Local Advisory Board

Local Advisory Board - Impact Statement for the Academic Year 2019/2020
2020/2021 Local Advisory Board

Mike Andrews – Chair (Appointed September 2012, The Learning Academy Trust)

 Clare Crowle – Executive Headteacher (Appointed September 2013, The Learning Academy Trust)

Pamela Waters - Head of School (Appointed September 2020, Kernow Learning)

Louis Keveren - Teacher Member (Appointed October 2018, by Staff Election, The Learning Academy Trust)

Val Collinson - Community Member (Appointed November 2018, The Learning Academy Trust)

Kay Walker - Parent Member (Appointed November 2018 by Parent Election, The Learning Academy Trust)

Kylie Colegate - Parent Member (Appointed November 2020 by Parent Election, Kernow Learning)

Clare Ridehalgh - Community Member (Appointed January 2021, Kernow Learning)

Abby Farrell - Parent Member (Appointed November 2018 by Parent Election, The Learning Academy Trust) - Resigned with effect from 28.09.2020


Members of a LAB play a key role in supporting the Board of Trustees to fulfil their statutory, contractual and regulatory duties. As a member of a LAB, you will share equally with the other members of the LAB the responsibility of exercising the powers and responsibilities delegated to the LAB by the Board. Details of these powers and responsibilities are set out in the Kernow Learning (formerly The Learning Academy Trust) Scheme of Delegation. 

As a charity and company limited by guarantee, the Multi Academy Trust (the “Trust”)) is governed by a Board of Directors (the “Directors”) 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 (Kernow Learning):  Trenance Learning Academy, St. Newlyn East Learning Academy, Falmouth Primary Academy, Foxhole Learning Academy, The Bishops CEVA Learning Academy, St. Merryn Primary School, Trevisker Primary School, Constantine Primary School, Mabe Community School, Leedstown Primary School, St. Agnes Academy, St. Columb Major Academy, St. Columb Minor Academy, St. Kew Academy, Beacon Academy, Charlestown Primary School, Upton Cross Academy and Sky Academy - each one the “Academy” or collectively the “Academies”.

In order to assist with the discharge of their responsibilities, the Directors 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”).  

As part of the Trust's vision and long term strategy the Trust are creating 'Hub' Academies/LABs to interlink and share expertise, skills and knowledge of LAB members, whilst ensuring efficient and productive meetings.  

The Directors may review LAB terms of reference at any time but at least annually. 


Mike Andrews

Chair of Local Advisory Board

c/o Trenance Learning Academy

Trenance Road


TR7 2LU  (Telephone: 01637 874532)

Mr Mike Andrews

Chair of Local Advisory Board

Re-elected Chair at the LAB meeting dated 28th September 2020 for a further 2-year period.
Mike was parent-elected in September 2012 (his two daughters have since attended Trenance). Mike has supported Trenance over the past 7 years and played an active role on the Board of Trustees of TLAT (Chair of Finance and Audit Committee). After undertaking a BA (hons) in Business Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, Mike was involved in a management role in the tourist industry working as Land Product Manager for ebookers.com for 6 years. As Managing Director of the Midas Hotel Group for 5 years he was responsible for all aspects of the start-up of the company and then the general operations management of the company with a multi-million GBP turnover. Having made a decision to move to Cornwall with a view to establishing Early Years Provision, Mike qualified as an Early Years teacher in 2010 and is now Managing Director of Small Wonders Newquay Ltd.

Mrs Clare Crowle

Executive Headteacher Member

I was appointed as Deputy Headteacher at Trenance Infant School in 2007, and subsequently appointed Executive Headteacher in 2016. During the 2017/2018 academic year I was designated as a National Leader of Education which means I get to support other schools with their leadership. When I am not in school, I am kept busy with my 2 children on our quest to explore every beach in Cornwall.
Current position:
• Executive Headteacher of Trenance Learning Academy
• Deputy CEO (Academic) Kernow Learning Multi Academy Trust
• Appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (May 2018) National leaders of education along with staff of their school (appointed as national support schools) use their knowledge and experience to provide additional leadership capability in other schools in need of support)
• Continued designated Teaching School - Teaching schools have been designated because of their strong track record in the collaborative delivery of ITT, CPD, leadership development, school-to-school support and research and development.
• Member of the KTSA board and SI lead team. Trenance Learning Academy (TLA) is a lead School in The Learning Academy Trust (TLAT). TLAT are one of 4 MAT’s in the Kernow Teaching School Alliance (KTSA)
• Specialist Leader of Education with Designations in the areas of: Academies, Assessment, Leadership of CPD, NQT and Initial Teaching Training Development, Behaviour and Discipline and Attendance
• Read Write Inc Model School
• English Hub: Trenance designated English Hub, July 2018. English hub schools will promote a love of reading and support schools across the country to provide excellent phonics and early language teaching. Literacy specialists within each hub will provide tailored support to schools.

Mrs Pamela Waters

Head of School

I started my teaching career at Trenance Infant School in 1999, teaching in KS1 for two years. After 6 years working in a large primary school in Truro, I returned to Trenance as Maths Lead in 2007. I was appointed as Assistant Headteacher in 2012, and subsequently as Deputy Head, then Head of School in January 2020. I was designated as a Specialist Leader of Education in 2016 and have led the Kernow English Hub since 2018, supporting schools across the region to raise standards in reading. I live near the north Cornish coast with my husband and 2 children and spend my free time travelling the coasts of Europe in our caravan.

Current position:
• Head of School, Trenance Learning Academy
• Designated Specialist Leader in Education for Kernow Teaching School
• Kernow English Hub Lead: designated English Hub, July 2018.
• Appointed hub representative on the National English Hubs Council
• Regional South West English Hub representative.
• Member of the:
o Regional Education Partnership Board.
o Teaching School Council South West.
o Cornwall Operational Board
o Cornwall School Standards Board

Mrs Val Collison

Community Member of Local Advisory Board, elected by Board of Trustees November 2018

Val retired from teaching 3 years ago, having previously held the position of Teacher, EYFS Lead and Assistant Headteacher at Trenance for many years. Since retiring Val has been an active member of the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Cottages at Trenance Gardens, a role which she thoroughly enjoys and is keen to develop educational visits. Our Y2 pupils have already visited the heritage cottages.

Mr Louis Keveren

Staff Member of Local Advisory Board, Staff elected November 2018

Louis is a Y2 Teacher at Trenance and has previously taught across the Trust at Foxhole Learning Academy and St. Newlyn East Learning Academy. Louis is a Specialist Leader in Education for P.E and supports schools across the Trust.

Mrs Kay Walker

Parent member of Local Advisory Board, Parent elected November 2018

I am Deputy Head of a large school in the local area. I have two girls, one who is currently in Y2 at Trenance and another who is 2-years old. They keep me busy and we enjoy all that the local area has to offer. We make the most of the beaches and the things that we are lucky enough to do living in this beautiful part of the world. I became a LAB member not only to support my own children but to support Trenance. The experiences that the staff of Trenance provide for our children is fantastic. I can certainly see the progress in my own daughter and the experiences that she has had.

Mrs Kylie Colegate

Parent Member

Hello my name is Kylie Colegate and this is my fourth year as a parent at Trenance Learning Academy.
I am a mummy to four munchkins and a dog. My eldest has just left Trenance to join Newquay Junior and my second born is in year one. My other children are nearly three and seven months old.
My background before I had my children, was as a primary school teacher, with a specialism in Early Years. However I currently work in a local nursery as their SENCo (Special Education Needs Co-ordinator) and in my spare time I tutor Early Years Teacher Trainees. I am also a committee member for the local nursery I work for as my youngest two children attend that setting. It is a privilege to support children as they grow, learn and explore the world around them.
My family and I love spending time together whilst exploring our beautiful county, making memories but more importantly having fun.

Ms Clare Ridehalgh

LAB Member, Community

Clare is currently employed as Chief Operating Officer of CELT. Clare’s ability as an operational leader is recognised locally, and regionally. Clare is designated as a Specialist Leader in Education for Academy Transition and Business Management. She has undertaken the project management of the conversion process to academy of 18 schools, at the request of the RSC supported the mergers of complex MATs , provided operational support to the rebrokering of academies within MATs. Clare has an excellent track record in leading on human resources, policy development, financial management, risk management, income generation and estate management. She has led on the development of structure and systems for compliance and governance in Multi Academy Trusts and provided advice and guidance to Directors and Trustees to enable them to make decisions with due regard to statutory and regulatory frameworks.

Prior to becoming involved in education and the development of academies, Clare’s previous experience was in voluntary sector development work focused on trustee development and volunteer involvement. As National Development Director of SOVA she was responsible for development of innovative projects and the management of complex partnership projects with statutory and voluntary sector partners and as Director of MIND she was responsible for the operational and strategic management of a local voluntary sector mental health service.