It is the responsibility of Cornwall Education Learning Trust to ensure strong local governance of its schools and to retain a clear line of sight into the performance of each school within its community. To support and challenge Brannel School, a Rapid Improvement Group (RIG) was put in place in 2023. CELT Trustees have a right to appoint such persons to serve on the RIG to hold the local senior leadership team to account for standards and safeguarding. Members of the RIG are as follows: 

NamePositionTerm of Office
Ben ParnellChair (CEO Athena Learning Trust)27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Lisa MannallCELT Trust Lead 27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Lucy GambierExecutive Headteacher (Penrice Academy, Brannel School)27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Mark LloydHeadteacher (St. Mewan CP School)27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Claire WhiteDeputy Headteacher (Poltair School, Bodmin College)27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Sebastian ParkerCELT Trustee27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Mark BuckBrannel School Governor27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Lisa MartinBrannel School Governor27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
InviteesPositionTerm of Office
Chris LilesHeadteacher (Brannel School)27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Amy DanielsCELT Safeguarding Lead27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Joe McGovernCELT SEND Lead27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Jon PurshouseCELT Health & Safety Lead27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025
Claire CarterClerk (CELT Governance Officer)27-09-2023 – 26-09-2025

The Rapid Improvement Group has a range of responsibilities including: 

  • Supporting good governance of the school 
  • Safeguarding and promoting the Trust’s values 
  • Supporting the Headteacher and being a critical friend 
  • Monitoring achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety 
  • Engaging with the school’s key stakeholders, for example, parents/carers, pupils and staff 

The RIG meets regularly and provides the support and challenge to the school to make rapid improvements. The RIG reports back to the board of trustees to ensure that all governance matters are addressed at a local level. 

If you would like to contact the RIG please address correspondence to [email protected] 

Or via post at: 

Claire Carter 
Governance Officer 
Cornwall Education Learning Trust 
Atlantic Centre 
Trenance Leisure Park 
TR7 2LZ 

Further governance information can be found on the Governance section of the Cornwall Education Learning Trust website

If you wish to make a complaint about the school or RIG, please contact [email protected]