Teaching School Leaders of Education

jennie walker

Jennie Walker

Principal St Columb Minor Academy, Executive Principal ACE Multi Academy Trust


Jennie is the Executive Principal and Accounting Officer for ACE MAT. Jennie is an experienced headteacher, achieving her first headship in 1993. She was Principal of St Columb Minor International Academy (an Ofsted-graded Good with Outstanding features school) for 12 Years, which converted to academy status in 2011: The academy was the largest primary school in the county and was Jennie’s third headship. She was also a Director of the Kernow Collaborative Trust for 4 years. Jennie has also worked as an LA School Improvement Officer, Ofsted Inspector and is a Local Leader of Education. She is a School Improvement Partner. She has featured in an Ofsted Music report “Music in Schools –Sound Partnerships”. Jennie has experience of mentoring for the Leadership Development School and is a Women into Leadership coach. Jennie was a National Ashden Award winner for Sustainable Education 2010

Clare Crowle

Clare Crowle

I am currently the Executive Headteacher  for Trenance Learning Academy & St Newlyn East Academy both part of The Learning Academy Trust. Trenance is a large 4/5 form entry Outstanding Infant School in Newquay. I have worked on the Senior Leadership Team of this School for 10 ten years.

Recently I have been a key part of a School Improvement Team that supported 2 local Primary schools judged by OfSTED to be RI-Requiring Improvement. I was acting Head of School in both settings and led improvements in Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare, and Teaching and Learning.

I work for the Kernow Teaching School Alliance particularly in the areas of Initial Teacher Training and have co-written training programmes for our Primary School Direct provision. Prior to my leadership roles in the Learning Academy Trust I worked as an Advisor for Cornwall Local Authority.