Governance Statement for school websites

Our school is proud to be part of the Crofty Multi Academy Trust, the running of which is overseen by the board of trustees – chaired by Mr Mike Hosking.

The Trust Board is made up of volunteers, mainly people who have been school governors in the past but also including people with specific business or educational skills. They set the strategic direction for the Trust, hold the Trust to account for its outcomes for students and oversee the work of the Executive Officers.

Each school has a Local Governing Body (LGB) who have delegated responsibility for standards and outcomes in that school, its safeguarding and its relationships with external stakeholders, especially parents. The Chairs of LGBs are held to account by the Board for outcomes in those areas.

The LGB will use its detailed knowledge and engagement with stakeholders to ensure that their school is being well served by the executive leadership, and has direct access to the board if there are concerns.

The Local Governing Body of Illogan School are all volunteers who give up their time to represent the community and to help shape the direction and aims of the School. Please click on their names below to find out more details about their term of office and responsibilities. For further information regarding the structure of the Crofty Multi Academy Trust, including details of trustees and members please click on the following link

The Clerk to the Governors and the Head Teacher always in attendance at the meetings.

Members of the Governing Body can be contacted through the school on 01209 842360 or by email through the Governor Contact Us page.

Susan Kinver

Chair of Governors

I have been a Governor at Illogan School since 2018 and was elected as Chair in July 2019. I am a parent governor and currently have 2 children at the school.

As a parent I was interested in volunteering for the school. My experience as director of this small local business and my knowledge as an architect and project lead should be an asset to the board of governors.

I feel privileged to be elected as chair and enjoy providing strategic leadership and focus to the fantastic governing board at Illogan School. It is great to see when our effective governance assists the school with its development and strategic improvements and ultimately has a positive impact on the children learning at Illogan School.

David Ekinsmyth


- Co-opted Governor
- PP & SEN Governor
- Term of office: Feb 2017
- No pecuniary interests

Dr Matt Bull

Parent Governor

I have been a governor at the school for three years and I have two daughters at the school. Volunteering as a governor has helped me gain a much deeper understanding of how a school is run and I feel lucky to be able to support the Headteacher deliver on the school development plan.

Mrs Alex Stainer

Safeguarding Governor

I am a parent of two primary aged children that go to school in Redruth and Penzance. I have previously been a parent governor at my daughters’ school but had to resign to take on the role of Clerk to their Board. I am currently the Clerk to 7 Primary School Boards and LGBs.

I have previously worked in operations at a local college; in HR; as a librarian and in food manufacturing.

Miss Sarah Jose

Teacher Governor

I am the Reception teacher at Illogan School and I became the staff governor in November 2019. As a governor, I hope to deepen my understanding of the school and improve provision and outcomes for the children.