Parent IMB members
Liz Hackney

Chair of IMB

Liz helped on the PTA before joining the Interim Management Board as a parent/community representative. She is interested in raising achievements and aspirations for all children. For the last twenty years Liz has owned an independent retail and picture framing business and is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses. She is gaining training and support from the CEO in the role of Chairperson.

Dean Dalton

Parent Governor

Dean resigned in November 2020.

Dean has a background in social care management and specialised in autism and learning disabilities including developing risk assessments to safeguard individuals.
Dean lives within the local community and has set up his own plumbing and heating business.
Deans' children attend Foxhole Primary School and Dean has a real interest in ensuring that all children achieve the very best outcomes at Foxhole LA.

Sue Tym

Trustee of Kernow Learning

Previous Chair of IMB
Sue has a wealth of knowledge relating to Special Education Needs

Matt Oakley


Matt is Headteacher at Foxhole Learning Academy. He has a wealth of experience teaching from EYFS to KS4. This is his third headship in primary and he has worked for a national charity Achievement for All as an Achievement Coach. He is particularly interested in learning outdoors and the benefits on wellbeing.

George Keast

Year 5/6 Teacher

George has taught at Foxhole Learning Academy since 2016, leading classes across Key Stage 2. He is currently the writing lead and is leading a project to improve Oracy across the school.

Kelly Grigg

Community Governor

Kelly is a Community Governor. Her background is that she is an experienced Family Law Solicitor, specialising in divorce and children matters. She is hoping to bring her experience of assessing safeguarding concerns in her profession to the Trust to help them ensure that the safety and well-being of the children are at the forefront of any decision making process. Kelly lives within the local community and wishes to help each and every child within the school achieve their potential; whatever that may be. Kelly comes from a working class background and was the first of her family to attend University. Kelly really does believe that if you put your mind to something, you will achieve it, even if the odds are against you.

Laurie Goodlad

Laurie wants to help schools to succeed as they help their students to succeed. He believes working in education is a privilege and schools need people who understand their business to both challenge and champion their work.

His understanding of schools and experience of working with young people means he is ready to challenge
and champion schools as they help their students.

He is excited by the prospect of working alongside colleagues that are determined to provide young people with outstanding classroom experiences

To contact the Chair of Governors please write to the Clerk to Governors or telephone the school office on 01726 822416 or 
Liz Hackney
c/o Clerk to Governors
Foxhole Learning Academy
Goverseth Road, Foxhole,
St Austell, Cornwall,
PL26 7XD