CAPH outline

CAPH is a Co-operative Community Interest Company dedicated to supporting and improving primary education in Cornwall. Through support for school leaders and member schools, we can be a vehicle for innovation in schools and raise the achievements and aspirations of pupils and staff.

CAPH membership is open to all schools in Cornwall, whatever their status - academy, maintained, trust... School leaders are members of CAPH through a Service Level Agreement and are members of networks which have representation on the Board of Directors. The CAPH Board is a group of primary headteachers who represent the various clusters of schools. An important function of this Board  is to articulate headteachers' views, at Local Authority level, and in the wider educational world including with MPs, RSCs and National Headteachers' forums. The Board of Directors is the main forum for consultation between the LA, its officers, the DFE and Cornish Primary School Leaders. Board meetings are held every half term for the members to discuss issues from their areas, to hear information from the LA and invited guests which may be of interest to all schools so that this information can be shared.

Points of action are noted, and taken forward by the respective CAPH rep (e.g. the Chair, Vice Chair or leader of the relevant work group).

The Board supports the work of the seconded Chair and Vice Chair. CAPH also employs an Executive Officer four days a week. The rest of the CAPH team is made up of an Office Manager, a Business Development Manager and a Finance Coordinator.

Occasionally headteachers and governors are asked directly for a view on a matter likely to affect all schools within the county.  CAPH has helped this process by giving schools a position paper to support their discussions.

CAPH has close links with the secondary heads group in Cornwall. Membership of CAPH is open to secondary schools as well as primary schools.

T. 01726 212892 E. info@caph.org.uk