Hub Community

Penryn Primary Academy is a partner in the West Hub within the Aspire Academy Trust.
The hub consists of Penryn, Connor Downs Academy and St Uny C of E Academy. We have joined together in a unique and exciting partnership that will ensure better provision, richer resources, and higher standards for all our pupils.
Each school brings its unique strengths to the hub and all three schools work closely together along with other schools in the Aspire Trust to achieve the best possible outcomes for all the children in our care.
Succession planning is built into the hub ethos – capacity is developed within and beyond each school and across the hub and the trust- through the measured development of leaders at all levels. Each of the individual schools works together on areas for improvement and achievement both across the hub and for each individual school within it.
Recent opportunities for the children have included:
  • Joint theatre trip to the Minack Theatre at Porthcurno to see George’s Marvellous Medicine
  • Our own version of the Olympics for our gifted and talented athletes

Staff collaborations have included:

  • Joint training in a wide variety of areas (Early Years, Assessment, Teaching & Learning, etc)
  • Governor Conference
  • The launch of a school improvement package which involves rigorous peer-to-peer support and challenge

Shared specialist teams include:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Premises management
  • School improvement

Multi-Agency Partnership

The Academy will provide additional support to children and families by working closely with professionals from a variety of agencies. The Academy will continue to build on strong links with the Educational Psychology, Behaviour Support and Educational Welfare services sourced from Cornwall Council. Many of these professionals already have existing relationships with children with special educational or behavioural needs and the on-going use of these services will provide continuity in care.

The Academy will provide CAF leadership and will work alongside the local CAF coordinator. Parental support will be accessed through the academy’s Pupil Parent Liaison Officer. When required, the academy will refer children to Cornwall’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). In additional the Academy will fully support children with pre-existing CAMHS referrals or children who are subject to CAFs held by other services.

The Academy will continue to build upon strong links with the local police force and will utilise the local PCSO to support families in safely dropping off and collecting their children from school. The PCSO will have scheduled direct work with the children through assemblies and class sessions as will the local fire service. These sessions will provide opportunities for the children to learn about the ways in which they can keep safe.

The Aspire Academy Trust is determined to raise standards of educational achievement to the very highest levels. To ensure an education for the future by providing a world class education through the delivery of an innovative and relevant curriculum, delivered by outstanding staff, using strategic partnerships within and beyond the Trust.
To do this we work together as one - in a true spirit of collegiality: inspiring an unwavering drive for excellence in all we do and always with the principles of :
Aspiration Spirit Passion Integrity Resilience Excellence