Local Advisory Board

In Kernow Learning, the Trustees will set up a committee in each Academy which is known as the Local Advisory Board (LAB). Unlike a Governing Body, of a maintained school, a LAB is not a legal entity in its own right. It has a similar status to a committee of a maintained Governing Body and the powers and responsibilities that they have are those which are delegated to them by the Board.

As a charity and company limited by guarantee, Kernow Learning (Multi Academy Trust the “Trust”) is governed by a Board of Trustees (the “Trustees”) who have overall responsibility and ultimate decision making authority for all the work of the Trust, including the establishing and running of the academies run by the Trust.

The following academies are currently run by the Trust:  Beacon ACE Academy, Constantine Primary School, Charlestown Primary School, Falmouth Primary Academy, Foxhole Learning Academy, Leedstown CP School, Mabe CP School, St Merryn School, St Newlyn East Learning Academy, The Bishops’ CofE Learning Academy, St Agnes ACE Academy, St Columb Major ACE Academy, St Columb Minor ACE Academy, St Kew ACE Academy, Trenance Learning Academy, Trevisker Primary School and Upton Cross ACE Academy (each one the “Academy” or collectively the “Academies”).

In order to assist with the discharge of their responsibilities, the Trustees have established a Local Advisory Board (“LAB”) in each of the Academies.  The LAB shall be a committee established pursuant to Articles 100 to 104 (inclusive) of the Articles of Association of the Trust (the “Articles”).

Membership of the Local Advisory Board:

Jude Caroll – Chair

Emma Vyvyan – Community

Jo Clark – Community

Charlotte Evans- Parent

Jess Dicken- Parent

Frankie Pompili- Community

Charlotte Savage – Staff

Caroline Gilbert – Head of School

Claire Smith – Executive Head Teacher

Members of the LAB play a key role in supporting the Board to fulfil their statutory, contractual and regulatory duties. Members of the LAB will share the responsibilities delegated to the LAB by the Board which are set out in the Scheme of Delegation.

If you would like to contact any members of the Local Advisory Board, then please go through the Clerk to the Local Advisory Board, Amy Sweet- asweet@kernowlearning.co.uk

Kernow learning 
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Telephone: 01637 303106

Interim statement (1)

Kernow Learning Accounts

Governor Attendance

Judith Carroll

I started teaching for the Inner London Education Authority in 1973 and finally retired in Cornwall in 2016. My career took me to schools in the city, the town and rural areas. I have learned that schools are constantly in a state of government driven change but the sound of children at play is consistently the same.

In 2000 I arrived in Constantine where I had a variety of jobs, including Head’s Relief, class teacher, Co-ordinator for English and History and SENCO. I also worked for the Local Authority’s Dyslexia Service.

Post retirement I have become a committed volunteer at the Museum of Cornish Life Helston, helping to run education workshops and welcoming visitors at the front desk. My community is important to me so naturally I take part in Flora Day celebrations as a prickly old hedge in the Hal-an-Tow.

It has been a pleasure since my retirement to remain in touch with Constantine School, currently as Chair of the Local Advisory Board. I hope that all my years of involvement in education will be of assistance in helping the school to continue to be one where children learn in a vibrant, adventurous and supportive atmosphere.

Emma Vyvyan

Emma graduated from Cambridge University in 1998 and has been a teacher in mainstream Primary schools, and Primary and Secondary Alternative Provision Schools. She became Lead SENDCo, across Wave Multi Academy Trust, ensuring that children and young people have opportunities to make the best possible progress in their learning and emotional/social development. Emma has developed her passion to develop the creative/outdoors and academic curriculum opportunities, instilling a love of learning, curiosity and positivity. Emma is currently Vice Principal at Penwith Academy, works closely with mainstream schools, and is Deputy Regional SEN Lead for the South West Region.

Emma has a longstanding history with Constantine School having taught here, been Preschool Chairperson, and also had wonderful years being a parent. Her two children had a very happy time and experienced an amazing education with wonderful staff. She feels a real passion for the fantastic opportunities that our School provides, for the whole Community and is looking forward to supporting ‘opportunities for one and all’.

Emma also loves being with her family, pets and friends, and usually finds time to go Gig rowing, running, cycling and surf life saving coaching.

Jo Bryce

Both of my two children have been taughts at Constantine School and am thrilled that they have had the opportunity to be part of such a warm and nurturing community where they have the space to grow and develop as individuals.

My background is in education; I have worked at both primary and secondary levels in the UK and abroad. I am particularly passionate about education for sustainability and outdoor education. Through involvement in the LAB I hope to be able to give back to this wonderful school. I am keen to ensure that all children in the school are given the support they need to develop their capacities and their belief in themselves; the tools to help them reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.

Charlotte Savage

Although starting  in 2008 at Constantine in a Y1/Y2 class,  I am now lucky enough to teach in Reception which I love. My career has involved teaching in city and rural schools, as well as abroad but always with the younger children.  I now work as part of the Senior Leadership Team at school as well as leading RE, Phonics, Early Years and more recently, supporting Disadvantaged Pupils. I am a outdoor person, enjoying gig rowing and walking as well as spending time with my family. I am proud to be part of such a great school with such a unique identity and caring community.

Charlotte Evans

Charlotte has one child at the school, along with a niece and nephew. She qualified as a Secondary Teacher in 2019 following a career in the environmental sector, where training and education were at the heart of many of the projects she managed. She says “I have always seen schools as communities, about so much more than teaching. I am delighted to be able to support the School in its ambitions that will see all students thrive”

A former pupil of Constantine Primary School (1989 – 1994) Charlotte went on to gain an MRes in Quaternary Environmental Change from Aberystwyth University, allowing her to merge her passions for both the environment and education throughout her career.

Before returning to Cornwall, she worked as Education Officer for Eco UNESCO in Ireland where she ran a level 5 course in Sustainable Development, and worked with universities and local authorities to train school leaders and teachers on embedding Education for Sustainable Development across the curriculum. She also represented the organisation on the Curriculum Development Board creating a new leaving certificate in People, Politics and Society, gaining experience in advocating for sustainability skills, such as critical thinking and complex problem solving, and the integration of participatory learning in educational design. More recently Charlotte worked as a Leader Advisor for Natural England and Technical Projects Manager at the British Grassland Society, before retraining as Geography Teacher in 2019.

Charlotte is motivated to tackle challenges towards equity in student outcomes, be they academic or otherwise, having taken a keen interest in strategies for Pupil Premium and Nurture Groups in her training and subsequent long-term supply posts. Her daughter started at Constantine School in 2020, and it is testament to the supportive atmosphere fostered by everyone there that pupils have thrived through this period despite the obstacles presented by the pandemic.

In her spare time Charlotte enjoys yoga, nature and the outdoors, as well as helping with the Guide group in Constantine.

Jess Dicken

Jess is a new parent governor and will be sharing responsibilities with parent Frankie Pompili, appointed by The Trust as a community governor.

She has two children- in year 2 and year 5 – and is passionate about supporting schools around well-being, sustainability and equality and diversity. 

This comes partly from a decade long career as a children and young people’s public health practitioner where work included reducing health inequalities, championing children’s voices in decision making and helping schools understand the importance of weaving health and well-being into their ethos. 

She managed The Bristol Healthy Schools for a couple of years, working with all school types and phases to develop bespoke programmes that addressed key health issues in their community ranging from childhood obesity to emotional well-being or preventing domestic abuse with a major focus on strengthening schools PSHE and PE provision. 

Since moving back to Cornwall she has been researching the health impact of climate change and developing equality and diversity projects and is passionate about making sure school curriculums are representative and champion the importance of respect and equality. 

Frankie Pompili

Frankie is a new parent governor and will be sharing responsibilities with fellow parent Jess Dicken, appointed by The Trust as a parent governor.

Frankie has two children, both attending CPS, in year 2 and year 4. Frankie is a children’s occupational therapist and is passionate about inclusion, SEN, social emotional development, trauma informed care and supporting children by developmentally meeting them where they are at. Frankie started her career in mental health services and has experience of working in the public and private children’s health sectors.