior to that I had taught in special schools in London. I am passionate about getting the best possible provision for our young people.

Throughout the pandemic I have had virtual meetings with Heidi, Lou and Jo so that I can keep in touch with developments particularly around areas such as safeguarding, remote learning and onsite learning. I will be monitoring the Maths Curriculum and I look forward to being able to visit the classes again … I have really missed this aspect of my role.

My hobbies are many and varied, I’m learning to play the clarinet and saxophone, I love to paint, I sew and knit, I also love being outside gardening and walking.

Emma Harries 

email: eharries@doubletrees.org.uk

My name is Emma Harries. My first role as parent governor is to oversee physical development and sports grant along with the Personal Social Health and Relationships Curriculum.
I have three years of experience of governing and fifteen years of experience in the care industry primarily working with learning disabilities. 
In my spare time I manage and own a livery yard.
Other hobbies include advanced motorcycling and most recently becoming a student pilot.

 

 

 

Victoria Walton

Parent Governor and Health and Safety Governor

email: vwalton@doubletrees.org.uk

My name is Vicky Walton, and I am a Parent Governor.  I am mum to two boys aged 14 and 17.  My 14 year old attends Doubletrees and has done since he was 3 years old.  He really enjoys his time at school and unlike most teenagers gets excited when he puts his uniform on in the mornings.

I come from a construction administration background and have an interest in the Health, Safety and well-being within the school.

David Richards

Co-opted Governor

email: drichards@doubletrees.org.uk

Hi there. My name is David Richards, and I am the community governor with the roles of monitoring post-14 curriculum and community links. 

My profession is dedicated to ensuring financial safeguarding advice and support where and when it is needed for many and provides me access to links and signposting options for various communities, making me an invaluable key worker and the ideal governor for my roles. 

My primary hobby involves collecting transforming robot collectibles and memorabilia. I also volunteer to help out at one of Europe’s largest conventions based in London annually, which is a manic but enjoyable experience, managing and interacting with the public and guests alike.

Kelvin Simms

Co-opted Governor
Monitoring EYFS

email: ksimms@doubletrees.org.uk

Hi, my name is Kelvin Simms. I am a retired teacher with a particular interest in Early Years. I am a St. Blaise Town Councillor and I hope to develop a positive relationship between Doubletrees and the local community. When I have time I enjoy walking, driving and most recently gardening.

 

Heidi Bright

Staff Governor

email: hbright@doubletrees.org.uk

Parent / staff voice / Wellbeing Governor

Hi, my name is Heidi Bright and I was elected by my colleagues as Staff Governor for Doubletrees School.

I live just outside St Austell with my partner and our family. My family are the most important thing in my life as well as friends.

I have always worked in education; mainstream schools supporting learners on an individual basis and as a personal assistant to your people.  Within these roles I have developed an understanding of the importance of individual need, a passion for education and enthusiasm to enhance the experiences our learners have.

I have worked at Doubletrees within Post 16 as a HLTA  but recently I have been seconded into a teacher role and I have fully immersed myself with the challenge.

Heidi Hoskin

Head Teacher

email: Lorna Rabey PA to the Head Teacher. lrabey@doubletrees.org.uk

I have been teaching in Cornish schools for 21 years, with 10 years as a headteacher alongside 8 years of executive leadership experience. My own experience as a teacher and, later, headteacher has given me a firm understanding of school pressures, enabling me to secure continually improving outcomes for children. I firmly believe I can support schools to deliver their vision in practice; by sharing effective practice and understanding each school’s diverse community. Furthermore, I operate as a transparent, collaborative team leader who inspires confidence among my colleagues—which has led to high retention amongst the staff I manage.

I passionately believe that headteachers and staff should be empowered to focus on their central purpose— achieving outstanding outcomes and providing broad curriculum opportunities for each and every child.

This is enhanced through coaching, clearly communicated accountabilities and the development of robust support mechanisms and processes.

Lianne Jory is our Clerk.  Lianne is Clerk to the Governors across the Special Partnership Trust.

email: ljory@specialpartnership.org

SPT Leadership & Governance Manager/Clerk for Doubletrees