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”).

Constantine Primary School has an Interim Local Advisory Board.  The Academy are supported by both the ILAB and directly by the Board of Trustees in this interim period.

Membership of the Interim Local Advisory Board:

Jude Caroll – Chair

Emma Vyvyan – Community

Jo Clark – 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 school secretary: constantine@kernowlearning.co.uk

Kernow learning 
Treloggan Lane
Newquay TR7 2FP
Telephone: 01637 303106

Impact statement Constantine 2019 – 2020

Interim statement (1)

Kernow Learning Accounts

Judith Carroll

I started teaching for the Inner London Education Authority in Finsbury Park in 1973 and finally retired in Cornwall in 2016.  My career took me to schools in the city, the town and in rural areas. In London, it involved me in teaching and creating resources for children for whom English was an additional language, in initiatives to combat racism in schools and in taking full advantage of the buzz and excitement of inner city life both in schools and out.  I married in 1980 and our son was born in 1982.

I left London in 1990 to take up the deputy headship of a school in Yeovil, Somerset, which broadened my horizons in a period of change.  The introduction of The National Curriculum and schools’ responsibility for their own budgets gave us a lot to think about back then. In 1996-7 I was seconded to Ofsted (an interesting experience).

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 and the museum is at the heart of Helston. Of course, I take part in Flora Day celebrations as a prickly old hedge in the Hal-an-Tow. I also volunteer at The Writers’ Block in Pool, providing opportunities for children to write purely for pleasure.

It has been a pleasure since my retirement to remain in touch with Constantine School, currently as Local Advisory Board governor. 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.

Jeremy Dawson

Jeremy is a parent member of Constantine Primary School LAB with two boys in year 3 and year 6. Jeremy coaches junior rugby at Falmouth Rugby Club and helps with our school’s rugby sessions. With a professional background as a venture capitalist and business consultant, Jeremy is assisting our school in trying to make the most of its finances.

Jo Bryce

I have 2 children at Constantine School and am thrilled that they have 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.

Andy Brumby

Andy is currently Director of Achievement for Kernow Learning. He has worked in the education sector for more than thirty years, twenty of which were spent in the classroom as a teacher. In more recent times he has worked as a teaching and learning consultant for the local authority in Cornwall specialising in raising the achievement of disadvantaged children and young people. Andy is proud to be a senior leader of the newly formed Kernow Learning multi-academy trust and feels privileged to work in its 17 schools across Cornwall. He  brings five years’ experience as a governor to his present role, including two and a half years as the Chair of Governors at St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bodmin. When not at work, Andy likes to spend time walking his dog in the beautiful countryside around his home in Bodmin or watching his favourite football teams, Plymouth Argyle and Swansea City.