Rapid Improvement Group

About the RIG

As Bodmin College is an academy within the Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT) the local governing body would have formed a committee of the board of trustees.

To support and challenge the school to make rapid improvement the local governing body was replaced by a Rapid Improvement Group in 2023. The Rapid Improvement Group (RIG) is constituted by the following members:

Name Position
Jane Nicholls Link Trustee
Amy Daniels Trust Lead for Safeguarding
Clare Ridehalgh Deputy Trust Lead
Richard Baker Executive Headteacher
Joanne Guest Headteacher
Ian Drake Trust Estates & Facilities Officer
Trudy May Vice Chair
Pauline Richards-Thomas Parent Governor
Reggie Butler-Card Governor
Kristy Hurrell Clerk to Governors

The 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. Through this, CELT ensures strong local governance of the school and retains a clear line of sight into the performance of the school within its community.

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 ccarter@gov.celtrust.org

Or via post at:

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

Further Governance information can be found on the CELT Governance Section - CELT website.

If you wish to make a complaint about the school or RIG, please contact complaints@celtrust.org