How Kemeneth started
During 2016, Governors and Heads of Flushing, Mawnan, Mylor Bridge, Penryn College and Perran-ar Worthal Schools met regularly to consider if becoming a MAT would better improve and enrich the education for the children in their individual care. In January 2018, Perran-ar-worthal made the decision not to proceed with joining the MAT.
After extensive research and consultation, each Governing Body agreed that “Kemeneth”, a Multi Academy Trust, will provide a range of educational and professional opportunities no longer secure through informal arrangements.
Each school, which sits at the heart of their own special and distinct community, brings its uniqueness to “Kemeneth”, our own Cornish “community” which, in turn, brings the advantages of size, a greater age range, more resources and greater diversity. As Church of England Schools, Mawnan and Flushing bring an exciting new dimension and their formal recognition of Christian values will help shape and guide Kemeneth’s new ethos.
Why we created Kemeneth MAT
The schools who wish to join Kemeneth all believe that a key core function is to serve their pupils and parents by providing a rich education within the context of their immediate community.
Why not join an existing Multi Academy Trust?
We feel creating a new MAT offers a huge range of benefits...
Our similar ways of working and commonly held core beliefs; our trust in each other and a very real belief based on experience that together we can provide children with so much more together than apart.
Our history of success over many years, exemplified by good standards; excellent primary-secondary transition; high transfer rates indicating parental confidence;
Close staff working relationships at all levels and considerable experience of shared CPD;
Planning and delivering a 4 -16 education in a local geographic area ensures greater clarity; better use of resources; reinforcement rather than repetition and, ultimately, improved outcomes.
A partnership of small primary schools means a common understanding of issues and relevant solutions.
Economies of scale, including larger pool of adults/children, gives greater opportunities.
Improving educational outcomes
Delivering a better education
Broadening the curriculum
Widening opportunities for pupils
Improving the quality of teaching
Develop closer partnerships
Preserve local schools with local headteachers