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 https://croftymat.org/governance-2/
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.
Chair of Governors
Mr Jim Seth
I am a retired deputy-head teacher turned story-teller, safeguarding trainer, & Chaplain to Truro Diocese Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers) and in a constant state of wondering how I ever found time to work before I ‘retired!’ I have been co-opted into the governors at Illogan as joint chair from my role as Chair at Pennoweth School.
I am passionate about primary school education especially in making the curriculum rich and exciting for pupils and schools and taking my part in making Crofty MAT a place where teachers can enjoy teaching. My grandchildren are spread between Pennoweth and Pencoys schools – so my commitment to Crofty is also through them.
I began teaching top-juniors in 1973 in North London and came to Cornwall to teach mostly in Stithians school in 1978 where I even had spells as head teacher. I ran the local Teacher’s Centre and even spent a term as acting deputy head at Pennoweth (Cardrew) in the 1980s! Ex pupils apparently still remember my assemblies. When I retired I became a case-worker for the NASUWT teaching union and learned very quickly about the legal side of employment, health and safety and so on & in schools as well as a wider picture of the stresses and strains on the workforce.
Vice Chair of Governors
- Vice Chair of Governors
- Co-opted Governor
- PP & SEN Governor
- Term of office: Feb 2017
- No pecuniary interests
Dr Matt Bull
- Math Lead governor
- Term of Office: April 2017
- No Pecuniary interests
- English and Reading Lead Governor
- Term of Office: Feb 2017
- No pecuniary interests
Mrs J Webber
- Teaching Governor
- EYFS Lead
- Term of Office: October 2017
Parent Governor since 2013, recently stepped down from Chair of Governors role due to work commitments. I currently have 2 children in Illogan school, with my eldest having just left to start secondary.
I am the Customer Service Manager of Newquay Jobcentre and have worked for DWP for 20 years, so when I joined the board in 2013, I felt my experience of working within Government and recruitment would be an asset to the LGB.
I am the Safeguarding and SEN lead governor.