I am delighted to report that interviews for the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust Chief Executive post yesterday resulted in the appointment of Dr Jennifer Blunden. Jenny will be known to many of you in her current role as Director of the Cornwall Teaching School, and will take up post on 1 September 2015.

Jenny has introduced and led a number of initiatives and projects at the Teaching School and has a National and Regional role with the Teaching School Council. She has been closely involved with TPAT throughout our first year, leading on our Governor Training and School Support and Challenge programmes.

Jenny will be hoping to meet you all individually before taking up post.

I am most grateful to Ken Hall, Chair at St Just, and Karen Anstice, Vice Chair at Blackwater, Joanna Harvey, Head at St Dennis, Chris Wilson, Head at Blackwater and Julie Larter, Head at St Just, for their involvement in the day, and for the quality of their contributions.

Ellen Winser