Newquay Education Trust

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About our trust

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NET is a Multi Academy Trust, created in September 2014, based on the fundamental principle of real partnership and collaboration to secure educational opportunity and excellence for all children, regardless of their starting points in life. At the heart of our vision is the belief that education is a seamless and continuous journey and that our core purpose is to create outstanding provision across our trust which is “greater than the sum of its parts”.

Talent Pools

We are always on the look out for new Talent to join our team.

Please submit your CV to the relevant talent pool below.

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Our schools



Newquay Junior Academy

Our reputation for excellence has grown as a result of our 100 years of commitment to supporting education in the Newquay area, inspiring and encouraging many generations of families.

At Newquay Junior our pupils are the ‘beating heart’ of the school and very reason for all our success – in all we do, we put every one of our pupils at the centre.

Behaviour at the academy is exemplary, pupils work hard and gain great enjoyment from their learning. They are well mannered, care for one another and have a real sense of mutual respect. Our parents and carers are the welcome and vital source of support which helps ensure success for all.

We have and incredible team of staff. They are all hard working, talented and dedicated professionals who help to create a safe, happy, vibrant and successful learning environment for each and every one of our pupils and their families. It is because of such wonderful staff that we are able to provide our pupils with rich, diverse and exciting taught curriculum and an extensive, year round, range of extra-curricular opportunities that support, inspire and challenge pupils to build confidence, take risks, solve problems, accept responsibility, achieve academic success and explore and develop personal interests.

Following our move to unite as a multi academy trust with Newquay Tretherras Academy in September 2015, we are now able to support and seamlessly educate pupils from year 3 through to the end of Sixth Form. The benefits and opportunities of this for all our pupils and families are tremendous and wills enable us all to achieve great success in the future.

Newquay Tretherras

You will always be guaranteed a warm welcome at Newquay Tretherras, an inspiring and vibrant school at the heart of the Newquay community. Tretherras has a forty year history of providing education of the highest quality in an inspirational setting on the North Cornish coast.

Tretherras students are a pleasure to teach and learn with. They know that their education is important for their life chances and they take full advantage of the incredible range of opportunities and facilities offered to them at school, both within and beyond the classroom.

At Tretherras, we offer students an inclusive and extensive curriculum which offers aspirational opportunities for all to succeed. To achieve this, we have strong and caring people and structures in place to support students pastorally and academically every step of the way.

Our strong belief is that Tretherras is a place where dreams can come true. We are an inspirational learning community, working together to support our students and staff to become the best that they can be.

The Board of Directors, together with the Leadership Team, are committed and ambitious for every single young person. Our talented and specialist staff don’t just go the extra mile, they go the extra hundred miles for the students in their care! We are passionately dedicated to ensuring students succeed in every possible way, whatever their talents or ambitions.

Our relationships and ethos at Tretherras are inclusive and special: we are a family in which everyone matters. It is, without doubt, a very happy place to be and morale is extremely high across the whole academy.

As an academy that achieves examination results that are consistently and significantly above national averages, we know it is the quality of our relationships with parents, staff and students and our aspirational and inclusive ethos, which is the key to this success. Quite simply, we put every one of our students at the centre of everything we do.

Brannel School

Brannel School is a thriving, caring school with huge expectations. Our central mission is for our students to aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others place on them.

Our goal is for each and every one of our students to be the best they can be. We recognise there are many ways to succeed and many different ways to get there. As a truly mixed comprehensive with specialist provision for students with physical disabilities, we enable children and young people of all abilities to succeed.

I believe that the Brannel team works so well because our teachers, support staff, governors, parents and carers are focused on aiming high in order to achieve the best we can for our students. We believe that raising aspirations plays a critical part in raising educational achievement. The real strength of our school is summed up in this recent comment from one of our parents... "the building is stunning but it's the people who make Brannel so special".

On 1st November 2017, Brannel converted to become an Academy as part of the Newquay Education Trust (NET). We believe this presents exciting opportunities for Brannel as we continue the journey for improvement. We are excited and are very much looking forward to embarking on the next stage of our journey.

We invite you to see us at work, to meet with students and staff, and to become part of our emerging success story.

Meet the Team

The people behind our trust

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Sarah Karkeek
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Geoff Brown
Chair of NET
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Samantha Fairbairn - Headteacher
Newquay Tretherras
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Craig Hayes - Headteacher
Newquay Junior Academy
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Andy Edmonds - Headteacher
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Gemma Harries - Director of School Improvement
Newquay Tretherras
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Andy Keast
Director of Finance & Estates
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Mark Braham
Director of NET IT & Media Services
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Richard Horswell
Director of Data & Information
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Lesley Sale
NET Personnel/HR Manager
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Tracy Barnes
Clerk to the NET Board of Directors
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Betty Sincock
NET Administrative Assistant

Joining Newquay Education Trust


  • A commitment to ensuring high quality provision for all within an ambitious, dynamic and socially responsible Trust framework;
  • An established track record of improvement in all phases with opportunities to share practice and learn from the best;
  • A positive reputation locally and regionally as a high quality MAT with strong leadership and governance;
  • A record of successful bids to EFA for capital improvements;
  • High quality professional development for all staff through our status as Lead Academy for Kernow Teaching School Alliance;
  • The opportunity to play a significant role in building an innovative and sustainable school to school improvement model;
  • Freedom for local Leadership and Governing Bodies to focus on school improvement whilst Trust-wide capacity allows central management of statutory functions.

Find us

Trevenson Road, Newquay

Newquay Education Trust

Newquay Tretherras
Trevenson Road

Newquay Tretherras

Trevenson Road

Newquay Junior Academy

Edgcumbe Avenue,

Brannel School

Rectory Road
St Stephen
St Austell
PL26 7RN