Governors

Launceston College Local Governing Body

Peter Crispin, Chair I have nearly twenty years involvement as a governor at Launceston College. Currently I sit on the Launceston Local Governing Body, within the MAT structure. I am also a Member of the Launceston MAT. Since retirement six years ago I have continued to work part-time as an independent education consultant, based in North Cornwall, working with primary schools in Plymouth and Cornwall. Prior to this I was a Senior Primary Adviser in Plymouth. As part of the authority’s Challenge, Support, Standards and Intervention Team, I worked as project manager, supporting schools in challenging circumstances, with a successful track record of improvement. In addition, I had subject responsibility for music across all key stages in the city’s schools, which included managing Plymouth Youth Music Service. The service provided a comprehensive programme of advice, training, class/group/individual instrumental tuition and nine city-wide ensembles. Previously I enjoyed a varied teaching career. I was a primary headteacher in Cornwall for nineteen years, with experience in both small and large schools, which included nursery and specific SEN provision. I have also been Head of Music in an inner-city boys’ secondary school and a class teacher in primary and middle schools. I remain passionate about the need for schools to provide the very best educational opportunities for their students. I believe that my professional experience enables me to be effective in providing challenge and support to the College’s leadership.
 Adam Slater I became a parent Governor in October 2014; I’ve lived in the Launceston area for over 15 years. I’m passionate about the work of the college and the local area. Having 2 children, education is an important subject to me, I’m keen to help, support and promote the work the college does in relation to its student’s successes and the benefits it brings to the greater local community. I’m also the deputy chair on the curriculum group and joint chair on the development group.My background is within the Nature conservation with over 20 years’ experience working in the environmental and land-based sector. Much of this work has been in educating others in environment practices and traditional environment skills such as Cornish Hedging and Heathland Management. I now work for Cornwall College Group as a Business Advisor for the Rural Cluster based in Dunheved House, behind Launceston College. The role provides me the opportunity to help and support rural sector companies and organisations, throughout Devon and Cornwall.
I’m one of the Nature and Environmental Issues Members of the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and I’m Chair of the Environmental sub group within this committee.As a keen cyclist am always out and about enjoying arguable one of the best landscapes in the world.
Helen Reilly  I joined the governing body in November 2015 having taught at the college since 2001. I have lived in Cornwall for over twenty years and have always been proud of the education available in the county. I teach business studies and ICT and hope that I can pass on to the students the knowledge I gained through working in the ICT industry for over twenty years before moving to Cornwall and retraining as a teacher. As deputy head of the College Sixth Form I am keen to promote post 16 education at the college and now feel that as a governor I can share my insight in this area to help in the governance of the College.
Bryan Maywood I was appointed as Principal of Launceston College in January 2016; I had been Deputy Principal from September 2011. I have been a deputy at two other secondary schools, Torpoint from 2008-2011 and Coulsdon High School, Croydon, from January 2006 to 2008. At Coulsdon High I joined a school in special measures, and worked effectively to bring about “rapid improvement”; Ofsted commended my role in this and the London Challenge consultancy utilised me for work in improving other schools in the London area. Ihave the National Professional Qualification for Headship and completed the OU Masters’ study unit, Effective Leadership and Management in Education. In 1999 I wrote for the company Chalkface; the publication Raising Grades from B to A* in English is still available to purchase. I have been a Head of English in Nottingham and East Sussex; I teach a GCSE English class and I am as passionate about the subject as when I first taught in 1989.
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